Isles of Shoals Lighthouses & Portsmouth Harbor Cruise
Join us aboard the Victorian style M/V Thomas Laighton and experience the fascinating legends of our legendary New Hampshire and Maine seacoast. Little known but historically crucial, the legendary Isles of Shoals, located 9 miles off our coast, are an intriguing archipelago of 9 islands steeped in history. As we glide through Portsmouth Harbor, we will see a unique working port with tugboats, tankers, the nation's oldest and active naval yard, the closed castle-like prison - "the Alcatraz of the East", our quaint Olde Port waterfront, a famous Grand Resort Hotel, 5 historic forts and 3 lighthouses, proudly guiding mariners safely through our waters. Our on Isles of Shoals historian will guide us through these same waters for the duration of the trip.
A great meal at the Portsmouth Gas Light Company with a little history to boot. Welcome to the Grill at the Gas Light. Built in 1837, this building is the former home of the city's first utility, the Portsmouth Gas Light Company. Over the last 170 years, it has stood the test of time including Portsmouth's great fires. If you look closely on the eastern wall, you can still see original brick charred by the fires. Today the restaurant is appointed with rich textures of wood, brick, and copper paying homage to the Gas Light Company's role in Portsmouth's storied history.
Once your lunch is complete, take some time to browse the shops and sights within walking distance of the restaurant.
Price includes transportation from our Chelmsford pickup location, luncheon at the Portsmouth Gas Light, Isle of Shoals Harbor Cruise, and local touring with Best of Times travel guide.
Plated lunch is a choice of Chicken Cordon Bleu, Baked Haddock, or Grilled Boneless Pork Chop. Also includes house salad, homemade roll, roasted red potatoes, seasonal vegetables, dessert, coffee & tea.
There are no refunds for cancellations received after 7/7/23. Best of Times travel reserves the right to issue any refunds, in whole or part, in the form of a future travel credit.