Just close your eyes and imagine: it's a warm night in July, and you're standing on a boat deck watching the sun set over the ocean and feeling a summer breeze. Music and the sounds of a party fill the air around you, and you're basking in the moment and enjoying an evening with those closest to you. Life is good.

Doesn't that sound great? It sure does to us, and courtesy of the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, you and your friends can have a similar experience right here in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

What cruises does the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company offer?

Every year during the summer, the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, headlined by their main vessel, the Thomas Laighton, offer a variety of cruises out of Portsmouth Harbor.

According to their website, some cruises take you out to Star Island and back with no disembarking option, while others allow you to actually step off the boat and wander the Island for short time spans. Should you want to spend the night out there, you can do so at the Oceanic Hotel.

The Steamship Company also offers Sunset Acoustic Harbor Cruises, and additional trips aboard a smaller vessel called the Challenger are also available.

What are the Isles of Shoals Party Cruises?

So let's talk about the Party Cruises, referred to on the website as the "best Party Ship on the Seacoast!".

These special cruises are offered throughout the summer for guests 21+ years of age. Those on board will enjoy music and a cash-only bar (you will have the opportunity to access an ATM before boarding the boat). A valid state photo ID is required.

When are the Party Cruises?

For the 2022 season, Party Cruises will be offered on the following dates and times:

  •  Jul 03, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
  •  Jul 03, 2022 @7:30 PM
  •  Jul 09, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
  •  Jul 15, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
  •  Jul 29, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
  •  Aug 13, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
  •  Aug 20, 2022 @ 7:30 PM

So, what are you waiting for? Click here for more information or to purchase tickets, and get ready for one epic summer.

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