Large Groups

Planning a large party on a limited budget? Looking for a unique and fun way to spend a day or night with friends and family? Whether you're looking for a unique way to celebrate a birthday, give back to your employees, or just getting together with friends and family for a fun experience, we have the cruise for you. Join a narrated sightseeing tour, spend the day exploring Star Island or dance the night away on one of our Steamin' Party Ships. View Rates & Details.

Bus Tours

The 340 Passenger M/V Thomas Laighton is the largest and most accommodating vessel in the Seacoast Region. Our vessel is ideal for all Bus Tour Groups that would like to experience Portsmouth from a unique perspective while enjoying all the historical landmarks and breathtaking sights of the Greater Piscataqua Region. Also, we are one of the few businesses in Portsmouth that can accommodate Bus Parking. View Rates & Details.

Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties

Looking to get the guys together for one last celebration of your best friend's single life? Rounding up the ladies for a farewell party to the bride to be?

We are the best option on the Seacoast for bachelor and bachelorette parties as we host several on the decks of the Laighton on a weekly basis during the summer. There is no better venue to mix it up and dance the night away in Portsmouth. We offer a variety of Party Ships all summer long from Country Cruises to Reggae Trips to 80's nights! Check out our Upcoming Trips to see what we have in store this summer! View Rates & Details.

Field Trips

The Isles of Shoals Steamship Company's Field Trips allows for your students to explore Commerce, Culture, Seamanship, Marine Environment, History and Lore & Legends through an interactive cruise field trip. Our goal is to provide a well rounded, memorable experience in which learning outcomes are aligned with curriculum standards. Many of the students experience their very first boat ride on board the decks of our vessel. View Rates & Details.