Providing Educational Experiences from a Nautical & Historical Perspective.
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.
With great pride and satisfaction, we have been offering educational field trips for over 20 years. Our location on the Piscataqua River Basin provides an opportunity to investigate a wealth of subjects such as history, culture, lore & legend, commerce, marine environment, and seamanship. This year‘s cruises are structured to include a variety of interactive work stations involving hands-on activities. Field trips can be booked at a reduced price on the following cruises:
- Historic Isles of Shoals & Portsmouth Harbor Tour (Tour around the islands)
- Star Island Walking Tour (Children disembark onto the island)
- Portsmouth Harbor Tour (Brief tour out to the mouth of Portsmouth Harbor)
We are pleased to be collaborating with a diverse group of field experts. With their support, we look forward to sharing with you our latest on board programs. One of the organizations we work closely with is the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation. Their experienced marine biologists serve as part of our educational team aboard the field trips, and also run programs from their dockside touch tank, making live tide pool animals and plants accessible to your students during their trip.