The Isles of Shoals Steamship Co. is proud of over 20 years of providing visitors to Portsmouth, New Hampshire and local residents with "Something For Every One". Whether you cruise with family, friends, co-workers, students or host a special celebration, our Steamship Staff looks forward to welcoming you aboard for one of our cruises of the breathtaking NH Seacoast.
The M/V Thomas Laighton is a Victorian steamship replica and was named for a famous "Shoaler", politician and businessman. Once keeper of the Isles of Shoals Light, Thomas Laighton later founded the Appledore House of Appledore Island, and formed the beginnings of the resort era at the Isles of Shoals and on the Seacoast.
The M/V Thomas Laighton is a 90-foot vessel with three decks- two fully heated and enclosed cabins and an open Sundeck with seating. The boat holds between 120-150 guests for a seated dinner and 275 guests for a cocktail style cruise. Sightseeing cruises will hold up to 300 passengers. The vessel features a sweeping brass staircase, three fully stocked cash bars and beautiful views of the ocean. The ship is Coast Guard inspected and certified, and operated by experienced, licensed captains and a friendly steamship crew. The M/V Thomas Laighton is ADA compliant as well, and is handicap accessible for passengers.