Spend the day on Appledore Island, one of the nine beautiful Isles of Shoals off the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire, and visit the Shoals Marine Lab. Travel out to Appledore on the University of New Hampshire research vessel, the R/V Gulf Challenger, with UNH Marine Docent tour guides. Investigate the intriguing intertidal creatures and zooplankton collected from the ocean at informal science stations on the boat.
Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while looking from the Isles to the coast or gazing at the long line of the horizon where the sea meets the sky. Taking an Isles of Shoals Discovery Cruise with the Docents is a voyage you'll never forget.
Shoals Discovery Cruises are open to members of the public on a first come, first served basis. Children 10 years of age and older are welcome on the cruises when escorted at all times by an adult.
Please be aware that cruise guests must accompany Marine Docents at all times on the Appledore tours and that the terrain of the island requires moderate hiking exertion on the part of all cruise guests.
Visit our Discovery Cruise webpage for cruise details and registration.
Cruises are $40 per person and depart from the new UNH Pier which is next to the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Fort Point in New Castle, N.H.