Blog : Jazz Brunch at Historic Oceanic Hotel on Star Island!

By Katie | Sep 9, 2014 | in

The Isles of Shoals Steamship Company is proud to offer cruises for spectators to view the GoSport Regatta on Saturday, September 20. The infamous M/V Thomas Laighton will be leaving from Portsmouth at 10:25 a.m. and will bring spectators to Star Island to witness this epic race. Spectators will also have the unique opportunity to stay overnight on Star Island, and return the following day on the Isles of Shoals’ final walking tour of Star Island this season.

The September 21 walking tour will include a special brunch accompanied by live jazz music at the Oceanic Hotel on Star Island, and is open to those who opt to stay overnight on Star Island following the regatta, as well as anyone leaving from Portsmouth that morning. The cruise departs at 9:55 a.m. from Isles of Shoals Steamship Company’s headquarters on Market Street in Portsmouth. The expertly narrated walking tour dives into the history of the island, including the charting of the Isles in 1614 by Captain John Smith.

After a 30 minute guided tour of Star Island, brunch will be served at the historic Oceanic Hotel accompanied by sweet jazz music. The menu includes a smoked salmon platter, scrambled eggs, various salads, baked pastries, and more. Following brunch, guests will still have plenty of time to explore Star Island themselves.

As a member of the Green Alliance, a union promoting over one hundred local, sustainable businesses, the Steamship Company has raised the bar for the industry. They work to conserve energy in every avenue possible, from incorporating recycling into the operation and encouraging “telecommuting” of their employees during the winter months.

To learn more about this cruise and reserve your spot, click here

For more information and to book tickets to GoSport Regatta click here.