The best way to visit Star Island is to sign up for one of our many programs (or “conferences“) open to all.

For day visitors, Star Island offers a free tender service for boaters to get to the island from Gosport Harbor. Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour, grab a bite to eat at the Oceanic snack bar or the Island Grill (on weekends) or use our facilities. Historical and environmental tours are also offered.

Ferry services to Star Island are located in Portsmouth through the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company and the Uncle Oscar in Rye. Reservations are suggested.

There are opportunities for individuals and families to spend the night and experience all Star has to offer outside of conferences with our Personal Retreat Program. Rooms are basic with shared bathrooms in the hotel and more private accommodations in the ancillary motel.

The island is open from June through September.