Squam Lake Cruise pontoon boat on Squam Lake

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Cruise Schedule

May 18 - June 30: Daily at 1:00 p.m.
July 1 - September 2: Daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
(On Mondays and Fridays the Loon Cruise replaces Discover Squam at 3:00 p.m.)
September 3 - October 14: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.,
Friday through Monday at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.

Cruise Description

This unforgettable guided tour has something to delight everyone.

Learn about the natural history of the lake, the wildlife that makes Squam so special, and the people who have enjoyed these lakes for over 5,000 years. View locations where the movie On Golden Pond was filmed. Watch for Common Loons, Bald Eagles, and other wildlife.

Cruise Rates

Cruise Pass Fees (2019) Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Adult $23.00 $27.00
Senior $21.00 $25.00
Youth (Ages 0-15) $19.00 $23.00
Not recommended for children under 3    

Combination passes include one trail pass and one lake cruise pass for the same day.Please allow two hours to walk the live animal exhibit trail. Last trail admission is at 3:30 p.m. and the tril closes at 5:00 p.m.

Combo Pass Fee - save $6 (2019)  
Adult $41.00
Senior $36.00
Youth (Ages 3-15) $32.00

Cruises are 90 minutes long and on canopied pontoon boats. Binoculars are available for wildlife viewing at no additional cost. New Hampshire State law requires youth ages 12 and under to wear a life jacket on board.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

Each boat has a maximum passenger capacity set by NH Marine Patrol. Space on all cruises is limited. Seats are guaranteed only for those making advance reservations and payment. Other space is available on a first come, first serve basis. Reserve online or call 603-968-7194 x 7 for tickets.

Cancellations:

Cruises may be cancelled if there are fewer than two passengers registered. Cruises may be cancelled at any time due to weather, unsafe conditions, or other circumstances. If we cancel a cruise we will contact passengers to reschedule on another date or to issue a full refund. If passengers must cancel, please call the Science Center at 603-968-7194 x 7 to reschedule or request a full refund. Passengers must cancel within 90 minutes of the start of the cruise to receive a refund.

Parking:

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is located on Route 113 in Holderness, NH. Park in Science Center parking lots and follow the walking path across Route 113 to Lake Cruise Headquarters. Please arrive 15 minutes before your cruise departure time.

Discover Squam
Discover Squam Cruise on Squam Lake
Bald Eagle Adventure
Bald Eagle in nest on Squam Lake
Loon Cruise
Loon with Chick
Cruise with a Naturalist
Viewing wildlife through binoculars on a Squam Lake Cruise
Lake Explorers Family Cruise
Testing water quality on a Squam Lake Cruise
Dinner and Sunset Cruise
Sunset on Squam Lake
Private Charters
View of Mt Chocorua from Squam Lake
Group Tours
View from Squam Channel entering Squam Lake
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