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Portsmouth Harbor Cruises

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Address: 64 Ceres St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: +1 603-436-8084
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Discover the Piscataqua's Heritage on Portsmouth's Original Harbor Cruise....

Discover the Piscataqua's Heritage on Portsmouth's Original Harbor Cruise. Join us aboard the Heritage for an intimate cruise through the Seacoast's most picturesque waterways.

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☆☆☆☆ If you love the sea and history, a moonlight romantic cruise is for you

☆☆☆☆ Have taken assorted cruises on this vessel 4 times and enjoyed each one. The moonlight cruise is one of the best -- take a jacket though even in the summer as it's brisk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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State of Sao Paulo
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good in the summer, too cold for the winter, great place to eat a lobster and enjoy some New hampshire weather,

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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

☆☆☆☆ Have taken assorted cruises on this vessel 4 times and enjoyed each one. The moonlight cruise is one of the best -- take a jacket though even in the summer as it's brisk wind above deck. Highly recommend ☆☆☆☆

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Barrington, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This is a fun time. The narrative is informative about the history of the harbor and the buildings around it. I like to take our out of town visitors on this cruise, it is always a big hit.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We took the Inland Fall Foliage cruise in hopes of seeing the beautiful foliage along the NH and ME coastline. The captain did a nice job of narrating along the way, as he did advertising the other cruises they offer, but no one mentioned that the foliage is a week or two behind due to the recent weather/hurricane Joaquin. Though... More 

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Canton, CT
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Went on a Sunset cruise in September 2015 with a group of girlfriends on a girls weekend. While it was pretty chilly out on the water that time of year, the cruise was beautiful and the sunset was pretty spectacular. We brought along blankets and were plenty warm. The boat has a full bar and they pour a decent drink.... More 

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Eliot, Maine
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This is a great way to learn about Portsmouth Harbor and its surrounds. A pleasant few hours on the water. We take every visitor we have on this wonderful cruise

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Naples, Florida
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The cruise departs from downtown Portsmouth and visits numerous historic sites along the way. Our captain did a great job of explaining the significance of each landmark. The boat was comfortable, however be sure to wear warm clothes if touring in late summer or fall. Full bar and eats are available on board. Not a good boat to take if... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Was aboard this cruise for a work function and we had a great time. The boat was comfortable & spacious & the guide very informative about the area & some beautiful landmarks. The floating bar was an unexpected bonus! Would recommend this tour and will do it again . A great way to see Portsmouth from the water.

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149 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We took the shorter Harbour Cruise which covered events and sites from the seventeenth century to the present day. The harbour is rich in naval history, in particular the building of submarines and the commentary was exceptional. We went out into the Atlantic before returning via a different route passing a wide variety of interesting relics and modern homes. Great... More 

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We went on the 10 am Portsmouth harbor boat cruise at the end of August and had a very enjoyable cruise. It was quite warm that day so we were very glad we went early. It was a calm day on the water and the sun was strong. We sat on the outside seats the entire time and had sun... More 

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