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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...

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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Very smooth boat, nice crew, but wish we were informed the foliage hadn't started to change along the route

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Watusi J
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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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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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 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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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank eagl2
Burlington, Vermont
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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 reviews
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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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Concord, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Labor Day Weekend weather was predicted to be beautiful so my friends and I decided to do a Sunset Cruise. It was perfect. Started out the cruise in daylight just as the sun was setting. The narrative of history and sights of Portsmouth Harbor was very interesting. Lots of photos to be taken as the sun went down. We went... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My wife and I took a Portsmouth NH harbor cruise on labor day. Well worth the money. The cruise was about 90 minutes or so and was not only enjoyable, but extremely educational. I would rate this shorter cruise over the Isle of Shoals cruise for several reasons: (1) time; (2) cost: and the fact that other than the open... More 

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We spent two days in Portsmouth last week. On Day one, we went to the dock and hoped there was vacancy for the boat tour. Every tour was sold out on that day. So we purchased tickets for Isles of Shoals tour for the next day. The boat was relatively small which is a good thing because we could hear... More 

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