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Address: 64 Ceres St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: +1 603-436-8084
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Description: 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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Harbor Cruise plus Shopping

The Portsmouth Harbor Cruises are wonderful, especially if you come in the fall with all the beautiful change of leaves fall offers in New England. It is very informative with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Nancy S
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South Berwick, Maine
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South Berwick, Maine
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Portsmouth Harbor Cruises are wonderful, especially if you come in the fall with all the beautiful change of leaves fall offers in New England. It is very informative with plenty of local history for those who are history buffs. Just book early for fall view, it books up quickly! Since there isn't a category about New England shopping on... More 

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long island
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97 reviews 97 reviews
43 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My husband and I were so lucky to be in Portsmouth at the end of September with temperatures being close to 80•. A beautiful, calm day on the water; the boat was clean and comfortable. Our narrator was upbeat and informative and took us out to a few light houses, and a prison among other sites. Worth the money.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Took the 90 minute harbor cruise which was perfect - the commentary was historic but said with a dry sense of humor. Would recommend booking in advance as the noon cruise to see the fall color was booked when we checked. Informative and fun - what more can one ask for.

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We took advantage of the Portsmouth River Cruise in early October. It was a little chilly, but we really enjoyed it. Cool when we were on the shady side of the boat and very comfortable when on the sunny side – on days like this, sit on the side that faces the dock. If you get too cold, there is... More 

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Canaan, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I had the pleasure of going, with my cousin from Indiana, on the 3 pm cruise out into the harbor on Sept 28. Everyone was so wonderful. The cruise was very pleasurable. The Captain always slowed and turned so folks on both sides of the boat could have a view of all the places of interest that could be seen.... More 

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DRACUT
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The river cruise is a great trip - 2 1/2 hours - for $24!! You can't beat it! Our captain narrated the tour, you could buy sandwichs, soft drinks, chowder & adult drinks - the latter two were great!!!! Highly recommend this trip!!!!!

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Endicott, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We took a harbor cruise from the dock at Portsmouth- we boarded on Ceres street, right in back of the Old Ferry Landing restaurant. Be sure to ake a reservation in advance. We visited the week of Sept 15th, and the longer cruise out to the Isle Of Shoals stop after Labor Day. This was an hour and a half... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

As local residents my family have been going on the Portsmouth Harbor Cruise for years. We bring all of our visiting relatives and friends on this cruise! Their schedule awards you the opportunity to take a cruise throughout the day with certain cruises consisting of narration about the History of Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. Other cruises allow you to... More 

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The small feel is really nice - we got to talk to a lot of the ~30 people on board. We had a perfect evening to tour the harbor and out to Wentworth area. Moon was full and seas were calm. A very nice time and very romantic!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We've been regular customers of The Heritage for years. Great experience whether you're out with family, friends, or both! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable so you're guaranteed to not only have a great time, but also learn about Portsmouth area history too. Plenty of choices throughout the seasons and within each day so whether we're in the mood... More 

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