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“Interesting cruise with great naration” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Portsmouth Harbor Cruises

Portsmouth Harbor Cruises
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Owner description: 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.
Worcester, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Interesting cruise with great naration”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

We looked up Portsmouth Harbor Cruises online and purchased our tickets. There is no parking at the dock and they recommend you park in the garage downtown. We did and it was a short walk from there to the docks.The boat is nothing special. You can sit inside on cushioned benches or outside on the narrow bench that surrounds the cabin. They do sell food and drinks but were passed (it was the 10am cruise.) The Captain does the narration on the cruise. He was very goo. The sound quality on the speaker system was very good and he told interesting and humorous stories about the various sights along the cruise. Sit on the left or port side of the boat for the best views.

Visited August 2012
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Greene, New York
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96 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Excellent tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

We went on the Isle of Shoals Tour - 2.5 hours very well narrated by the boat captain. He gave lots of very interesting information (I'm sure he's done it many times!) with a dash of humor throughout the narration. Call ahead for reservations as this does get sold out sometimes. Small bar on board with drinks and snacks. Don't forget your sunscreen - you'll be out in the ocean breeze not even thinking about the sun because it's so cool, but you can get a good burn! A very enjoyable tour. I'd go again on one of their other tours such as an evening cruise or the harbor cruise.

Visited August 2012
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Relaxing harbor cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

We do an annual (sometimes more) Portsmouth outside dinner followed by a harbor cruise on the Heritage. We've found to always be enjoyable and relaxing.

Visited August 2012
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hershey, pa
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Delightful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

Took the cruise on Monday, July 23rd. Very enjoyable and relaxing. The Captain shared interesting tidbits of history about the harbour while injecting a bit of humor here and there.

Would I do it again? Absolutely!

Visited July 2012
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Thank jack k
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Berwick, Maine, United States
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“been there done that will do it again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

wanted to go tonight very bad, called ahead was sold out. July 21,2012

Visited July 2012
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