The 7 Best Boat Tours in New Hampshire!

New Hampshire boasts a small, but stunning coastline and a wealth of brilliant lakes. The perfect way to tour the beauty is from the water on one of several amazing boat tours. Here are the best in the state! 

1. Portsmouth Harbor Cruises, Portsmouth, NH

Tour Portsmouth Harbor or take a trip to the Isles of Shoals on Portsmouth Harbor Cruises. Choose from a sunset cruise, wine cruise and more in one of New Hampshire’s most stunning coastal region.

2. Mount Washington Cruises, Laconia, NH

Choose from a dinner cruise, mail cruise, scenic cruise and more with Mount Washington Cruises. Located on the vast and stunning Lake Winnipesaukee, you’ll see wildlife, beaches, stunning estates and more.

3. Granite State Whale Watch, Rye, NH

Tour the tiny New Hampshire coastline en route to the ocean on a Granite State Whale Watch. View a wealth of sea life in addition to whales when you take one of these tours. Experienced naturalists guide the tours. Be sure to bring some Dramamine or Bonine, as the waters can be rough!

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4. Sunapee Cruises, Sunapee, NH

Enjoy a dinner cruise, a fireworks cruise, a wine cruise and more at Sunapee Cruises. Views of New Hampshire’s stunning Mount Sunapee are the highlight, as are the waters of Sunapee Harbor.

5. Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, Portsmouth, NH

Cruise to the Isles of Shoals or enjoy a tour of Portsmouth Harbor with the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company. Repeat guests love Reggae on the River, which affords tours of Portsmouth and nearby cities under the lights, as well as drinks, food and fun, as they cruise up and down the Piscataqua River. River, harbor and island tours are all available from May-early October.

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6. Captain Bob’s Lobster Tours and Fishing Charters, Hampton, NH

Enjoy a lobster tour or book a fishing charter from Captain Bob’s Lobster Tours and Fishing Charters. Tours take place on the Miss Ava Lee and can accommodate six guests. See what real lobstermen (and women) do while on the job, and enjoy a tour of the New Hampshire seacoast region.

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7. Sunrise Adventure Charters & Lobster Tours, Hampton Beach, NH

Hampton Beach from the water is even more exciting than from land. Guests realize this when they book a boat tour with Sunrise Adventure Charters & Lobster Tours. Boat tours visit Portsmouth Harbor, New Hampshire Lighthouses and forts from as early as the Colonial era. Lobster tours give guests an up close and personal view of lobstering in New Hampshire.

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