We had a great time on this cruise. The sites are beautiful from the water and the cruise was very relaxing. We sat on the right side of the boat but I feel like those on the left side got a slightly better view because more time is spent talking about the sights on the way out than on the way back... just a tip if you're wondering where to sit.
— Chris B, August 2022
Relaxing river tour
My wife and I took the harbor cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it. Plenty of room on the boat to move around. Captain Eric was great at narrating the tour and providing insight to the history of the area. Planning to take one of the upstream river tours in the fall.
— Bob B, August 2022
In summer cool off with a sea breeze and get an overview of Portsmouth
The first thing we did upon arriving in Portsmouth was take the afternoon harbor cruise. We are glad we did. The crew was friendly and narration was informative. It was a warm summer day and the sea spray felt good. The only challenge was to find a parking spot since there is no parking near the launch dock. We parked on the street a couple of blocks away.
— Stephen K, July 2022
Aaaaaaaaaaawesome! Just do it!
We did Portsmouth Habor Cruises with my one year old daughter. It was so awesome, to be honest it was breathtaking. We live in Portsmouth since five month and now I know (again) how beautiful this place is. We want to do the sunset cruise soon. Can’t get enough!
— Martina, June 2022
Best night EVER!
The "Sunset Cruise" with Captain Eric was absolutely AWESOME...he was so knowledgeable about the different sites along the way and so friendly, we had a great time. We will definitely be back again!
— Laura H., June 2022
A great way to spend a sunny afternoon
Enjoyed an afternoon river cruise recently. Enjoyable and informative, learned some interesting area history.
— omay45, June 2022
Relaxing, 2' tour of Portsmouth Harbor
Nice tour of the harbor with just the right amount of commentary / explanations.
Calm, easy-going 2' cruise of the Harbor.
— Tom U, July 2021
A Must Do When Visiting Portsmouth
We had an excellent private family charter of the boat for a special occasion. From start to finish the the experience was first rate. Both the captain and crew member / bartender were great to engage with, and provided excellent service. The cruise provides a memorable view of the Portsmouth harbor and outlying islands.
— Stetsoninc, June 2021
Fantastic informative cruise
Amazing. Very informative! Such quality for the price. Best deal in town. It was a wonderful trip with family.
— Becky A., May 2021
Great Tour Of Historic Harbor & Piscataque River!
Enjoyed taking the narrated tour (not so much info on the sunset cruise) as it touched on the ecology of the river as well as the history. Leaving from downtown , (next to 3 beautiful tugboats), you fist pause to spot submarines in the shipyard, learn its history as one of the 2 most important yards in WW-II. Tuck into several coves off the harbor to check out the former estates of several historic personages. Snap a pic as we pause in front of each lighthouse and forts as well as spotting the cribs that anchored the massive submarine net that protected the harbor during WW-II. Pass out into the Atlantic to round the back of Castle island and return.
— Titamargs, May 2021
We've been on lobster cruises in Maine and dolphin cruises in Florida. I've been a resident of NH over 20 years and FINALLY got to enjoy a NH cruise! What a great experience. The captain Dimitri was extremely knowledgeable and the staff was super nice. What a nice relaxing cruise around the beautiful NH waters. I loved the views, but I especially enjoyed the historical facts and wealth of knowledge our captain shared. It was a lovely hour plus! Well worth the money
— Kim S, July 2020
Best Cruise in Town
One of my favorite things to do whenever I visit Portsmouth. The cruise is relaxing, casual and informative and offers the best views of the city and surrounding area.
— Andrew R., June 2020
Gorgeous Sunset Cruise Friendly Staff
This was a last minute decision and was a really good one.
Parking: There is no parking on Ceres street where the cruise leaves from. Parking there is for Oar House Restaurant only. You must park elsewhere. There is a Garage on Hanover street for 2.00 an hour. Park as close as you can to Market in that garage and walk down to Market, then make a left. You will see a set of stairs down to Ceres Street. Boat dock is behind the Oar Street seating deck.
Cruise: The trip itself is wonderful. Boat is on the smaller side than what we took on the Hudson Cruise where we live, but still a very cool boat and well maintained, clean and pretty. Whoever narrates the cruise...Captain maybe, has a very soothing voice. I wasn't a fan of the choice in music, but I don't like Steely Dan type music. Just my taste though. Some of the other music was okay and soothing.
Sights: You will see some awesome and pretty sights like a submarine yard and lighthouses, sailboats and older structures. You will take a brief turn on the Atlantic too. They have different cruises all through the day so choose the one that's right for you. Sunset cruise was pretty but we went in September and it got colder towards the end. The woman who check you in is super nice and helpful. Go, you won't be disappointed. The price was extremely reasonable for this 1.5 hour informative little jaunt.
— Toni C, September 2020
Took the ride up to Great Bay with some friends the other day. The weather was just right, and the scenery good even though the autumn color was pretty much past. The captain’s narration was all done on the outward leg of the trip and was very informative as to the history and ecology of the area. Did have a sandwich and a bowl of chowder and both were excellent. There is also beer, wine, and a full bar available. We had the Great Bay trip because of the tides. If the tide were higher the boat goes up the river to Dover. In any case, this is a definite pleasure cruise.
— Richard M, October 2019
Excellent from start to finish!
Our Portsmouth Harbor Cruise was one of the best experiences we've ever had. Family trip with my wife and teenage daughter. July 7, 2019 at 4:30. We are locals and figured it was time to take a harbor tour. The 2 man crew was great, especially our captain. Reservations easy online and not too many people on the boat. We were very lucky to see a large ship come into the harbor AND the USS NH Submarine leaving the Navy Ship Yard. They waited for both even though we ran late and it was a once in a lifetime experience. I realize we just got lucky with the timing but the crew handled it perfectly! Snacks, drinks/booze, and bathrooms on the boat. Well done.
— Jim Smith, July 2019