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Explore Squam Cruise

Explore Squam Cruises
May 20 - June 30: Daily at 1:00 p.m.
July 1 - August 31: Daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. (Mondays and Fridays the Loon Cruise replaces the Explore Squam Cruise at 3:00 p.m.)
September 1 - October 9: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., Friday through Monday at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Explore Squam Cruise on Squam Lake

This unforgettable guided tour has something to delight everyone. Learn about the natural history of the lake, the wildlife that makes Squam so special, and the people who have enjoyed these lakes for over 5,000 years. View locations where the movie On Golden Pond was filmed over 30 years ago. Watch for Common Loons, Bald Eagles, and other wildlife.

All Squam Lake Cruises are 90 minutes in length. Squam Lake Cruises are on canopied pontoon boats. Binoculars are available for wildlife viewing at no additional cost. Cruises depart on Route 113 across from the Science Center parking lots. Park in designated lots and walk to Lake Cruise Headquarters using pathway.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended.  Each boat has a maximum passenger capacity set by NH Marine Patrol. Space on all cruises is limited. Seats are guaranteed for those making advance reservations and payment. Other space is available on a first come, first serve basis. Reserve online or call 603-968-7194 x 7 for tickets.

Cancellations: Ours and Yours
Cruises may be cancelled if we do not have a minimum of two passengers. The Science Center may also decide to cancel a cruise at any time due to weather, unsafe conditions, or other circumstances at our discretion. We will use our best judgement to ensure the safety of our passengers, Tour Captains, and boats. If we cancel a cruise we will contact passengers to reschedule on another date or to issue a full refund. If passengers need to cancel for any reason, please call the Science Center at 603-968-7194 x 7 to reschedule or request a full refund. If passengers cancel at least 90 minutes prior to the start of the cruise and contact the Science Center, payments will be refunded in full. If passengers cancel within 90 minutes of the start of the cruise, payments will not be refunded.

Cruise Pass Fees (2017) Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Adult $23.00 $27.00
Senior $21.00 $25.00
Youth (Ages 0-15) $19.00 $23.00
Not recommended for children under 3    

Combination passes include one trail pass and one lake cruise pass for the same day.

Combo Pass Fee - save $6 (2017)  
Adult $40.00
Senior $35.00
Youth (Ages 3-15) $31.00
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