Discover Squam Cruise
|May 16 - 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.
(On Mondays and Fridays the Loon Cruise replaces Discover Squam at 3:00 p.m.)
|September 1 - October 12:||Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 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.
This unforgettable guided tour has something new to delight you on every trip.
Learn about the natural history of Squam Lake, look for majestic Bald Eagles, and listen for the haunting call of Common Loons. Hear about the people who have lived on its rocky shores surrounded by scenic mountains for over 5,000 years. Cruise on this beautiful lake where On Golden Pond was filmed almost 40 years ago.
|Cruise Pass Fees (2020)||Member Rate||Non-Member Rate|
|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.Please allow two hours to walk the live animal exhibit trail. Last trail admission is at 3:30 p.m. and the tril closes at 5:00 p.m.
|Combo Pass Fee - save $6|
|Youth (Ages 3-15)||$32.00|
Cruises are 90 minutes long and on canopied pontoon boats. Binoculars are available for wildlife viewing at no additional cost. New Hampshire State law requires youth ages 12 and under to wear a life jacket on board.
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 only for those making advance reservations and payment. Other space is available on a first come, first serve basis.
Cruises may be cancelled if there are fewer than two passengers registered. Cruises may be cancelled at any time due to weather, unsafe conditions, or other circumstances. If we cancel a cruise we will contact passengers to reschedule on another date or to issue a full refund. If passengers must cancel, please call the Science Center at 603-968-7194 x 7 to reschedule or request a full refund. Passengers must cancel within 90 minutes of the start of the cruise to receive a refund.
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is located on Route 113 in Holderness, NH. Park in Science Center parking lots and follow the walking path across Route 113 to Lake Cruise Headquarters. Please arrive 15 minutes before your cruise departure time.