Children testing water quality on lake cruise

Lake Explorers Family Cruise

Cruise Description

Experience the excitement of Squam Lake as active explorers. This family-style cruise gives children an opportunity to use binoculars, search for Common Loons, collect microscopic life, watch live fish, participate in a scavenger hunt, and test their navigational abilities. Get on board for a cruise that could spark an interest to last a lifetime.

The Lake Explorers Family Cruise is 2 hours long.

Cruise Rates

Cruise Pass Fees (2018) 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 (2018)  
Adult $41.00
Senior $36.00
Youth (Ages 3-15) $32.00

The Lake Explorers Family Cruise is 90 minutes in length and 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.

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