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Nature of the Lakes Cruise


Nature of the Lakes Cruise on Squam Lake

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Nature of the Lakes Cruise
July 4 - August 31: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 4:00 p.m.
September 5 - October 5: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

Uncover the rich natural history of Squam Lake with an experienced naturalist educator. Observe Loons and Bald Eagles and their nesting sites along with other wildlife. Learn how animals survive and adapt to their aquatic world. Gain an appreciation and deeper understanding of Squam Lake from mountain ranges to island stories to quiet spots during this memorable lake experience.

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 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  
Adult $40.00
Senior $35.00
Youth (Ages 3-15) $31.00
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