Cruise with a Naturalist
Uncover the rich natural history of Squam Lake with an experienced naturalist.
Observe Common Loons and Bald Eagles, along with other wildlife while touring Squam Lake's mountain ranges, islands, and quiet corners, during this unforgettable lake experience.
|Cruise Pass Fees (2019)||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.
|Combo Pass Fee - save $6 (2019)|
|Youth (Ages 3-15)||$32.00|
All Squam Lake Cruises are 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. Passengers may park in designated lots and walk to Lake Cruise Headquarters using the 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 only 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 there are fewer than two passengers reserved. Cruises may be cancelled at any time due to weather, unsafe conditions, or other exigent circumstances to ensure the safety of passengers, tour guides, and boats. If a cruise is cancelled, passengers will be contacted as soon as possible to reschedule or given a full refund. Passengers who need to cancel for any reason should call 603-968-7194 x 7. Those passengers who cancel at least 90 minutes prior to the start of the cruise by contacting the Science Center will be refunded in full. Those passengers who cancel within 90 minutes of the start of the cruise will not receive a refund.