The Live Animal Exhibit Trail is open daily through November 1, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last trail admission at 3:30 p.m.)
Person looking through binoculars at wildlife on Squam Lake

Cruise with a Naturalist

Cruise Description

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 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

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.

Discover Squam
Discover Squam Cruise on Squam Lake
Bald Eagle Adventure
Bald Eagle in nest on Squam Lake
Loon Cruise
Loon with Chick
Cruise with a Naturalist
Viewing wildlife through binoculars on a Squam Lake Cruise
Lake Explorers Family Cruise
Testing water quality on a Squam Lake Cruise
Dinner and Sunset Cruise
Sunset on Squam Lake
Private Charters
View of Mt Chocorua from Squam Lake
Group Tours
View from Squam Channel entering Squam Lake
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