Discover Squam Cruise
- Squam Lakes Cruises are operating at reduced capacity and tend to sell out a week in advance.
- Cruises operate with side curtains open to provide maximum ventilation and air flow.
- Binoculars are disinfected after each passenger use.
- Dress appropriately for the weather and remember it is cooler on the lake. Be prepared for rain.
- There are no combination (trail and cruise) tickets this year.
- Private Charters are a great way to see Squam Lake with your family group.
|May 15 through June 30:||Daily at 1:00 p.m.|
|July 1 through October 11:||Daily at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 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 40 years ago.
|Cruise Pass Fees (2021)||Member Rate||Non-Member Rate|
|Youth (Ages 0-15)||$19.00||$23.00|
|Not recommended for children under 3|
Combination Passes (trail and cruise) are not available for the 2021 season.
Cruises are 90 minutes long and on canopied pontoon boats. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your cruise departure time. All visitors must adhere to physical distancing guidelines and are required to wear face masks. Thank you for your cooperation, which will help keep the Science Center open for everyone to enjoy. New Hampshire State law requires youth ages 12 and under to wear a life jacket on board.
Advance reservations are required.
Space on all cruises is limited. Everyone must make advance reservations and payment.
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 at least 90 minutes before 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.