Guide to Lighthouse Boat Tours
in New Hampshire

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Below is a list of boat tours and cruises that offer specific lighthouse cruises along Portsmouth Harbor, out to the Isles of Shoals, and inland around Lake Sunapee for three lighthouses out there. You may find while some may offer specific lighthouse cruises, some will pass by specific lighthouses as part of charters, narrated wildlife and historic tours, ferrying passengers, whale watching, fishing tours and other types of excursions. Contact info is provided to help you plan your special trips to New Hampshire's shorelines. Enjoy!

 

New Hampshire Seacoast
and Isles of Shoals Lighthouse Cruises

 

Isles of Shoals Steamship Co.
Portsmouth Harbor and Isles of Shoals tours. Dinner and nightlife cruises. Frequent lighthouse tours along Portsmouth Harbor, and out to the Isles of Shoals where you can walk around Star Island and get views of White Island Light.

315 Market Street,
P.O. Box 311
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-5500
(800) 441-4620

Lighthouses: Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse (NH), White Island Light (NH), Whaleback Lighthouse (ME), Boon Island Lighthouse (ME), Nubble Lighthouse (ME)

 

Portsmouth Harbor Cruises
Portsmouth Harbor and Isles of Shoals tours
64 Ceres Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-8084
(800) 776-0915
phc@portsmouthharbor.com

Lighthouses: Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse (NH), White Island Light (NH), Whaleback Lighthouse (ME)

 

 

Seabourne Sailing
Sailboat charters to the Isles of Shoals and Portsmouth from Rye Harbor.
Contact: Captain Rick Philbrick
Malagar Group LLC
188 Bunker Hill Ave
Stratham NH 03885
Rye, NH
(603) 778-1372
Email boatcents@comcast.net

Lighthouses: Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse (NH), White Island Light (NH), and Whaleback Lighthouse (ME)

 

 

Island Cruises
Various tours to the islands along the Isles of Shoals. Stop over to eat at the Oceanic Hotel and explore Star Island.
Rye Harbor State Marina
Rte 1-A Ocean Blvd
P.O. Box 66
Rye, NH 03870
(603) 964-6446

Lighthouses: White Island Light (Isles of Shoals)

 

 

Sunrise Adventure Charters
Two-hour Portsmouth Harbor tour or Isles of Shoals cruises. Deep sea fishing excursions aboard a 25-foot Sport Cabin boat.
(603) 345-4946 or (603) 424-4946
Email:  info@SunriseAdventureCharters.com

Lighthouses: Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, White Island Light, and Whaleback Lighthouse

 

 

Granite State Whale Watch
Besides daily whale watching tours, they offer trips to the Isles of Shoals that provide close up views of White Island Lighthouse.
1870 Ocean Blvd
Rye, NH 03870
(603) 964-5545

Lighthouses: White Island Light (Isles of Shoals)

 

 

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Directions to NH Seacoast Marinas

Directions to Rye Harbor Marina

From Rte 95 South:


Directions to Portsmouth Docks

From Route I-95:


Directions to Hampton State Pier

From the North:

 

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New England Lighthouses

 

Boat Tour: Lighthouses on Lake Sunapee, NH

Not as well known as the two famous lighthouses on New Hamshire's coast, are three lighthouse inland at Lake Sunapee: Burkehaven Lighthouse, Loon Island lighthouse, and Herrck Cove Light. There is one boat that will take you around, and you can enjoy the restful area this large lake is situated in.

 

Sunapee Cruises
The M.V. Kearsarge, which includes dinner cruises, runs various tours that go past the lighthouses. The M.V. Mt Sunapee runs a lighthouse and nature tour every day in the summer.

Sunapee Harbor, Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire 03782
Phone (603) 763-4030
Email: tours@sunapeecruises.com

Lighthouses: Burkehaven Lighthouse, Loon Island lighthouse, Herrck Cove Light

 

 

Directions to Sunapee Harbor

From this public boat launch you'll find the MV Mt. Sunapee II and the MV Kearsarge at the Town Dock in Sunapee Harbor.

 

 

My 300-page book, Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Southern New England: Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, provides special human interest stories from each of the 92 lighthouses, along with plenty of indoor and outdoor coastal attractions you can explore, and tours.

Look inside!

 

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