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Portsmouth Harbor Cruises

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Address: 64 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3706
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Discover the Piscataqua's Heritage on Portsmouth's Original Harbor Cruise....

Discover the Piscataqua's Heritage on Portsmouth's Original Harbor Cruise. Join us aboard the Heritage for an intimate cruise through the Seacoast's most picturesque waterways.

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Nice way to get a water view of Portsmouth

Glad that we made our reservations ahead of time. It was a lovely day on the water and interesting things to be seen along the way. Captain Dimitri was an entertaining... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
Susan E
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Glad that we made our reservations ahead of time. It was a lovely day on the water and interesting things to be seen along the way. Captain Dimitri was an entertaining guide. Would recommend this outing.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

I took a group of 60 school children aged 10 and 11 on a cruise round Portsmouth Harbour as part of a school trip to the boatyard. We were made very welcome by all the staff and the children enjoyed listening to the commentary about the history of the area.

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Went with a group of 22 on the Harbor Cruise. We all had a great time, although it was chilly. The cruise takes about 1 1/2 hours and is filled with history and beautiful views. Definitely worth doing while in Portsmouth. A different way to see the town and surrounding area.

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

went on the basic harbor cruise/ was a beautiful fall day/ history- especially stories of the Navy brig was an added perk... toured the Piscataqua- natural boundary between NH and Maine....very enjoyable.... and the guys running it (and serving some beverages) were great too!! so worth the price!!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We've taken clients on the Heritage for a Portsmouth Harbor Cruise a number of times over the years. Not only does it provide gorgeous views of Portsmouth and the surrounding area, but they provide a great history of the area and the local sites. Plus, they have a full bar and super friendly help.

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Schenectady, New York
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

The cruise takes about an hour and a half and worth every second you were aboard. The crew was very knowledgeable about the area and gave interesting facts about the history of the harbor. We saw seals and many birds and enjoyed this small boat with about forty visitors. Snacks and beverages were available for purchase

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was a great tour and very scenic. It is a great way to see the coastline of New Hampshire. They serve food and drinks during the cruise. Able to see a lighthouse and other scenic beaches along the New England coast.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

My husband was born and raised in Portsmouth, England and did his apprenticeship in the dockyard so had always wanted to see the 'other Portsmouth'! We enjoyed the harbour cruise but he was disappointed that it didn't go down to the naval base!

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River Forest, Illinois
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Harbor Cruise was great! In addition to getting the opportunity to see Portsmouth from the water, the cruise offers a great history of one of the oldest cities on the East coast.

1 Thank ChrisH018
Mason, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We were in town for a 2 day mini vacation and deiced on taking a harbor cruise one afternoon. It was great. A smaller boat with only about 30 people. The Captain was great with all of his narrations of the local coast line and the history dating back to the early colonial times. A must do if you are... More 

Thank Pete M

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