Mailboat cruises will begin on June 21, 2021. For cruises on the Sophie C. earlier than June 21, please view scenic tours.
The U.S. Mailboat navigates smaller channels and waterways to provide postal service to the island residents of Lake Winnipesaukee. On each trip she'll visit a number of different islands, and the Skipper will point out areas of interest along the way.
Passengers aboard the Mailboat are also invited to fill out postcards and mail them right on board, complete with a unique, collectible cancellation stamp!
Includes 2 Hour Cruise. Ice cream novelties and soft drinks are available for purchase.
U.S. Mailboat Cruise Schedule
Cruises Monday-Saturday from June 21 through September 11
Loon Island, Bear Island, 3 Mile Island, East Bear Island
Camp Lawrence, Birch Island, Sandy Island, Cow Island, Jolly Island
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
All cruises are rain or shine.
Times listed are departure times. Plan to arrive at the port 30 minutes prior to boarding to find parking, secure your tickets and and walk to the dock.
Metered parking and paid parking lots are available at Weirs Beach.
Cruise tickets are non-refundable, however they may be exchanged for credit toward another cruise with 24 hours notice.
Unused tickets on the day of a cruise are eligible for a credit of 50% of ticket price toward a future cruise.
Menus are subject to change without notice.
Face coverings that cover the nose and mouth are required for all passengers. Parties including passengers without face coverings will not be permitted to board. Face coverings may be removed once seated at a table and must be worn when walking about the ship or leaving the cruise. If you are unwilling or unable to wear a face mask in accordance with this policy, we kindly ask that you visit us some other time.
If you or a member of your party becomes ill prior to the cruise, your entire party should remain home. Please contact our Ticket Office ASAP to discuss alternative arrangements.
For the safety and comfort of all passengers, all vessels in the Winnipesaukee Fleet are non-smoking.