Company Flag Tours of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, departing daily from Weirs Beach
Company Flag Tours of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, departing daily from Weirs Beach

Narrated Scenic Tours

Experience the majesty of Lake Winnipesaukee during a narrated scenic tour aboard the historic M/S Mount Washington. Learn about the history of the region and local folklore, surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in New England.

With daily deaprtures from Weirs Beach, and convenient depatures from Wolfeboro and Alton Bay on select days, it's easy to fit a cruise on "the Mount" into your travel plans.

During your 2½ hour cruise, enjoy breakfast or lunch from our quick service restaurant, sample beer, wine and cocktails from our full bar, or browse a premium selection of Winnipesaukee gifts and Mount Washington souvenirs in our gift shop.

Looking to make a day of it? Board the ship on the first cruise of the day, and you'll have the opportunity to "Stay and Play" at another port before we pick you up in the afternoon.

We utilize online ticketing services and processing providers that increase the cost of online transactions. A $3 fee is applied per ticket. Customers have the option to purchase tickets in person to avoid these fees

Due to volitile fuel costs, effective 5/10/2022 a $3.50 fuel surcharge is in effect for all tickets. We hope this measure is temporary, and will continue to evaluate the surcharge and adjust as necessary


Experience the majesty of Lake Winnipesaukee during a narrated scenic tour aboard the historic M/S Mount Washington. Learn about the history of the region and local folklore, surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in New England.

With daily deaprtures from Weirs Beach, and convenient depatures from Wolfeboro and Alton Bay on select days, it's easy to fit a cruise on "the Mount" into your travel plans.

During your 2½ hour cruise, enjoy breakfast or lunch from our qukck service restaurant, sample beer, wine and cocktails from our full bar, or browse a premium selection of Winnipesaukee gifts and Mount Washington souvenirs in our gift shop.

Looking to make a day of it? Board the ship on the first cruise of the day, and you'll have the opportunity to "Stay and Play" at another port before we pick you up in the afternoon.

Ports
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Weirs Beach (Laconia)

Located on the western end of Lake Winnipesaukee, Weirs Beach is the home port of the M/S Mount Washington and her sister vessels. Full of nostalgic charm, this lakeside neighborhood offers arcades, amusements, shops, restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife scene. Our Ticket Office is located at the center of the boardwalk, as well as our gift shop and snack bar.

Departure Address: 211 Lakeside Avenue, Weirs Beach

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Wolfeboro

At the eastern end of Lake Winnipesaukee, Wolfeboro is the oldest summer resort in America. The town draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to visit its galleries, stores and restaurants, and Wolfeboro is also home to the New Hampshire Boat Museum, and the Wright Museum of World War II history.

Departure Address: 11 Dockside Street, Wolfeboro

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Alton Bay

Located at the southern tip of Lake Winnipesaukee, the Town of Alton is considered one of the oldest ports of shipping on the lake. It is also the birthplace of the Mount Washington cruise ship, as the original side-wheeler was launched in Alton Bay in 1872.

Departure Address: 66 Mount Major Highway, Alton Bay

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Stay and Play

Board the ship from Weirs Beach at 10:00 AM, and you can get off at another port at 11:15 AM. We'll be back at 1:45 PM to pick you up!


Wolfeboro
Monday through Saturday
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Museums

Meet Molly the Trolley at the docks for a one-hour tour to one of six museums. You'll have time to get off and visit one museum before you return to the docks to re-board the ship.

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Shopping

Just steps away from the dock, Downtown Wolfeboro is full of shops and galleries to explore. Here you'll find gifts for you, your loved ones, your home, and even your four legged friends. Don't miss:

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Dining

From crepes to burgers, organic cafes to grilles, and juice bars to pubs, Wolfeboro has something for every taste and preference. Some favorites:

Feel like a picnic? No problem! The M/S Mount Washington has a number of freshly prepared grab 'n go items for sale. Pack a lunch and head to Cate Park, just a quick walk from the dock.


Alton Bay
Available on Sundays
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Craft Fairs

Alton is home to two large arts and crafts fairs each summer. Step right off the Mount Washington and into a wide variety of arts and crafts vendors. When you're done shopping, return to the dock for your return voyage.

  • Craft Fair at the Bay - July 16-17, 2022
  • Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay - September 3-5, 2022
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Dining

Within a few steps of the Mount Washington's dock, a few small restaurants and diners dot the shore of Alton Bay. Some local favorites:

Tickets & Seating

All passengers 5 years or age or older are required to have a ticket.
Passengers under the age of 5 do not require a ticket on Narrated Scenic Tours.


Do all seats offer the same experience?

Any seat on the M/S Mount Washington offers spectacular views of Lake Winnipesaukee, but some areas offer slightly different experiences. All seating is "first come, first served" on narrated scenic tours, and we encourage passengers to move around and explore the ship at their leisure.

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Main Deck

The largest area on the M/S Mount Washington, the Main Deck offers the most amenities of any section of the ship, including restrooms, grille, bar, and gift shop.

The Main Deck is also the handicapped-accessible area of the ship. Passengers with mobility concerns or difficulty with stairs should be seated here.

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Promenade

The Promenade is the outside walkway on the second deck of the ship, including a seating area located on the bow. This area of the ship offers beautiful views of the lake in a completely outdoor setting.

Please note that the Promenade is an outdoor deck and passengers in this area will be exposed to the elements and should plan accordingly. In the event of severe winds or inclement weather, passengers will be directed to an indoor area of the ship.

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Captains Lounge

Located directly under the wheelhouse on the second deck, the Captains Lounge is a relaxing, quiet area of the ship with decor and memoribilia that celebrates the individuals who have served as Captain of the M/S Mount Washington. Popular for small private events, this indoor lounge offers beautiful views of the lake with doors leading to the Promenade.

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Flagship Lounge

Located on the second deck of the ship toward the stern, the Flagship Lounge is a larger lounge featuring photography and artifacts that celebrate the flagship of the Winnipesaukee Fleet. Popular for larger private events, this indoor lounge has a stage for live entertainment, dance floor, and full bar.

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3rd Deck Forward

Located directly behind the wheelhouse, this open air section of the ship is located under a large awning to provide a shelter from the elements.

Please note that the Third Deck is an outdoor deck and passengers in this area will be exposed to the elements and should plan accordingly. In the event of severe winds or inclement weather, passengers will be directed to an indoor area of the ship.

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3rd Deck Aft

Located on the third deck on the stern of the ship, this open air section is completely open to the elements, with casual seating that makes it easy for passengers to mingle and make new friends.

Please note that the Third Deck is an outdoor deck and passengers in this area will be exposed to the elements and should plan accordingly. In the event of severe winds or inclement weather, passengers will be directed to an indoor area of the ship.

Amenities
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Fantail Grille

The Fantail Grille offers a variety of freshly-prepared breakfast and lunch items.

To place an order, visit any bar and then head to the Main Deck to pick up your meal.

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Gift Shop

Located on the Main Deck of the ship, the Gift Shop offers a wide variety of Lake Winnipesaukee items and M/S Mount Washington memoribilia.

In our 2022 season, be sure to browse our 150th Anniversary Collection, including limited edition items that can only be found on board.

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Mount Memories

Photography Service

Remember your cruise with a photo souvenir – our photographers are available during boarding and throughout the cruise to capture professional snapshots of your time on board.

Each photo will be sent to your mobile phone or email address to review, and in just a few clicks you can purchase and share with others.

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Bar Service

For your convenience, the M/S Mount Washigton has bars on every deck of the ship. Our crew is ready to assist you with food orders, soft drinks, beer, wine, and cocktails.

Be sure to take a look at our wide selection of beer, wine and beverages made locally in New Hampshire!

Please note that not all bars will be open during all cruises, depending on ridership.

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Harbor Sweets

Located on the second deck of the ship at the top of the Grand Staircase, Harbor Sweets serves locally-made ice cream, coffee, and other snacks.

Please note that Harbor Sweets may not be open during all cruises.

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Refunds & Exchanges

Refunds

All tickets are non-refundable, with the rare exception of a cruise that is canceled by us due to extreme weather or mechanical failure.

Exchanges

Passengers are able to exchange their tickets for an alternate cruise with 48 hours advance notice of the cruise. Ticket exchanges are subject to additional service fees.

Unused Tickets

Any ticket unused once the cruise departs will be eligible for 50% of the ticket value, minus service fees, toward tickets for another cruise.

FAQ

Are dogs permitted on the boat?
Only specially-trained service dogs are permitted. Service animals must be trained to perform a specific task for an individual with a disability. Emotional support animals are not permitted nor protected under ADA.

Can I bring my own food on board?
The M/S Mount Washington has a restaurant on board, and therefore does not allow outside food and beverage. We make an exception for celebration cakes. If there is a dietary restriction or reason you may need to bring your own food, please contact our Ticket Office before you arrive for your cruise.

Can I bring a stroller on board?
Absolutely. However, we do ask that strollers remain on the Main Deck and are not carried to the upper decks. If the child does not require the use of the stoller while on board, please speak with a member of our deck crew and they can store it for you.

Are group discounts available?
Yes, we offer group discounts for parties of 20 or more with an advance reservation. Please contact our Ticket Office to speak with a group sales representative.

Is it possible to host a private function on a Narrated Scenic Tour?
Yes, private rooms are available for parties or between 40 and 125 guests. For parties of more than 125, a ship charter will be required. For more information, please contact our function sales department.

ADDITIONAL HELPFUL INFORMATION

  • 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. If parking at a meter, please note that Weirs Beach has 2 hour, 3 hour, and 5 hour meters. Mount Washington Cruises is not responsible for fined vehicles due to expired meters.
  • 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.
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