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
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
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!
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
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 Sunday Brunch Cruises.
Cruise with Brunch Tickets
Ticket includes a 2½ hour cruise, unlimited access to the brunch buffet, and access to reserved seating areas for brunch passengers.
Passengers purchasing cruise tickets with the brunch buffet included will be directed to the Main Deck, which is reserved for brunch passengers only. Depending on the number of tickets sold, additional areas of the ship may also be reserved exclusively for brunch passengers. Brunch passengers are not required to sit in areas designated, however these seats have been reserved as a courtesy.
Cruise Only Tickets
Ticket includes a 2½ hour cruise, and access to the open seating areas of the ship.
Passengers purchasing "cruise only" tickets will be directed to the upper decks, away from the areas reserved for brunch passengers. While "cruise only" passengers are welcome to explore the ship at their leisure, we request they leave tables in reserved areas open for brunch passengers. For "cruise only" passengers with mobility concerns or who have difficulty with stairs, please see a crew member for assistance with seating.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
All tickets are non-refundable, with the rare exception of a cruise that is canceled by us due to extreme weather or mechanical failure.
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.
Any ticket unused once the cruise departs will be eligible for 50% of the ticket value, minus service fees, toward tickets for another cruise.
Are dogs permitted on the ship?
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 to be brought on board, with the exception of celebration cakes which we do not offer. 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 Sunday Brunch Cruise?
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.