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Get Out on Lake Winnipesaukee This Summer

Gorgeous aerial view of New Hampshire's lakes region, where you can enjoy Lake Winnipesaukee boat tours and more this summer

For many, what comes to mind when thinking of New Hampshire are coastal beaches or towering, rugged White Mountains, showcasing Mother Nature at her finest. There’s another region that’s simply incredible, and that’s the Lakes Region, home to Lake Winnipesaukee boat tours and so much more.

As its name suggests, the Lakes Region is made up of a beautiful network of lakes. The largest and most popular of these is Lake Winnipesaukee, but others include Newfound Lake, Ossipee Lake, Squam Lake, Lake Sunapee, and Lake Winnisquam. The Lakes Region has two excellent boat tour and cruise options. The Experience Squam Boat Tours has custom excursions for smaller groups. While Mount Washington Cruises offers larger scenic and dinner cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire’s largest lake.

Of course, Lake Winnipesaukee boat tours aren’t the only way to get out on the water and enjoy an unplugged getaway in this beautiful part of the state. Rent your own boat or borrow a kayak, and take your time touring around our pristine lakes, including Lake WInnisquam, stretching out before our Bed and Breakfast. Regardless of what you do, there’s no better place to wake up than our gorgeous waterfront Bed and Breakfast.

The Lake House at Ferry Point is the only lakefront Bed and Breakfast in the region, offering idyllic views of Lake Winnisquam. Our charming, classic New England inn invites guests to relax and take in the landscape on our breezy lawn or big front porch. Reserve your elegant room at the Lake House at Ferry Point Inn and plan your summer getaway on the lakes today.

Get out on this clear blue water with Lake Winnipesaukee Boat Tours this summer

Best Lake Winnipesaukee Boat Tours

Our neighbor, Lake Winnipesaukee, has long been the more popular summer destination. As such, it’s a fun place for some summer boating, but is also much more crowded. Surrounded by 3 mountain ranges, Lake Winnipesaukee is truly a beautiful place to see from the water.  There are a number of charming communities around the lake to visit, including Weirs Beach, Meredith, Wolfeboro, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Tuftonboro, Alton, Gilford and Laconia. Each town is accessible from public docks, making exploring these charming lakeside communities an easy part of your day.

To get an authentic taste of the region, don’t miss the chance to take Lake Winnipesaukee boat tours. Cruise Mount Washington, offering the best Lake Winnipesaukee Boat Tours, has been a beloved Lakes Region tradition since 1872 and now has a fleet of one large ship (M/S Mount Washington) and two smaller vessels. All tours cruise the 44,000 acres of crystal-clear Lake Winnipesaukee. This impressive lake offers sweeping views of the forested landscape with the foothills of the White Mountains in the distance.

The 230-ft Mount Washington vessel hosts a choice of entertaining, romantic, and sightseeing boat tours of Lake Winnipesaukee. Visit five ports along the 2 and half hour scenic day cruises during the week. The lively dinner and dance tours have a different theme every night and include a generous buffet. Their seasonal parties are very popular, so plan ahead if you want to add a lobster fest dinner to your cruise or fireworks on the 4th of July. While the awe-inspiring fall foliage cruises book up months in advance.

For shorter Lake Winnipesaukee boat tours, try the Island Mailboat Cruises or tours on the Doris E. Get a more intimate view of life on the lake by traveling with the oldest float post office in the US. The two-hour mail run visits several small islands. There are also a variety of public boat launches and beaches to enjoy on the lake if you’d rather hit the water on your own.  Like Lake Winnisquam, there are a variety of places to rent a boat and make the most out of your summer vacation in the Lakes Region.

For a quiet adventure on the water, launch from the dock, picutred here at sunset, in front of our lakefront bed and breakfast in New Hampshire

More Boat Tours Near our Bed and Breakfast

Lake Winnipesaukee boat tours are bound to be a beautiful and memorable activity – but it’s not the only way to get out on the water while you’re here! Whichever lake you choose to enjoy, you’ll find that they are at the perfect temperature for swimming, waterskiing, boating, and plunging into after a long hike.

Kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and paddleboats are a quiet and peaceful way to get out on the water, and offer outdoor enthusiasts and water lovers the chance to get up close and personal with nature.  Lake Winnisquam, the 4th largest lake in New Hampshire, is perfect for fishing and boating, and is quieter than its larger partner, Lake Winnipesaukee.  All variety of boats, from kayaks to speedboats, can be rented from Winnisquam Marina, many of which don’t require a state boating certificate.  There’s also a sandbar in Lake Winnisquam.  It’s an excellent place to pull up and anchor the boat and play in the water.

Squam Lake Boat Tours

Squam Lake is not the largest lake in New Hampshire, but it has a certain magical quality. After all, it was chosen as the backdrop for the movie “On Golden Pond.” Its pristine waters, abundant wildlife, and hidden coves make visitors feel they are discovering a personal treasure. While the Experience Squam Boat Tours is smaller, customizable tours enhance that experience.

The Essence of Squam tour is a great introduction to this uniquely beautiful lake. While cruising around the sites, learn about the environment, wildlife, and history of the local landmarks. One big draw is the On Golden Pond movie sights. Add a beach picnic, an ice cream stop, blueberry picking, or a tour of Church Island. Maybe your group would like to add fishing or a swim to the tour. Your tour guide might even dare you to jump off the aptly named “Jumping Rock.”

After a cruise or boat tour, enjoy the convenience of playing in Lake Winnisquam right outside your room. We have kayaks for our guests and a small beach to cool off during hot summer days. Or simply watch the sunset from our gazebo or lovely gardens each night. Reserve your guest suite at the Lake House at Ferry Point Inn for a wonderful Lakes Region vacation.

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