Upcoming Cruises

Cruises

River, Harbor and Island Tours

Expertly narrated history tours of Portsmouth harbor, the Isles of Shoals and the New Hampshire Seacoast.

  • Portsmouth Harbor Tour

    Portsmouth Harbor Tour

    Cruise through Portsmouth harbor and listen to the history and lore of one of New England's oldest ports. You'll see lighthouses, forts, a naval shipyard, colonial architecture and so much more. Welcome Aboard!

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  • Star Island Day Visit

    Star Island Day Visit

    Spend the day on Star Island. This cruise lets you experience our Isles of Shoals and Portsmouth harbor tour, the Star Island Walking tour and stay for the day on Star Island! You’ll spend approximately 4 hours exploring Star Island. Participation in the Walking Tour is optional. 

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  • Star Island Walking Tour

    Star Island Walking Tour

    Enjoy our expertly narrated Isles of Shoals and Portsmouth harbor tour with the added bonus of a guided walking tour on Star Island! Disembark and explore Star Island with our narrator or get adventurous and explore on your own. This cruise provides approximately 1 hour on Star Island. 

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  • Isles of Shoals & Portsmouth Harbor Tour

    Isles of Shoals & Portsmouth Harbor Tour

    Join us aboard the M/V Thomas Laighton for one of our expertly narrated Isles of Shoals and Portsmouth Harbor tours. Experience the history and beauty of the seacoast, Portsmouth harbor and the little known, but historically crucial, Isles of Shoals.

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Special Events

Special events are even more magical on the M/V Thomas Laighton!

  • Sunset Wine Tasting

    Sunset Wine Tasting

    Sample various wines and appetizers while cruising along the river.  Relax to live acoustic entertainment.  Top it off with a sunset overlooking the harbor.  A great way to end your week. This cruise is 21+ and valid state issued photo ID is required.

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  • Sunset Acoustic Harbor Cruise

    Sunset Acoustic Harbor Cruise

    Catch a gorgeous sunset aboard the M/V Thomas Laighton.  Have a drink and unwind to live acoustic entertainment.  A perfect end to your week.

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  • Fireworks Cruise General Admission

    Fireworks Cruise General Admission

    Watch the fireworks display from the best seat around; the M/V Thomas Laighton.  With this ticket, you will have access to the first and second deck.  The top deck is reserved for VIP.  

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  • Lobster Clambake

    Lobster Clambake

    Enjoy the sights of the Seacoast waterfront while dining on a seafood feast from Foster's Downeast Clambake!  Steamers, mussels, clam chowder, lobster and more are all included.  Don't eat seafood?  You can substitute chicken or eggplant parmesan.  Children 10 and under have their own menu too.  You must call in your food order for this cruise! 

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  • Fireworks Cruise Top Deck VIP

    Fireworks Cruise Top Deck VIP

    Watch the fireworks display from the best seat around; the open air top deck of the M/V Thomas Laighton.  With this ticket, you will have access to the entire boat, but more importantly, VIP access to the top deck and tiki bar.   

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Party Ships

Come join us on the best Party Ship on the Seacoast! The M/V Thomas Laighton steams through the Piscataqua River and Portsmouth Harbor on this 21 and over party ship. Guests are guaranteed to get a taste of some of the best local music New Hampshire and New England has to offer, a 2.5 hour cruise of the harbor, and delicious drink specials for all to enjoy.

  • Party Ships

    Party Ships

    The best party on the Seacoast is aboard the M/V Thomas Laighton! Dance to great music by local bands and DJ's while you enjoy drink specials, theme nights, good company, and amazing scenery. CHEERS! This cruise is 21+ and a valid state issued photo ID is required. Bags are subject to search. 

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  • Rockin' on the River with The Shark

    Rockin' on the River with The Shark

    Come party with your favorite DJ's from The Shark 105.3!  Live bands playing classic rock, drink specials, and prizes are all on tap.  This cruise is 21+ and a valid state issued photo ID is required.  Bags are subject to search.  

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  • Kickin' Country Cruise

    Kickin' Country Cruise

    Put your dancin' boots on for our Kickin' Country Cruise with WOKQ 97.5!  Live country band and DJ's from WOKQ will be onboard for your entertainment.  21+ with valid state issued photo ID required.  Bags subject to search.  

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  • UNH Graduation Party Cruise!!

    UNH Graduation Party Cruise!!

    Come celebrate UNH graduation in style aboard the M/V Thomas Laighton. Dress your best for this formal event and get ready to rock the boat. Our DJs will be playing the best dance music and our bartenders will be slinging great drink specials all night long. Round trip transportation is included with your ticket. Our buses will pick you up in A lot and bring you to our dock. At the end of the evening you'll be bused home and dropped off downtown so you can continue the celebration. This event is 21+ and for UNH students only. You must have a valid state issued photo ID to board the vessel. No backpacks, alcohol or other illegal substances permitted. Bags are subject to search. 

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  • Reggae on the River

    Reggae on the River

    Come join us each Wednesday night for a Caribbean style party ship.  Kick back and enjoy watching the sights glide by while listening to live reggae bands or dance the night away.  This event is 21+ and valid state issued photo ID required.  Bags are subject to search.

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Charters

The M/V Thomas Laighton is one of the most unique venues available for your special event. Our 300 capacity passenger vessel truly is a "floating function facility" that can adapt to any type of special event from weddings and rehearsal dinners to company outings and celebratory parties. The best part about chartering our vessel (besides the breathtaking views and tremendous service) is that the boat and all of its amenities are yours alone.

  • Corporate & Company Outings

    Corporate & Company Outings

    When taking your company on board our vessel for a company, we have two great options so you can show your employees how much you value their hard work and dedication. Both of our affordable options below can suit a group size of up to 275 people while maintaining the spaciousness and comfort of our large vessel.

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  • Weddings

    Weddings

    The M/V Thomas Laighton is the premiere venue for any wedding reception. Our beautiful Victorian Steamship replica features a sweeping brass staircase, open-air sundeck with spectacular views and a steamship crew and waiting staff that will cater to your every need. Ocean breezes, sunsets, and the most splendid setting New England can offer. What could be more romantic...

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  • Private

    Private

    The M/V Thomas Laighton is one of the most unique venues available for your special event. Our 300 capacity passenger vessel truly is a "floating function facility" that can adapt to any type of special event from weddings and rehearsal dinners to company outings and celebratory parties. The best part about chartering our vessel (besides the breathtaking views and tremendous service) is that the boat and all of its amenities are yours alone.

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