Exclusive Private Charters

Cruise Portsmouth with the Entire Vessel to Yourselves!

The M/V Thomas Laighton is one of the most unique and dramatic venues for your special event. Our 340 passenger Victorian Steamship truly is a "floatable function facility" that can adapt to any type of function or special event. The best part about chartering our vessel (besides the breathtaking views and tremendous service) is that the boat and all of its amenities is entirely just for you and your party.

Chartering the M/V Thomas Laighton privately is ideal for:

  • Corporate Outings, Birthday Celebrations, Family and Class Reunions, Lobster Clambake & Dinner Cruises

  • Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvahs, Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties, Sweet 16 Parties

  • Wedding Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions

  • Educational Field Trips, Chem-Free Graduation Cruises, Fundraisers, and MUCH MORE!

All Private Charters are booked on a per hour basis which includes:

  • Professional, courteous, experienced crew and wait staff

  • A Sightseeing Cruise of Portsmouth Harbor and Piscataqua River

  • Up to 3 full service and completely stocked cash bars with draft and bottle beer available.

  • Special Liquor, Wine, and Beer Requests Available

  • Use of our 42" Plasma Television for presentations or slide shows

  • Background Music - Sirius Satellite Radio and Ipod connection available

  • Microphone for speeches and announcements

  • Light narration available upon request

  • Complimentary use of the VIP Fantail Area

  • Use of our Galley Snack Bar

  • Dockside Chartering Options are available

  • Private Charter Add-Ons

In addition, we work closely with our trusted vendors in which we have had a tremendous working relationship over the past 25 years. For more information on food, menus, and beverage please visit our Catering Options Page.

Looking for a band, DJ or alternative form of entertainment to please your guests and enhance your special event? Please visit our Entertainment Options Page to view or preferred entertainment options

For more information on menus and pricing please call Tanya at (603) 431-5500 or Contact Us.