Company Flag Cocktails and Light Fare on the Winnipesaukee Spirit
Company Flag Cocktails and Light Fare on the Winnipesaukee Spirit

Summer Cocktail Cruises

Explore Meredith Bay and the islands of Western Winnipesaukee on the newest addition to our fleet. During your relaxing two hour excursion on the Winnipesaukee Spirit, enjoy a leisurely tour while our skipper points out areas of interest along the way.

While you enjoy the trip, nosh on freshly-made items from the galley, including charcuterie plates and shrimp cocktail. The Winnipesaukee Spirit also has a full bar, featuring signature cocktails, premium wines, and New Hampshire craft beers.

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

Launched on Lake Winnipesaukee in 1945, the M/V Sophie C continues a long tradition of delivering postal mail to the lake's summer island residents. On each two hour cruise, she'll visit a number of different islands, while her Skipper points out areas of interest along the way.

On some islands Sophie's visit is the social event of the day, and island residents often come to the dock to say hello, and purchase an ice cream treat, snack or souvenir.

Don't forget to send a postcard home! Passengers are invited to fill out and mail postcards right on board, complete Sophie's own unique, collectible cancellation stamp!

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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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Just five miles north of Weirs Beach by car and 30 minutes by boat, the port of Meredith offers classic New England charm, unique shops, a beautiful bayside walking trail, and restaurants to fit every taste.

Departure Address: 289 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith

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Tickets & Seating


Please note that only a limited number of seats are available for advance purchase at Additional seats may be available for purchase in person on the day of a cruise. Unfortunately we are unable to hold or reserve any tickets in advance of arrival.

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, however they do require a seat. We strongly recommend that parties with young children arrive early to be certain you have seats for every member of the party.


The Winnipesaukee Spirit offers both indoor and outdoor seats. Please note that some outdoor seats do not have an awning or shade, and passengers should prepare accordingly.

Seats are not assigned upon ticket purchase, and all seating is "first come, first served." However, cruises on the Winnipesaukee Spirit are very popular, and crew may ask you to adjust seats to accommodate the needs of other parties and to maximize seating efficiency.

Please note that the Winnipesaukee Spirit is not wheelchair accessible. For passengers with mobility concerns, the M/S Mount Washington is able to accommodate a wheelchair.

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Refunds & Exchanges


Cruises are rain or shine. All tickets are non-refundable, with the rare exception of a cruise that is canceled by us due to extreme weather or mechanical failure. While we make every effort to provide as much notice as possible regarding a weather cancellation, please note that it is not always possible to reach all passengers prior to arrival.


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.


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 Winnipesaukee Spirit serves food, and therefore does not allow outside food and beverage to be brought on board. 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?
Because there is limited storage on board, strollers are not permitted. However, we are able to store strollers on shore until you return from your cruise.

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 the Winnipesaukee Spirit?
Yes, we offer a rental of the bow or upper lounge sections of the vessel, as well as full vessel charters. For more information, please contact our function sales department.


  • 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.