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Company Flag The perfect way to spend an evening with loved ones

Sunset Dinner Cruises

During this evening excursion, enjoy a bountiful dinner buffet featuring our our executive chef's signature entrées, live entertainment and a spectacular sunset, while our crew caters to your service needs.

  • Spring: Select Evenings
  • Summer: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
  • Fall: Friday, Saturday, select Sundays

Special Events: (Click to purchase)

We utilize online ticketing services and processing providers that increase the cost of online transactions. A $5 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.


Experience the majesty of Lake Winnipesaukee during a narrated scenic tour aboard the historic M/S Mount Washington. Learn about the history of the region and local folklore, surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in New England.

With daily deaprtures from Weirs Beach, and convenient depatures from Wolfeboro and Alton Bay on select days, it's easy to fit a cruise on "the Mount" into your travel plans.

During your 2½ hour cruise, enjoy breakfast or lunch from our qukck service restaurant, sample beer, wine and cocktails from our full bar, or browse a premium selection of Winnipesaukee gifts and Mount Washington souvenirs in our gift shop.

Looking to make a day of it? Board the ship on the first cruise of the day, and you'll have the opportunity to "Stay and Play" at another port before we pick you up in the afternoon.

Special Events:

  • May 29: Memorial Day Dinner Cruise
  • July 4: Independence Day Dinner Cruise
  • Aug 12: 150th Anniversary Gala
  • Sept 4: Labor Day Dinner Cruise
  • Oct 22: Halloween Masquerade Ball

Tickets

Ticketing on Sunday-Friday Dinner Cruises

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 Dinner Cruises, 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.

Ticketing on Saturday Dinner Cruises & Special Events

All passengers are required to have a ticket, regardless of age.


General Admission

Ticket includes a 2½ hour cruise (weekdays) or 3 hour cruise (Saturdays), unlimited access to the dinner buffet, and entertainment.

Boarding for General Admission passengers will begin after Priority Boarding passengers, at which time table assisgments will be made and passengers can board the ship.

Priority Boarding

Ticket includes a 2½ hour cruise (weekdays) or 3 hour cruise (Saturdays), unlimited access to the dinner buffet, and entertainment.

Boarding for Priority Boarding passengers will begin approximately one hour prior to departure, and will last for 15 minutes. Priority Boarding passengers will have first choice of table assignments during the cruise.

Seating

Any seat on the M/S Mount Washington offers spectacular views of Lake Winnipesaukee, but some areas offer slightly different experiences.

On dinner cruises, seating is assigned when passengers arrive for the cruise. Guests who have purchased "Priority Boarding" seats will be invited to board first, followed by "General Admission" passengers.

During boarding, requests for specific areas of the ship can be honored, provided they are still available.

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Main Deck

The largest area on the M/S Mount Washington, the Main Deck offers the most amenities of any section of the ship, including restrooms, buffet, bar, and gift shop.

On Dinner Cruises, entertainment will be offered on the Main Deck, which has the largest dance floor on board.

The Main Deck is also the handicapped-accessible area of the ship. Passengers with mobility concerns or difficulty with stairs must be seated here.

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Promenade

The Promenade is the outside walkway on the second deck of the ship, including a seating area located on the bow. This area of the ship offers beautiful views of the lake in a completely outdoor setting.

Passengers seated on the Promenade will need to go inside the ship for buffet service, bar service, and entertainment.

Please note that the Promenade is an outdoor deck. Passengers in this area should plan accordingly. In the event of severe winds or inclement weather, passengers will be directed to an indoor area of the ship.

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Captains Lounge

Located on the second deck directly under the wheelhouse, the Captains Lounge is a relaxing, quieter area of the ship with decor and memoribilia that celebrates the individuals who have served as Captain of the M/S Mount Washington. Popular for small parties and more intimate conversation, this indoor lounge offers panoramic views of the Lake Winnipesaukee with doors leading directly to the outside decks.

Passengers seated in the Captains Lounge are near the second deck buffet area, and can order beverages from the Flagship Lounge or on the Main Deck.

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Flagship Lounge

Located on the second deck of the ship toward the stern, the Flagship Lounge is a larger lounge featuring photography and artifacts that celebrate the flagship of the Winnipesaukee Fleet. Popular for larger parties and private events, this indoor lounge has a stage for live entertainment, dance floor, and full bar.

During some dinner cruises, entertainment may be offered in Flagship Lounge. Please check the entertainment schedule for details.

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3rd Deck Forward

Located directly behind the wheelhouse, this open air section of the ship is located under a large awning to provide a partial shelter from the elements.

Passengers seated on the third deck must travel to the second deck for buffet service, and bar service is offered on the third deck, weather permitting.

Please note that the Third Deck is an outdoor deck and passengers in this area will be exposed to the elements and should plan accordingly. In the event of severe winds or inclement weather, passengers will be directed to an indoor area of the ship.

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3rd Deck Aft

Located on the third deck on the stern of the ship, this open air section is completely open to the elements, with casual, communal seating that makes it easy for passengers to mingle and make new friends.

Passengers seated on the third deck must travel to the second deck for buffet service, and bar service is offered on the third deck, weather permitting.

Please note that the Third Deck is an outdoor deck. Passengers will be exposed to the elements and should plan accordingly. In the event of severe winds or inclement weather, passengers will be directed to an indoor area of the ship.

Amenities
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Buffet Service

For your convenience, the buffet will be open from the time you board the ship, until about 90 minutes after the cruise departs.

Our buffets are all-you-care-to-enjoy, and our galley crew will continue to prepare and replenish items throughout the cruise.

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Bar Service

The M/S Mount Washigton offers bar service on every deck of the ship, and our friendly and knowledgable bartenders are ready to assist you with 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 some bars may be closed due to inclement weather or on evenings with fewer passengers.

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Entertainment

Every dinner cruise includes entertainment from the area's top live acts.

Entertainment will always be located on the Main Deck, with additional performance areas for weekends and special events located on the upper decks.

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Gift Shop

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.

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Mount Memories

Photography Service

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.

Menu

Mondays & Wednesdays

Rolls & Butter

House Salad
mixed greens, shredded carrots, red onion, grape tomato, cucumber, balsamic vinaigrette or ranch dressing

Roasted Short Rib Provincale
with sun-dried tomato balsamic sauce

Winni Baked Chicken
with garlic and herbs

Chef's Choice Rice or Potato

Seasonal Vegetable

Seasonal Dessert

Fridays & Saturdays

Rolls & Butter

House Salad
mixed greens, shredded carrots, red onion, grape tomato, cucumber, balsamic vinaigrette or ranch dressing

Roasted New England BBQ Short Rib
with wild mushrooms

Baked Haddock
with caramelized onions and parmesan cheese

Chef's Choice Rice or Potato

Seasonal Vegetable

Seasonal Dessert

Entertainment
ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE COMING SOON
Refunds & Exchanges

Refunds

All tickets are non-refundable, with the rare exception of a cruise that is canceled by us due to extreme weather or mechanical failure.

Exchanges

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.

FAQ

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 M/S Mount Washington has a restaurant on board, and therefore does not allow outside food and beverage. 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?
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 Dinner 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.

ADDITIONAL HELPFUL INFORMATION

  • Times listed are departure times and boarding will begin approximately one hour prior to departure. 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.
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