Company Flag End the weekend on a high note with brunch on the Big Lake
Company Flag End the weekend on a high note with brunch on the Big Lake

Sunday Brunch Cruise

Enjoy the area’s biggest brunch buffet while taking in the beauty of southern Winnipesaukee. During this 2½ hour narrated trip from either Weirs Beach or Alton Bay, learn about the people and events that have shaped the lake's history, as you dine on a variety of breakfast and light luncheon items.

Not hungry for brunch? We offer tickets with and without the brunch buffet, and snacks and light fare are available for purchase.

Special Event: Mothers Day Brunch

Our first public cruise of the season is one of our favorite annual events. Treat mom to a spectacular brunch and beautiful views of Winnipesaukee, at a discounted rate.

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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


Enjoy the area’s biggest brunch buffet while taking in the beauty of southern Winnipesaukee. During this 2½ hour narrated trip from either Weirs Beach or Alton Bay, learn about the people and events that have shaped the lake's history, as you dine on a variety of breakfast and light luncheon items.

Celebrate your weekend on the lake with a visit to our full bar, including a special Sunday Brunch mimosa and bloody mary menu.

Not hungry for brunch? We offer tickets with and without the brunch buffet, and snacks and light fare are available for purchase.

Ports
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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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Alton Bay

Located at the southern tip of Lake Winnipesaukee, the Town of Alton is considered one of the oldest ports of shipping on the lake. It is also the birthplace of the Mount Washington cruise ship, as the original side-wheeler was launched in Alton Bay in 1872.

Departure Address: 66 Mount Major Highway, Alton Bay

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Stay and Play

Board the ship from Weirs Beach at 10:00 AM, and you can get off at another port at 11:15 AM. We'll be back at 1:45 PM to pick you up!


Alton Bay
Available on Sundays
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Craft Fairs

Alton is home to two large arts and crafts fairs each summer. Step right off the Mount Washington and into a wide variety of arts and crafts vendors. When you're done shopping, return to the dock for your return voyage.

  • Craft Fair at the Bay - July 16-17, 2022
  • Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay - September 3-5, 2022
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Dining

Within a few steps of the Mount Washington's dock, a few small restaurants and diners dot the shore of Alton Bay. Some local favorites:

Tickets & Seating

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 Sunday Brunch Cruises.


Cruise with Brunch Tickets

Ticket includes a 2½ hour cruise, unlimited access to the brunch buffet, and access to reserved seating areas for brunch passengers.

Passengers purchasing cruise tickets with the brunch buffet included will be directed to the Main Deck, which is reserved for brunch passengers only. Depending on the number of tickets sold, additional areas of the ship may also be reserved exclusively for brunch passengers. Brunch passengers are not required to sit in areas designated, however these seats have been reserved as a courtesy.

Cruise Only Tickets

Ticket includes a 2½ hour cruise, and access to the open seating areas of the ship.

Passengers purchasing "cruise only" tickets will be directed to the upper decks, away from the areas reserved for brunch passengers. While "cruise only" passengers are welcome to explore the ship at their leisure, we request they leave tables in reserved areas open for brunch passengers. For "cruise only" passengers with mobility concerns or who have difficulty with stairs, please see a crew member for assistance with seating.

Amenities
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Fantail Grille

The Fantail Grille offers a variety of freshly-prepared breakfast and lunch items.

To place an order, visit any bar and then head to the Main Deck to pick up your meal.

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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.

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Bar Service

For your convenience, the M/S Mount Washigton has bars on every deck of the ship. Our crew is ready to assist you with food orders, 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 not all bars will be open during all cruises, depending on ridership.

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Harbor Sweets

Located on the second deck of the ship at the top of the Grand Staircase, Harbor Sweets serves locally-made ice cream, coffee, and other snacks.

Please note that Harbor Sweets may not be open during all cruises.

Menu
BRUNCH MENU 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 ship?
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 to be brought on board, with the exception of celebration cakes which we do not offer. 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 Sunday Brunch 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. 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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