The Atlantic Ocean and Piscataqua River define the Seacoast area of Southern Maine and New Hampshire, extending the area to explore from land to sea.
Explore all of your “on the water” options from boarding a ship cruising the harbor or one bound for the islands, taking an evening music cruise on the Gundalow barge, paddling on a moonlight kayak tour, or heading out to either Water Country water park or the Maine and New Hampshire beaches for sunning and surfing. Whether traveling by yacht, sailboat, cruise boat, kayak, or by whale watching and lobster fishing, you’ll find that Portsmouth and the Seacoast provide unique maritime adventures.
No trip to Portsmouth is complete without viewing the iconic Moran tug boats moored at Ceres Street on Portsmouth Harbor – or while they escort a tanker up the Piscataqua River through one of the fastest currents in North America. The lighthouses that guard Portsmouth Harbor have stories to tell, as does Great Bay, Little Bay and the nine islands in the Isles of Shoals just six miles off the coast of Portsmouth.