On The Water
Water adventures and attractions
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.
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.