Dinner Cruises

MV Kearsarge Restaurant Ship

DMV Kearsarge Dinner BoatThe MV Kearsarge Restaurant Ship has been sailing the waters of Lake Sunapee for over 30 years and is a replica of the original MV Kearsarge Steamship. Each dinner cruise last 2 hours and is narrated by the Captain with facts and lore of Lake Sunapee. The MV Kearsarge features two decks of enclosed dining and an open-air walkway around the top deck. Take your pick of location to sip on a refreshing cocktail as you cruise out of Sunapee Harbor, taking in the beautiful New Hampshire scenery. As you dine on a delicious buffet dinner, you will learn about the history of the lake and as you return (if nature cooperates) see the sun as it sets over Loon Island Lighthouse. Whether you are looking for a unique evening out, celebrating something special, or returning to the lake year after year, it’s truly a magnificent experience. The dinner cruise leaves at 6:30 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day and at 5:30 after Labor Day.

Dinner cruise on Lake Sunapee

Schedule and Costs:

$40.99 per person for the cruise, dinner buffet, dessert and coffee*
Children 12 and under $30.99*
*9% NH Tax, gratuity and beverages from the bar are additional

The boat operates from May to October:
Cruise Schedule


Reservations are highly recommended as we do routinely sell out, especially on weekends. Please make a reservation online via the Link to the right or by calling 603-938-6465


buffet on dinner boatMenu:

Hand Carved Roast Beef
Pulled Pork with our own Big Pete’s BBQ Sauce
Homemade Baked Beans
Vegetarian Lasagna
Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
Scalloped Potatoes
Roasted Native Vegetables
Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls


Sunset on Lake SunapeeBeautiful Sunset…priceless








Important Information Regarding the MV Kearsarge Dinner Cruise

  • We do sail rain or shine! We pride ourselves on the beauty of Lake Sunapee, no matter the weather!
  • Our Dinner Cruise generally leaves at 6:30. We begin boarding approximately 30 minutes before we cruise.
  • Parking: Due to the 2 hour parking limit in Sunapee Harbor, the Town of Sunapee has asked that all of our guests park in the lot behind the Gazebo. Follow signs for the Boat Launch route and it will bring you where you need to be!
  • Cancellation Policy – All of our food is made fresh daily for our reservations. Therefore we ask that if you need to make any changes or cancellations to your reservation, it be done by 12pm the day of your cruise. We reserve the right to charge a $20 per person cancellation fee to any reservations cancelled after 12pm.