THE BOAT LAUNCH IS OPEN FROM MAY THROUGH OCTOBER FOR THE SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL BOATING SEASON.

The Peirce Island boat launch is located on the south side of the island, and in 2006 was renovated with a floating dock for easy accessibility of water craft. The spot launches you into Little Harbor where you can access Great Bay, the Piscataqua River and the Atlantic Ocean.

photo by Deb Cram, Portsmouth Herald

 

Regulations & Parking:

  • Parking is for boat launch users only
  • Overnight parking allowed only in designated area with permit (available at City Parking Services desk at City Hall)
  • Do not leave vessels unattended
  • No fishing or swimming is allowed at the launch
  • Violations may result in ticketing or towing at owner's expense

 

photo by Deb Cram, Portsmouth Herald

Portsmouth Residents:
(with proof of residency such as current driver's license and boat registration)

  • Kayaks, canoes and any other non-motorized watercraft: FREE
  • Motorized, jet skis and/or sail boat: FREE
  • Commercial boat: $30 per launch
  • Season Pass: FREE and available at Spinnaker Point Recreation Facility

Non-residents:

  • Kayaks, canoes and any other non-motorized watercraft: $5 per launch
  • Motorized, jet skis and/or sail boat: $15 per launch
  • Commercial boat: $30 per launch
  • Season Pass: $100 per season

 

WHEN NO ATTENDANT IS PRESENT, PLEASE DEPOSIT FEE IN SLOT AT ATTENDANT'S BOOTH

 

*prices subject to change in the Spring