Peirce Island Boat Launch


Robert P. Sullivan Boat Launch

Peirce Island, Portsmouth, NH

The Portsmouth Recreation Department will be staffing the boat launch beginning end of May for the Spring/ Summer/ Fall boating season.

Prices below.

For more information, please call the Spinnaker Point Recreation Center: (603) 766-1483.


Purchase a Season Pass Online Here

RESIDENT Fee Schedule - 2023

  • Residents of Portsmouth are entitled to a season pass and full access to the boat launch FREE OF CHARGE.
  • Residents must show Proof of Residency: A driver's license with their current street address and boat registration.
  • Active duty military and veterans receive a 50% discount. 

NON RESIDENT Fee Schedule - 2023

  • Kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and other non-motorized craft - $10 per launch or $100 season pass
  • Motorized, jet skis, sail boats or other registered craft - $20 per launch or $175 season pass
  • Commercial Launch - $30 per launch

Boat Registration


Any boat operated on the public waters of New Hampshire, including tidal and coastal waters and all inland waters, must be registered and must display the bow number issued by the DMV as part of the registration process, unless the boat is exempt as provided in RSA 270-E:4. Boats may be registered at any time of year, but each boat registration expires on December 31st of the year it was registered.

Click Here for More Info on How to Register Your Boat

Kayak Racks - NEW in 2023!


Seasonal kayak/paddle board storage slip rental available new in 2023.

Located at the Peirce Island Boat Launch (newly named Robert P. Sullivan Boat Launch)

Season dates: May 27 thru September 30, 2023

*Once purchased, a Recreation Staff member will reach out with your assigned rack number by May 15. You will also receive a boat launch parking pass. 


  • Resident $200 per season | Reservations begin April 1.
  • Non resident $240 per season | Reservations begin April 15.


Please read and sign the kayak rack use agreement

CLICK HERE to register  Racks full for Summer 2023

Kayak Rack Agreement