The Peirce Island Boat Launch is now open for 2021 season

Season Passes available to purchase at the Launch May 15-16

Peirce Island Boat Launch

Peirce Island, Portsmouth, NH

The Portsmouth Recreation Department will be staffing the Peirce Island Boat Launch beginning in May for the Spring/ Summer/ Fall boating season.

Residents of Portsmouth are entitled to a season pass and full access to the Peirce Island Boat Launch FREE OF CHARGE. Residents must show Proof of Residency: A driver's license with their current street address and boat registration

Non-Resident Fee Schedule

Classification Fee
Kayaks, canoes and any other non-motorized water craft. $10.00 per launch
Motorized, jet skis and/or sail boat. $20.00 per launch
Commercial Boat $30.00 per launch
2021 Season Pass $150.00 per season


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.


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