Ernest Thompson who wrote the play On Golden Pond and screenplay will come with us. He will talk about his experiences producing an Academy Award winning movie.

We enjoyed spending two hours with Ernest Thompson and hearing all about the filming of the movie and personal experiences with the actors. We have been fans of the movie for 30 years and it was a treat to have an intimate tour on your boat.
— Roger



July 1 - Labor Day and October 1 through October 16th

  • $1175 for two hour excursion, Ernest joining you for 1.5 hours, for up to 6 people
  • $35 extra for each additional person.


April-June 30 & After Labor Day - Sept 30th and after Oct 17th

  • $1045 for two hour excursion, Ernest joining you for 1.5 hour, for up to 6 people
  • $30 extra for each additional person. 

*8 person max capacity on this excursions

Bring any type of food or beverages.  A cooler with ice packs, cups, bottle opener, towels, binoculars, blankets and life jackets (required for 12 and under) are provided. Bathrooms available on public islands.


For reservations Call 603-968-3990, email contact@experiencesquam.com, text 603-254-7257



This unique excursion requires a nonrefundable $775.00 deposit by credit card or Paypal in order to book a date. The remaining balance is payable by cash, check, credit card or Paypal and is due at the end of the boat ride. If weather prohibits Experience Squam from taking the boat out, your tour can either be rescheduled, if possible, or Mr. Thompson will conduct his one-and-a-half-hour visit with you during the scheduled timeframe at Walter’s Basin, in Holderness, NH, next door to the iconic movie location where Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn nearly drove their vintage Chris-Craft into the dock. If Mr. Thompson has to cancel for any reason, Experience Squam will make a full refund.