Ferry Tickets

How to Buy a Ticket

Purchase your tickets on line if you are visiting Georges or Spectacle Island and leaving from Boston. Hit the "Boston Harbor Cruises Tickets" button on the right. Print out your tickets at home and board the boat.

You may also call Boston Harbor Cruises (see More below) or buy your ticket at the company’s ticket booths at Long Wharf–North in Boston and Hewitts Cove in Hingham.

If leaving from Hull, purchase your ticket on-board the ferry. Cash or credit card

Likewise, purchase tickets on the boat en route to Thompson Island from South Boston (EDIC Pier). Cash only.

Tickets are issued and fares collected by Boston Harbor Cruises for the Boston, Hingham, and Hull Routes. Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center collects fares for the South Boston (EDIC) Route.

Passenger Ferry Costs

Round trip tickets are sold through Boston Harbor Cruises from Boston Long Wharf-North, Hingham Shipyard, and Pemberton Point in Hull.  Discounts are available for children, seniors, students, active military personnel, and groups of 25 or more.  To access Thompson Island from South Boston's EDIC Pier, please pay onboard the Outward Bound.  

  • Adults: $15
  • Seniors (65+), students and active military personnel w/ ID: $11
  • Children (ages 3–11): $9
  • Children under 3 yrs: Free
  • School groups (per student): $9 with advance reservation, minimum 10 students.
  • Non-school groups of 25 or more: 20% discount with advance reservation.
  • Family four pack (2 adults & 2 children): $43


  • Call the ranger line for schedule and fare information:
  • Visit or call Boston Harbor Cruises for detailed inquiries about boat service: or 617-227-4321

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I park near Long Wharf North in Boston?

There are many private lots available, with separate weekend and weekday rates.  

For Weekends:  International Place Parking (1 International Place) has discount parking:  $9.00, then pick up a $2.00 discount voucher at the Pavilion or Ferry Center.  From this location, take a left onto the Greenway and walk 3-4 minutes to the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion.  International Place is a secure facility, so expect to show your ID.  Other private lots offer weekend discounted rates of $10 to $15.

For Weekdays:  We recommend public transit.  Most private lots are over $25.  Lewis Wharf at 28 Atlantic Ave. in the North End is a 5 minute walk.  It has limited space, but at $15 is very inexpensive.

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