Close of Public Ferry Season

Public ferry service has ended for the 2022 season. Visit the park calendar to learn about special cruises and opportunities to visit the islands in the off season.

About the Park

Made up of 34 unique islands and peninsulas, the Boston Harbor Islands have something for everyone.

Explore a historic fort, enjoy a picnic with sweeping harbor views, or sleep in a rustic campsite beneath the stars. Choose an island and plan your adventure!

Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park is the largest recreational space in Eastern Massachusetts, attracting over half a million visitors annually. A top destination for locals and tourists alike, the park also functions as an important ecological habitat for local wildlife.

Those who journey to the Boston Harbor Islands will find themselves immersed in the stories of a harbor that played an influential role in the development of Boston and the nation through political, social, and environmental revolutions. With historic military forts, abandoned hospital sites, and important Native American stories to be told, the Boston Harbor Islands strive to preserve the history that resides on each island, while protecting habitats and increasing public access and education.

There’s So Much to Explore on the Boston Harbor Islands!

Choose an island and plan your adventure! Please note that some island access has changed due to the impacts of COVID-19. Be sure to visit the Know Before You Go page to find out what you can expect when visiting the park this year, and view ferry schedules to view which islands are currently served by the public ferry. Traveling with your own boat? Visit the boating page to learn about planning your trip!

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