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.

Calendar

Activities, ranger tours, and most programs are included with your ferry ticket.

$5 Ferry Weekend

Visit Spectacle Island for just $5, in celebration of the 2022 season and the Boston Harbor Islands Park Anniversaries!

Help us close out the 2022 season and Park Anniversary celebrations right by visiting Spectacle Island for just $5 on Saturday October 8 or Sunday October 9!

Tickets are now available online to reserve and purchase. Tickets purchased in-person are first come, first serve, so we recommend purchasing in advance.

Directions & Ferry Schedule: Guests should arrive at Long Wharf North (Gate A2) *at least 30 minutes early* to board and depart for Spectacle Island. Ferries will depart promptly at their scheduled times and will not wait for late visitors.

  • Boston to Spectacle Island: 10:30AM – 12:30PM
  • Spectacle Island to Boston: 1:30PM – 3:30PM

It is highly recommended to utilize public transportation (Aquarium Station on the Blue Line T), bikes, or ride share services, or to carpool as parking near Long Wharf is limited and can be expensive. Some recommended parking locations nearby are Post Office Square Garage ($9 – 10 minute walk) and Atlantic Wharf Parking ($12 – 12 minute walk). 

 

This program is presented by the National Park Service, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation, and Boston Harbor Now, in partnership with Boston Harbor City Cruises, as part of the commemoration of the Boston Harbor Islands’ 25th anniversary as a National Park and 50th anniversary as a State Park.

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