Park Alert

End of public ferry season: As of October 9, regular public ferry service to the Boston Harbor Islands has ended for the season. Visit the calendar page for information about off-season cruises and programs.


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

FBHI New Year’s Day Boat Trip to Thompson Island

Join the Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands for a New Year's Day boat trip to Thompson Island!

Enjoy a 45-minute boat ride through the Boston Harbor Islands and a panoramic view of the Boston skyline. Explore Thompson Island’s meadows, forests, beaches, and 40-acre salt marsh and learn about its intriguing history.

The boat departs Mass Bay Lines, 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston (behind the Boston Harbor Hotel) at 12:00 pm and returns to the dock at 4:00 pm. Boarding begins at 11:30 am. The nearest T stations are South Station (Red Line) and Aquarium (Blue Line). Park policy is no pets and no alcohol. No food is sold on the boat or on the island. Pack a picnic and go on your own adventure. There will be an indoor warm up space.

For more information visit or call 781-740-4290.


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