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.

Free Ferry Day

Make the most of the Park's final weekend with a free trip to Spectacle Island!

Explore Spectacle’s sandy beaches and winding trails, enjoy live music on the porch, and make the most of the last weekend on the Islands!

First come, first serve *free* tickets will be available to pick up from Boston Harbor Now staff at Long Wharf North beginning at 9:00am. Tickets go quickly, so arrive early to ensure your seat! Limit 4 tickets per adult.

Ferries will depart promptly at their scheduled times from Gate A2, and return ferries will also be assigned based on departure:

  • Depart Long Wharf North at 10:30am – Return ferry from Spectacle at 1:30pm
  • Depart Long Wharf North at 12:30pm – Return ferry from Spectacle at 3:30pm

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