Some park access has changed due to current health regulations around COVID-19.

Spectacle Island is accessible by public ferry through October 12th, 2020.  Georges, Peddocks, Lovells, Grape, and Bumpkin Islands are accessible by recreational vessel only.

Camping and reservations for the Boston Harbor Islands are suspended for the duration of the 2020 season.

Worlds End is now open by advance reservation only.

Thompson Island is closed to the public until further notice.

Most DCR park areas and facilities are now open.  Click here to learn more about how to safely enjoy time outside.


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

Spectacle on Spectacle 2019

Spectacle on Spectacle is Boston Harbor Now’s premier fundraising event and an opportunity to support Boston Harbor, our islands and waterfront.

We are excited this year to honor Mayor Martin J. Walsh for the City of Boston’s Resilient Boston Harbor Plan.

Your participation helps raise critical unrestricted dollars toward our mission to increase public access and climate resilience on Boston Harbor. This year’s Spectacle on Spectacle will feature a New England inspired clambake prepared by Salt Water Events, music, a variety of drink options and a fireworks display to end the evening. Each year, sponsors look forward to attending and hosting clients at this one-of-a-kind event.

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