Park Alert

Ferry service to Georges Island will be cancelled Friday, July 12 returning on Saturday, July 13. Service to Spectacle and Peddocks islands continues to operate on the regular summer season schedule.


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

Stewardship Saturday at Grape Island

Come join park biologists and volunteer stewards for a Stewardship Saturday at Grape Island! Help us control non-native invasive plants and enhance native ecosystems and natural processes in the park.

We will explore the local flora and fauna and discuss the ecology, natural history, and cultural significance of landscapes in the park as we work to understand and improve habitat for the native birds, bugs, trees, and flowers of the Boston Harbor Islands.

Registration is required for these events.

See a Day as a Park Steward for what it’s like to join us!

Directions: Departure will be from Fox Point Pavilion at UMass Boston. Parking is available on campus, and the JFK/UMass stop on the Red Line is approximately a one mile walk away.

Timing: The boat departs at 9am. We will return by 3pm.

What to wear: Long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks, closed-toe shoes, and layers for the weather. Conditions can be unpredictable so please monitor the weather in the days leading up to the event and dress appropriately.

What to bring: Bring a lunch and a reusable water bottle. Sunscreen and a hat are always recommended. Tools, gloves, and PPE will be provided.

Event will run rain or shine, however, may be cancelled due to severe weather.

Location is subject to change. Information will be shared immediately about any changes.

If you are under 18 and interested in volunteering, please contact us directly ( as we have special guidance and does not allow minor applications.

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