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

Winter Wander on Peddocks Island

Celebrate the season with a special winter exploration of Peddocks, the first public trip to the island since Winter 2020!

Experience an unforgettable winter day as you wander the trails of Peddocks Island in search of winter tracks and traces. Enjoy a guided walk, play in the snow (if the weather cooperates), or join us by the fire for s’mores by our firepit.

Visitors are in encouraged to bring their own snowshoes, lunches, binoculars, and camera to enhance the day. Dress in warm layers for a day outdoors – wool socks and boots encouraged.

Your registration includes:

  • Roundtrip ferry ride to & from Peddocks Island
  • Choice of guided tours exploring island history and wildlife
  • S’mores around an island campfire
  • Hot beverages & a snack
  • Kid-friendly Junior Ranger activities

Ferry Schedule: The ferry will depart Long Wharf promptly at 11:00am. We recommend arriving no later than 10:30am for boarding.

*Masks will be required for boarding and disembarking the ferry, while inside any enclosed decks, and while inside the Visitor Center, Chapel, and restrooms on Peddocks Island*

  • 10:30am – Arrive for boarding
  • 11:00am – Ferry departs Long Wharf
  • 11:45am – Estimated arrival to Peddocks Island
  • 2:15pm – Boarding begins
  • 2:30pm – Return ferry to Boston departs Peddocks Island
  • 3:00pm – Estimated return to Boston

Ticket Pricing:

  • Adult: $30
  • Student/Senior: $25
  • Kids (4-12): $20
  • Children 3 years and under: Free

Questions? Contact park rangers at [email protected]

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

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