Ferry service is currently running between Boston and Spectacle Island.  Click here for schedule and ticketing.

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

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.


Whether you’re looking for the perfect location to host a company outing, or simply would like to enjoy the Islands with friends, the Boston Harbor Islands have something for you!

Exploring is always more fun with friends and family! Create and share lasting memories when you bring your group to the Boston Harbor Islands.

If you are looking for the perfect location to have a company outing, family reunion, summer camp adventure, or youth group trip, look no further. Groups visiting the islands may enjoy a variety of activities including hiking, swimming, camping, or simply enjoying a picnic by the sea.

All groups of 25 or more must fill out a group authorization form before visiting the park.  This form is free to fill out, and helps park staff know in advance about your visit.

Boston Harbor Cruises offers discounted ferry rates for groups.  Contact BHC at 617-227-4321 to reserve group rate tickets.

Groups planning an after-hours event, wishing to reserve tent space, or planning a catered event will need a Special Use Permit.  Visit Host Your Event for details on planning special events.

Private Events

The Boston Harbor Islands provide a unique and memorable venue for your upcoming special event.  Visit our private event page to learn more about locations, catering and group transportation for your next corporate outing or special occasion.

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