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.

Host Your Event

Plan an unforgettable occasion on the Boston Harbor Islands!

Spring 2023 Update:
Thank you for your interest in hosting your event in the park! Booking for special events on DCR islands is currently on hold. We appreciate your patience and look forward to hosting you at a later date. In the meantime, please consider contacting Thompson Island Outward Bound regarding your next Boston Harbor Islands event.

With breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and city, hosting your next special event on the Boston Harbor Islands is sure to be a unique and memorable experience.

From panoramic sights to unique venues, holding an event on the islands offers visitors a charming experience that is adaptable for any occasion. The islands have waterfront and covered spaces and areas for lawn games and activities, making them ideal for any gathering!

Spectacle Island

Spectacle Island is just a 20-minute boat ride from downtown Boston, but feels like a world away. Host an afternoon or evening event under the cover of a spacious tent. From the pier to picnic tables under a spacious tent, fire pits on the beach to panoramic views of Boston’s city skyline, the world is your oyster.

Georges Island

Georges Island, home of historic Fort Warren, a Civil War era fort known for its graceful granite archways, is a 45-minute boat ride from downtown Boston. Enjoy lawn games by the beach before sitting down to a seasonal feast with views of the surrounding islands and Boston Light.

Peddocks Island

Peddocks Island, a 50-min boat ride from downtown Boston, is one of the largest Islands on the harbor. It features a World War II-era Chapel, hiking trails, scenic viewpoints, and historic Fort Andrews.

Thompson Island

Whether planning a company outing, a business meeting, or a wedding reception, Thompson Island Events and Conference Center offers exciting outdoor venues and serene meeting and conference spaces. The events staff will work with you on every detail of your event to help make it a success.

The conference center is located on Thompson Island, one mile from downtown Boston. A professional catering staff is ready to serve your group with delicious meals, pleasant surroundings, and outstanding service. Overnight accommodations are also available.

Through their Outward Bound Professional program, Thompson Island offers team-building programs combined with clambakes or barbecues. Contact Thompson Island at 617-328-3900 or email

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