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.

Lighthouse Tours

Experience the historic lighthouses of Boston Harbor on our special two-hour narrated cruise.

Voyage through maritime history with a special three-lighthouse tour featuring close-up views of Long Island Light, Graves Light, and Boston Light – America’s first light station.

Delve into history as you travel to the edge of Boston Harbor on an exciting 2-hour cruise and encounter three iconic lighthouses, and enjoy onboard narration provided by Boston Harbor Islands park staff and volunteers from the United States Coast Guard. Learn about the maritime traditions of Boston Harbor, enjoy unforgettable views of the park and city, and experience one of the most unique and historically significant ports in the country.

Trip Details

Tours depart from the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose Kennedy Greenway (across from the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel and next to the Greenway Carousel). Please arrive 30 minutes early to check in. Groups of 25 or more may inquire about our discount pricing by calling 617-223-8108, or emailing [email protected].

Please Note

There is is no public access to Little Brewster Island or Boston Light due to ongoing maintenance following winter storms. Weather and sea conditions can occasionally force cancellations. Please check your email or voicemail before arriving for your trip.

Food and water are not available on the boat. Plan to bring your own food and drink. Alcoholic beverages, smoking, and vaping are not permitted on the cruise.

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