Welcome to Boston Harbor Islands


Hop on the first ferry to Georges Island, where you can spend the morning exploring Fort Warren. After lunch, take the shuttle to one of the other islands. Hit Spectacle Island for good walking trails and marvelous city views. Head to Lovells to catch some rays on the otherwise empty beach and cool off in the refreshing Atlantic waters. Or venture to Grape Island to hunt for wild berries.

Catch a shuttle (if necessary) and ferry back to the mainland from Spectacle or Georges Islands.


Top experiences in Boston Harbor Islands

Boston Harbor Islands activities

$500 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lobster Charter... Catch & Cook!!!

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Boston, MassachusettsWe will leave from the Houghs Neck area of Quincy and travel out to the Boston Harbor Islands to locate the lobster traps.

$130 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Historic Flounder Fishing around Boston Harbor Islands

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Boston, MassachusettsWe will leave the docks in Houghs Neck and head out to the fishing grounds. We will pass a few of the Boston Harbor Islands during the trip. We will try our hand at a few locations making are we find the fish!!!

$19.95 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Boston Harbor Islands: Round-Trip Ferry to Spectacle Island

The Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park is the largest recreation area in metro Boston, with an ocean of things to see, do and discover. From yoga on the beach to hiking. Kayaking to camping. Summer jazz to Civil War era forts. There’s something for everyone—and it’s all just minutes away.   View some of Boston's best sights and landmarks from the water as you depart Long Wharf North and cruise through Boston Harbor en route to the Boston Harbor Islands for a day of fun. This round-trip ferry is your ticket to the islands with multiple departure times. True to its name, Spectacle Island is a wonder to behold. It’s one of the greenest of the Harbor Islands, home to wildflowers, sea grasses and a sandy beach for swimming. Come out for a day by the water, a picnic lunch or a hike to the summit of the area’s tallest hill.

$19.95 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Boston Harbor Islands: Round-Trip Ferry to Georges Island

The Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park is the largest recreation area in metro Boston, with an ocean of things to see, do and discover. From yoga on the beach to hiking. Kayaking to camping. Summer jazz to Civil War era forts. There’s something for everyone—and it’s all just minutes away.   View some of Boston's best sights and landmarks from the water as you depart Long Wharf North and cruise through Boston Harbor en route to the Boston Harbor Islands for a day of fun. This round-trip ferry is your ticket to the islands with multiple departure times. Georges Island is a Civil War monument unto itself. The walls and ramparts of Fort Warren encompass almost the entire island—they’re also a frequent haunt of a reputed ghost known as the Lady in Black. The well-manicured grassy parade grounds are great for a walk; take in the new museum dedicated to the island’s history; or just admire the views of Boston Light and the city skyline

$59.85 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Boston Harbor Barbecue and Beer Cruise Series

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Classic Harbor Line Boston MA Day Tours, Boston, MassachusettsPlan to arrive 15-30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time to check-in at the ticket booth and obtain boarding passes. Boarding begins promptly 5 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.Pass By: Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Boston, MassachusettsExplore the natural and military history of the Boston Harbor Islands as the boat cruises around the Harbor. Your captain and guide will point out interesting sights along the way including Long Island Head Light, Boston Light and Fort Warren on George's Island, cruise by Peacock's Island and Thompson's Island and catch a nice view of Fort Independence.

$73.50 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Boston Harbor Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise

Step aboard the Northern Lights, a 1920s style yacht for a 2-hour Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise along Boston Harbor. Enjoy a delicious three-course brunch menu while gazing at panoramic views of Boston in Autumn in addition to other notable Boston sites along Boston Harbor such as Old North Church and USS Constitution.Fall Brunch features a three-course menu:First CourseAssorted muffins, scones, and tartsBelgian waffles with maple syrup and roasted applesNew York bagels with herbed cream cheeseYogurt and banana nut granolaSelection of sliced fruitSecond CourseBourbon smoked bacon Chicken apple sausage Tarragon and chive potato home friesTomato and spinach eggs benedict served on gluten free English muffinThird CourseFreshly baked seasonal dessertPlease contact us in advance to inform us of any food allergies. Please note we cannot accommodate all food allergies, but we will do our best if given advance notice.

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