Boston By Boat

A special project of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

Harbor Islands

The Boston Harbor Islands National Park consists of 34 islands, each with their own unique history.

Ferries to the Harbor Islands: Leaving from Long Wharf and Quincy from early May to mid October, Harbor Express provides service to Lovells, Spectacle, Georges, Grape, Bumpkin, and Peddocks Islands, with several stops in Hingham and Hull during the summer months.

Boston Light Tour: Departing from Fan Pier and Georges Island, this three-hour tour brings you to the first lighthouse site in the United States on Little Brewster Island.

Spectacle Island Marina: for those with their own boats, Spectacle Island Marina invites you to tie up and explore the island on your own schedule.

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