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Walk, Play and Explore on the Boston Harbor Islands

Just off the coast of Boston lie the Boston Harbor Islands. All are rich in natural and cultural resources and yet distinctively different. Climb a lighthouse, explore the beaches or a historic fort, camp under the stars, enjoy a picnic while enjoying sweeping views or hike lush trails and salt marshes. Ferries make regular trips to Spectacle and Georges Islands during the spring, summer and fall; an interisland ferry runs in the summer to service Peddocks, Lovells, Grape and Bumpkin Islands. Plan your adventure today!
Harbor Islands at boston, Massachusetts

Boston Harbor Islands

Boston, Massachusetts
Distance from hotel: 0.9 mi

Plan Your Visit


Open daily




  • Cruise Boston Harbor At Sunset
  • Spectacle Summer Nights


  • Walking & Jogging
  • Sightseeing
  • Camping
  • Boating
  • Tours
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Picnicking
  • Which islands are accessible by ferry?
    Ferries from Boston run to Spectacle and Georges Island in the spring, summer and fall. There is also a ferry from Hingham to Georges Island that runs in spring, summer and fall. Each summer, interisland ferries run from both Boston and Hingham to Georges, Spectacle, Peddocks, Lovells Islands. There is also a ferry from Boston to Thompson Island in the summer.