Boston’s Inner Harbor & Harbor Islands

MBTA INNER HARBOR FERRY

Travel between Long Wharf, Boston and Charlestown Navy Yard aboard a Boston Harbor Cruises vessel. At just $1.70 each way, this is the cheapest and quickest ride in town. For additional information, contact Boston Harbor Cruises at 617-227-4321, the MBTA Customer Service line at 617-222-3200, or visit mbta.com.

Schedule

  • Long Wharf → Charlestown Navy Yard
    Weekdays: Every 15 minutes; 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Weekends: Every half hour, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
     
  • Charlestown Navy Yard → Long Wharf
    Weekdays: Every 15 minutes; 6:45 a.m. – 8:15 p.m.
    Weekends: Every half hour, 10:15 a.m.-6:15 p.m.


BOSTON HARBOR ISLANDS SERVICE

Harbor Islands Express operates high-speed ferries to the Boston Harbor Islands. Visitors can enjoy swimming, hiking, relaxing, and view educational exhibits at Spectacle Island, or visit the new Visitor’s Center at Georges Island. An inter-island service connects you to the other islands ($3 fee). For additional information, call 617-223-8666 or visit bostonislands.com.

Harbor Island Ticket Fares
Adult: $14.00
Senior (65+): $10.00
Child (3-11): $8.00
Children under 3: free
Family 4-Pack (valid for two adults and two children aged 3-11; or two adults, one child 3-11, and one senior 65+): $39.00
Southern Loop (Inter-Island): $3.00

Summer 2011 Harbor Islands Ferry Schedules (June 18-September 5)
This year, Harbor Islands information, maps, public art, as well as ferry tickets will be available at the new Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion located on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Be sure to visit this beautiful, solar-powered pavilion and open air gateway to the Boston Harbor Islands national park area.

Boston Route (departing from Long Wharf)

Monday-Thursday
Long Wharf → Spectacle Island → Georges Island

Long Wharf → Georges 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (hourly)
Georges → Long Wharf 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (hourly)

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Georges Island

Long Wharf → Georges 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (hourly)
Georges → Long Wharf 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (hourly)

Spectacle Island
Long Wharf → Spectacle 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (hourly)
Spectacle → Long Wharf 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (hourly)

Free Connector between Georges and Spectacle Islands
Spectacle → Georges 9:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. (hourly)
Georges → Spectacle 10:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m. (hourly)

Hingham/Hull Route (departing from Hingham Shipyard and Pemberton Point)

Hingham → Islands 9:00 a.m.; 10:10 a.m.; 1:20 p.m.; and 4:30 p.m.
Lovells Island → Hingham 11:45 a.m.; 2:55 p.m.; 6:10 p.m.

For details regarding the specific islands serviced by this ferry; please visit Boston’s Best Cruises’ website.

Quincy Route (from Fore River Shipyard)

Monday-Friday
Georges Island

Quincy → Georges 9:10 a.m.; 11:20 a.m.; 1:00 p.m.; 1:45 p.m.
Georges → Quincy 9:35 a.m.; 11:45 a.m.; 2:15 p.m.; 3:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
Georges Island

Quincy → Georges 9:20 a.m.; 9:50 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.; 11:50 a.m.; 1:20 p.m.; 2:05 p.m.; 3:15 p.m.; 3:55 p.m.; 5:05 p.m.
Georges → Quincy 9:45 a.m.; 10:15 a.m.; 11:25 a.m.; 1:00 p.m.; 2:50 p.m.; 3:30 p.m.; 4:45 p.m.; 5:20 p.m.; 6:15 p.m.

 

South Shore Connection

MBTA Harbor Express: High-speed everyday service connecting Quincy and Hull to Boston's Long Wharf and Logan Airport, provided by Water Transportation Alternatives. For additional information, please call 617-222-6999 or the MBTA Customer Service Line at 617-222-3200 or visit mbta.com.

MBTA Commuter Boat: Weekday year-round service between Hingham and Rowes Wharf, provided by Boston Harbor Cruises and Mass Bay Lines. For additional information, please call 617-227-4321 or the MBTA Customer Service Line at 617-222-3200 or visit mbta.com.

Boston Harbor Cruises to Provincetown: Travel between Provincetown and Long Wharf, Boston in 90 minutes May through October aboard a catamaran. Satellite TV, gourmet snacks, free Wi-Fi and cash bar available on board. For schedule and rates, please visit bostonharborcruises.com or call 617-227-4321.

Provincetown Fast Ferry: Access Provincetown from the World Trade Center in 90 minutes May through October. The terminal in Boston is easily accessible by the MBTA Silver Line Waterfront route (World Trade Center station). For additional information, please call 877-783-3779 or visit baystatecruises.com.

 

North Shore Connection

SALEM FERRY
High speed catamaran from Salem to Boston in about 45 minutes; the 2011 season runs from May 28 through October 31.

Schedule

  • Boston → Salem
    8:00 a.m. (Monday-Friday only); 10:00 a.m.; 12:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m.; 8:00 p.m.; 10:00 p.m. (Friday & Saturday only)
     
  • Salem → Boston
    7:00 a.m. (Monday-Friday only); 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.; 1:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m.; 9:00 p.m. (Friday & Saturday only)

For more information, please visit salemferry.com or call 978-741-0220.