Community

Ferry Service to Spectacle Island Begins July 1st

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation, National Park Service, Boston Harbor Now, and Boston Harbor Cruises have announced that public ferry service to Spectacle Island, one of the 34 islands and peninsulas in Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, has begun for the season as of July 1st. Spectacle Island boasts some of Read More…

Health & Environment

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Draws a Line in the Sand

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, a non-profit public interest harbor advocacy group, shares this video above to encourage social distancing at beaches this summer. As part of the Massachusetts phased re-opening, beaches are permitted to open as early as May 25—Memorial Day. Beach goers and managers must adhere to strict guidelines to ensure public safety. Read More…

Announcements Event Notices

Explore Peddocks Island at Winter Wander on Saturday, Feb. 22

On Saturday, February 22, Boston area residents and visitors will have the rare opportunity to explore Peddocks Island during the winter season. Boston Harbor Now, in conjunction with the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park and Boston Harbor Cruises, will host the Winter Wander, an unforgettable winter day of exploring, fun, and discovery. Bring Read More…

Announcements

Boston Harbor Winter Wildlife Cruise Sets Sail on January 25

On Saturday, January 25, Boston Harbor Now, in conjunction with the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park and Boston Harbor Cruises, will host the Winter Wildlife Cruise, offering visitors the opportunity to witness how alive the Harbor is during the winter months. What: Grab your camera and join park rangers and local naturalists to Read More…

Community

100,000 Visitors Ferried to the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park this Summer

This summer, more than 100,000 individuals traveled by boat to the Boston Harbor Islands to engage with the natural and historic wonders of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park through public programming and individual access. More than 40,000 youths, families and seniors traveled throughout the Harbor and to the Islands for free this Read More…

Community

“Saturdays on Spectacle” Bring Visitors to the Boston Harbor Islands

The great outdoors are calling, and L.L.Bean, in partnership with Boston Harbor Now and the National Park Foundation, is helping residents of Boston and visitors alike get outside this summer to explore their parks through weekly activities at Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. During Saturdays throughout the summer until August 31st, L.L.Bean is Read More…

Announcements Event Notices

Boston Harbor Tour to Highlight Waterfront History & Changes

A two-hour ferry tour of the Boston Harbor will offer panoramic city views with insightful discussions of the harbor’s history and the many changes impacting its future. The public tour on Saturday, February 16, 2019 is sponsored by Friends of the Boston Harborwalk (FBHW) and Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands. The tour will depart Read More…

Community

Friends of Boston Harbor Islands Work to Save The Lovells Island Oil House

The Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands are working with the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation to save the historic Lovells Island Oil House, the last remaining piece of the Lovells Island Range Lights that began guiding ships into Boston Harbor in 1902. Prior to the Lovells Island Range Lights, commonly known as lighthouses, Read More…

Announcements Health & Environment

Boston Harbor Now Partners with Greater Boston Community Groups to Provide Free Public Access to the Harbor and Harbor Islands

This summer, more than 6,700 residents of Boston and surrounding communities joined Boston Harbor Now for free cruises around Boston Harbor and to the Boston Harbor Islands. The American Indian Foundation, The American City Coalition, Authentic Caribbean Foundation, East Boston Main Streets, East Boston Social Center, GreenRoots, Piers Park Sailing, and the Veronica Robles Cultural Read More…

Featured Police & Fire

Man Dies After Falling Off “Get Lei’d” Party Cruise Boat in Boston Harbor

Divers recovered a body early on Sunday morning of a 21 year-old man, on the bottom of Boston Harbor near Peddocks Island. The man fell overboard from the “Get Lei’d” party cruise on Saturday night around 8:30 p.m., according to Coast Guard officials. We are sad to report that the body of the man who Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Free Ferry Day Attracts Hundreds of Early Risers

Boston Harbor Islands kicks off their 2018 season today with free ferry rides to Georges and Spectacle Islands. Free ferry day looks to be a big hit, based on this scene from earlier this morning. The ticket office opened at 7:30 a.m. and at 7:45 a.m., this is how many people were hoping for a free Read More…

Announcements Transportation

Weekend MBTA Ferry Service Returns Memorial Day Weekend

Today the MBTA announced that weekend commuter ferry service will be available between Hingham, Hull, George’s Island, and Boston beginning Saturday, May 26. The service operates from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, fourteen hourly ferry trips are scheduled that depart from Hingham and Boston and make a number of stops Read More…