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…

Announcements

Boston Harbor Islands Kicks Off 2018 Season with Free Ferry Rides

On Saturday, May 26, Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park opens with a day of free ferry service to Georges and Spectacle Islands, and a morning filled with family-friendly activities on Long Wharf North – Boston’s gateway to the Harbor Islands. Activities on Long Wharf North begin at 8:30 a.m. with free ferry ticket Read More…

Daily Briefs

Thursday’s Brief: Top 10 Sights to See in Boston, Boston Harborwalk Tour, April Showers

Things to know for Thursday, Today is Thursday, April 26 and if you’re longing for summer on the waterfront, then don’t miss the Friends of the Boston Harborwalk’s Tour of Boston Harbor. People will have the opportunity to learn about recreational boating – from weekly sailboat racing and sailing courses to living on a boat Read More…