Free Ferry Rides to Boston Harbor Islands

On Tuesday, June 24th, the National Park Service and the Boston Harbor Island Alliance will offer free ferry tickets for visitors to the Boston Harbor Islands national park area. Ferries depart every half hour between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm from Boston’s Long Wharf North, next to the Long Wharf Marriott Hotel, adjacent to Christopher Columbus Park, near the Aquarium T stop in downtown Boston.

All are welcome! The program includes a free ferry ticket to the islands available on a first-come, first served basis and no groups larger than five due to the high demand. Tickets are available starting at 8:00 am on June 24th at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose Kennedy Greenway and at the Boston Harbor Cruises Ferry Center. The free ferry tickets are only valid on Tuesday, June 24th. For this program, a return time will be assigned when tickets are allocated.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a trip to Spectacle and Georges Islands to leave the city behind for a fun outdoor excursion. Have a picnic, take a ranger led tour, relax on a sandy beach, or simply enjoy a ferry ride through scenic Boston Harbor.

For more information about Free Ferry Day, visit bostonharborislands.org