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Boston Harbor Islands: Round-Trip Ferry to Spectacle Island

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    Stop At: Boston Harbor Cruises, Boston, MA

    The Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park is the largest recreation area in metro Boston, with an ocean of things to see, do and discover. From yoga on the beach to hiking. Kayaking to camping. Summer jazz to Civil War era forts. There’s something for everyone—and it’s all just minutes away.  
    View some of Boston's best sights and landmarks from the water as you depart Long Wharf North and cruise through Boston Harbor en route to the Boston Harbor Islands for a day of fun. This round-trip ferry is your ticket to the islands with multiple departure times. 

    Stop At: Spectacle Island, Boston Harbor, Boston, MA

    True to its name, Spectacle Island is a wonder to behold. It’s one of the greenest of the Harbor Islands, home to wildflowers, sea grasses and a sandy beach for swimming. Come out for a day by the water, a picnic lunch or a hike to the summit of the area’s tallest hill.
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    Reviewed 13 July 2019

    Not touristy or overpriced. Just a simple day out, away from the city, taking in amazing views of Boston skyline and surrounding islands. Make sure to take one of the free guided tours given by the rangers, they will feed you a lot of information....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2019

    Thanks for your review and helpful tips for future visitors FamilyRecommends! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your trip to The Boston Harbor Island National and State Park and hope that you'll come back onboard with us again next time you're in the area....More

    Reviewed 8 October 2018

    Hop aboard this ferry, we went to Spectacle Island, and you become part of the harbour and less of a tourist. There is no commentary but there are Park rangers on the island happy to answer questions and who offer free guided walks. There is...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Mary M
    Reviewed 15 August 2018

    On a recent visit to South Boston we discovered that the National Park Service were running boats out to the islands off the city. The best thing about it was that it turned out to be free. Sadly everyone knew so we had to take...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    2  Thank Seamus M
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