Fall and Winter
Year-round fun on Boston Harbor
and the Boston Harbor Islands.
Although the most people think of going to Boston Harbor and the Harbor Islands National Park area from Spring through early Fall, they are great places to explore and have fun anytime of the year, and Boston’s Best Cruises has many cruises for you to
Winter Wildlife Cruise
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This is one of the most popular trips of the year. Nature lovers, photographers and anyone interested in the natural wonders of the harbor really enjoy this trip. Cruise the outer Harbor Islands, Hingham Bay and Weir River Estuary. Park Rangers will lead this winter wildlife tour. Past trips have recorded Snowy Owl, Harlequin Duck, Black Guillemot and Purple Sandpipers, as well as all the regular waterfowl.
Snow Day on the Islands
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This trip to Fort Warren on Georges Island is truly one of a kind! Visiting the fort during the winter is something that very few living people have experienced. Park Rangers lead tours of the fort, but you can also explore on your own. Visit the mini-museum at the Visitors Center to warm up and learn more about the island and the fort history. Remember, the ferry will always remain docked so that you can get snacks, warm up and use the restrooms.
Junior Ranger Day
Junior Ranger Day is a family activity of exploring the island while learning about nature, conservancy and the mission of the National Park system. Participants use a workbook which is tamped at the completion of each activity. At the end of the program each Junior Ranger is awarded a Junior Ranger badge and can keep the booklet as a souvenir. For more information on this program, visit bostonharborislands.org.
WE ARE CANCELLING THE FOLLOWING
SPECIALTY CRUISES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON:
Sunset Holiday Lights
Hidden Nooks of Boston Harbor Cruise
Whale University Cruise
New Years Eve Afternoon Cruise
New Year’s Rock the Boat Fireworks Cruise
Hull Snow Row
Irish History Cruise
Arts on the Island Park
Park Serve Day
Directions to our dock
190 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Located across from Faneuil Hall Marketplace, between the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel and Christopher Columbus Park
Discounted Parking ($2.00 off) at 1 International Place (address: 1 International Place) when you present your parking garage ticket at the Ferry Center at time of purchase.
FROM THE NORTH: Take I-93 South to exit 24A/Government Center. Left onto Surface Rd; Left on Milk St; Left on Atlantic Ave, Long Wharf North on right past Marriott.
FROM THE SOUTH: Take I-93 North to exit 23 in the Thomas P O’Neill tunnel; Left on Surface Rd; Left on Milk St; Left on Atlantic Ave; Long Wharf North on right past Marriott.
FROM THE WEST: Take the Mass Pike (I-90) to I-93 North. Take Exit 23 (Government Center). Follow signs to the New England Aquarium which will require you to make a 180 degree loop onto Atlantic Avenue.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Take MBTA Blue Line to Aquarium Station. Follow the exit signs for the New England Aquarium. Upon exiting the station onto Atlantic Ave. turn around and walk towards the waterfront, turn left and walk through the Long Wharf Marriott Hotel. When you exit the hotel, turn Right, the Ferry Center is located ahead along with Boston’s Best Cruises dock.
Take the MBTA Harbor Express Ferry from Quincy or Hull (weekdays only). Take the MBTA Inner Harbor Ferry to Long Wharf, near the Aquarium. Walk around or through the Long Wharf Marriott Hotel. When you exit the hotel, turn Right, the docks are located ahead along with Boston’s Best Cruises Ferry Center.