Operating Hours & Seasons
Boston Harbor Islands is a Partnership park. Operating hours and seasons vary.
Six islands, are accessible by seasonal ferry service as follows:
Boston Light on Little Brewster Island is open on designated days for ranger-led tours from June to October.
Thompson Island is open to the general public on Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Deer Island, Nut Island, Webb Memorial State Park, and Worlds End can be visited year-round by car.
Many other islands are accessible by private craft, but do not have docks. Public access is restricted at Gallops Island, Long Island, Moon Island, and The Graves. Public Access is discouraged on Rainsford Island, Snake Island, Hingham Harbor islands and many of the "outer islands" during bird breeding season (April-August).
Visit bostonharborislands.org to plan your trip.
Did You Know?
Nixes Mate is one of the smallest island of Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. It does, however, have a colorful history: executed pirates were once displayed as a warning to others attempting to loot ships in Boston Harbor. More...