Weekend Commuter Boat Service Beginning Saturday, May 24th
BOSTON – May 12, 2014 – MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott has announced that weekend commuter boat service will be provided – for the first time – between Hingham, Hull, Georges Island, and Boston, beginning Saturday, May 24th. General Manager Scott said the weekend service will be available through Columbus Day weekend.
Each Saturday and Sunday, there will be fourteen roundtrips between Hingham and Boston’s Long Wharf, with a number of boats making stops at Hull, Georges Island, and Logan Airport. The boats depart hourly from Hingham and Boston, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., respectively. On Saturdays, there will be two additional round trips at night with the last boat departing Boston at 11:15 p.m., and arriving in Hingham at midnight. A one-way fare between Hingham or Hull and Long Wharf is $8.00. The fare for Logan service is $16, but only $8 for those with a valid monthly Commuter Boat pass.
“We are pleased that we can offer people a convenient and affordable way to get into Boston or enjoy the harbor islands,” said General Manager Scott. “Avoid the hassle of driving and parking, and enjoy a relaxing boat ride into the city.”
For the complete schedule of MBTA weekend Commuter Boat service, please visit www.mbta.com.
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