Free ferry rides on May 13 to Georges and Spectacle Islands

Boston, MA–On Saturday, May 13, the National Park Service, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and Boston Harbor Now will offer free ferry tickets for visitors to Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.

Visitors are invited to enjoy a fun, outdoor excursion to Georges and Spectacle Islands with time to explore and enjoy two of the harbor’s most popular islands. Have a picnic, take a tour or hike, explore beaches, play games in the parade ground of Fort Warren or simply enjoy a refreshing ferry ride through scenic Boston Harbor.

This special, free ferry program marks the start of the 2017 season at Boston Harbor Islands and is part of the National Park Service’s 2017 Find Your Park campaign. Find Your Park invites the public to discover that a park is not just a place − it can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride.

Tickets are available starting at 7:30 am on May 13 at the Boston Harbor Cruises Ferry Center at Long Wharf North. Ferries depart Long Wharf starting at 10:00 am, 10:30, noon, 1:00 and 2:00 pm. Return ferries arrive into Long Wharf between 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

For more information about Free Ferry Day and to Find Your Park, please visit

For a complete schedule of summer activities, including the June 23 opening of camping islands and the start of Boston Light tours, visit and follow Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park on Facebook, or on Twitter @yourislandpark.

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