Best Ferries in Boston

Check out the top Ferries in Boston, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Boston Harbor Cruises
1. Boston Harbor Cruises
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28 local reviews
1 Long Wharf, Boston
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 617-227-4321
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Sean
Wonderful way to view Boston from the harbor, visit the harbor islands during the day or go whale watching, ta…
Miranda
Boston Harbor Cruises: Whale Watching, Boat Tours, and Ferries. Tall Ships, Whale Watch, Provincetown Escape t…
Karyn
There is ferry service between Hull and Boston several times during weekdays, and beginning Saturday, May 24, …
1. Boston Harbor Cruises
1. Boston Harbor Cruises
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28 local reviews
1 Long Wharf, Boston
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 617-227-4321
Sean
Sean
Wonderful way to view Boston from the harbor, visit the harbor islands during the day or go whale watching, take the ferry to Salem or Provi…
Miranda
Miranda
Boston Harbor Cruises: Whale Watching, Boat Tours, and Ferries. Tall Ships, Whale Watch, Provincetown Escape to the Cape, cruise the Boston …
Karyn
Karyn
There is ferry service between Hull and Boston several times during weekdays, and beginning Saturday, May 24, there will also be weekend ser…
2. Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
2. Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
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16 local reviews
191w Atlantic Ave, Boston
+1 617-223-8666
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Sarajane
Get on the Boston Harbor Island ferries to take a boat out to different islands in the harbor. Do a little on…
Julian
Attractions include hiking trails, beaches, the Civil War-era Fort Warren on Georges Island and Boston Light o…
Andrew
My personal favorite thing to do in the spring, summer, fall. Take a ferry ride to any of the the Boston Harbo…
2. Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
2. Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
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16 local reviews
191w Atlantic Ave, Boston
+1 617-223-8666
Sarajane
Sarajane
Get on the Boston Harbor Island ferries to take a boat out to different islands in the harbor. Do a little online research to pick which is…
Julian
Julian
Attractions include hiking trails, beaches, the Civil War-era Fort Warren on Georges Island and Boston Light on Little Brewster Island, the …
Andrew
Andrew
My personal favorite thing to do in the spring, summer, fall. Take a ferry ride to any of the the Boston Harbor islands. Wonderful beaches, …
3. Salem Ferry
3. Salem Ferry
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14 local reviews
10 Blaney St, Salem
Open · Closes 4:30 PM
+1 617-227-4321
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Jamie
Catch the high speed ferry to Boston and enjoy a tour while you are on board! Hands down the best way to the C…
Emily
There is a bike rental station here as well. Almost always lots of free parking (except on event days or in Oc…
Liz
Nice, cool way to get to Salem from Boston (from Long Wharf/Aquarium) or to Boston from Salem. 1 Hour ride on…
3. Salem Ferry
3. Salem Ferry
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14 local reviews
10 Blaney St, Salem
Open · Closes 4:30 PM
+1 617-227-4321
Jamie
Jamie
Catch the high speed ferry to Boston and enjoy a tour while you are on board! Hands down the best way to the City. Park for free and spend s…
Emily
Emily
There is a bike rental station here as well. Almost always lots of free parking (except on event days or in October). The Ferry to Boston is…
Liz
Liz
Nice, cool way to get to Salem from Boston (from Long Wharf/Aquarium) or to Boston from Salem. 1 Hour ride on this very fast ferry. Bar …
4. Hingham Shipyard Marinas
4. Hingham Shipyard Marinas
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12 local reviews
24 Shipyard Dr, Hingham
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 781-749-6647
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Kao
Commuter ferry to Rowes Wharf, Boston or Logan airport. Great way to experience Boston Harbor. Cocktails serve…
Deirdre
Hingham Shipyard to Rowes Wharf Boston Ferry - great way to see the historic Boston Harbor Islands and get int…
Linda
Boat Marina, ferry service to Boston, lots of restaurants, movie theatre, shopping, stolling, people watching…
4. Hingham Shipyard Marinas
4. Hingham Shipyard Marinas
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12 local reviews
24 Shipyard Dr, Hingham
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 781-749-6647
Kao
Kao
Commuter ferry to Rowes Wharf, Boston or Logan airport. Great way to experience Boston Harbor. Cocktails served on board.
Deirdre
Deirdre
Hingham Shipyard to Rowes Wharf Boston Ferry - great way to see the historic Boston Harbor Islands and get into Boston
Linda
Linda
Boat Marina, ferry service to Boston, lots of restaurants, movie theatre, shopping, stolling, people watching.
5. Georges Island
5. Georges Island
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9 local reviews
Georges Island, Boston
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Raleigh
Take a $15 rountrip ferry from the wharf and experience one of the coolest parts of Boston History! An old-sch…
Ann
Head to Long Wharf and jump on a ferry to George's Island. This 45 minute boat ride will take you to Fort W…
Ashley
An old military base, where the Lady in Black still Haunts! Seasonal April- Oct. Ferry is about $25 round tr…
5. Georges Island
5. Georges Island
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9 local reviews
Georges Island, Boston
Raleigh
Raleigh
Take a $15 rountrip ferry from the wharf and experience one of the coolest parts of Boston History! An old-school Military Fort from the rev…
Ann
Ann
Head to Long Wharf and jump on a ferry to George's Island. This 45 minute boat ride will take you to Fort Warren (CIvil War).
Ashley
Ashley
An old military base, where the Lady in Black still Haunts! Seasonal April- Oct. Ferry is about $25 round trip
6. Bay State Cruise Company
6. Bay State Cruise Company
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4 local reviews
200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
+1 617-748-1428
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James
Ferry service from downtown Boston. Operates mid May through mid October. The ferry sometimes cancels when the…
Kat
High speed ferry to and from Boston to P Town at MacMillan Pier
Mac
Ferry to a bunch of great sights and Provincetown!
6. Bay State Cruise Company
6. Bay State Cruise Company
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4 local reviews
200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
+1 617-748-1428
James
James
Ferry service from downtown Boston. Operates mid May through mid October. The ferry sometimes cancels when there are rough seas.
Kat
Kat
High speed ferry to and from Boston to P Town at MacMillan Pier
Mac
Mac
Ferry to a bunch of great sights and Provincetown!
7. Harbor Islands- Long Island
7. Harbor Islands- Long Island
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4 local reviews
Harbor Islands- Long Island, Boston
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Daniel
Now the Islands are a National Park! In the summer there are ferries that go from island to island. Especially…
Meri
Take a ferry from Long Wharf and check out some of the harbor islands.
Megan
Fun place to take a ferry out and walk around and have a picnic :)
7. Harbor Islands- Long Island
7. Harbor Islands- Long Island
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4 local reviews
Harbor Islands- Long Island, Boston
Daniel
Daniel
Now the Islands are a National Park! In the summer there are ferries that go from island to island. Especially George's Island with antique …
Meri
Meri
Take a ferry from Long Wharf and check out some of the harbor islands.
Megan
Megan
Fun place to take a ferry out and walk around and have a picnic :)
8. Charlestown Navy Yard Ferry Terminal
8. Charlestown Navy Yard Ferry Terminal
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5 local reviews
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Sleepy Panda Homes | Nika & Tony
Established in 1800, the Charlestown Navy Yard was one of the original six Navy Yards created to support the y…
Katherine And Dan
There’s a Charlestown Navy Yard Ferry about 0.5 miles from the house that goes back and forth every 15-30 minu…
8. Charlestown Navy Yard Ferry Terminal
8. Charlestown Navy Yard Ferry Terminal
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5 local reviews
Sleepy Panda Homes | Nika & Tony
Sleepy Panda Homes | Nika & Tony
Established in 1800, the Charlestown Navy Yard was one of the original six Navy Yards created to support the young United States Navy! For t…
Katherine And Dan
Katherine And Dan
There’s a Charlestown Navy Yard Ferry about 0.5 miles from the house that goes back and forth every 15-30 minutes (depending on the day/time…
9. Pemberton Pier
9. Pemberton Pier
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3 local reviews
173 Main Street, Hull
+1 781-925-0239
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Judeth
Ride the ferry to Boston Long Wharf and Logan Airport. The most enjoyable way to travel.
Bly
This is the dock for the MBTA ferry that goes into Boston.
9. Pemberton Pier
9. Pemberton Pier
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3 local reviews
173 Main Street, Hull
+1 781-925-0239
Judeth
Judeth
Ride the ferry to Boston Long Wharf and Logan Airport. The most enjoyable way to travel.
Bly
Bly
This is the dock for the MBTA ferry that goes into Boston.
10. Peabody Essex Museum
10. Peabody Essex Museum
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87 local reviews
161 Essex St, Salem
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 978-745-9500
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Pamela
If you're up for a day trip, take the ferry or the train to Salem. There's great history beyond the witches, a…
Sean
An easy day trip by Commuter Rail or Fast Ferry, to Salem, can involve a visit to the Peabody Essex Museum.
10. Peabody Essex Museum
10. Peabody Essex Museum
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87 local reviews
161 Essex St, Salem
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 978-745-9500
Pamela
Pamela
If you're up for a day trip, take the ferry or the train to Salem. There's great history beyond the witches, and this is a superb museum.
Sean
Sean
An easy day trip by Commuter Rail or Fast Ferry, to Salem, can involve a visit to the Peabody Essex Museum.
11. Sullivan Square
11. Sullivan Square
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26 local reviews
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Wally
Ferry St @ Central Ave Bus #104 Stop to Sullivan Station
11. Sullivan Square
11. Sullivan Square
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26 local reviews
Wally
Wally
Ferry St @ Central Ave Bus #104 Stop to Sullivan Station