Best islands in Boston

Check out the top islands in Boston, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Boston Harbor Cruises
1. Boston Harbor Cruises
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12 local reviews
62 Long Wharf, Boston
Closed · Opens 6:30 AM
+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…
Elijah
If you're here in the summer, I definitely recommend getting out to the Harbor Islands. The islands themselves…
Melora
The pier where the ferries to Spectacle Island and Georges Island leave from. Visiting the islands is very fu…
1. Boston Harbor Cruises
1. Boston Harbor Cruises
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12 local reviews
62 Long Wharf, Boston
Closed · Opens 6:30 AM
+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…
Elijah
Elijah
If you're here in the summer, I definitely recommend getting out to the Harbor Islands. The islands themselves are nice, but my favorite par…
Melora
Melora
The pier where the ferries to Spectacle Island and Georges Island leave from. Visiting the islands is very fun and is highly recommended. …
2. Georges Island
2. Georges Island
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4 local reviews
Georges Island, Boston
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Beverly
Part of the Boston Harbor Islands, Georges Island has a fort that's open for exploring with dark, spooky tunne…
Lorissa
Take a ferry out to the island and see a historic fort
Kianna
Boston Harbor island.
2. Georges Island
2. Georges Island
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4 local reviews
Georges Island, Boston
Beverly
Beverly
Part of the Boston Harbor Islands, Georges Island has a fort that's open for exploring with dark, spooky tunnels. Watch a vintage/Civil War …
Lorissa
Lorissa
Take a ferry out to the island and see a historic fort
Kianna
Kianna
Boston Harbor island.
3. Carson Beach
3. Carson Beach
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6 local reviews
Carson Beach, Boston
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Mac
Great city beach, with beach volleyball courts and lifeguards during the summers. Nice running path down to Ca…
Tiffany
Carson Beach is Boston's cleanest, best beach to visit and is located directly on William Day Blvd that can be…
Tiffany
Carson Beach is Boston's cleanest, best beach to visit and is located directly on William Day Blvd that can be…
3. Carson Beach
3. Carson Beach
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6 local reviews
Carson Beach, Boston
Mac
Mac
Great city beach, with beach volleyball courts and lifeguards during the summers. Nice running path down to Castle Island and back.
Tiffany
Tiffany
Carson Beach is Boston's cleanest, best beach to visit and is located directly on William Day Blvd that can be walked from the beach all the…
Tiffany
Tiffany
Carson Beach is Boston's cleanest, best beach to visit and is located directly on William Day Blvd that can be walked from the beach all the…
4. Castle Island
4. Castle Island
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41 local reviews
Castle Island, Boston
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Amy
We just discovered this. A real beach, in the middle of the city, is a mile away. At Castle Island, can walk …
Niru
Castle Island is located on Day Boulevard in South Boston on the shore of Boston Harbor. It has been the site …
Josh
Fort Independence, a pentagonal five-bastioned, granite fort built between 1834 and 1851, is the dominating fe…
4. Castle Island
4. Castle Island
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41 local reviews
Castle Island, Boston
Amy
Amy
We just discovered this. A real beach, in the middle of the city, is a mile away. At Castle Island, can walk down a causeway so you have a …
Niru
Niru
Castle Island is located on Day Boulevard in South Boston on the shore of Boston Harbor. It has been the site of a fortification since 1634…
Josh
Josh
Fort Independence, a pentagonal five-bastioned, granite fort built between 1834 and 1851, is the dominating feature of Castle Island. This 2…
5. Harbor Islands- Long Island
5. Harbor Islands- Long Island
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3 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.
Meri
Take a ferry from Long Wharf and check out some of the harbor islands.
5. Harbor Islands- Long Island
5. Harbor Islands- Long Island
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3 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.
Meri
Meri
Take a ferry from Long Wharf and check out some of the harbor islands.
6. Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
6. Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
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7 local reviews
191w Atlantic Ave, Boston
+1 617-223-8666
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Andrew
My personal favorite thing to do in the spring, summer, fall. Take a ferry ride to any of the the Boston Harbo…
Julian
Attractions include hiking trails, beaches, the Civil War-era Fort Warren on Georges Island and Boston Light o…
Sarajane
Get on the Boston Harbor Island ferries to take a boat out to different islands in the harbor. Do a little on…
6. Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
6. Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
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7 local reviews
191w Atlantic Ave, Boston
+1 617-223-8666
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, …
Julian
Julian
Attractions include hiking trails, beaches, the Civil War-era Fort Warren on Georges Island and Boston Light on Little Brewster Island, the …
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…
7. Sullivan's Castle Island
7. Sullivan's Castle Island
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7 local reviews
2080 William J Day Boulevard, Boston
Closed · Opens 8:30 AM
+1 617-268-5685
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Angela
Ice cream, takeout fish & chips, fries, etc. Outdoor seating only. By the water at Castle Island. Typical plac…
Vicki
From my place, walk just a few blocks to the Harborwalk. Turn left and follow it for a lovely walk, run or bik…
Vicki
From my place, walk just a few blocks to the Harborwalk. Turn left and follow it for a lovely walk, run or bik…
7. Sullivan's Castle Island
7. Sullivan's Castle Island
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7 local reviews
2080 William J Day Boulevard, Boston
Closed · Opens 8:30 AM
+1 617-268-5685
Angela
Angela
Ice cream, takeout fish & chips, fries, etc. Outdoor seating only. By the water at Castle Island. Typical place for Bostonian families to ha…
Vicki
Vicki
From my place, walk just a few blocks to the Harborwalk. Turn left and follow it for a lovely walk, run or bike ride along the Boston Harbor…
Vicki
Vicki
From my place, walk just a few blocks to the Harborwalk. Turn left and follow it for a lovely walk, run or bike ride along the Boston Harbor…