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
1 Long Wharf, Boston
Open now
+1 617-227-4321
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Melora
The pier where the ferries to Spectacle Island and Georges Island leave from. Visiting the islands is very fu…
Elijah
If you're here in the summer, I definitely recommend getting out to the Harbor Islands. The islands themselves…
Sean
Wonderful way to view Boston from the harbor, visit the harbor islands during the day or go whale watching, ta…
1. Boston Harbor Cruises
1. Boston Harbor Cruises
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12 local reviews
1 Long Wharf, Boston
Open now
+1 617-227-4321
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. …
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…
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…
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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Tiffany
Carson Beach is Boston's cleanest, best beach to visit and is located directly on William Day Blvd that can be…
Mac
Great city beach, with beach volleyball courts and lifeguards during the summers. Nice running path down to Ca…
Danielle
A short 10 minute walk and you are at the popular Carson beach. You can walk along the boardwalk to Castle Isl…
3. Carson Beach
3. Carson Beach
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6 local reviews
Carson Beach, Boston
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…
Mac
Mac
Great city beach, with beach volleyball courts and lifeguards during the summers. Nice running path down to Castle Island and back.
Danielle
Danielle
A short 10 minute walk and you are at the popular Carson beach. You can walk along the boardwalk to Castle Island and then enjoy a tasty ice…
4. Castle Island
4. Castle Island
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36 local reviews
Castle Island, Boston
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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…
Danielle
Castle Island is a must see. It's a great area to walk and people watch but also is rich with history. The For…
4. Castle Island
4. Castle Island
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36 local reviews
Castle Island, Boston
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…
Danielle
Danielle
Castle Island is a must see. It's a great area to walk and people watch but also is rich with history. The Fort is where the US fought off t…
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.
Vivian
Take a boat to explore the many islands in the boston harbor. Get a stunning view of the Boston skyline!
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.
Vivian
Vivian
Take a boat to explore the many islands in the boston harbor. Get a stunning view of the Boston skyline!
6. Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
6. Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
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7 local reviews
191w Atlantic Avenue, Boston
+1 617-223-8666
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Andrew
My personal favorite thing to do in the spring, summer, fall. Take a ferry ride to any of the the Boston Harbo…
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…
6. Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
6. Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
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7 local reviews
191w Atlantic Avenue, 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, …
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 …
7. Sullivan's Castle Island
7. Sullivan's Castle Island
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7 local reviews
2080 William J Day Boulevard, Boston
Open now
+1 617-268-5685
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Vicki
From my place, walk just a few blocks to the Harborwalk. Turn left and follow it for a lovely walk, run or bik…
Angela
Ice cream, takeout fish & chips, fries, etc. Outdoor seating only. By the water at Castle Island. Typical plac…
Danielle
Enjoy an ice cream cone, hamburger, hot dog, lobster roll ($10) or fried clam bellies at Sullivan's after walk…
7. Sullivan's Castle Island
7. Sullivan's Castle Island
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7 local reviews
2080 William J Day Boulevard, Boston
Open now
+1 617-268-5685
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…
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…
Danielle
Danielle
Enjoy an ice cream cone, hamburger, hot dog, lobster roll ($10) or fried clam bellies at Sullivan's after walking the beach area. Sit down, …