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George's Island

Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
617-727-7676
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$26*
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Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise
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Ranked #23 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Type: Islands, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Picnicking, Hiking
Owner description: The largest of the Boston Harbor Islands is a great spot for hiking...
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Type: Islands, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Picnicking, Hiking
Owner description: The largest of the Boston Harbor Islands is a great spot for hiking and exploring.
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Take a ferry from Boston or Hingham for a scenic boat ride to George's Island. You can picnic, swim and enjoy a tour of Civil War era Ft. Warren. You can also buy food and soft drinks at the Summer Shack for fairly reasonable prices.

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Who knew this cute little island was so close to such a big city! (I certainly didn't!) I visited during the summer and spent a few hours exploring fortresses and trails with friends. It is nice to escape the city for a bit and feel like you are shipwrecked on a remote island! Would recommend for anyone who is adventurous!

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Orange, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I grew up in Boston and going to Castle Island was a treat whether it was the Fried Clams or to play around the 'fort'. Edgar Allen Poe served here as a young man and acquired some of his story material from the stories he heard. Great view of Boston harbor and a great place to cool down on hot,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

There are so many adventures in the harbor islands. It's even fun getting out there by ferry and once you arrive it's like going back in time.

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great tour. The boat toured the lighthouse and then stopped at the island for a tour. Great views of Boston harbor and the constitution and the airport.

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Trophy Club, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This trip is well worth the time and expense. Leaves Long Warf in Boston and it takes a little over a half hour to get to George's Island. One could spend more time, but we stayed for about an hour and took the boat back to Boston. Beautiful trip.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We took the 10am ferry arriving around 10:45. Stopping by the visitors center, grabbing a map (with the stops and information) and headed out to circle the island. First stop was a kind gentlemen who provided a personalized welcome by sharing the ghost story, "The Black Lady" , to our 11 year old son. A perfect start to a perfect... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Short ferry ride brings you to a beautiful island with grills to cook ( bring charcoal, etc) adirondack chairs to relax in, a cafe, and lots of free activities for all ages and interests and places to explore. Great exhibits and short film in visitors center and friendly helpful staff. And a huge civil war, ww1 and ww2 fort to... More 

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Little Rock, Iowa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We took the $15 ferry to George's island on a holiday Monday. The ferry tour guide was very knowledgable about the Boston skyline, history of Boston, and many of the islands we passed on the 45 minute journey. My husband and I secured a spot on the top deck for the trip, and I would highly recommend lining up early... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Touring this island either on your own or with a guide is a great way to spend the day. For Warren is so rich in history and there is nothing like exploring this old fort and finding hidden passages and traipsing through dark tunnels. There are many other things to do on the island like watch a vintage baseball game... More 

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