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George's Island

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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Address: Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617-727-7676
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The largest of the Boston Harbor Islands is a great spot for hiking and...

The largest of the Boston Harbor Islands is a great spot for hiking and exploring.

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Nice quick getaway from the city

George's Island is about a 30 min ferry ride from Long Wharf (by the NE Aquarium). The ferry leaves every hour and the last boat back from the island is at 6pm. The tickets were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jing W
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The BHC over to George's Island was spacious and informative (45 mins ). The fort and island were great , my only regret was buying 4 "Jumbo" hotdogs for $9 each at the food counter, i waited 35 mins for two limp hotdogs in a cold bread bun, so so disappointing. The hotdog was tasteless and certainly not worth the... More 

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Thank Jesus M
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

George's Island is about a 30 min ferry ride from Long Wharf (by the NE Aquarium). The ferry leaves every hour and the last boat back from the island is at 6pm. The tickets were $18 for adults. There is one small cafe on the island which has hot and cold lunch options. It's carry in / carry out, so... More 

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Thank Jing W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fabulous place. Well worth the trip and money. Lots of areas to explore and fabulous views from the ramparts. Well maintained paths and walkways. Great interpretive signage and museum. Feisty seagulls will steal your food if you turn your back but that is part of the fun. Bring your own food. It is expensive there.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to come to George's Island when I was a young kid, and this was my first time visiting in over 30 years. The fort looks like they've renovated/opened up more of the areas, so there's some fresher air coming in there, and they have more activities going on there (concerts and such). We didn't take the tour, but... More 

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Thank KenC1971
Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a no-trash island, so anything you take in you have to take out. There was very little to do, and very little shade to relax in. Swimming isn't allowed for reasons that weren't explained.

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Thank Jesse K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We went to this island from Boston Harbour where we parked our car. And then took a Ferry from there. As soon as we reached there there was a long line for food. We had to wait for more than half an hour. I did not like this place a lot however we could take any ferry from there to... More 

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2 Thank Toshi J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely the top excursion we chose to do while in Boston. We never would have known if one of our local Boston friends hadn't mentioned it. The ferry ride out to the island was relaxing and beautiful. The island was amazing. Bring your walking shoes and give yourself some time. There is a lot to explore. The guided tour is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Took a day trip by myself and thoroughly enjoyed it. Give yourself at least a 2 to 3 hours minimum and bring a lunch (or you can purchase something from the island 'snack store'. Historical place to explore and poke around. Ask for a docent if there's one available!

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We took the ferry from Long Wharf across to Spectacle Island, which was a lovely place to walk around, and then took the ferry to George's Island. On the island is Fort Warren and it was fascinating to explore it including the ramparts where there used to be large cannon. Apparently some of the other islands have the remnants of... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is a very interesting and reasonably priced part day activity. Take the time for the walking tour of the fort. The boat could use some cleaning and painting but the tour guide who explained the island history as we made our way to Georges was awesome. All of the ferry and park staff were nice and helpful.

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Staying in Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the seaport district of South Boston is located beautifully along the water. The area is designed for easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area in a contemporary building with an absolutely stunning deck overlooking the water. In the summer time there are Friday music concerts on the deck of the museum. Nearby, there are many green spaces to enjoy.