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Reviewed December 5, 2018

This is a good way to spend a few hours in the Boston Harbor. The ranger tour is interesting and gives you an overview of the history, wildlife and vegetation there. For really young kids, they have an activity booklet that they can do as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

We spent a lovely day on this island although I guess which ever of the Harbour Islands you visit it would be enjoyable. The ferry ride out and back was very pleasant, around 30mins each way with a great crew and the visitor centre on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

It's nice island for picnic with kids. Can spend here 2-3 hours.boston views are nice. The water was cold to swim in. There is only one cafe on the island and it was running short of everything tight from drinks to chips!I did find it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank rujutashinde
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This review is very different from any review I have ever written. My family went to free ferry day and all that was available was Spectacle which was fine as we had never been there. Lots of sea glass and other cool items, a café...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank doogha
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

An ideal location for swimming, hiking or relaxation, the island is just 20 minutes away on boat from Boston Harbour. From the highest point on the island one can see the beautiful skyline of Boston city.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Inam K
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

A nice escape from Boston just a short ferry ride away. There’s not a lot to do on Spectacle Island - walk around, enjoy the beach... but worth a visit at least once. In the summer they offer free yoga a few times. Ferry tickets...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank carawasthere
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

What a nice experience,a 30 minute ferry ride from Boston to the island,the weather was beautiful and the island very hikeable with great views from the summits.Lots of places to enjoy a picnic,beach has a roped off swimming area. Worth a visit for sure!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cathy g
Reviewed July 4, 2018

For those of you from out of town, please note that the Boston Harbor Islands are magical, and loaded with history, for example, pirate lore and haunted places. (If you are truly interested, read Edward Rowe Snow's excellent book "The Islands of Boston Harbor.") I...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank glm0rgan
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Just a short ferry ride away from Boston, Spectacle Island is a great bit of nature. The walking trails are well groomed and there are some beautiful views of the Boston skyline from the high point of the island. The island has some interesting history...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank amandamw5
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We took the ferry boat and had only a few hours on this exquisite little island--about 5 miles to walk around the whole island. We spent a long time in the story-laden visitor center learning that the island was "created" by dumping lots of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Rebecca S
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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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Robert & Shirle... D
October 29, 2016|
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Response from Hawkhardt | Reviewed this property |
They have a workshop on sea glass during the summer, but we did not walk the beach so we cannot confirm that there is sea glass. We walked on the trails on the island. I believe the ferry stops running to Spectacle Island by... More
Robert & Shirle... D
October 29, 2016|
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Response from Wanderlust777 | Reviewed this property |
Sea glass certainly washes up there, but collecting it is forbidden by the Park Service.
Terry A
August 27, 2016|
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Response from glm0rgan | Reviewed this property |
Hi, No you cannot drive there. It's truly an island. Google "Boston Harbor Cruises." They go there.