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Boston Harbor Islands: Spectacle Island

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Day Trip
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Spectacle Island
Boston, MA 02129
Check-in after 12:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 69
Out of Season
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6 Reviews

by fishman on Sep 08, 2019
The island is a treasure! We enjoyed the Trillium’s beer garden Sat afternoon, then had the whole place to ourselves for the evening. The trails are superb, as are the views of Boston. Very calm seas-even in the aftermath of hurricane Dorian. We will return from our slip in Boston!

by jamesforsyth01 on Aug 20, 2019
good mooring and nice people running the island.

by carolvac on Aug 02, 2019
Very rocky due to wakes created by high speed ferry. We have a 39’ sailboat and our boat got tossed around similar to being out in a small craft advisory. Couldn’t swim off the boat due to the chop. Dinghied to the beach, but our dinghy was getting trashed so back to our sailboat we went. Quieted down after 8pm.

by jimwilliamson1 on Jul 22, 2019
The booking was good. You were very responsive to adjust the rate down to just a day rate. However, I couldn't hail anyone at Spectacle Island on Channel 69 and a DCR ranger said to just take any open mooring if we had a reservation.

by blee247 on Jul 15, 2019
Great spot to stop and take a quick dip! Friendly staff.

by revgray5 on Jul 15, 2019
Beautiful spot to set up for the day. Moorings are easy to use and the staff at the location were great. Look forward to them putting more moorings in soon. They fill up quickly.

About Boston Harbor Islands: Spectacle Island

Spectacle Island features both moorings and a marina. The Spectacle Island Marina is a first come, first serve, floating dock system providing access to the island and its many amenities. Moorings are located on the north side of the main pier and can be reserved on the Dockwa app or on

$25 mooring reservation is for day and overnight use. $10 day trip reservation is for day use only.

Part of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, Spectacle Island spans 105 acres and provides multiple attractions. Along with five miles of walking trails, the island features a visitor center, swimming beach (lifeguarded during peak season), and breathtaking, 360 views of Boston and the surrounding islands. To find more information about all the activities on the island, please visit

Booking Info

For boaters not spending the night on the moorings we ask that the mooring is vacated at sunset.


  • Floating Docks
  • Restrooms



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