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Boston Harbor Islands: Peddocks Island

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Fort Andrews, MA
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Check-out before 11:00 AM
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28 Reviews

by randyadams on Sep 27, 2020
Appreciate your getting us the 4 moorings for our sailing club (Landfall Sailing Club) close together!!

by mpkindle on Sep 27, 2020
Peddock’s Island is a great, Easily accessible accessible destination, with beaches, an historic military relic, great views of Boston skyline. It’s understandable nearing the end of the season that moorings would be thinned out. For our sailing club meet-up, our boats were quite far apart - not hailing distance. Next time I’ll request a mooring more shoreward in the mooring field as evening boat traffic delivered a fair amount of wake.

by belenos on Sep 27, 2020
Great spot! Mooring balls weren’t numbered but we grabbed the one that looked like our one on the map. Worked out just fine!

by lalee33 on Sep 14, 2020
Best day trip spot - sheltered enough with amazing views of Boston!

by srwc3henpu2hksfe_9se on Aug 24, 2020
As always, friendly Efficient service. Can’t say enough good things about Kevin and Dockwa

by kurtnik on Aug 22, 2020
It was made on the 21st to cover an unplanned stay on the 19th.

by lawfrm on Aug 15, 2020
Always a great day at Peddocks... the staff are always very accommodating!

by ebrowne on Aug 09, 2020
Excellent cove with good access and easy to get to one of Bostons historic sites, Fort Andrew's. Self guided exploration is great.

by ctrischitta on Jul 25, 2020
Wonderful stay. Quiet, calm. So nice!!!!!

by dthompsonusa on Jul 21, 2020
Mooring was great. It was good to see someone was monitoring the moorings for right placement. Only downside was a group that showed up around 3 am and were talking, laughing and playing music really loud for at least an hour. Others in the cove I’m sure were woken by them as well.

by bostonsailor on Jul 10, 2020
Peddocks is out go to daytime mooring on a hot summer day. This was our first overnight, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We stayed two nights in a row to really chill out. Great views of the sunset over Boston. Mornings are peaceful, afternoons and evenings are lively in good weather, and things quiet down after sunset. Not at all crowded for overnight on a weekday, though around 5pm all moorings matters have been occupied by day boaters. Mooring field is fairly distance from big boat traffic as well as open water, so fairly calm.

by sheilaq on Jul 09, 2020
easy to book; mooring ball #50 had a sturdy line but no pennant

by bschanning on Jul 07, 2020
Pleasant stay. Mooring and pennant in good condition. Kevin helped me with credit card issue. Much improved from other past year management.

by rjw35 on Jul 05, 2020
Seas were bouncy due to traffic, but mooring balls seemed in good condition. Island has lots to see.

by lindabunce on Jun 22, 2020
Beautiful island but, It took us three try’s to get a mooring that had a safe line on it. Then 10 boats rafted with extremely loud music! No consideration for others! Also it is very bouncy due to the wakes from passing boats. I wish Boston police would monitor and control the yahoo’s who make it less relaxing for others!

by captaground on Jun 02, 2020
Had the mooring field to ourselves.

by plominja on May 26, 2020
The mooring pendant line had chafed and slipped off of the thimble at the ball so it was very worn where it bends around the attachment to the chain/ball and subsequently broke shortly after tying up. We checked several of the other open moorings nearby which also had frayed/destroyed pendant lines. I slipped my own line through as a back up so we were fine. Portuguese cove is a nice place to hang for the evening and the reservation was confirmed quickly after requesting it ,so 2 stars, but Im not sure why I even bothered to reserve or pay when these moorings have been free for the last several years and the only thing I actually paid for did not work.

by llkm143 on Sep 22, 2019
Can't beat the views. Solid moorings, well-placed. Support the harbor! Wish I could add a photo to this!

by cannedyou on Sep 16, 2019
Love the Boston harbor island moorings! Thank you!

by dygallag on Sep 02, 2019
the moorings were almost too far off shore to swim, and there are no dinghys or docks. other than that, awesome.

by kat_london on Aug 24, 2019
The mooring balls are located quite far from the dock. Likely fine if you have your own dingy with motor. We relied on the island’s first dingy and chose to anchor instead of using the mooring.

by temcdonagh on Aug 10, 2019
Mooring field quieted down when the sun sank. Wind and current made for a somewhat bumpy night but overall great. Pendent was clean and beefy.

by miriam on Aug 07, 2019 glad the moorings went through

by zlaxref on Aug 04, 2019
Easy in and out stay. Very nice mooring set up. Lots of boats in at Peddocks today

by scottfitzsimmons on Jul 29, 2019
A lot of boat wake. Jet skis annoying.

by ooohaha on Jul 28, 2019
Always loved Peddocks and now with the new moorings it’s even better

by suep on Jul 28, 2019
Bit rough over there . People with boats coming in and leaving are driving to fast causing all the boats to bounce bad. Don’t know if I’ll go back 2 time it’s happened .

by pearlyww on Jul 27, 2019
One of the maps on Dockwa indicated moorings on south side near ferry dock, Wrong! Picked one of those moorings on south that would hold A barge And a tug. No one answered radio so called number. Nice gentleman directed us to north side where numerous recreational boat sized moorings - to 40’ were available in 25’ - 30’ of water. Lots and lots of wakes, lots of jets overhead. During night wind died and mooring ball came knock, knock, knocking against the hull, straightened that out and nice rest the remainder of the night. Was asked to remove dog when visiting fort, National Park rules. Suggested they post that on website. Interesting Island to visit & great they allow camping and have water available. Cost is minimal for an urban mooring, not crowded, nice place to explore... I would recommend for day trip but it was a bit loud -jets- for my nights rest.
Status: Open

Hello Boaters! We have some COVID-19 Updates for your safety when exploring Peddocks Island. The Island will be open for Hiking, trail walks, and self-led exploration. The Visitor Center, Restrooms, and water fountains will not be open this summer so plan accordingly when exploring. The Pier and float will be open for official use only and drop-off/pick-up only 5 min. tie-up. The Island will be open from dawn to dusk. We ask that all visitors practice social distancing and wear a mask when not able to do so. DCR dingies will not be in use this year, Private dingies/tenders may come ashore to the beach to enjoy hiking and exploring the trails. Please be mindful of the private cottages when on island and please carry out all trash! Mooring Info: All moorings reservations will be assigned to a mooring number. Day reservations must leave the mooring at sundown and overnight stays must get off the mooring by 11 am the next day. Rafting of boats is prohibited on DCR moorings. Thank you and enjoy!

Last Updated:9 months ago

About Boston Harbor Islands: Peddocks Island

One of the largest islands in Boston Harbor, Peddocks Island offers historic structures, hiking trails, and unique geologic structures. Cottages located near the mooring field serve as private residences during the summer months. We ask that all transients be mindful of the residents and their privacy. The Boston Harbor Islands State Park has a strict carry in/carry out trash policy. MOORING INFO: All mooring reservations are assigned to a number located on the mooring ball. There is a map with mooring ball locations in the pictures. Day reservations are from 12pm to sun down and overnight reservations must leave the mooring by 11am. Rafting of boats is prohibited on DCR mooring at all times.

Booking Info

Max LOA: 40'

Max Beam: 18'

Max Draft: 7'



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