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Boston Harbor Islands: Georges Island

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Fort Warren, MA
Check-in after 12:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 69
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34 Reviews

by scarw01 on Mar 16, 2021
Pleasant and easy access

by johnmclaughlin856 on Oct 06, 2020
Great mooring. Had a good day. Initially put out at the end mooring close to rhe channel. It was a long row in. Called Dockwa and got switched to a closer mooring ball. Very easy and accomodating.

by lalee33 on Sep 08, 2020
Can't beat the location for the views and access to historic island. Great price and friendly service! Get off your boat and check out the amazing structures on the island. Such a treat!

by robodwyer on Sep 06, 2020
We had an amazing time. This was the first time we requested a numbered mooring for it’s location, something I was wondering about. Dockwa was accommodating and replied quickly. A review solicitation was sent before we left and I was concerned that I had reserved it a day early and reached out. Again, Dockwa replied to assure is of our reservation and that they were working on their system in this regard. We met friends who anchored that we looking for a mooring to stay the night, and they contacted Dockwa to request our mooring that was reserved for the day as everything else was booked. Again, Dockwa responded to say that yes, our friends could reserve for the night. They spoke with the crew on the DCR boat monitoring for Dockwa. We ended a perfect day and our friends hooked up. Impressed with the responsiveness and excellent customer service.

by judytex on Aug 25, 2020
We had a great day! Thank you

by mdegruttola on Aug 23, 2020
Our day mooring off of Gallops Islands made for a perfect afternoon as always!

by jojo2020 on Aug 11, 2020
Professional friendly staff - mix up on who should be on what mooring - he got it squared away - very Helpful& friendly - please share a big thank you to your staff epically the captains on the water.

by amofam on Aug 10, 2020
It was great as always love the Boston Harbor Islands Marc

by dcicerone on Aug 10, 2020
Kevin was a pleasure to deal with. Easy Peasy

by runningfreema on Jul 27, 2020
George’s Island is a great day trip. Spectacular views and tons of history.

by markw on Jul 26, 2020
Awesome day on the water. So glad I didn’t have to anchor, my small boat would’ve lost its hold. Channel was a bit wavy from all the boat traffic. DCR came around to check everyone’s reservations which is good.

by paullafond on Jul 21, 2020
Very easy to use and quick response.

by mpkindle on Jul 20, 2020
The reservation was easy and Kevin from DCR was very helpful. Problem was that I was assigned mooring G17 at George’s Island and there was no mooring marked 17. All moorings were taken. Another call to Kevin revealed that there were two mooring balls in the field marked 18. The outer one was supposed to be 17. Squatter left without difficulty. Twenty minutes after arrival we were on our mooring.

by bostonzee on Jul 13, 2020
The mooring was well marked and in great shape, we enjoyed a lovely stay for a few hours while we grill, swam and enjoyed watching all the boats go by through Nubble and The Narrows. All for $10, what a bargain!!!

by rjw35 on Jul 05, 2020
Mooring balls looked well maintained. Very cool views ashore as well as open access to explore the fort. Looking forward to going back. Seas were quieter than at Peddocks.

by cannedyou on Jul 05, 2020
We appreciate the moorings at the Boston harbor islands, especially in the summer of social distancing. Thank you!

by temcdonagh on Jun 22, 2020
Beautiful location ruined by washing machine action during the weekend day due to idiotic boaters at full throttle through Nubble Channel and along the Gallops and George’s Island Mooring fields. They should be designated a no wake zone. Nice and quiet come sundown. Pendent were a complete mess and should be cleaned regularly. Makes one wonder what the underwater parts look like. The area could be perfect for a little speed enforcement and maintenance.

by ithacaeli on May 23, 2020
Nice spot and nice new moorings

by phiwum on Sep 02, 2019
Georges is a great site for a picnic and short hike. The other reviewers are right that the mooring field is exposed. Might make for a poor night's sleep, but a very enjoyable daytrip. Kudos to the NPS for upgrading their mooring options this year. Or maybe kudos to the Mass State Parks people, since the islands are jointly run I think. Don't know who improved the mooring fields, but it is a great improvement. Not sure I'm keen on the plans for a luxury hotel on Peddocks on the other hand.

by calliope on Aug 31, 2019
Gorgeous spot nestled among the Harbor Islands. Great view of the city of Boston, particularly cool after dark. Not the smoothest mooring field due to traffic and currents, but well worth a stay. I hope these moorings will continue to be maintained.

by joat on Aug 25, 2019
Ft. Warren ok, but no upkeep due to lack of funding. Lots of Canadien Geese fecal matter all over the place. If you boat there be advised no dingy dock. You have to beach your dingy. Mine was filled with water and sand upon my return. UGH!

by behickey on Aug 11, 2019
Pulled up a mooring to have lunch - delightful, easy to access

by tombhsc on Aug 06, 2019
The moorings are great, a real plus for enjoying the harbor. However while we had a reservation, they were all taken when we arrived, and we had to wait till a boat left. Seems to me that it's actually a free for all, regardless of reservations.

by skipaluisy on Aug 05, 2019
The island is great. I took a tour with a period actor Doctor Mcgill I thin it was who was a prisoner of war n th4eIsland. It was spectacular. Really well done. the food in the restaurant is a joke though. You really have to get a real restaurant in there.

by edrageous on Aug 04, 2019
Great mooring field!

by dedwards8 on Aug 02, 2019
Beautiful spot to watch a sunset.

by jimdcd24 on Jul 29, 2019
High quality mooring

by quyezxpuezntyvq7vdsc on Jul 21, 2019
The mooring balls are a great addition to the George’s Island area. The person monitoring the area was very friendly. THANKS

by jeffkmac on Jul 17, 2019
Very convenient. Moorings all in good condition.

by fvallely on Jul 15, 2019
Great location. Secure moorings.

by laurelaford on Jul 15, 2019
Really nice to be able to visit the islands and be so close to Boston at the same time. Love the history at George's Island.

by mcrowther on Jul 06, 2019
Great to see the additional moorings , worked great for us.

by ebrowne on Jul 05, 2019
It was unclear which mooring field was being managed by Dockwa / Georges island. No one answered the VHF radio call )Ch16 or CH69) or cell phone number

by skoggs on Jul 04, 2019
No issue - only one there Hopefully you will be able to assign mooring number when the moorings start to be used.
Status: Open

Your Georges Island experience will be different this season due to COVID-19 . Here is what you can expect during your visit: Moorings are available for day/overnight use. DCR dinghies will not be available for use at this time. Personal dinghies/tenders can be landed on the beach on the north side of the Pier only. The float is to be used for drop-off/pick-up and official use only. Tie-up allowed for drop-off/pick-up only 5min. Visitor Center will be Closed and there will be no programming or staff led activities this season. Restrooms are closed. Drinking fountains and concessions are closed. Visitor experience will be more passive, self-led exploration of the Island from dawn until dusk. Please read the precautions on our COVID-19 signage around the island and at the top of the gangway. We ask all visitors to practice social distancing and wear a mask when not able to keep distance. please respect signage as some of the areas of the Fort may be closed or unable to see at this time. Enjoy!

Last Updated:9 months ago

About Boston Harbor Islands: Georges Island

Georges Island is the location of a Civil War-era fort known as Fort Warren. Boaters can enjoy exploring its stunning granite archways. The island hosts plenty of locations for scenic views, relaxing picnics, and refreshing walks. You can find information on Georges Islands attractions at and The island is open to the public until 6PM and has a strict carry in/carry out trash policy. Enjoy the Boston Harbor Islands!

Booking Info

Max LOA: 40'

Max Beam: 18'

Max Draft: 7'



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