Boston Harbor Islands: Georges Island

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Boston, MA 02129
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Check-out before 11:00 AM

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97 Reviews

by Tara F. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2024
Interesting location to Explore if you are a history buff, fair amount of wakes from ferries and other boats. Short row from mooring to land on the beach

by Stefano M. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2024
Received a confirmation within minutes. Cheerfully received a mooring ball number within an hour and then, later, was given a more protected ball for the overnight mooring. Airplanes landing overhead and a reasonable amount of boat wake going by, but very nice in the morning.

by LAWRENCE B. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2024
Easy to find. Great location

by Girard G. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2024
Great and historical place to visit. I do recommend water shoes for the very rocky beach.

by John F. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2024
Easy pick-up of mooring offshore the historic Fort Warren. Moorings are adjacent to the park's ferry terminal which has ferries going to and from during the day. Relatively exposed mooring field that has great Boston views, but has some boater traffic from early morning til late at night; Logan Airport flights are audible. However, very quiet and still once night sets in. Hull and Hingham nearby.

by Jim T. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2024
Perfect and Barry with the DCR was more than helpful

by Stephen S. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2024
Enjoyed the stay. Great place to moor for lunch on a day sail in Boston Harbor.

by Steve C. - Verified user on Feb 27, 2024
Love Dockwa…so friendly and accommodating!

by David M. - Verified user on Oct 06, 2023
What a wonderful place. The mooring ball was a short 30 second row to the beach. The island is wonderful and you can casually stroll around AND IN the old fort. Terrific displays and artifacts in the visitor center. Bring the kids.

by Richard E. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
Other vessel was on rented mooring when i arrived. Made the call to DCR and problem was resolved immediately.

by Phil S. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
Awesome spot -- prompt response from the marina and a great value! Will be returning.

by Jennifer M. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Our stay was terrific. You folks do great work. We appreciate you!!!!!!

by Tom D. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Great views and moorings are fairly well marked and in pretty good condition. With strong winds out of the SW fighting the tide it was pretty rough until the winds died down in the middle of the night. Paddocks would have been a better option in these conditions.

by Robert O. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2023
Someone was on the mooring I reserved. No one answered the phone or the radio and the ranger on Island when we told them we picked up a different mooring said they don’t care and why pay for a mooring just pick one up next time.

by Sandra L. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2023
Fantastic view of the full moon coming up over George’s Island. An orange sunrise rose behind Boston light. Thanks for having us.

by Michele D. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
Easy tie up and a nice lunch. Thanks for setting us up.

by Marcus D. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2023
Our day mooring off of Gallops Islands made for a perfect afternoon as always!

by Caraline L. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2023
We had a west wind so with the long fetch us was a little choppy. I’m sure we could have moved to Spectacle because the Harbor staff are very accommodating.

by Cameron K. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Fantastic! We had a great time.

by Chris M. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2023
Ball in good shape. Beach landing for dinghy. The Island itself is fantastic. It was our 3rd visit. We love it. Talk a tour of Fort Warren with a park ranger!

by Becky P. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Great way to spend July 4th! Beautiful day on the mooring at Gallops Island.

by Rick N. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Well marked mooring balls. Island staff very helpful and knowledgeable. Great time.

by Christa N. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
easy to drop off passengers and find the mooring ball.

by Elias S. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2023
Great spot, easy to find the buoy

by Timothy L. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2023
Excellent staff that is always helpful
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About Boston Harbor Islands: Georges Island

Georges Island is home to historic Fort Warren, one of Boston's premier historic sites for Civil War-era history. Visitors can explore the fort's graceful granite archways, or catch stunning views of the Harbor and Boston Light from the ramparts. The island also features shade shelters and picnic areas with scenic water views.

Georges Island features two mooring areas, with options to moor close to Georges Island or across the channel adjacent to Gallops Island. The views from the Gallops mooring field of Ft. Warren are spectacular. Please note that Gallops Island is closed to public access.

The park is open from dawn until dusk, with facilities open during ferry operating hours. Reservations are available for both daytime and overnight use. Please note that pets are not permitted in the park. To find more information about park regulations and available activities on the island, please visit

Booking Info

Max LOA: 40'

Max Beam: 18'

Max Draft: 7'



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