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George's Island

Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
+1 617-727-7676
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US$111.22*
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2.5-hour Boston Harbor Cruise with Brunch
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The largest of the Boston Harbor Islands is a great spot for hiking and exploring.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fort warren” (32 reviews)
“civil war” (14 reviews)
“ferry ride” (18 reviews)
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Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
North End
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

This was a typical visit to a local place that none of us had ever visited. Three of us in our 50s grew up in MA, plus my 20+ year old son, took the ferry from Hingham. We were overwhelmed by Fort Warren and explored...More

Thank DansPawSox
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

George's Island was a fun spot for a picnic and some exploring. Heading over by ferry is easy and relaxing. There was a female staff member in the museum area when we first arrived that was the most friendly, but we were soon approached by...More

Thank Jenna M
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

This little island is simply gorgeous. Almost its entire area is covered by old fortress, which is freely accessible for your own discovery or you can join free rangers guided tour. Plus it offers amazing views to the sea, Boston and surrounding islands. There is...More

Thank EvaF2Eva
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

George island is one of the picnic spot in Boston. This island is one of the islands in the Boston Harbour situated in Atlanitic Ocean. Fort warren is an historic fort in this island. Nearby few islands are also there. Ferry service is available both...More

Thank balasubramanian16847
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

The kids 9, 15 1/2 and I did a weekend of "vacation in your own backyard" with the focus on going to the Boston Harbor Islands. We intended to do more than George's Island but we found enough to do on George's to keep us...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

A super day! The ferry ride is classic fun! The island itself is simply fascinating. One can delve into the history of the island or simply explore the unique fort and grassy lawns. The snack shop was crowded and poorly staffed during our visit and...More

Thank Susan O
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

Summer Saturdays get you a 50 minute ferry ride with incredible views of Boston harbor and islands, jazz concerts by Berklee music students, a fascinating Fort with lots of history to learn, and great walking along the walls or over the lush lawn. A truly...More

1  Thank Julie V
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

Quite apart from the lovely (and very reasonable at $17 return ticket) boat trip out to the island, this is a thoroughly interesting place to visit. When you arrive you should make sure you watch the brief film (about 9 minutes long) in the Welcome...More

1  Thank BeakerEdinburgh
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

Nice boat trip to the island (50 min from Boston downtown). Interesting historical site - an old Civil War Prison. Quiet, fun to explore, easy to ride to other islands.

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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

A serene and secluded island to spend your day. To be honest I am surprised so much of the fort has not been maintained and is being allowed to rot away. Seemingly vast areas while not locked or roped off appear to being claimed by...More

Thank Sy D
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Mikie U
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Response from Jing W | Reviewed this property |
I have a dog myself and wanted to bring her, but was told that only service dogs are allowed on the island.
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Mikeybradley
August 20, 2016|
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Response from Jesse K | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, didn't see any dogs when i went there though.
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