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Set Sail for Adventure: Boston’s Free Ferry Weekend 2024!

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Ahoy, Bostonians and visitors alike! Get ready to mark your calendars for an unforgettable experience on the high seas – well, Boston Harbor, to be exact. Boston Harbor Cruises is thrilled to announce the Free Ferry Weekend Boston 2024, a spectacular event that promises fun, exploration, and memories that will last a lifetime, all without spending a dime!

As the city’s premier cruise and boat tour company, Boston Harbor City Cruises is all about creating moments that matter, and this event is no exception. For one weekend only, on May 18th and 19th, they’re offering free ferry rides to the beautiful Boston Harbor Islands. Yes, you read that right – free (as in it won’t cost you a cent)!

Imagine the salty breeze in your hair as you glide across the sparkling waters, the city skyline shrinking behind you as you approach the tranquil beauty of the islands. Whether you’re a history buff ready to explore the enigmatic Fort Warren on Georges Island, or you’re looking to unwind with a serene island picnic, this weekend has something for everyone.

Here’s the scoop: tickets are first-come, first-served, and available at the Boston Harbor City Cruises Ferry Center at Long Wharf North starting at 8:00 am on each day of the event. There’s no advance reservations, so make sure to arrive early because this event is a hot ticket and will sell out fast! Remember, they can’t accommodate large groups – there’s a limit of 5 tickets per adult.

Ferries will depart from Gate 5, and Boston Harbor City Cruises advise being in line at least 15 minutes before your departure time. You don’t miss the boat on this one!

Saturday’s schedule is packed with departures to Georges Island at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 1:00 PM, with return ferries every hour until 4 pm. Sunday keeps the adventure going with ferries at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM, and returns every hour until 3 pm.

But wait, there’s more! Not only do you get a free ride, but you’ll also have access to a variety of activities, ranger tours, and programs once you’re on the islands. It’s the perfect opportunity to dive into the rich history, take in the stunning views, and maybe even spot some local wildlife.

So, what are you waiting for? Gather your friends, pack a picnic, and join us for a weekend of exploration and excitement. It’s not every day you get to sail to an island for free, after all. Make Free Ferry Weekend Boston 2024 a splash hit!

For more information, visit https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/free-ferry-day-boston/p41767.php 


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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hello Lew... this sounds like a wonderful idea! I'm sure lots of people will be taking advantage.

May 16, 2024 08:17 AM
Lew Corcoran

Thank you, Nina, for your encouraging words and positive outlook.

May 16, 2024 10:31 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with area residents and visitors.

Have a great day!

May 16, 2024 08:56 AM
Lew Corcoran

Thank you, Roy! I’m thrilled you enjoyed the post, and I wish you an equally super fantastic day as well!

May 16, 2024 10:31 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Lew,

I love that you are getting the word out about this fabulous offering! Free is good! It's the perfect time to dive into the rich history, take in the stunning views, and maybe even spot some local wildlife! I'm sure the turnout will be amazing!

May 16, 2024 09:14 AM
Lew Corcoran

Thank you, Dorie, for your enthusiastic support!

May 16, 2024 10:33 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Lew Corcoran 

When I worked in Boston we used to take the luncheon harbor tour. Nowadays Pam & I will occasionally take the Ferry from Salem Harbor to Boston.

May 16, 2024 09:14 AM
Lew Corcoran

Thank you, Doug, for sharing your fond memories and current adventures; it’s wonderful to hear that the ferry continues to be a part of your Boston experiences!

May 16, 2024 10:34 AM