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! Enjoy
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.
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.
easy to book; mooring ball #50 had a sturdy line but no pennant
Pleasant stay. Mooring and pennant in good condition. Kevin helped me with credit card issue. Much improved from other past year management.
Seas were bouncy due to traffic, but mooring balls seemed in good condition. Island has lots to see.
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!
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.
Can't beat the views. Solid moorings, well-placed. Support the harbor! Wish I could add a photo to this!
Love the Boston harbor island moorings! Thank you!
the moorings were almost too far off shore to swim, and there are no dinghys or docks. other than that, awesome.
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.
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.
Wonderful...so glad the moorings went through
Easy in and out stay. Very nice mooring set up. Lots of boats in at Peddocks today
A lot of boat wake. Jet skis annoying.
Always loved Peddocks and now with the new moorings it’s even better
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 .
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.