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Boston Harbor Islands: Peddocks Island

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42° 17' 21.12'', -70° 56' 21.13''
617-828-1644
VHF Ch. 69
www.bostonharborislands.org
Hingham Harbor
Boston Harbor Islands: Peddocks Island
Boston Harbor Islands: Peddocks Island
Boston Harbor Islands: Peddocks Island
Boston Harbor Islands: Peddocks Island
Boston Harbor Islands: Peddocks Island
Boston Harbor Islands: Peddocks Island
Boston Harbor Islands: Peddocks Island
Boston Harbor Islands: Peddocks Island
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
67℉ESE at 4 knots
High01:04AM9.905ft
Low07:31AM0.500ft
High01:44PM8.675ft
Low07:35PM1.671ft
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One of the largest islands in Boston Harbor, Peddocks Island offers miles of trails, unique geologic features, and the remains of historic Fort Andrews. The island is dotted with colorful cottages that serve as private residences during the summer months. We ask that all visitors be mindful of the residents and their privacy.

The park is open from dawn until dusk. 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 activities, please visit bostonharborislands.org.

Berth Capacity


Moorings:21

Approach


The mooring field is located on the north side of the island in Perry's Cove. All mooring reservations are assigned to a number located on the mooring ball. Access to the island is limited to personal dinghy during park hours. An area on the beach will be posted for dinghy storage when coming ashore. All floats are for DCR and official use only. No rafting allowed on the moorings, single boats only. Day reservations must leave the mooring at sundown and overnight stays must vacate the mooring by 11 am the next day. The area of the island close to the mooring field is home to active cottages that serve as private residences during the summer months. Please be mindful of the residents and their privacy. The mooring field can get turbulent at times when the wind is out of the Northeast or it is a busy day with boat traffic. The greatest fetch is from northwest to northeast.
Minimum Approach Depth:7.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:7.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:7.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jun 26, 2020

Moorings:Yes
Anchorage:Nearby
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As always, friendly Efficient service. Can’t say enough good things about Kevin and Dockwa

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Can't beat the views. Solid moorings, well-placed. Downside is the number of boaters who don’t know or care to reserve space. Need to get the word out that these aren’t free.

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Appreciate your getting us the 4 moorings for our sailing club (Landfall Sailing Club) close together!!

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Peddock’s Island is a great, Easily accessible accessible destination, with beaches, an historic military relic, great views of Boston skyline. It’s understandable nearing the end of the season that moorings would be thinned out. For our sailing club meet-up, our boats were quite far apart - not hailing distance. Next time I’ll request a mooring more shoreward in the mooring field as evening boat traffic delivered a fair amount of wake.

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Great spot! Mooring balls weren’t numbered but we grabbed the one that looked like our one on the map. Worked out just fine!

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Best day trip spot - sheltered enough with amazing views of Boston!

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It was made on the 21st to cover an unplanned stay on the 19th.

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Always a great day at Peddocks... the staff are always very accommodating!

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Excellent cove with good access and easy to get to one of Bostons historic sites, Fort Andrew's. Self guided exploration is great.

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Wonderful stay. Quiet, calm. So nice!!!!!

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Mooring was great. It was good to see someone was monitoring the moorings for right placement. Only downside was a group that showed up around 3 am and were talking, laughing and playing music really loud for at least an hour. Others in the cove I’m sure were woken by them as well.

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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.

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easy to book; mooring ball #50 had a sturdy line but no pennant

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Pleasant stay. Mooring and pennant in good condition. Kevin helped me with credit card issue. Much improved from other past year management.

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Seas were bouncy due to traffic, but mooring balls seemed in good condition. Island has lots to see.

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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!

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Had the mooring field to ourselves.

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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.

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Love the Boston harbor island moorings! Thank you!

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the moorings were almost too far off shore to swim, and there are no dinghys or docks. other than that, awesome.

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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.

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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.

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Wonderful...so glad the moorings went through

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Easy in and out stay. Very nice mooring set up. Lots of boats in at Peddocks today

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A lot of boat wake. Jet skis annoying.

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Always loved Peddocks and now with the new moorings it’s even better

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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 .

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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.

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