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. 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 bostonharborislands.org.
Before leaving, I called to get information regarding what's going on at Georges. No one answered. When we got there, we discovered that there was no launch. We were not able leave our 18 foot boat on the dock for our 2 h our stay. The result is that someone needed to stay on the boat or swim ashore. We didn't bring our bathing suits. The end result is that we never went ashore at all.
We stayed, we relax, we left.
Always love the convenience of mooring offshore of such a beautiful park
All you promised. Great value and great relief.
helps to have two mooring lines, one for starboard and one for port. keeps bow into the wind. important only in situations where there is exposure to wind and choppy water.
We wanted to go see fort Warren yet crazy enough there is no dinghy dock here. The only option is to bring your dinghy up on the beach and we had to ask for special permission to do so. Pretty ridiculous when you have large boats from the city docking constantly.
Great service, website is easy to use, and quick response. Unfortunately, I was unable to use it because of a breakdown. But I love the service. When word first got out about these moorings being established, I thought "sure just one more way to regulate open space. But I don't feel like that anymore. As long as I plan ahead I can get a spot that I know is secure and will keep my boat safe while I visit the islands. And the system and people monitoring it are highly responsive. Great job.
Perfect place for an overnight stay. Beautiful! With easy access to three islands. Current can be 1-2kts. Parks department was very helpful and responsive.
Our assigned mooring was in operable due to the line being stuck underneath the mooring ball.
The moorings are always great. No fuss. The DVR staff is generally accommodating. On busy days when they fill up, depending on the attendant and if you talk to them first, they’ may let you squat on a mooring until the person who reserved it comes. That’s cool since we are only there for an hour or two most days.
Thanks for having us, super easy to drop people off at the dock, moor up, and paddle board to shore.
Great way to spend July 4th! Beautiful day on the mooring at Gallops Island.
Love Dockwa…so friendly and accommodating!
The DockWa app is user friendly and very quick at responding
We reserved mooring 10 for the day, when we arrived at 12:30 pm our mooring was taken but another guest who claimed they reserved the same mooring number. Multiple other guests tied up claimed they had been double booked as well.
It is very convenient using the Dockwa app. The DCR Rangers respond to your reservation request very fast.
Easy working with Dockwa to secure mooring. Love this service
Was able to get our favorite morning thanks for all your help
We had a great stay. Well run moorings. Once sun sets it becomes quiet and calm with no traffic. Slept great! Best place to stay in Boston!!! Will come again and again.
Very good and very friendly help
Loved it! Staff was right on top of making sure our mooring was available. Great spot for views of the Boston Light & George's Island.
Easy to reserve on Dockwa. Attendant in boat pointed out our mooring, but with several in that area and numbers hard to see we had to search- would have helped if she had motored over to show us. Beautiful spot with excellent views of Boston skyline but wakes of passing boats in canal can be significant
Gorgeous spot nestled among the Harbor Islands. Great view of the city of Boston, particularly cool after dark. Not the smoothest mooring field due to traffic and currents, but well worth a stay. I hope these moorings will continue to be maintained.
Island boat crew was very helpful
Actually moored at Gallops Is. ... was quiet but lots of roll. Would go back.
Always love to visit George’s Island Now with a boat it’s even more fun Thanks
Mooring is exposed to just about every direction but East-SE. very good depth. Easy access to the beach north of the ferry dock. Nice Fort to visit and great grounds to watch Boston and great sailboats going out to the ocean and back. It’s can be rolly in winds above 10kt mooring but still worth it. Dockwa reservation was easy and very responsive folks on the island prior to arrival
WINDY BUT KIDS LOVED THE FORT
we got out and about out there, we didnt moore over night as we wanted to due to an electrical problem with the boat. but did get out there once we were fixed. great time will do that again!
The DCR guys on the scene work hard and are very accommodating when issues arise. Thanks,
Beautiful sunny day. Had to move someone off my mooring, but no issues. Thanks
Very convenient. Moorings all in good condition. Love the online reservations
Can't beat the location for the views and access to historic island. Great price and friendly service! Get off your boat and check out the amazing structures on the island. Such a treat!
We had an amazing time. This was the first time we requested a numbered mooring for it’s location, something I was wondering about. Dockwa was accommodating and replied quickly. A review solicitation was sent before we left and I was concerned that I had reserved it a day early and reached out. Again, Dockwa replied to assure is of our reservation and that they were working on their system in this regard. We met friends who anchored that we looking for a mooring to stay the night, and they contacted Dockwa to request our mooring that was reserved for the day as everything else was booked. Again, Dockwa responded to say that yes, our friends could reserve for the night. They spoke with the crew on the DCR boat monitoring for Dockwa. We ended a perfect day and our friends hooked up. Impressed with the responsiveness and excellent customer service.
We had a great day! Thank you
Our day mooring off of Gallops Islands made for a perfect afternoon as always!
Professional friendly staff - mix up on who should be on what mooring - he got it squared away - very Helpful& friendly - please share a big thank you to your staff epically the captains on the water.
It was great as always love the Boston Harbor Islands Marc
Kevin was a pleasure to deal with. Easy Peasy
George’s Island is a great day trip. Spectacular views and tons of history.
Awesome day on the water. So glad I didn’t have to anchor, my small boat would’ve lost its hold. Channel was a bit wavy from all the boat traffic. DCR came around to check everyone’s reservations which is good.
Very easy to use and quick response.
The reservation was easy and Kevin from DCR was very helpful. Problem was that I was assigned mooring G17 at George’s Island and there was no mooring marked 17. All moorings were taken. Another call to Kevin revealed that there were two mooring balls in the field marked 18. The outer one was supposed to be 17. Squatter left without difficulty. Twenty minutes after arrival we were on our mooring.
The mooring was well marked and in great shape, we enjoyed a lovely stay for a few hours while we grill, swam and enjoyed watching all the boats go by through Nubble and The Narrows. All for $10, what a bargain!!!
Mooring balls looked well maintained. Very cool views ashore as well as open access to explore the fort. Looking forward to going back. Seas were quieter than at Peddocks.
We appreciate the moorings at the Boston harbor islands, especially in the summer of social distancing. Thank you!
Beautiful location ruined by washing machine action during the weekend day due to idiotic boaters at full throttle through Nubble Channel and along the Gallops and George’s Island Mooring fields. They should be designated a no wake zone. Nice and quiet come sundown. Pendent were a complete mess and should be cleaned regularly. Makes one wonder what the underwater parts look like. The area could be perfect for a little speed enforcement and maintenance.
Nice spot and nice new moorings
Georges is a great site for a picnic and short hike. The other reviewers are right that the mooring field is exposed. Might make for a poor night's sleep, but a very enjoyable daytrip. Kudos to the NPS for upgrading their mooring options this year. Or maybe kudos to the Mass State Parks people, since the islands are jointly run I think. Don't know who improved the mooring fields, but it is a great improvement. Not sure I'm keen on the plans for a luxury hotel on Peddocks on the other hand.
Ft. Warren ok, but no upkeep due to lack of funding. Lots of Canadien Geese fecal matter all over the place. If you boat there be advised no dingy dock. You have to beach your dingy. Mine was filled with water and sand upon my return. UGH!
Pulled up a mooring to have lunch - delightful, easy to access
The moorings are great, a real plus for enjoying the harbor. However while we had a reservation, they were all taken when we arrived, and we had to wait till a boat left. Seems to me that it's actually a free for all, regardless of reservations.
The island is great. I took a tour with a period actor Doctor Mcgill I thin it was who was a prisoner of war n th4eIsland. It was spectacular. Really well done. the food in the restaurant is a joke though. You really have to get a real restaurant in there.
Great mooring field!
Beautiful spot to watch a sunset.
High quality mooring
The mooring balls are a great addition to the George’s Island area. The person monitoring the area was very friendly. THANKS
Great location. Secure moorings.
Really nice to be able to visit the islands and be so close to Boston at the same time. Love the history at George's Island.
Great to see the additional moorings , worked great for us.
It was unclear which mooring field was being managed by Dockwa / Georges island. No one answered the VHF radio call )Ch16 or CH69) or cell phone number