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Boston Harbor Islands: Georges Island

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42° 19' 9.11'', -70° 55' 48.0''
617-828-1644
VHF Ch. 69
bostonharbornow.org
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Boston Harbor Islands: Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands: Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands: Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands: Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands: Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands: Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands: Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands: Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands: Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands: Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands: Georges Island
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
73℉SW at 7 knots
High02:47AM9.990ft
Low09:10AM0.199ft
High03:26PM9.037ft
Low09:24PM1.231ft
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Your Georges Island experience will be different this season due to COVID-19 . Here is what you can expect during your visit: Moorings are available for day/overnight use. DCR dinghies will not be available for use at this time. Personal dinghies/tenders can be landed on the beach on the north side of the Pier only. The float is to be used for drop-off/pick-up and official use only. Tie-up allowed for drop-off/pick-up only 5min. Visitor Center will be Closed and there will be no programming or staff led activities this season. Restrooms are closed. Drinking fountains and concessions are closed. Visitor experience will be more passive, self-led exploration of the Island from dawn until dusk. Please read the precautions on our COVID-19 signage around the island and at the top of the gangway. We ask all visitors to practice social distancing and wear a mask when not able to keep distance. please respect signage as some of the areas of the Fort may be closed or unable to see at this time. Enjoy!

Last Updated: 2020-07-02 14:16:10 UTC

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Georges Island is the location of a Civil War-era fort known as Fort Warren. Boaters can enjoy exploring its stunning granite archways. The island hosts plenty of locations for scenic views, relaxing picnics, and refreshing walks. You can find information on Georges Islands attractions at www.mass.gov and www.bostonharbornow.org. The island is open to the public until 6PM and has a strict carry in/carry out trash policy. Enjoy the Boston Harbor Islands!

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Moorings:32

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The mooring fields are located on the north side of the Island as well as across the channel along the beach of Gallops Island. Due to COVID-19 there are currently no dinghies, rest rooms, water, or concessions of any kind available on Georges Island. All floats are for DCR and official use only. Gallops Island and it's pier are closed to the public and entirely off limits.
Minimum Approach Depth:8.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:8.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:8.0 Feet

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Last Updated: Jun 25, 2020

Moorings:Yes
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rjw35Jul 05, 2020
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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.

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cannedyouJul 05, 2020
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We appreciate the moorings at the Boston harbor islands, especially in the summer of social distancing. Thank you!

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temcdonaghJun 22, 2020
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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.

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ithacaeliMay 23, 2020
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Nice spot and nice new moorings

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phiwumSep 02, 2019
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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.

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calliopeAug 31, 2019
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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.

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joatAug 25, 2019
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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!

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behickeyAug 11, 2019
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Pulled up a mooring to have lunch - delightful, easy to access

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tombhscAug 06, 2019
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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.

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skipaluisyAug 05, 2019
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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.

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edrageousAug 04, 2019
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Great mooring field!

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dedwards8Aug 02, 2019
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Beautiful spot to watch a sunset.

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jimdcd24Jul 29, 2019
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High quality mooring

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The mooring balls are a great addition to the George’s Island area. The person monitoring the area was very friendly. THANKS

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jeffkmacJul 17, 2019
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Very convenient. Moorings all in good condition.

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fvallelyJul 15, 2019
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Great location. Secure moorings.

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laurelafordJul 15, 2019
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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.

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mcrowtherJul 06, 2019
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Great to see the additional moorings , worked great for us.

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ebrowneJul 05, 2019
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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

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skoggsJul 04, 2019
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No issue - only one there Hopefully you will be able to assign mooring number when the moorings start to be used.

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