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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
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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
Boston Harbor Islands: Georges Island
Rain starting tomorrow morning.
35℉SSE at 5 knots
Low01:24AM1.168ft
High07:45AM8.894ft
Low01:54PM1.316ft
High08:06PM8.625ft
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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 but you may drop off guests on the float with 5 min tie-up . Gallops Island and it's pier are closed to the public and entirely off limits. Moorings reservations are assigned numbers which are located on the mooring ball. Rafting of boats is prohibited in our mooring fields. Boaters with private tenders may bring them to shore on the north side of the beach, please don't tie them up to the float. Thank you!
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

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Great mooring. Had a good day. Initially put out at the end mooring close to rhe channel. It was a long row in. Called Dockwa and got switched to a closer mooring ball. Very easy and accomodating.

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Pleasant and easy access

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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!

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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.

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We had a great day! Thank you

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Our day mooring off of Gallops Islands made for a perfect afternoon as always!

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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.

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It was great as always love the Boston Harbor Islands Marc

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Kevin was a pleasure to deal with. Easy Peasy

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George’s Island is a great day trip. Spectacular views and tons of history.

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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.

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Very easy to use and quick response.

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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.

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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!!!

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

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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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Nice spot and nice new moorings

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

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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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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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Great mooring field!

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Beautiful spot to watch a sunset.

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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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Very convenient. Moorings all in good condition.

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Great location. Secure moorings.

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

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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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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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