Getting there is half the fun when you’re traveling by boat! Boston Harbor has year-round ferries and water taxis and warm-weather recreational trips as well. The MBTA currently offers scheduled ferry service year round to the Charlestown Navy Yard, Hingham, Hull, and Logan Airport operated by Boston Harbor Cruises. You can buy tickets on board with cash, show a month Commuter Rail pass for the proper zone, or buy a ticket on the mTicket app.

There are seasonal ferry services to Salem, Lynn, Provincetown, Winthrop, and Quincy. Tickets can be purchased online for all of them and on board for some of them. Eight of the Boston Harbor Islands can be reached by ferry: Spectacle, George’s, Peddock’s Thompson, Little Brewster (home of Boston Light), Grape, Lovell’s, and Bumpkin. Ferry schedule information can be found here. Water taxis provide on-call service at 28 locations around the Inner Harbor. Trips to between most water taxi docks are $12 per passenger. Trips can be booked by calling 617.227.4320 or 617.406.8584. Service is provided by Boston Harbor Cruises and Rowes Wharf Water Transport.