Free Access Programs
We want Boston Harbor and Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park to be accessible to everyone. If you need financial support in getting here, let us know! Thanks to generous funders, we are able to provide free and discounted ferry tickets and along with a variety of free educational and community programs. Special thanks to the Cummings Foundation, Bay State Cruises, Boston Harbor City Cruises, Eastern Bank Foundation, M&T Bank, WS Development Seaport, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the National Park Service, and Anonymous– along with many other generous funders – for their support in connecting communities to Boston Harbor and the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.
For information on how to register for any of the programs below, visit the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park Free Access Page
Library Pass Program
Two-for-one passes to the Boston Harbor Islands are available at participating Boston-area libraries through the Museum Pass program. This program offers library visitors the opportunity to purchase two ferry passes for the price of one for up to four people, with a unique discount code. Passes are subject to availability and are valid during the park’s regular season.
Half Price Fridays and EBT and WIC Card Discounts
Individuals have the opportunity to reserve reduced-cost tickets to the park through special half-price days on select Fridays in the spring and fall, and through the Card to Culture program, which allows Massachusetts EBT and WIC program participants to travel to the Boston Harbor Islands for $4 per ticket. Learn more about these and other individual access opportunities here.