Public Ferry Service Connecting the South Shore to Peddocks Island Resuming This Summer

Peddocks Island, Photo courtesy of Boston Harbor Islands

August 3, 2022 Submitted by Meghan Sullivan

Public ferry service from Hingham to Peddocks Island has returned for the first time since 2019, connecting South Shore communities more directly to Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. This ferry service will run Thursdays-Sundays during the season.

Through this ferry service operated by Boston Harbor City Cruises, residents of South Shore communities like Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Norwell, Quincy, Scituate, and Weymouth will be able to access all that Peddocks Island has to offer. Visitors to the Island can enjoy an ocean-side picnic, take in the native plant and animal life on a self-guided hiking tour, and discover the unique history of Fort Andrews along with the restored World War II-era chapel that calls Peddocks Island home.

South Shore Public Ferry Service to Peddocks Island Details

Date: Service has resumed for the summer

Time: The first ferry of the day bound for Peddocks Island departs from Hingham at 9:00 am, with the last ferry departing at 4:30 pm

Location: Ferries depart from the Hingham Shipyard at 28 Shipyard Drive

Peddocks Island is a popular destination with visitors and vessel capacity is limited. Advance reservations are highly recommended. At this time, tickets can only be purchased online, however Boston Harbor City Cruises hopes to be able to offer walk up ticketing in the near future if there is space available. To learn more about Peddocks Island and how to purchase tickets visit:

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