Spectacle Island, photograph from www.jaycashman.com

Enjoy the summer while it lasts! If you haven’t been out to the Boston Harbor Islands yet this season, take advantage of this great offer. Visit either Georges or Spectacle Islands and enjoy a free boat ride to get there. Ferries depart every half hour from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. A return time will be assigned based on departure time when tickets are allocated. Due to high demand, all tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are available starting at 8:00 am on the day of the trip at Boston’s Best Cruises Long Wharf-North Ferry Center. No advance reservations. Parties are limited to five.

First time out to the Islands or simply want to know more about this amazing treasure in Boston Harbor? Be sure to pick up a copy of Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands, by Christopher Klein, on sale at the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and at various places throughout the islands.

Can’t make it out to the Boston Harbor Islands today? Plan to head out this Sunday and catch Meg Muckenhoupt, author of Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces, at 1:00PM on Spectacle Island! More details here.