Boston Harbor Islands Moorings: The Basics
BHI: This is the first year that moorings will be available on Dockwa, providing a simple and easy to understand process for mooring reservations. Boaters should be aware of this new reservation process and the associated cost for day trips and overnights. The park will now have 69 available moorings, a significant increase over past seasons.
Dockwa: How many moorings have been installed?
BHI: By the start of the summer season there will be 69 moorings installed. Eventually, there may be as many as 118 moorings available in the park. The maximum LOA for all moorings is 40'. Moorings have both day and overnight rates.
Dockwa: Will the moorings be numbered and assigned?
BHI: Yes, moorings are numbered and boaters can reserve specific moorings on the Dockwa app or online. Use the Special Request field when reserving to relay your mooring preference. The Georges Island mooring field is a single field on the Dockwa platform, but encompasses two mooring field areas.
Dockwa: Will staff be on hand to help boaters tie up?
BHI: DCR staff will be roving between all three mooring fields. Once on island, park staff are available to provide information and assistance.
Dockwa: What happens if a boater without a Dockwa reservation ties up to an assigned mooring and is not on board or is on board but unwilling to leave?
BHI: Staff from DCR will monitor moorings and will mediate any issues as they are available. Boaters in need of non-emergency assistance should contact us by using the Chat feature within the Dockwa app or site. (Note: Click here for the Chat FAQ)
Dockwa: Will boaters have access to the island via the dinghy dock?
BHI: Boaters may touch and go at island piers, and dingy dinghy docks are available for public use. Boaters MUST yield to park ferries and emergency vessels.
Dockwa: What can boaters expect as far as amenities?
BHI: Park amenities vary by island, but generally include visitor center, restrooms, hiking trails, and free public programs. Food service is available on Georges Island and Spectacle Island.
Dockwa: Are the islands pet-friendly?
BHI: Pets – except for service dogs – are not permitted on any of these islands.