Travel to Thompson Island and discover how its education center is impacting the lives of students.
Spectacle Island Ferry Service 6/21:
On Friday, June 21, the last ferry off Spectacle Island will be 3:30pm. Please plan accordingly.
Private Boater Information:
Park moorings are temporarily closed for maintenance and are not accepting reservations at this time. Public ferry service remains unaffected. See details.
A beautiful destination to visit, Thompson Island is perfect for exploring nature thanks to its salt marshes, herons, egrets, flowering meadows, and fruit trees. Prior to the development of Boston, the island functioned as a trading post between Native Americans and David Thompson. The island later became a farm and trade school for orphans from 1833 to 1975. Today, the island is home to Thompson Island Outward Bound, a non-profit education organization offering programs in leadership, environmental education, and youth empowerment.
Perfect for any outdoor event, including weddings and company outings, Thompson Island returns proceeds from private events to its education center. Plan a company outing, or enjoy a relaxing nature walk, during your next visit! Please note that public ferry service to the island is available only on weekends during the spring and summer months.