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Winthrop Ferry FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
Regarding Winthrop Ferry Service



What is the Ferry schedule?
        ANSWER:
                        
                        Winthrop to the Harbor Islands schedule
  • Effective Saturday, July 20, 2013
Saturdays
Winthrop to George’s Island             George’s Island to Winthrop
9: 00 a.m.              9:50 a.m.
12:30 p.m.              1:30 p.m.
Boston to George’s Island               George’s Island to Winthrop
3:30 p.m.               4:30 p.m.

Sundays
Winthrop to George’s Island             George’s Island to Winthrop
9 a.m.                  9:50 a.m.
Boston to George’s Island               George’s Island to Winthrop
3:30 p.m.               4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays
Winthrop to Lovell’s Island             Lovell’s Island to Boston
9:30 a.m.               10:15 a.m.
Boston to Lovell’s Island               Lovell’s Island to Winthrop
3:00 p.m.               3:45 p.m.

Wednesdays
Winthrop to George’s Island             George’s Island to Boston
9:30 a.m.               10:15 a.m.
Boston to George’s Island               George’s Island to Winthrop
3:00 p.m.               3:45 p.m.


Winthrop to Boston schedule

Weekdays (all trips are one-way)
Winthrop to Rowes Wharf                                 Rowes Wharf to Winthrop
8:00 a.m.                                                       8:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.                                                       
4:45 p.m.                                                       5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.                                                       6:30 p.m.

Saturdays
11:00 a.m.                                                      11:30 a.m.
3:00 p.m.                                                       3:30 p.m.
(Returns via George’s Island)   

Sundays
11:00 a.m.                                                      3:30 p.m.
(Returns via George’s Island)   


Where in Winthrop does the ferry depart/arrive?

        ANSWER:  The Winthrop Ferry departs the Winthrop Town Pier,
                            707 Shirley Street, Winthrop, MA  02152

Where does the Winthrop Ferry go to?

        ANSWER:  The Winthrop Ferry goes to Rowes Wharf in Boston.

How long is the trip from/to Winthrop to/from Boston?

        ANSWER:  Trip time is 25 minutes each way.


How many passangers does the Ferry hold?

        ANSWER: The ferry holds a maximum of 49 passangers


Where can I park and does it cost me to do so?

        ANSWER:  There is FREE parking at the Town Landing right
                            where the ferry departs from; the Town Landing parking lot's capacity is 156 cars.

Is Winthrop's Ferry run through MBTA?

        ANSWER:  No.  This is a contract between the Town of Winthrop and the vendor.  

For more information, all inquiries can be directed to either the Town's Harbormaster,
Joseph Montalto at harbormaster@town.winthrop.ma.us  


What are the rates?

        ANSWER: Please click here: http://www.town.winthrop.ma.us/Pages/WinthropMA_Harbor/ferry

 
When will the ferry start operation?

        ANSWER:  For the 2013 Season- June 3 2013
                        

What is the schedule for the Winthrop Ferry Service?

        ANSWER: Please click this link: http://www.town.winthrop.ma.us/Pages/WinthropMA_Harbor/ferry



Can I bring a bike on with me on the Ferry?

        ANSWER:  Yes, a pedal bicycle only (human foot powered bikes)

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                        No motorcycles, No skooters and No motorized bikes.

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Can I drive my car onto the ferry?

        ANSWER:  No, this is not a ferry that carries cars (motor vehicles).

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Are pets allowed on the ferry with their passenger owners?  

        ANSWER:  Pets are allowed on the ferry provided they are in a pet carrier or leashed.

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Does the ferry have Wi-Fi?

        ANSWER:  There is no Wi-Fi.

Are there bathrooms for patrons on the ferry?

        ANSWER:   No.

Does the ferry operate rain or shine, or is it weather dependant?

        ANSWER:  The ferry is in operation RAIN or SHINE.
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