Frequently Asked Questions
Regarding Winthrop Ferry Service
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,
What are the rates?
When will the ferry start operation?
ANSWER: For the 2013 Season- June 3 2013
What is the schedule for the Winthrop Ferry Service?
Can I bring a bike on with me on the Ferry?
ANSWER: Yes, a pedal bicycle only (human foot powered bikes)
No motorcycles, No skooters and No motorized bikes.
Can I drive my car onto the ferry?
ANSWER: No, this is not a ferry that carries cars (motor vehicles).
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.
Does the ferry have Wi-Fi?
ANSWER: There is no Wi-Fi.
Are there bathrooms for patrons on the ferry?
Does the ferry operate rain or shine, or is it weather dependant?
ANSWER: The ferry is in operation RAIN or SHINE.