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. And on weekends, it also goes to Spectacle Island.
How long is the trip from/to Winthrop to/from Boston?
ANSWER: Trip time is 25 minutes each way.
What is name of the Ferry?
ANSWER: M/V Anna.
What does the Ferry look like?
How many passangers does the Ferry M/V Anna hold?
ANSWER: The M/V Anna's capacity is 149 passengers.
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 M/V Anna run through MBTA?
ANSWER: No. This is a contract between the Town of Winthrop and Boston Harbor Cruises.
For more information, all inquiries can be directed to either the Town's Harbormaster,
or Boston Harbor Cruises at 877-SEE-WHALE (877-733-9425).
Does Boston Harbor Cruises have a website?
What are the rates?
When is M/V Anna in operation?
ANSWER: For the 2012 Season:
May 16th 2011 through October 10th 2011
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 M/V Anna have Wi-Fi?
ANSWER: There is no Wi-Fi on the Anna.
Does the M/V Anna have food and beverage available for passengers to purchase?
ANSWER: Our gallery offers a terrific selection of snacks, such as pastries, pretzels,
popcorn and chips, nutritional bars, candies, nuts and cereals.
There's also a wide menu of fruit juices, teas, sports drinks, and other beverages,
including beer and wine (only served with proper id and shown to server).
Are there bathrooms for patrons on M/V Anna?
ANSWER: Yes, there is one restroom in the main cabin.
Does M/V Anna set sail rain or shine, or is it weather dependant?
ANSWER: M/V Anna is in operation RAIN or SHINE.
Is it in M/V Anna's future that she will be in operation for Winthrop on weekends?
Starting for the 2011 Season = YES for July and August only -- may be continued due to ridership level demand.
Is it in M/V Anna's future that she will have a different night schedule for those patrons that want to go into Boston for dinner, a show, etc and may be taking the ferry back after 8PM or so?
Starting for the 2011 Season = YES on Saturdays it will depart Rowes Wharf at 10PM and Sundays 8PM.
Is it in M/V Anna's future that she will be able to offer a full schedule, more days and times?
Starting for the 2011 Season = YES -- this is an increased schedule from last year and may be continued due to ridership level demand.
One Long Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Owned and operated by Nolan Associates, LLC
Last updated as of Wednesday, Sept.12, 2012 @ 4:20pm - dlapenson