Marine Operations

Marine Operations

One of the Division of Marine Operations' boats

Message from the Director

The winds are shifting and the waters are warming as we look forward to winters end.  Soon Boston College High School Sailing will be at our docks in a sure sign of spring.

The Utility Corridor and Roadway Relocation (UCRR) project has required the temporary closure of the U-Drive roadway that once passed by Fox Point docks, this will be quite disruptive to our Fox Point operations including the Pavilion.  We intend to take advantage of this construction period to begin our own upgrades to our facilities while still maintaining access for the community.  In April we will go out to bid for new docks at Fox Point with fully accessible gangways and new storage facilities to support our growing research and Waterfront Recreation programs, all to be constructed in 2016. 

With all the new buildings and roads being built we do anticipate some disruptions in terms of driving and parking on campus, to avoid any inconveniences please check Construction Updates page before planning your visit to our waterfront this year. 

Book a cruise today for your department, group or join one of our open cruises by calling 617.287.5404 or checking back here under Choose Your Cruise for more details.





Chris Sweeney




Waterfront Recreation Program           

Sailboats in the harbor




Island Adventures

These three hour adventures begin with a  narrated cruise through the Boston Harbor, where you will be able to experience the rich history and geography of the islands. Disembark to the island and explore for an hour or more.

Spectacle Island: Date TBD

Spectacle is the fun island, with spectacular views of the city and other islands. Spectacle features a marina, visitor center, cafe, a life-guarded swimming beach, and five miles of walking trails that lead to the crest of a 157 foot-high hill, offering panoramic views of the harbor.

Peddocks Island: Date TBD

Newly opened for visitors after many years shuttered, Peddocks is one of the largest, most diverse islands in the harbor. With the longest shoreline of any harbor island, Peddocks is composed of four headlands, connected by sand or gravel bars. Peddocks features a new pier, visitors center, camp sites and hiking trails that pass a marsh, a pond and coastal forests. These varied environments allow visitors to experience a wide range of natural beauty.

Departure at 11 a.m. from Fox Point Dock, located between Wheatley and McCormack Halls; Return at 2 p.m.

Students with valid UMass Boston ID $15.00
UMass Boston and non-UMass Boston community members $20.00
Group Rate (Choose your own date and time) $875.00 for 3 hours