Posted June 11th, 2008, 09:11 AM
Last edited by Two if by Sea; June 11th, 2008 at 09:17 AM
The weather in Boston in late September could be anything from sunny and hot to cold and rainy and anything in between. You have a good chance at great weather, though -- that's a lovely time of year on AVERAGE.
The Boston Harbor Lighthouse is on Little Brewster Island. The Harbor Islands in general are a WONDERFUL place to explore and relax, but they are not quick to get to. There are several good websites with information, including http://www.bostonislands.org/
. Check out the ferry schedules in particular.
If you have your heart set on getting to Little Brewster, check out http://www.bostonislands.org/events_bostonlight.html
Or you could go to George's Island and explore the fortress ruins.
There is a ferry that runs right from the Cruise Terminal to Thompson Island, and from there you can get to Spectacle Island. But to get to George's Island or Little Brewster would require additional transfers. You could end up spending all day just trying to get somewhere and back. Don't miss your ship!!
Other departures are from Long Wharf or Fan Pier. Both of those would require either taxi or bus/subway connections to get to from the Cruise Terminal. Might have better schedules, though -- the Thompson Island ferry is pretty restricting as far as getting around. Fan Pier is about a mile away and you can get there on the Silver Line (bus) direct from the Cruise Terminal -- just a few stops to "Courthouse". Long Wharf would require a few changes, so a taxi would be easier.