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Visit Thompson Island!


We are pleased to offer unescorted public access every Saturday and Sunday May 7-October 9, 2022. Guest access is available via our public ferry.

  • The Saturday ferry will depart from our dock in South Boston on at 9 a.m. and return at 12:30 p.m.
  • The Sunday ferry will depart from our dock in South Boston on at 12 p.m. and return at 3:30 p.m.

Roundtrip tickets can be reserved up to 30 days in advance:

  • Adults: $20.00 
  • Seniors, Military (active and retired), and Children ages 12-17: $10.00
  • Children ages 11 and under: Free

No unreserved walk-ons please.

Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed by a Thompson Island staff member, who will provide a brief orientation. On Saturdays, the National Park Service will offer a guided walk of the Island’s many habitats and ecosystems including beaches, salt marsh, shrub scrub, meadows, and forest.

Detailed information about visiting the Thompson Island, including directions to our ferry dock, can be found on our Visit page.

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