The Thompson Island ferry uses the EDIC dock located on Drydock Avenue near (but not at) the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in South Boston. The EDIC dock is a public dock that is not well-marked, so please allow plenty of time to find us the first time you visit.

Driving Directions

From the West on I-90 (Mass Pike):

1: At exit 25, bear RIGHT onto Ramp (I-90 East / Logan / South Boston) 0.3 0:01
2: Keep left and bear LEFT towards Seaport Blvd < 0.1 < 1min
3: Turn RIGHT (East) onto Congress St 0.5 0:01
4: Turn RIGHT (East) onto Northern Ave 0.3 0:01
5: Turn RIGHT (South-West) onto Harbor St 0.2 0:01
6: Continue straight across Drydock Ave < 0.1 < 1min
End: The dock is approximately 100 yards in front of you, toward the water < 0.1 < 1min

From the North on I-93:

1: At exit 20-A, turn RIGHT onto Ramp (I-90 West / Mass Pike / South Station) 0.2 < 1min
2: Keep LEFT while on Ramp (for South Station) 0.1 < 1min
3: Bear LEFT (South-West) onto Purchase St, then immediately turn LEFT (East) onto Summer St 1.2 0:03
4: Turn LEFT (North-East) onto Drydock Ave5: Just past the guardhouse, turn RIGHT 0.1 0:01
End: The dock is approximately 100 yards in front of you, toward the water < 0.1 < 1min

From the South on I-93:

1: At exit 20, turn RIGHT onto Ramp (I-90 / Logan Airport / Worcester / S. Station) 0.2 < 1min
2: Keep RIGHT on Ramp towards (I-90 West / South Station) 0.2 0:01
3: Bear LEFT for Ramp towards (South Station) 1.0 0:02
4: Keep RIGHT on Ramp 0.2 < 1min
5: Turn RIGHT onto Kneeland St 0.1 < 1min
6: Turn LEFT onto Atlantic Ave 0.2 0:01
7: Keep RIGHT on Atlantic Ave 0.1 < 1min
8: Turn RIGHT onto Summer St 1.2 0:03
9: Turn LEFT (North-East) onto Drydock Ave10: Just past the guardhouse, turn RIGHT < 0.1 < 1min
End: The dock is approximately 100 yards in front of you, toward the water < 0.1 < 1min

Parking:  The EDIC parking garage is 3 blocks down Drydock Ave., on the left.

Public Transportation

There are many options via the “T” including the Red Line, Silver Line Bus Service, and MBTA Bus Service.

Red Line Subway

  • Take the Red Line to South Station
  • From South Station, you can either walk (follow Summer Street towards South Boston – walk takes about 20 minutes) OR take the Silver Line OR take the MBTA bus #7

Silver Line Bus Service

  • Take the Silver Line Bus Service (underground) from South Station. The entrance is underground near the Red Line
  • Take the SL2 bus to the Marine Industrial Park
  • Once above ground, get off the Silver Line Bus at the Harbor Street stop
  • Walk down Harbor Street towards Drydock Avenue, away from the bus stop
  • Once at Drydock Ave, cross the street and our dock is about 100 yards straight ahead past the small police station on your left. The red fencing defines our ferry waiting area. You will see a small sign for “Thompson Island Outward Bound” on a black fence. The Thompson Island Ferry leaves from here
  • For reference, the Summer Street bridge which crosses the channel is visible and immediately to the right of our dock

#7 Bus – Summer Street

  • Board the #7 bus (Outbound, heading towards South Boston) on Summer Street outside of South Station
  • Tell the bus driver that you want to get off at the Summer Street/Drydock Ave./Marine Industrial Park stop
  • Once you have gotten off the bus, take a left and follow Drydock Ave. Take the first right off of Drydock Ave. and walk straight ahead to the dock