About the Seaport / North Station Ferry
The first public-private partnership of its kind, this commuter ferry service is generously funded by several companies throughout the Seaport. The ferry allows riders from both the funding companies and the public to experience the ease of traveling on the blue highway with 20-minute frequency during morning and afternoon peak hours. The benefits of the ferry service include reducing traffic congestion on roadways, helping the environment, and enhancing ease of travel. In partnership with the funders, the service is managed by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority through Boston-based boat operator, Bay State Cruises.
The Ferry service is managed by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA). The MCCA’s mission is to generate significant regional economic activity by attracting conventions, trade shows, and other events to its world-class facilities. MCCA also works with city and state agencies to facilitate transit improvements in the South Boston Waterfront through both the private shuttle consolidation and the public-private ferry from North Station to the Seaport. The MCCA has partnered with the Boston based boat operator Bay State Cruises to operate the ferry service.
Who Manages the Service?
Who is the MCCA?
The MCCA is an independent public authority of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with its own Transportation Department empowered to provide public transportation services. The MCCA owns and operates the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, the Lawn on D, the Boston Common Garage, and the MassMutual Center in Springfield. The MCCA employs 70+ transportation professionals to support both event operations and shuttle services.