ICA Watershed Ferry

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"Art-Sea" Transportation

This summer, Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) has opened a new, seasonal space in East Boston called the ICA Watershed. Located in the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina in East Boston, the ICA Watershed transforms a 15,000-square-foot, formerly condemned space into a new civic and cultural asset.  Transportation between the ICA and the Watershed is available by the ICA Watershed Ferry provided through Boston Harbor Cruises.

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A Cross-Harbor Connection

The ICA Watershed represents an exciting and creative mode of growth for the museum. With this project, the ICA makes a cross-harbor connection that is central to their vision of art, civic life, and urban vitality. It takes art beyond their walls, building upon a decade-long history of public art projects that bring together landscape, history, and contemporary art. The new facility is a central component of the ICA’s recently completed five-year strategic plan, A Radical Welcome, designed to deepen the vibrant intersection of contemporary art and civic life in Boston.

ICA Watershed Ferry Schedule and Tickets

July 4, 2018 - October 8, 2018

Depart Fan Pier/ICA Tuesday through Friday

Every hour on the quarter hour 10:15 AM - 3:15 PM

Arrive Piers Park Sailing Center Tuesday through Friday

Every hour on the half hour 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Depart Piers Park Sailing Center Tuesday through Friday

Every hour on the three quarter hour 10:45 to 4:45

Arrive Fan Pier/ICA Tuesday through Friday

Every hour on the hour 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Depart Fan Pier/ICA Saturday and Sunday

Every half hour 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Please Note: 4:15 PM and 4:45 PM trips are for return transportation only.

Arrive Piers Park Sailing Center Saturday and Sunday

Every half hour 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Please Note: 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM trips are for return transportation only.

Depart Piers Park Sailing Center Saturday and Sunday

Every half hour 10:45 AM to 5:15 PM

Arrive Fan Pier/ICA Saturday and Sunday

Every half hour 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Note

  • The ICA Watershed Ferry does not run on Mondays.  Both the ICA and the Watershed are closed on Mondays.

Admission to the Watershed is free for all.

Purchase an ICA admission ticket, or become an ICA member, and enjoy complimentary ferry service to and from Seaport.

Advanced ferry tickets can be reserved online a month in advance at the ICA Website. Tickets may also be reserved day-of at the Box Office in the ICA main building or at the Watershed.

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult when using the ferry service. Please call the ICA Box Office at 617-478-3100 to reserve tickets for families with children.

For more information visit the ICA Website.

Ferry Reservations for ICA Members  
MEMBERS RESERVE FIRST! 

  • For July visits: tickets available 6/19
  • For August visits: tickets available 7/1
  • For September + October visits: tickets available 8/1

Ferry Reservations for General Public

  • For July visits: tickets available 6/29
  • For August visits: tickets available 7/15
  • For September + October visits: tickets available 8/15

All ticket release dates subject to change.