Quincy launches new ferry to Boston

A new ferry between Quincy’s Marina Bay and Boston made its first trip Monday.

The 73-passenger “Valkyrie” provides service from Squantum Point Park at Marina Bay to Rowes Wharf in downtown Boston, as well as Boston Harbor’s Spectacle Island, according to a statement from the city of Quincy. The trial program is set to run through October as a partnership between Quincy, the state, and the town of Winthrop, which owns the boat.

Riders are encouraged to buy tickets online, but can also purchase tickets on board, officials said. Fares are $8.50 one way, $6.50 for seniors and free for children 10 and under who are accompanied by an adult. A commuter package, which includes 40 trips, costs $290.

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Officials said they hope the ferry will become a permanent service from Squantum Point Park.

You can check out the ferry’s full schedule on MBFerry.com.

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