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Schooner FAME of Salem

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Address: 80 Wharf Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978-729-7600
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Description: FAME is a full-scale replica of a privateer schooner from the War of 1812...
FAME is a full-scale replica of a privateer schooner from the War of 1812. Launched in 2003, our new FAME cruises on Salem Sound, where pirates & privateers have been making history for 400 years. FAME sails from Memorial Day through Halloween from Pickering Wharf Marina in downtown Salem. A great trip for aspiring sea dogs of all ages!
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Great fun, informative, smooth sailing

I couldn't have more praise for today's outing on the schooner Fame out of Salem MA. We booked the outing the night before, but when we arrived at the dock the next day, we found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I couldn't have more praise for today's outing on the schooner Fame out of Salem MA. We booked the outing the night before, but when we arrived at the dock the next day, we found out we were the only passengers to have booked the trip and it might not do the 4pm sail. But, the captain said yes and... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Minutes from parking. We purchased tix online. Very easy. Very ease directions but I there were two in our group (of three) who knew the area. Friendly from the get go. Easy directions to dockside and on the vessel. Helpful. Not for the mobility challenged. Crew is easy to talk with. They let those wishing to raise the sail thingy..and... More 

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SchoonerFame, Owner at Schooner FAME of Salem, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Hope to sail with you again! — Capt. Mike More 

massachusetts
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Pretty ship,fun crew,reasonably priced beverages and snacks.a beautiful night on Salem Harbor when the moon rose.Good time!

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SchoonerFame, Owner at Schooner FAME of Salem, responded to this review

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it! — Capt. Mike More 

Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We continue to visit Fame when we have guests in town or friends that want to do something different. For us, its 45 minutes away, so we explore the town, and have a lovely lunch or dinner nearby. Whether it is breezy or not, the experience is rich with information, humor, genuine and friendly interactions with the fabulous crew and... More 

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SchoonerFame, Owner at Schooner FAME of Salem, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, Lori! We look forward to sailing with you and your family again! More 

Swampscott, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time out on Fame. The captain had us participate in the sailing process. Raising the sails and steering. He also sets off a mini cannon which was neat to see first hand. A great day with many photo opportunities.

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Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Trim the sails, have a glass of wine, and listen to the crew tell stories of Salem's maritime history. This 1.5hr trip was the highlight of my stay in Boston/Salem. It was relaxing and beautiful and not over-commercialized as much of Salem seems to be. For some down-to-earth history from a great group of sailors, I recommend this activity!

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Keene, New Hampshire
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nice recreation of an historic ship. Captain and his wife are really delightful, as are the crew. This voyage rescued a day otherwise full of mistakes, put a smile on the faces of our guests. We had fresh winds and rainbows with a gorgeous sunset, can't count on those, but our teenage boys and their guests all had a chance... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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107 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The FAME is a gorgeous example of a privateer. Captain Rutstein gave an informative tour and talked about the Star Spangled Banner and how privateers were used during the War of 1812. We had an almost two hour sailing trip and got to raise the sails and operate the tiller. The Captain was at ease talking about schooners and sailing... More 

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White Plains, New York
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went on the Fame with my 9 year old (who really wanted to go on a FAST speed boat) and my 70 yr old mom who gets frightfully sea sick, but wants to try new things! The sail was smooth and she was not in the least bit queasy! Towards the end, there was little wind & we had... More 

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A two hour cruise aboard The Schooner Fame, a recreation of the Privateer from the War of 1812 provides an outstanding view of Salem, Beverly, and Marblehead Harbors. The crew is outstanding. Friendly, helpful and informative. They give a nice history of Privateering during the war, as well as a history of the Schooner Fame. The sail was comfortable and... More 

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