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Schooner FAME of Salem

80 Wharf Street, Salem, MA 01970
978-729-7600
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Ranked #9 of 31 Activities in Salem
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: 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 &... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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White Plains, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Toronto, Canada
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483 reviews 483 reviews
146 attraction reviews
440 helpful votes 440 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

On the right day, a sail on the schooner Fame is perfect! You get to enjoy a nice sail at a reasonable price. The captain gives a quick background on the boat and the Islands and settlements that surround the Salem harbour. On a sunny, slightly breezy day make time to head down to Pickering Wharf and enjoy a cruise... More

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Brimfield, MA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What a great boat. The crew were so nice getting people involved, like helping with the sails. Our Captain Mike was very informative and took a true interest in each person on the boat. Only regret was we did not have enough time in Salem, so we are coming back with our RV and staying for a couple of days... More

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South East Pa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

On my recent visit to Salem, MA, I booked my friend and I on the 2 hour cruise "Rum and Revolution" aboard the Fame. Brilliant weather was complimented by music, history lessons, and even a lesson on how to dance the hornpipe delivered by "Tobias". I was even afforded the opportunity to help hoist the main and foresails. The view... More

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We went out on the Fame during our vacation to Salem, Mass. the first week of July and had a wonderful time. The crew were excellent, the waters were relatively calm and we got to have all of the sails up. It was a very interesting trip and would definitely recommend it for all ages except a toddler or baby.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We decided to go on a Monday, as the weekends can fill up. Only 12 or so people on the schooner FAME for our trip and it was wonderful. Perfect crew and perfect weather. I would recommend going on a weekday so you can move around the boat and interact with the crew. Great story about the boat. Perfect cap... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Just by chance we stumbled across the Fame. We went on an afternoon sail around Salem. The captain was FANTASTIC, he knows a lot of local sea lore and was a great tour guide. Definitely something to do with a small group, it's and intimate setting.

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New Hampshire
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We enjoy our evening sail very much. We went at night due to the full moon. It was very enjoyable, even though there was little wind. We still had the 1:45 hour sail, moistly on the motor. The capt. was very pleasant and share knowledge of the ship's namesake during the War of 1812 and the Salem Harbor area. The... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Found this online and bought our tickets through Zerve. Everything went extremely well and we had a great time on the ship. There was not much wind that day but that is not Mike & Melissa's fault. They and their crew were extremely personable and excited to explain the history of the original vessel as well as their reconstructed one.... More

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