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Salem Ferry

Address: 10 Blaney Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: (978) 741-0220
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Ranked #9 of 55 things to do in Salem
Type: Ferries, Transportation
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Type: Ferries, Transportation
Sun 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm

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Cheektowaga, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This was a great ferry to Boston. It was very relaxing and comfortable. The views were nice from the boat. I especially loved when Boston came into view. What a beautiful city from the water.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We had such a great ride into Boston. There were 2 couples, "retired" and it couldn't have been easier to relax and not stress out going into B town. We had a great lunch and walked around enjoyed all the sights (again, we grew up 10 miles north of Boston) and knowing that the "drive" home would be via the... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The ferry leaves from long wharf and is a good way to travel to Salem. There is food, drink and conveniences on the ferry and we felt really safe. I'd do this again.

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Day trip to salem. It takes about 45 minutes to get there. Very walkable and lots of shops and restaurants. We stopped in at the beer works brewery for a pint of beer, which was really good. The ride to salem there was a guy who pointed out things of interest along the way. We were not disappointed.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I'd definitely recommend this as the best way to get from Boston to Salem. There was an informative running commentary in both directions until the ferry picked up speed, then we were left to enjoy the journey in peace. Great views of Boston harbour. We returned at sunset and caught the views in a different light. Only problem is I... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was so easy and quick to use. We went during Halloween so was perfect. They are really helpful on the trip so you know where to go when you get there and give you a map. They tell you some fact about things you see on the way. There were also some choices of times to come back. We... More 

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Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
105 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We got our tickets on the day - care there are two tickets kiosks at Boston waterfront and we were directed from one, through the Marriott hotel to the Salem ferry ticket kiosk. $29 return, going out on the 9.30am and selecting to come back on the 4pm. There are seats on the top (open deck) and more below -... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

So glad we went to Boston via the ferry .... It was only $29 per person for the entire trip and was a lovely and relaxing way to get there. We went in September and there was hardly anyone on the ferry going to Boston. Coming back to Salem there were a few more people but it was not crowded... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Taking the ferry to Salem from Boston was a great decision. It was easy to get to, had an interesting commentary about Boston Harbour and features on the way to Salem (thanks Jim) and berths within easy walking distance from Salem. We had good weather so calm seas. It was a very relaxing trip.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Not only was the travel quick but also informative. I felt like I learned more from the ferry ride than when I actually arrived in Salem. The view of Boston from the ferry is something you don't want to miss.

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