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Salem Ferry

10 Blaney Street, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 741-0220
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Ranked #7 of 28 activities in Salem
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I live in Boston and go to Salem a couple of times of year, the ferry is by far my favorite way to get to and from Salem. I am sure that the ticket price adds up if you're traveling with a group, but if you're traveling solo or with just a few friends, this is a nice ride. Sit... More

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London, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Was staying in Danvers all last week and decided to take the Salem ferry to Boston one day as a change of pace from doing the drive down to Wonderland garage to take the subway into the city. What a great idea it turned out to be. It was a beautiful day for being out on the water, with fabulous... More

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Richlands, North Carolina
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25 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The ferry runs on time, and it certainly beats driving, but the cost is high for what you get ($29.00 round trip). If you just want to make the journey quickly and economically, take the commuter rail for a third of the price.

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Mastic Beach, New York
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22 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We took the 11:30am ferry from Boston and arrived in Salem about 12:15pm. We purchased the Trolley Tour as a part of a package. When we got on the trolley that takes you into Salem from the ferry, we were told the last trolley tour starts at 4pm. If you were going to make the 4pm ferry back to Boston,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We took the Salem Ferry to Boston one morning and returned at night. It was a very nice alternate than driving to Boston for the day and finding a parking lot for the car.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

55 mins to Salem by ferry. Nice trip and calm water. Salem was Ok for a visit but nothing special. Just one to cross off your bucket list. We prchased the ferry and Trolley tour combo ticket. Trolley tour was ok , 1 hour trip.

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Carmel, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We took the Ferry from Salem to Boston to avoid the drive to and car rental fees at Logan. Not only did we save a couple of $$, we had an absolutely beautiful day to spend a leisurely hour enjoying the cruise to Boston Harbor. And the crew was friendly, upbeat and fun to be with! We arrived at the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We used both the fast ferry and the train to Boston during our stay in Salem. The train is much cheaper and about ten minutes longer than the ferry Obviously the ferry is more scenic and takes 50 mins to get to Boston but watch out for the ticket prices. Unless you use the ferry at commuter times (7am and... More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We BARELY made it to the Boston Ferry headed to Salem. But, we bought our tix two minutes prior to the 11:30am cast off! Overcast day, probably 16 people max on our ferry. Overcast, but the awesome tour guide narrated some fascinating facts along the way! It was very interesting. He lives in Salem, so he gave us the inside... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

For a day visit to Boston ABSOLUTELY use Salem Ferry Service! A lovely 50 minute narrated ride...not overbearing narrated, just some fun and informative facts about the shoreline and things you are passing. Crew was so friendly and kind...DON'T drive to Boston for a day trip...an enormous headache!!! This is the way to go!

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