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Salem Ferry

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Address: 10 Blaney Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: (978) 741-0220
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great way to get into Boston

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Raglan
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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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84 reviews 84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Lincoln
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199 reviews 199 reviews
105 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Portland, Oregon
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275 reviews 275 reviews
42 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We enjoyed this ferry ride along the north shore to Salem. Water was a little rough with the Fall weather coming in. Ferry staff was cordial and helpful.

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