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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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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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Should have done this long ago!

After several years of intending to take the Salem Ferry to Boston, I finally actually scheduled a trip in and followed through with it. First, the dock facilities in Salem are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Salem, MA
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Salem, MA
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

After several years of intending to take the Salem Ferry to Boston, I finally actually scheduled a trip in and followed through with it. First, the dock facilities in Salem are amazing! Natty and new, the ticket office offers comfortable waiting facilities and friendly service. Waiting inside was not necessary when I went, because it was a classically beautiful summer... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you're in Boston, and want to head on over to Salem for the day, the ferry is the best way to get there. The ride is also narrated so you get the opportunity to see things you normally wouldn't if you took a car. Read more on www.brunchconversations.com

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Bermuda
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took the ferry back to Boston from Salem on a gorgeous sunny day, having taken the train up from North Station. The ferry is a lot more expensive ($25 one way vs $7) but it was a lot more fun and made the trip much more interesting. It takes an hour, twice as long as the train, and drops... More 

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South River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The ferry was a great way to not only get to Boston but also see the sites on the way. Very relaxing and great way to get to Quincey Market. Just a 5 minute walk when you get off the ferry.

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SI,NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We took the train to Boston from Salem and the ferry back to our hotel in Salem . We enjoyed the boat ride more and nice for picture taking . It was a 55 min ride . Also only a few blocks from our hotel ( waterfront hotel ) which made it convenient too.

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Whenever we visit our dear old home town of Gloucester an want to take a day trip into Boston, we head for the Salem Ferry. especially if we have guests, it is a delightful way to do a commute into the city. It takes about an hour, but lands right in the heart of things and makes the visit without... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We decided to leave the car in Salem and take the ferry to Boston for a day of sightseeing. While I am glad that we did, and I enjoyed the experience, I found the price tag ($90 return for two people) a bit steep.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Poor man's cruise to/from Boston/Salem. Modern comfortable boat with snack bar and drinks. Prices have been increased substantially for 2015 with discounts for commuters and local residents. Appears to be planned to get all the market will bear from tourists. Still a nice ride past the scenic north shore and Boston Harbor. Not a bad value if viewed as a... More 

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SALEM, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very enjoyable summer day trip to Boston. We walk to Copley Square via Boston Common and the Public Gardens. All lot of people enjoying the beautiful day and The Commons had 4 stages of music set up with different bands.. Very much a lot of fun. Ferry ride home was also enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A comfortable and fun way to go to Boston. Lots of free parking at the dock. No need for a harbour tour in Boston if you take the ferry.

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Address: 10 Blaney Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: (978) 741-0220
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm

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