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Salem Ferry

10 Blaney Street, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 741-0220
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Ranked #7 of 31 Activities in Salem
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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North Shore, MA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
36 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I recently took a weekday afternoon trip on the Nathaniel Bowditch from Salem to Boston. It was an easy trip of just under an hour on a beautiful summer day. Despite the bright sunshine, it was a little chilly once we moved away from shore, but I stayed in my upper deck outdoor seat because the views were good and... More

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Portland, Oregon
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128 reviews 128 reviews
55 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a great way to get from Boston to Salem. No effort involved. Sit back and enjoy the scenery and learn along the way. They narrate part of the trip, it's lovely. Comfortable and no longer than driving to Salem. I would highly recommend this as a way to get from Boston to Salem. Once in Salem, it is a... More

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Santa Monica, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a terrific way to enjoy the trip to Salem and back. I took the commuter train mostly, which is great, but I took the Salem Ferry at night and it was such a great way to enjoy the New England coast. Its a must!!

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Liverpool
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We booked the ferry as an organised trip to Salem had been cancelled. I am now glad it was. The ferry is an excellent way of seeing the Boston sights and the harbour. It is just like going on a trip as you have a narrated tour from the minute you step on the ferry. You are told about all... More

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Washington, Pa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Don't fight traffic or parking in Boston.....take the Salem ferry! You'll arrive in an hour or less and arrive right beside the New England aquarium, and a very short walk to Fanuell Hall, Quincy Market & the Freedom Trail. Boats have indoor & outdoor seating, and the staff are very friendly & knowledgeable. They will answer any questions you have... More

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Amsterdam
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What a wonderful way to get to Boston! No traffic, no bridges, no tunnels - and!! you can park your car for a few days, ferry over to Boston and stay at the Marriot Long Wharf - then ferry back to Salem and pick up your car! Easy walk to the New England Aquarium and Quincy Market! Great way to... More

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ANTIOCH
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We took the 55 minute travel time to Salem on a Sunday morning. It was a delightful way to get to Salem and see some of the coastline, One of the crew pointed out places of interest along the way over a PA system.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Travel to Salem by ferry from Boston. You may get a harbour tour on the way. It is about an hour ride - very nice and you can see lots of Boston landmarks on the way out and the way in.

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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155 reviews 155 reviews
65 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We've been wanting to take this ferry from Salem to Boston ever since we heard about it and we finally got our wish this last week on an absolutely gorgeous day. We opted for the 10:30 a.m. ferry out of Salem with a return from Boston at 2:30. Plenty of time to walk around, have lunch, etc. We were doing... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 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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