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Salem Ferry

10 Blaney Street, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 741-0220
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Ranked #8 of 31 Activities in Salem
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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263 reviews 263 reviews
42 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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Wallington, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Easy to book tickets. We bought combined ticket for ferry and trolley to save a little. Lovely boat ride that lasted about an hour. Snack bar on board. Nothing fancy but coffee good.

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Marblehead, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Took the ride to Boston while visiting Salem. Had a really rough ride there, but the crew were excellent at keeping our prone-to-be-seasick rider at ease with ginger candy and conversation.

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Arlington, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We purchased a ticket that included a round trip from Boston to Salem,a ride on the Trolley around Salem and the ferry back to Boston at the end of the day. It was worth it. We loved Salem and plan to do it again someday.

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North Shore, MA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
39 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
52 helpful votes 52 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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