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Salem Ferry

10 Blaney Street, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 741-0220
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Ranked #5 of 25 activities in Salem
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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Danvers, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Enjoyed the ferry twice this past summer, to travel to Boston for some sightseeing. A fun and scenic trip between Salem and Boston. Some sticker shock with the price to take the family, but still an enjoyable trip.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We travelled to Salem on Halloween. I knew it would be interesting when a group of witches boarded and the crew got into the spirit with spooky make-up and music. The crew were very pleasant and I noticed were great with the children on board. I loved every minute but I would recommend checking the ferry times before setting off.

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Ohio
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We opted to take the ferry for quick day trip to Salem from Boston. Even though it was a rainy summer day, the boat ride was lovely as you also get to see Marblehead. The return trip was very rough simply because there were high swells but the crew was incredibly helpful and even gave us ginger candies to ward... More

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Salem, MA
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Salem Ferry is a great way to get to Boston without the traffic and parking problems. In 45 min. it will take you on a scenic ride from Derby St., in Salem, to Long Wharf in Boston, near the Aquarium. The ferry has both inside and outside seating, a liquor license, and light snacks on board. I've taken visitors,... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Even though we had a crazy ride there (very choppy) the guide provided us with ginger drops and bags. He was very informative and had great stories. I had a great time! Sad part was that we couldn't come back on the ferry because of the choppy water and weather. They made everything right for us and I would say... More

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Hoover, Alabama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We truly enjoyed our ferry ride to Salem and being able to get out of the city and have a relaxing day in the small town of Salem. We were warned the sea was rough on the way up but it really wasn't bad. We sat in the middle of the lower part of the ferry and had a great... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This a is a great way to travel between Salem and Boston. Especially with the Salem train station under construction, this offers free parking and less stress and delays. The Salem ticket office staff and ferry crew are extremely helpful and friendly(a contrast to the dealing with the Boston staff). The ferry has an inside cabin on the main deck... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This was one of the best ferries I've been on. I was not expecting it to reach the speeds it did. A word to the wise, make sure to turn your caps backwards, and bring a light jacket or sweater! Loved the on-board bar. 45 Minutes flies by.

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Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I take the Salem Ferry whenever I can. It is a fabulous way to get into Boston. I am also enjoying the new addition to this facility. A new pier construction next to the Ferry waiting room now includes a piano bar and seating. The food selections are limited but include some great appetizers. I tried the hummus and pita... More

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Pittsburgh
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

After comparing the train and ferry, we decided to take the ferry from Boston at 9:30am and return to Boston at 4:00pm. Since the ferry leaves from Long Wharf, we are able to walk there from our hotel. The ferry was on time both ways and it is a very comfortable and relaxing trip between the two city.

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