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Salem Ferry

10 Blaney Street, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 741-0220
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Ranked #7 of 30 Activities in Salem
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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Liverpool
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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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24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 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
72 helpful votes 72 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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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London, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Was staying in Danvers all last week and decided to take the Salem ferry to Boston one day as a change of pace from doing the drive down to Wonderland garage to take the subway into the city. What a great idea it turned out to be. It was a beautiful day for being out on the water, with fabulous... More

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Richlands, North Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
25 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The ferry runs on time, and it certainly beats driving, but the cost is high for what you get ($29.00 round trip). If you just want to make the journey quickly and economically, take the commuter rail for a third of the price.

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Mastic Beach, New York
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22 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We took the 11:30am ferry from Boston and arrived in Salem about 12:15pm. We purchased the Trolley Tour as a part of a package. When we got on the trolley that takes you into Salem from the ferry, we were told the last trolley tour starts at 4pm. If you were going to make the 4pm ferry back to Boston,... More

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