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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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Convenient, Easy & Fun Ferry - Should be an Attraction!

Easiest, quickest means of travel between Boston and Salem. Must give credit to my husband for these travel arrangements on the Salem Ferry, (I just find the fun things to do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Easiest, quickest means of travel between Boston and Salem. Must give credit to my husband for these travel arrangements on the Salem Ferry, (I just find the fun things to do.) Salem was not really on my radar via vehicle, due to the the time and hassle of traveling by vehicle. I wanted to see Salem, not the road to... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Had a great narrator as we traveled from Boston to Salem. He was informative and engaging. He pointed out landmarks and gave us a little Salem history before docking.

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Haskell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great ride into Boston. Wonderful views and we had the added bonus of a family member who lives in Salem and works in Boston. She proved to be an excellent tour guide and pointed out the landmarks along the 55 minute trip.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is primarily a commuter ferry, but offers an amazing way to visit Salem, as well as see the very best views of Boston from the water. The boat is not just any old ferry - it is a state of the art super fast boat - makes for a thrilling ride and the journey time comfortably under an hour.... More 

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Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was a perfect pick for transportation to Salem. The sun was shining, the bay was calm, and Rob the narrator made the trip across the bay enjoyable. Once you land in Salem it's a ten minute walk to get into the heart of town with shops to look at on the way out and back.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A wonderful ocean ride to make the trip to Boston more enjoyable! It almost makes the "commute" a Fun Trip!!!

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Needed to get into Boston and Salem Ferry proved a fantastic idea - no traffic, wonderful scenery, calm waters, beautiful views coming into Boston, central docking for tourist attractions and wonderful stories about the points of interest along the way - would recommend it to anybody and would certainly travel this way again!

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The ferry is clean and a wonderful scenic ride from Salem to Boston. There is plenty of free parking in Salem. The ferry offers snacks and drinks.

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Dalmatia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The tour was absolutely fabulous it was very informative about history and what is going on today was fabulous you can drink on the boat don't have to worry pulls you right into Boston to the city where everything is definitely do it

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was a great way to travel from Boston to Salem (and back!). The ride was fun and informative as one of the employees narrated what we were seeing. Very comfortable setting, with drinks and snacks available for purchase. Nice!

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