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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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Ferry to Boston

The ferry was a great way to not only get to Boston but also see the sites on the way. Very relaxing and great way to get to Quincey Market. Just a 5 minute walk when you get off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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South River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The ferry was a great way to not only get to Boston but also see the sites on the way. Very relaxing and great way to get to Quincey Market. Just a 5 minute walk when you get off the ferry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We took the train to Boston from Salem and the ferry back to our hotel in Salem . We enjoyed the boat ride more and nice for picture taking . It was a 55 min ride . Also only a few blocks from our hotel ( waterfront hotel ) which made it convenient too.

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Whenever we visit our dear old home town of Gloucester an want to take a day trip into Boston, we head for the Salem Ferry. especially if we have guests, it is a delightful way to do a commute into the city. It takes about an hour, but lands right in the heart of things and makes the visit without... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We decided to leave the car in Salem and take the ferry to Boston for a day of sightseeing. While I am glad that we did, and I enjoyed the experience, I found the price tag ($90 return for two people) a bit steep.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Poor man's cruise to/from Boston/Salem. Modern comfortable boat with snack bar and drinks. Prices have been increased substantially for 2015 with discounts for commuters and local residents. Appears to be planned to get all the market will bear from tourists. Still a nice ride past the scenic north shore and Boston Harbor. Not a bad value if viewed as a... More 

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SALEM, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very enjoyable summer day trip to Boston. We walk to Copley Square via Boston Common and the Public Gardens. All lot of people enjoying the beautiful day and The Commons had 4 stages of music set up with different bands.. Very much a lot of fun. Ferry ride home was also enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A comfortable and fun way to go to Boston. Lots of free parking at the dock. No need for a harbour tour in Boston if you take the ferry.

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Port Colborne, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a great way to get to Boston. the trains also works well, but this was different and Worth doing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were looking for a way to get from Boston to Salem, and with such beautiful weather, we decided to take the ferry rather than a cab, which would have cost about the same. It was the right choice! There is a bar and plenty of tables for seating. The guide had great, very interesting information about the lighthouses and... More 

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Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Four years ago we travelled to Boston and stayed at the campground at Salem on Winter Island. Was the most incredible way to get back and forth to Boston each day. This year, we stayed in Beverly, and twice used the Salem Ferry to make the trip back and forth to Boston. Great way to see Boston Harbour and learn... More 

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Additional Information about Salem Ferry

Address: 10 Blaney Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: (978) 741-0220
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm

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