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Address: 10 Blaney Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: (978) 741-0220
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Worth every penny, and see the Boston skyline from the sea.

We had a lovely day in Salem, and it was made complete by taking the ferry back to Boston. The two ladies at the ticket booth were lovely and polite. The journey too around an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kevin B
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beer drinker- this is a nice spot by the water on a warm day, or waiting for the ferry. Live entertainment on certain nights. The bar offers limited snacks, horrible wine[ in a plastic cup], and the corporate pour of any cocktails.All I ask is if I am going to get crappy wine...please serve it in a plastic wine glass,... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely day in Salem, and it was made complete by taking the ferry back to Boston. The two ladies at the ticket booth were lovely and polite. The journey too around an hour, with lots to see en route, especially the Boston skyline from the sea.

Thank Kevin B
Mesa, Arizona
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are heading to Salem from the Boston area, I highly recommend taking the Salem ferry. The captain will give you a tidbit of history as you head up and their bar is nicely stocked.

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101 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Left spot on time from both Salem and Boston. Interesting facts from the guide and a great view of the city of Boston as we made our way from Salem. This is a super way to arrive in the city and you are right in the centre of the action.

Thank gillod
Salem, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very good way to see Boston. No driving, looking for parking. Gets off near Aquarium and Quincy Markey

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Bourne, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have the time, do take the ferry to visit Boston Be careful of the times you sail. There are commuter rates, which mean an early start - but it saves a lot of money and gives you longer in Boston anyway. Check the website for times.

Thank JaeDeWyldeMinshall
Fishers, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are staying in Salem and want to go to Boston....take this Ferry!!! Avoid traffic, inexpensive for round trip, informative friendly staff, great location pier in Boston, and drinks on board!! Loved it!

Thank danahoover
Pensacola, Florida
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138 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a great trip to see Salem for the day. Easy to get to via the Long Wharf Salem ferry slot with various departure times. This is a seasonal ferry trip, ends in Oct, so you might need to check next season. Trolley option waits at Salem exit, can take dedicated trolley for pick up and return to ferry... More 

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Potsdam, New York
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We enjoyed our ride from Salem to Boston. Only negatives were the bathrooms and the cleanliness of the seats. Other than that it was a great ride.

Thank Courtney L
St. Paul
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Great way to travel to Salem for the day. There's a guided tour as you leave Boston, explaining quite a few of the sites. Comfortable and smooth, reasonably priced.

Thank Smilingiver

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