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Address: 10 Blaney Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: (978) 741-0220
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Local Salem Ferry to Boston

Great way to get to Salem from Boston or vice versal. Quicker than driving or the train, and beautifully scenic pulling into Salem and Boston

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
DanCahill01970
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to get to Salem from Boston or vice versal. Quicker than driving or the train, and beautifully scenic pulling into Salem and Boston

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great way to avoid the traffic between Boston and Salem. Beautiful views along the north shore and great city views. There is a little bar with drinks and snacks to enjoy while you wait. You can also pick up a free bike rental from SalemSpins at the ferry dock. It's only a 15-minute walk to downtown and less than 10... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

So much fun, the crew tells tales along the way, and the sights are absolutely gorgeous. Marblehead....LOVE.

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Camarillo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We took the ferry into Boston which was ok. It was cold and windy outside so everyone stayed inside. Maybe during the summer it would have been nicer. The thing about this ferry though was that there are numerous discounts that seem to available, but they are only for locals. If you're a tourist, the discounts don't apply. It would... More 

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

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.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

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.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

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.

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