Schooner FAME of Salem
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FAME is a full-scale replica of a privateer schooner from the War of 1812. Launched in 2003, our new FAME cruises on Salem Sound, where pirates & privateers have been making history for 400 years. FAME sails from Memorial Day through Halloween from Pickering Wharf Marina in downtown Salem. A great trip for all ages! Our guests are invited to help raise the sails, take the tiller, or just relax with a cold beverage and enjoy the beauty of Salem Sound. Gorgeous waterfront homes & as many as six lighthouses are visible during your cruise. Pickering Wharf is right downtown in a fun location with lots of shops and restaurants. *** However, parking can be a challenge, especially on weekends, and that goes TRIPLE for October! *** Be sure to allow extra time for traffic and parking. The boat leaves on time, and you will NOT receive a refund if you miss the boat.
Salem, Massachusetts

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2022

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Kim0122
Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, PA1 contribution
Oct 2022
Captain and two of the employees were very courteous and professional with everyone on the boat. Husband got to help with pulling up the sail curtains. They serve us hot cider and beer upon request. They even brought out blankets for those who were cold because of the wind. Took an hour and 20 mins for the entire trip. 5 stars! A+
Written November 1, 2022
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Terri K
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
Loved the friendliness and local knowledge of the captain and crew. Loved helping raise the sail! My daughter and I totally enjoyed the time on the bay. We'd always "rather be sailing!"
We will do it again and bring more family!
Written November 1, 2022
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Lisa G
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
Very knowledgeable and entertaining staff. Very accommodating with beverages and snacks perfect size
Written October 31, 2022
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SchoonerFame
Thank you :)
Written November 1, 2022
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AliceNwndr
11 contributions
We had absolutely beautiful weather and this outing on the ocean was a nice reprise from the insane crowds in Salem. Crew was friendly, shared some history and let us steer! Favorite thing we did that day.
Written October 29, 2022
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SchoonerFame
Thank you! We get that a lot. The schooner IS very different from the other attractions here in Salem!
Written October 30, 2022
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Anil LE
San Antonio, TX9 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
The sailing tour was such an amazing experience! We wanted to experience Salem, MA in different ways and this was one of the most memorable experiences of our trip. The entire team was very friendly.

We also got a brief history on the Schooner Privateer & the beginnings of Salem, very interesting & educational, thank you for the wonderful experience!!!

TIP: Make sure you check the weather forecast and wear a nice jacket, gloves, and hat if you go during the fall or winter.
Written October 29, 2022
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SchoonerFame
Yes, thank you, it does get quite cool in the fall and on the sunset sails, so dress warm!
Written October 30, 2022
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Kaytlin
2 contributions
As soon as you go to get your tickets the woman at tbe booth is giving you the run down and is very sweet! The crew and captain on the boat ate great! They tell you all the rules and make sure your taken care of. They offer alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks as well as snacks (all for a small price). The caption and 3 crew members had come over to my group and told us stories and asked if we wanted to help with the sails. This was my very first trip to see the ocean and I am so glad I booked with them!
Written October 29, 2022
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SchoonerFame
We're glad you enjoyed your sail :) Thanks for the review!
Written October 30, 2022
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Meghann W
1 contribution
Oct 2022
We brought our niece and nephew on the schooner tour and they had a blast. The staff was friendly and gave great history lessons about the boat and let the kids raise the sails and shoot off the cannon.
Written October 24, 2022
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SchoonerFame
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the trip!
Written October 25, 2022
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Sydney J
2 contributions
Enjoyed the open ocean the men had a cannon it was awesome beautiful day gave all kinds of information about the boat and islands
Written October 23, 2022
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SchoonerFame
Thanks for sailing with us, Sydney!
Written October 24, 2022
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Dawn B
3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
This was a great time! We were fortunate enough to have great weather and saw a beautiful sunset. The crew was great…very personable and knowledgeable and kept things interactive. Would definitely do again if in the area.
Written October 22, 2022
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SchoonerFame
Thank you! We would definitely love to see you if you return to Salem!
Written October 24, 2022
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K M
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Excellent tour, friendly, engaging and informative crew. Love how Captain and crew involve passengers in raising the sails and steering the vessel. Enjoyed our sail immensely and would recommend to all who visit Salem!
Written October 21, 2022
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SchoonerFame
Thanks for sailing with us! Glad you enjoyed your trip!
Written October 24, 2022
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