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Address: 80 Wharf St, Pickering Wharf Marina, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978-729-7600

FAME is a full-scale replica of a privateer schooner from the War of 1812....

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 aspiring sea dogs of all ages!

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Great company event!

We took our staff out for an evening cruise and it was PERFECT, the skipper and his crew were outstanding. They helped get all the catering onto the ship and ensured everyone... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sue B
Reading, Massachusetts

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Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our staff out for an evening cruise and it was PERFECT, the skipper and his crew were outstanding. They helped get all the catering onto the ship and ensured everyone understood the safety guidelines, and then we were underway. We learned some interesting history about the Fame and Salem as well, and the skipper fired one of the... More 

Thank Sue B
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, daughter, and I did the evening sail during the last week of August and it was the perfect way to spend one of our evenings in Salem. We happened to be the only people on the schooner besides the three person crew. Because of the timing of our trip we were out on the water while the sun... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Had a Groupon and did the 2PM sail on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The weather was perfect which made for a great and relaxing sail. Only problem we encountered is that if you sit near the back of the boat you are unable to hear the Captain give his talk. The crew were personable and helpful.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

If you enjoy just being on a sailboat, then this is for you. They make cocktails on board and tell you the history of the boat. We sailed straight into a heavy fog and could see nothing beyond the sails, but what we saw of the harbour was lovely.

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Beautiful sail, hot in town, just right on the water. Captain Mike had lots of stories to tell and you could ask just about anything having to do with Salem history. Also loved the pictures and stories about building the "Fame". Very relaxing except when it was my turn to steer the boat (it was fun and a bit nerve... More 

Thank sazoram
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Had limited time with our 13 year old grandson and chose an afternoon cruise aboard Fame. Great choice, the weather was perfect,and the crew was awesome. He shot a video of the captain firing the cannon Booked the trip on line and picked up tickets when we arrived Parked in the public parking garage for a total of 3 hours... More 

Thank Fred S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Captain Mike and crew provided us with a fun, friendly voyage on beautiful waters. Highly recommended. Be sure to cover your ears when they fire the cannon!

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Rutland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Great crew with lots of passion and information about this 1812 warship replica. Lasts about 1:45 hours. Adult tickets are $35. Drinks are available for purchase. Kids loved the hoisting of the sails and especially the mini cannon demonstration. Well worth the price!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

With the sun setting and a stiff breeze kicking up - this spry little schooner makes way smartly, silently through Salem Harbor past historic lighthouses, million-dollar homes, rock outcroppings and tiny islands. It is always good to see and experience the world from the sea. Fame is the perfect vessel for such.

Thank Travelin_Fuel
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Thank you for saving history and making it fun for the whole family! We booked the Fame for our family and had a great experience. Thanks to Captain Mike, his family and crew for a fun and relaxing time. We enjoyed assisting the crew sailing the Fame and learning how to read the wind and sails. We also enjoyed learning... More 

Thank Jeffrey M

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