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Great adventure.

We lucked out and had the schooner all to ourselves so it was like a private cruise. The staff... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
rosedewshelton773
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Peterborough, New Hampshire
Favorite part of our trip!

My husband and I spent a week in the Boston/Salem area doing all the usual tourist things. Our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We lucked out and had the schooner all to ourselves so it was like a private cruise. The staff were very nice, friendly, and made us feel very much at home. We helped to raise the sails and steer the schooner. We had a great...More

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SchoonerFame, Owner at Schooner FAME of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for sailing :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent a week in the Boston/Salem area doing all the usual tourist things. Our cruise on the Schooner FAME of Salem was, hands down, our favorite activity. Captain Mike and his crew (both named John) were friendly and knowledgeable about the...More

Thank MarLynSwi
SchoonerFame, Owner at Schooner FAME of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the kind words! Glad you enjoyed your sail!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Mike and the crew of the Fame were awesome! The cruise gave us some of the history of the Salem Harbor and the legend of the Fame itself. They made everyone feel welcome and spent time talking to each passenger. I would definitely take another...More

Thank jbrandenburg2017
SchoonerFame, Owner at Schooner FAME of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hope to see you again :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great experience. We did the special trip up to Gloucester to see the annual Mayors schooner race. The Captain did an excellent job maneuvering close for great pictures of all the schooners. Very courteous crew ready and willing to help or answer questions....More

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SchoonerFame, Owner at Schooner FAME of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks! That was a great day — hope your photos came out well!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for what became an almost six hour cruise to view the parade of schooners outside Gloucester harbor at Gloucester's Maritime Weekend. It was fantastic, but you are on the deck of a schooner with no chairs. You sit anywhere , comfortable or not.

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SchoonerFame, Owner at Schooner FAME of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the kind words. There is a schooner in Provincetown that has benches set up on deck like church pews, and that would be comfy, but then it wouldn't be an 1812 privateer!

Reviewed 1 week ago

How many schooners can you go on the fire cannons?! This one! On some cruises they can fire a cannon which they did on the sunset cruise. This was a blast! Sorry couldn't resist. Captain Mike is a good storyteller. They have different drinks not...More

Thank ravenwell
SchoonerFame, Owner at Schooner FAME of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sailing with us :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Entertaining captain full of stories + nice crew and local Salem rum drink under full sail = a great time on the Schooner Fame. Made for a fantastic way to enjoy the end of the summer... p.s. Came to find out later there is a...More

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SchoonerFame, Owner at Schooner FAME of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yes! Mix it up with Deacon Giles local rum, it's a Deacon Stormy! Thanks for sailing :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dis schooner goes out in light winds and still gives you a beautiful sailing experience. I'm sorry they had to worry about me.

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SchoonerFame, Owner at Schooner FAME of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

No worries, Manuel!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could not have asked for a better trip. The crew were excellent. We were lucky enough to have only 7 others on the trip and my daughter was the only child and they were great with her, letting her help raise the sails and steer...More

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SchoonerFame, Owner at Schooner FAME of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words :) Glad you enjoyed your trip!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and i sold out the last cruise of the day to celebrate our friends birthday. Everyone onboard, crew and fellow passrngers, made it a spectacular experience. It was a beautiful evening to be out on the water watching the sunset. Cost was totally...More

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