Misery Islands

Misery Islands, Salem: Address, Phone Number, Misery Islands Reviews: 5/5

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Take a boat to Great Misery and enjoy memorable views of Salem Sound and the North Shore.
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MalenaNJ
Lodi, NJ27 contributions
secluded and beautiful
Dec 2018 • Family
This is only accessible by boat obviously so if you get seasick this isn't the best excursion for you. Hermit crabs on the shoreline and private secluded beaches are just a couple of the perfect things these islands offer. Beautiful to walk the perimeter of the island or just lounge on one of the beaches enjoying the privacy and nature.
Written June 10, 2019
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iwentsailing
16 contributions
Perfect Sailing to Misery Island with Sunset Sail Salem
May 2019 • Friends
We did the Island Picnic sail with "Sunset Sail Salem" and got a private sailing charter from downtown Salem to this amazing island.

We spent a couple hours exploring all the trails on Great Misery, and saw tons of wildlife, (even a pair of deer)! The island was quiet, we didn't see anybody else ashore. The trails are well marked. There are public outhouses, which are very clean. We enjoyed scenic overlooks of Salem, Marblehead, Beverly Farms, Manchester, and Baker's Island. The ruins are the best! Very cool places to explore and hang out for an afternoon.

Thanks, Sunset Sail Salem. Will definitely go again!
Written May 20, 2019
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greatgazzu
Melville, NY7 contributions
Fall Weekend Getaway
Oct 2017 • Couples
Misery Island was great place to visit and relax. Trails are nice and easy to follow but not always well marked. The island's varied terrain provides great views of the water and also offers inland views of the fields, forests and even a few ruins. Our Captain on the Sea Shuttle provided a bit of the history which added to our visit. A good place for teenage children may be a bit much for younger ones.
Written November 6, 2017
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dmd012455
Reading, MA1 contribution
Great afternoon on the Sea Shuttle
Sep 2017 • Family
The trip was so relaxing. I wish I knew about the Sea Shuttle before this past weekend.
I will definitely do this again. The crew were exceptionally gracious, friendly and family oriented. My friend's 5 year old grandson had a phenomenal time! it was the first time on a boat for him, and the captain asked him to steer the boat, which was so exciting for him. A great time for all!!!
Written September 12, 2017
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Nina C
Salem, MA23 contributions
Cruising with Schooners in Gloucester Harbor
Sep 2017 • Family
The City of Gloucester's annual Schooner Festival features schooners under sail in the waters outside the beautiful Gloucester harbor, a spectacular sight. Salem's Sea Shuttle takes you there, right alongside restored and replica schooners of all sizes. A treat for photographers, fans of living history and sailing buffs who don't happen to own a boat.

We lucked out with weather in 2017. On Sunday the Parade of Sail was cancelled due to rain and high wind, but Monday dawned sunny with a light breeze, perfect weather for the 1-hour cruise from Salem's Blaney St wharf. Embarking at 11 am, we motored up to each of the largest ships for close views of each array of sail, erect bowsprit, ensigns and rigging. Then backed off for the race, a run seaward that clustered the large graceful ships in neat lines.
On the return to Salem we circled Pope's island, a rocky barrier island, to greet harbor seals and cormorants. Two captains, Capt Mike and Capt John, took turns at the wheel, giving confidence we were in good hands.
Written September 7, 2017
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Jason C
3 contributions
Unbelievable Trip!
Sep 2017 • Couples
I was visiting the area and looking for something different to try. We booked the trip and went to go to the boat where we met the two person crew. There were four of us on the tour and the two crew members introduced themselves to us and made us feel like family. The boat was amazing, the tour was amazing, the views were amazing. I highly, HIGHLY recommend this trip. It was inexpensive and Captain Mike made us all feel like we were just friends on a boat. His first made gave us knowledge of their onboard aquarium. I was sending pictures to my friends the whole trip!! If Im back in Salem, im coming back to this boat!
Written September 5, 2017
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carlakolesar
South Burlington, VT2 contributions
Educational and fun
Aug 2017 • Family
Tori was amazing with my seven year old daughter. She clearly loves her job and ocean life. She spent a lot of time explaining every creature in the touch tank and answered all of our questions about ocean life.
Written August 30, 2017
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seamickdee
Boston, MA5 contributions
Beautiful and easy way to spend the day
Aug 2017 • Friends
Great tour, great guide -- I am from the North Shore and found it very interesting and nice to see the other side of the shore :) I think it's great for a local or a visitor and the trails on the island are not difficult. It's just a beautiful place to walk. Bring a picnic and some water shoes and go for a swim at one of a few beaches! It's a beautiful trip out and a great time on the island. If you go out on the 10am, you can stay on the island for 2 or 4 hours and then come back -- it was easy to spend 4 hours there (2 exploring and 2 sitting at the shore reading/picnicking).

I also called Captain John in advance to get advice and input, and he was very helpful on the phone as well as very friendly and accommodating day of.

PS there was easily plenty of parking when we arrived at 9:40 for the 10am trip, but upon return, there was almost none. Heads up :)
Written August 29, 2017
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Jim P
Salem, MA1 contribution
Fun Fun Fun
Aug 2017 • Family
A great way to spend a couple of hours on Salem Sound! Fun and informative.
Thanks Captain John and crew!
Written August 16, 2017
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littlejeanne
Wilbraham, MA15 contributions
Misery Island Fun
Jul 2017 • Couples
A great day exploring Massachusetts History. Took the Sea Shuttle out of Salem, and it was great! Captain John and Tori took good care of our small group...John told many stories, which were so interesting, and was very informative about the Harbor and islands. Trip to Misery was about 45 minutes, and we had two hours to hike and explore. Plenty of time to explore the circumference and search for sea glass! It was a very hot day, so bring plenty of water and wear good walking shoes. I think we hiked over two miles...some terrain was rocky, and there is TONS of poison ivy. Be careful. Overall, it was a beautiful day, and we were happy to learn more about some history in our beautiful state.
Written August 1, 2017
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