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Salem Ferry

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Address: 10 Blaney St, Salem, MA 01970-5603
Phone Number: (978) 741-0220
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Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Salem High-Speed Ferry

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great way to go into Boston

the trip was excellent and it is a great way to get in and out of the city without the drive and hassle of the traffic. It was on time too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the trip was excellent and it is a great way to get in and out of the city without the drive and hassle of the traffic. It was on time too!

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Salem for a few days and decided to go to Boston for a day. I went to the ticket office who were very helpful they suggested we get the 7am ferry as it has a discounted rate for commuters - $16 each as opposed to $45 each, as there is 4 of us this was quite a... More 

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Berkshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ferry does exactly what you'd expect - take you from Boston Harbour to Salem in about an hour. We booked online the day before with no difficulty and the journey itself was very pleasant. On the way out, the crew will tell you a bit about some of the sights of Boston Harbour which is a nice bonus. Salem... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much better than driving to Salem. Recommend getting there 30 mins prior to departure time. Areas are pointed out by the crew, to include the island used for the Shutter Island movie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was visiting Boston, my city of birth, for the first time in 20+ years. I was staying with family in Salem when we decided to take the Salem Ferry to Boston for the day. This was in September and the ferry basically ran from 8:00 - 8:00, but times change with the season. The cost for adults was $41.00... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was ok, way way over priced but fast and better scenery when traveling to Salem. I flew in to BOS with my son and needed to get to Salem. We took a water taxi($14USD) from the airport to long wharf and then the ferry up to Salem (45).......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Whether you are taking the ferry from Salem to spend time in Boston, or you're taking the return trip from Boston to spend time in Salem, this is the way to go. The 55 minute ride is comfortable, with a snack bar and cocktails available. The guide will tell you about the local sites as you travel across the water.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

If you have reason to go to the North Shore, or from the North Shore to Boston, this is a great alternative to the train, although the train is also nice.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is a great trip, including beautiful scenery! I highly recommend it. We took the 50 minute ferry to Boston from Salem and spent a couple of hours wandering around Boston. No traffic and no parking problems! Then, we walked down to the dock and boarded the ship. We even took the dog! He had a good time too.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

What an awesome trip back to Boston. We took the train out to Salem and when we were done sightseeing, we hopped on the ferry back to Boston. Trip only takes about an hour, but you get to see so much and coming into Boston from the water is really cool! Totally recommend this.

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