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Salem Ferry

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Boston Harbour Cruises provide this regular service to Salem from Boston daily. Standard ferry seating, basic refreshments and basic toilets for passengers for this 50 minute trip. Some books and toys were available for children hich was a nice touch. On the way out of...More

Thank Nicky T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic for day out. Used this service whilst on holiday in Boston. Salem is a gorgeous place, really quaint. Did the witch tour, which was very interesting. Returned on ferry into Boston in the dark, and the view of the city was spectacular. Would...More

Thank trewq71
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great moment when we learned about this ferry from friends that live in Salem. It doesn’t run year ‘round, but when it does, what a convenience to go right to the heart of Boston is 45 minutes for a very reasonable fee....More

1  Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great way to get to Boston and spend the day at Fanual Hall and bar hop and try delicious foods. They have snacks and a full bar onboard for a fun 1 hour ride. Staff are all friendly and helpful.

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Boston this past Labor weekend (2018). Things happened that we were unable to do Whale watch on Sunday September 2nd. So, we thought, perhaps a ferry ride to Salem then a 4 hrs strolling around down town Salem would be a an...More

2  Thank ns2newmind
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From finding the ferry to parking, the whole experience was easy. We left the pier and made the stop in Boston within 45 minutes. We arrived near the New England Aquarium and from there went to Quincy Market. The subway stop was right there as...More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ferry runs only late spring until Halloween, but it's a beautiful ride. Convenient to downtown Boston, comfortable seating inside or out. As a Salem resident, I often take it just for the boat ride. There's often a trolley you can board when you arrive...More

2  Thank Stan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smashing 55 min ride from Boston to Salem & back again later in the day. It was a beautiful July Saturday we went so no weather complaints. Only two downsides $45 round trip seems a little on the steep side and don't buy any drinks...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the train up to Salem and elected to take the ferry back. Very enjoyable and a great way to see the coast line - not to mention every kind of sail boat imaginable. The only drawback - $25 a person is a little...More

Thank GreatDaneinBigD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been taking the ferry from Salem to Boston for the past 6-7 years. It is something we love to do and always make sure it’s on our summer to do list. It is a very enjoyable ride. If you sit out on the...More

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Christy H
September 10, 2018|
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Response from Stan F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but there would be no realistic opportunity to store your luggage on the ship while you're exploring the area. The ferry has a pretty tight schedule doing round-trips between Salem and Boston all day.
August 20, 2018|
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Response from Rod W | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that's necessary. The ferry seems to run on a very tight schedule and isn't even there until about 10 minutes before departure. Then they have to disembark. I doubt they would give your seats away and also... More
July 16, 2018|
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Response from 2014Travelinggal | Reviewed this property |
Good Evening, When we took the ferry the seats were not assigned. Perhaps the reason for the early arrival is to help ensure you get the time you want?? The area around the gate is filled with many interesting and fun... More