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Salem Ferry
Salem Ferry

Salem Ferry

10 Blaney Street, Salem, Masachusetts

The basics

The 92-foot (28-meter) long Salem Ferry has capacity for 149 passengers. Feel the wind on your face and enjoy the passing scenery from the upper and lower decks, or enjoy the comforts of the climate-controlled indoor lounge. The onboard galley serves a variety of breakfast and lunch items, such as sandwiches, hot dogs, pretzels, and snacks, as well as beverages such as juice, soda, beer, and wine.

Book your ticket ahead of time to guarantee your seat, as spots can sell out, particularly on weekends and holidays. For extra savings, book a round-trip ticket or a combo pass that includes the Salem Trolley.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Salem

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Best way to get to Salem
Angela_S, Oct 2021
Boston to Salem One-Way or Round-Trip High Speed Ferry
Safe, clean and comfortable, left on time, beautiful views along with a little informative commentary.
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Excellent trip
Allison_F, Jul 2021
Boston to Salem One-Way or Round-Trip High Speed Ferry
Easy clean enjoyable ride to Salem. We also enjoyed hearing some fun facts along the way about Boston, Marblehead & Salem.
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A great day!
Ellen_L, Jun 2021
Boston to Salem One-Way or Round-Trip High Speed Ferry
Cleanliness of the boat, helpfulness of the crew, information shared about local historical events. Just a perfect, fun day. I do this every year with my grandchildren. Thank you so much!
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Wonderful experience
Kelsi_C, Jun 2021
Boston to Salem One-Way or Round-Trip High Speed Ferry
The whole experience was awesome! The boat was nice and clean and comfortable. We had the choice to sit outside or inside and the commentator was amazing!
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Witch town mini tour
Edipola_A, Jul 2020
Boston to Salem One-Way or Round-Trip High Speed Ferry
On time schedules, polite boat crew, passengers wear masks and social distancing. Clean facilities Excellent
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Scenic and historical
Kimberly_M, Nov 2021
Boston to Salem One-Way or Round-Trip High Speed Ferry
The guy taking tickets was so nice and full of area info. Waves were a bit rough but not a reflection of the staff and crew. We had no idea we would get a history lesson of the coast. Loved it!!
star-5
Must try experience
angelina_t, Oct 2021
Boston to Salem One-Way or Round-Trip High Speed Ferry
This ferry ride was so fun and a great way to get to Salem!! We had a great narration of of the history of the islands and buildings from the water and well as beautiful views.
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Very fun ride with lots...
Ashley_R, Oct 2021
Boston to Salem One-Way or Round-Trip High Speed Ferry
Very fun ride with lots of beautiful views and historic sights! Staff was very friendly and informative. Would definitely recommend and I hope to be back soon!
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The scenery was amazing...
Andy_L, Oct 2021
Boston to Salem One-Way or Round-Trip High Speed Ferry
The scenery was amazing and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Definitely felt like we landed in a village frozen in time.
star-5
Best way to travel
Ruth_h, Oct 2021
Boston to Salem One-Way or Round-Trip High Speed Ferry
Always love traveling to Salem from Boston on the Ferry to visit family and friends. Traveling on the roads can be a drag, but traveling by Ferry is always a fun, relaxing, adventure. Being on the ocean is a huge treat.
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Boating in Boston
Catherine_D, Oct 2021
Boston to Salem One-Way or Round-Trip High Speed Ferry
Best boat trip! Loved going to Salem this way! The bar is great and beer is cold! Fresh air and sunshine 🌞 Bring a hair tie 👍
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Salem highlights
Brittany_P, Oct 2021
Boston to Salem One-Way or Round-Trip High Speed Ferry
We enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide was very animated and kept the tour interesting. She was very well versed in Salem history as she grew up there and had lived there for 13 years. I was very impressed with all of the history we learned about. Some things I didn’t know. Me and my husband are from Ga and went on my birthday Oct 10th. It was the highlight of the day for me! I highly recommend it.

Things to know before you go

  • Bring a jacket or sweater, and sun protection if you plan to sit outside.
  • Credit card transactions are sometimes not possible at sea, so make sure you have cash to make purchases from the galley.
  • Pets are permitted onboard but must be leashed or kept in a carrier.
  • Ferry passengers receive discounted transfers to the Harbor Islands Ferry and the BHC Water Taxi.
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How to get there

The Salem Ferry departs Boston from Long Wharf and arrives in Salem at the Blaney Street Wharf. There’s plenty of free parking at the Blaney Street Wharf. In Boston, it’s best to take public transportation as parking can be expensive in the area. The nearest MBTA subway (the T) stop is Aquarium.

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Trip ideas

A Spooky City Guide to Salem

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When to get there

The Salem Ferry runs from mid-May through the end of October, with at least four departures a day. In high season, more departures are sometimes added.

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Salem Trolley

The Salem Trolley is a 1-hour narrated tour that stops at 14 different sites in the historical town. Top attractions include the Salem Witch Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Witch Dungeon Museum, the Old Burial Point and Witch Trial Memorial, and the House of the Seven Gables. Tours run from April through October.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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