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Salem Ferry

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“quincy market”(12 reviews)
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10 Blaney St, Open Seasonally, Salem, MA 01970-5603
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Reviewed 10 February 2019

This is the best way to get to Salem from Boston. Lots of fun and great views. They even help you manage your luggage if you are going for an overnight trip.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 23 January 2019

If the weather is good, and you have time, take this ferry from the wharf near the New England Aquarium in Boston to Salem, or go the other way. It takes about as long as it does to drive without the hassles of driving on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank stephenfM8666BK
Reviewed 18 December 2018

We made plans for the Salem Ferry to Boston, and went in early AM to get the commuter rate. The lady at the desk for some reason argued with us about the rate- she noted we were tourists and not commuters because we wanted 1...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dduckel
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Easy access, plenty of free parking and a lovely boat ride to Boston make this a worthwhile endeavor. Great views of the coastline as you make the journey.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jackd_10
Reviewed 25 October 2018

The ferry ride ended up being one of the most memorable parts of my trip to Salem. We really enjoyed the fresh air and views from the ship as well as the commentary provided by the crew. The bar on board was great for drinks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Phillip A
Reviewed 21 October 2018

The ferry was on time and the onboard commentary at the start of the trip was informative. The ferry to Salem was fairly quiet however the return ferry was packed and very loud. It was an enjoyable journey. When I’m paying $45 for the journey...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank snowflake71
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We always take the Salem Ferry in the summer. Great way to get there and back without the hassle of parking. I would recommend all Boston Harbor Cruises as they are all great with wonderful staff.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Notkidding335
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Why take the train, or take your chances with a Lyft or Uber driver on the freeway or 1A, when the ferry and their professional crew can bypass all that? We've taken the ferry several times between Boston and Salem, and have enjoyed the trip...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AZFrancis
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We booked the boat a few days in advance. Long Wharf can be a little difficult to find. As you are standing on the street side sidewalk looking at the Marriott Long Wharf, go to the LEFT side of the hotel and that is where...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank MarthaIllinois
Reviewed 9 October 2018

we choose to take the ferry across to salem as an added experience and even though it was rainy it was still fun, it did clear up on the way back and the views were beautiful, we got to see boston from the water at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Franki L
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11 September 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.
21 August 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
17 July 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