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Essex Heritage

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2.5 Hour Tour: It is an adventure aboard Essex Heritage's landing craft Naumkeag... The boat lands at a stone beach (not a dock) where you disembark and follow the guide up to the Light Station where you will enjoy an hour long tour on the 10 acres...more
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10 Blaney St, Salem Ferry Dock, Salem, MA 01970-5603
+1 978-224-2036
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

I was blown away by the experience we had with Essex Heritage. First, you do a beach landing - a similar experience to Normandy! The tour guide (Heather) was fantastic and gave us great information about the shore line and the scenery as we sailed...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Nice rugged boat made to float onto the rocky shore- gate goes down to the rocks to walk onto the island- up the trails to the Lighthouse and Light-keepers cottage. Awesome views and stories to be told. Great history. Oil house is pretty cool too!...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Steve C
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The 2 hour tour has three segments: (1) approximately 30 minute boat ride to the island (2) an hour at the lighthouse site and (3) the approximately 30 minute boat ride back to Salem. The boat ride in the small landing craft and the 10...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Wayne E
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Showed up Friday morning at the ferry dock in Salem not sure what to expect. As we sat on down at the picnick table to wait a nice young man came up and asked if we taking the boat to Bakers Island Light. He signed...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank keithg993
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We traveled to Salem on our boat for a weekend. Signed up for this 2 hour lighthouse tour which leaves from the dock next door to Brewers Hawthorne Cove Marina. Great value for the money. Just so happened that they were celebrating the 2 year...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank moelyons
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Went on the small Naumkeag boat (may 12 of us), the only boat that takes the public to Bakers Island Light Station. It's a quick 30min ride from Salem Harbor past small islands and sailboats, and a short walk up to the lighthouse (you have...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank bobriensan
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We went out twice this past summer and both times were amazing. It's not cheap and may not be for most kids, but if you want a few hours to get away, this is perfect. Lovely views, rustic places. The beach is quite rocky, so...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank ama_4327
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Participated on boat ride and tour of Baker's Island which opened to the public after 70 years being off-limits to anyone who isn't a summer resident. Fee is $35 but money goes toward restoration of light house. Light house is beautiful. The inside will be...More

Date of experience: August 2015
5  Thank Rempt2
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Bakers Island is a private island of about 60 acres near Salem, MA that has had a working Light Station since 1798. The Light Station has been automated for nearly 40 years so the Coast Guard no longer had use for the 10 acres of...More

Date of experience: August 2015
5  Thank TheNordicWanderer
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Ryan, my guide, thought that maybe I didn't enjoy my tour because of the thunder shower that came through while at the island. It actually enhanced it! I loved the shots I was able to take with my camera with the dark clouds overhead. The...More

Date of experience: July 2015
6  Thank mgrandmont0510
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Alicia B
23 July 2016|
Response from EssexHeritage | Property representative |
We charge $35 for our 2 hour unique excursion. It may not be on budget for some people, but the cost of gasoline and our boat capacity being only 18 means that we need to charge a comparable rate.