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“Great way to travel into Boston.”
Review of Salem Ferry

Salem Ferry
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USD 25.00*
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Salem High-Speed Ferry
Ranked #3 of 85 things to do in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Used the ferry to travel into Boston, ideal, no parking charges, no traffic problems and it delivers you right on the Boston water front, ideal.

Thank Dave J
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Great way to get to Salem, hop on at Boston, the ferry takes and hour or so, during which a running commentary tells you abou the island and the places you are passing

1  Thank Alison H
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This trip was one of many on the ferry I have taken and it never disappoints. For $23 a senior can forget tolls, parking fees, parking tickets and just bask in the view of the beautiful North Shore of Boston and its sparkling harbor. The Salem Ferry is a magnificent gem, with refreshments and a very able crew. It docks next to the New England Aquarium putting passengers in the epicenter of the North End, Quincy Market and fine waterfront restaurants.

2  Thank Kathleen M
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We loved our trip to historical Salem via the Ferry. Trip was entertaining and beautiful. The crew even offered my mom some Ginger to ease her stomach. Highly recommend.

2  Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Sure -- you can take the boring train or bus (or, heavens, even drive) to Salem from Boston. But, isn't a nice water trip enticing. The catamaran leaves from the Long Wharf in Boston and drops you at the Salem Ferry terminal, about a 15 minutes walk from downtown (with signs to see on you way there). The catamaran is pleasant, with plenty of seats and tables indoors and outdoors, on two decks. There is a snack bar (with free ginger candies if the rolling seas get to you) and less than an hour after leaving you're in Salem. A nice bonus is a tourist narration of the sights in and history of Boston Harbor at the Boston end of the trip, and a similar narration about the area from Marblehead to Salem at the Salem end of the trip. The middle of the trip does take you on what can be somewhat rough waters (the remains of hurricane Maria were churning the seas when I went on the trip). But even though I am not a strong fan of water based transportation, I found it pleasant.

Thank Michael F
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