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Salem Ferry

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Address: 10 Blaney Street, Salem, MA 01970
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+1 978-741-0220
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Sun 07:00 - 15:30
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:30
Sat 07:00 - 18:30

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This was a relaxing and enjoyable trip, especially when the weather is good. Enjoy the views and calm of being on a boat.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Fort Lauderdale, United States
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Fort Lauderdale, United States
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a relaxing and enjoyable trip, especially when the weather is good. Enjoy the views and calm of being on a boat.

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a Salem resident, there is a discount. Perk # 1. If not, You do not have to deal with driving into Boston, parking and the cost of parking, etc... Perk #2,. They do have a limited food and beverage service ( including alcohol ) which is a nice perk # 3...If you do not have limited time... More 

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Atascadero, California
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Wonderful ferry line that brought us from Boston to Salem to spend our Halloween holiday. People were friendly, helpful. Problems with Uber when we got off. Only runs until Halloween weekend.

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Dallas, Texas
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54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I took the water taxis from Logan Airport to Long Wharf to catch the Salem Ferry. Got my ticket on line for 530pm but arrived early. Was allowed to take ferry early. Cabin enclosed and serves drinks and snacks. Staff friendly and helpful. Very quick 45 minutes to Salem.

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Niles, Illinois
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

It was a very bouncy, fun and fast trip to and from Salem. If you are prone to seasickness you may want to drive.

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Boracay, Philippines
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I took the ferry from Harlem to Boston. I had my touring bicycle with me and it was no problem at all. It did not even cost me additional fees to take my bike on board. What made this ferry ride different was the knowledgeable gentleman that pointed out historical buildings and sites. The 30 minute ride was very interesting... More 

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Tewksbury, Ma
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We took the Salem Ferry from Salem down into Boston on a beautiful summer day, what a nice trip, take as long as you want to shop and explore Boston and then hop back on the Ferry and head back to Salem to enjoy dinner before heading home.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The ferry was easy to find. It was safe, on time, and had friendly and professional staff. The boat was clean and comfortable.

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Cary, North Carolina
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We arrived Salem by train, which was fast and efficient, but decided to take the ferry back. It was a beautiful day, and the commentary was interesting as we both left and arrived the ports. We were catching a cruise ship, and simply hailed a cab when we arrived in Boston. It's a longer trip back this way and a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a great way to visit Boston from the North Shore - A great way to advoid the hassle of driving into Boston and an added bonus a boat trip along the North Shore to Boston.

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