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Salem Ferry

10 Blaney St, Salem, MA 01970-5603
+1 978-741-0220
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Best way to get to Salem

It's a really nice trip to take from Boston to Salem, there's seats with tables and they're comfy... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Amman, Jordan
Fun way to get to Boston from the Northshore!

This really makes the day in Boston! I try to do this anytime company visits. It's such a fun way... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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10 Blaney St, Salem, MA 01970-5603
+1 978-741-0220
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

It's a really nice trip to take from Boston to Salem, there's seats with tables and they're comfy. You can also go outside and take pictures with the Salem background or with the Boston Skyline

Thank Lilssandov
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This really makes the day in Boston! I try to do this anytime company visits. It's such a fun way to get to the heart of the city with no hassles with traffic or parking. Great info given on the boat too!

Thank mcwoman47
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We did the 7am to 5:30 commuter trip this is a lower fare trip because it is mostly used by Salem locals that work in Boston... Wonderful trip....got to sit with and chat with a Salem local on her way to work and she gave...More

1  Thank Bill T
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
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

Thank Alison H
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...More

Thank Charles M
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.

1  Thank Lisa C
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...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The best way to go between Salem and Boston with a 50 minute trip. Free Parking. Refreshing, especially on a hot day. Pricey BUT the secret of saving is to take the Salem to Boston at 7 am in the morning and return 5:30 PM-...More

1  Thank Vicky A
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The Ferry is a one hour trip from Boston-Salem. My trip was canceled due to rough seas from the remnants of a hurricane. I rebooked the return from Salem to Boston. Glad I did. The train is faster, and cheaper, but approaching Boston by sea...More

Thank Greg G
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2 February 2018|
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Response from Greg G | Reviewed this property |
The train is certainly a bargain. I took the train to Salem on Friday night when it was dark already anyway, and then took the ferry back on Sunday afternoon. The fee for the ferry was well worth it for the atmosphere, the... More
26 September 2017|
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Response from Car Keys | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking garage next to the Aquarium (a great take for families) which is next to the dock where you get the ferry to Salem. It is not inexpensive, but there is a cap (which we hit) of approx. $40 for the 10 hours... More