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Salem Ferry

10 Blaney St, Salem, MA 01970-5603
+1 978-741-0220
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Great way to travel into Boston.

Used the ferry to travel into Boston, ideal, no parking charges, no traffic problems and it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dave J

Great way to get to Salem, hop on at Boston, the ferry takes and hour or so, during which a running... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alison H
Harwich, United Kingdom
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  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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10 Blaney St, Salem, MA 01970-5603
+1 978-741-0220
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is a great way to travel from Boston to Salem and back. The boat is pleasant and clean with plenty of seating. It takes only 55 minutes to do the trip. We all very much enjoyed the trip.

Thank Worldwatcher
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Boston and booked ferry on line for a day trip to Salem. Booking was straight forward. Wharf was easy to find. The ferry staff were efficient we left and arrived on time both ways. The ferry was clean and offers a bar with...More

Thank HollySK
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The ferry was great and the guide told us about historical spots along the way. It was some great history!!

Thank Lori A
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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
3 August 2017|
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Response from ckirtley | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but for one night parking was free. My guess is yes based on the fact that it didn't look like they scrutinized the Salem parking.