Boston to Salem Ferry One Way: There is so much to do in historic Salem, Massachusetts, you’ll be thankful our fast ferry will get you there quickly so you can spend more time taking in all the incredible activities the city offers. Hop aboard at Boston’s Long Wharf, and in less than an hour you’ll be sightseeing, museum hopping, sampling the specialties of local chefs and shopping in Salem’s many quaint boutiques and quirky shops.
Many people, not only here in the U. S. , but around the world, are familiar with the stories that surround the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. And there’s much to see and do related to the trials throughout the city.
What many folks may not realize is Salem’s history as a cultural and economic epicenter. At one point during the mid-1800s Salem was considered one of the richest cities in the world. Its port was a hotspot for trade, especially with the Far East.
This trade made many a captain and merchant rich, allowing them to build beautiful homes you can tour today that are considered outstanding examples of Colonial Revival, Federal Era and Victorian styles of architecture.
It also resulted in the city evolving and growing its love of art, culture and literature. Anyone who shares this passion should not miss an opportunity to visit the world-renowned Peabody Essex Museum.
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s House of the Seven Gables was not only written here, but stands to this day as a testament to the man who was once the nation’s most famous author.
Meeting/pick-up point: The Salem Ferry Center is located at 10 Blaney Street. You can get there by taking Route 114 into Salem to Derby Street. From there, follow the signs for the Salem Ferry. Blaney Street is a right off Derby.
Duration: The duration of the Tour is 1 hour approx.
Start/opening time: The departure from Boston start at 9:30am approximately and from Salem at 7am or 8am approx. depending on season.
Others: Children under 3 must have a valid boarding pass. Boarding passes for Children under 3 are free of charge and can only be ordered over the phone or in person.
The vessel is 92 feet long and features two decks. The first deck includes the main cabin with booth-style seating, walk-around deck space, a galley and three restrooms.
The second deck includes a partially enclosed space with benches and tables as well as a large open-air sundeck for soaking up some sunshine on your way to and from Salem.
Tickets are non-refundable.