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Boston to Salem High-Speed Ferry

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    Boston or Salem? If that has to be the question, the answer is … both. Ditch the traffic and enjoy both historic cities with the help of a speedy ferry. A one-way or round-trip ticket provides a quick journey along Massachusetts Bay, scenery included. Think fishing boats, lighthouses and beautiful homes here and there. It sure beats bumper-to-bumper traffic and angry car horns. The journey takes less than an hour.
    On board this catamaran, which holds up to 149 passengers, enjoy the sights and sounds from the upper or lower deck, or just relax inside with a beverage or snack. Breakfast or lunch is always ready.
    Upon arrival in Salem, it’s a short stroll to top attractions like the House of Seven Gables and the Peabody Essex Museum. At the other end in Boston, the New England Aquarium, the Old North Church, Quincy Market and more are within walking distance.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We took the 10 AM ferry and returned on the 2:30 ferry. NOT ENOUGH TIME...however we had pets back in Gloucester, weather warm and it was along time for them in the RV. Other than that it was a great time, lots of photos and...More

    Thank 2013TravelinFool
    BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hi 2013TravelinFool and thanks for your review. Glad to hear that you had a nice time. Not sure which one of our trips you were on but most BHC ferries and excursions allow pets onboard. The only trips that don't allow pets are the Boston...More

    Reviewed May 29, 2019

    Quick way to get to Salem if you dont want to drive or dont have a car. They also offer water taxi and shuttle services during certain times of the year. Staff give a brief tour of the Harbor and history related to the Harbor...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank kfilardi2018
    BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2019

    Hi kfilardi2018 and thanks for your review. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your Salem Ferry ride and hope you enjoy your summer.

    Reviewed May 27, 2019

    Had a great trip. It was a beautiful day. Crew was awesome, boat was clean. I recommend it. We also took a trolley tour of Salem when we arrived and it was great also.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank GLyle
    BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2019

    Glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise GLyle. Thanks for taking the time to post and we hope to have you onboard again sometime. Enjoy your summer.

    Reviewed November 2, 2018

    I booked this in the UK to go to Salem with my daughter on 28 October. Arrived to find the ferry had been cancelled. I have not received a refund and the button the website says you need to click on to request a refund...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    8  Thank karen65406
    Reviewed October 21, 2018

    The ferry was on time both ways and I think the easiest way to reach Salem. Departure points were within walking distance of our hotel and Salem centre. My husband was wearing a Worcester Warriors cap so we were joined by the guide - who...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Sue L
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    leahd7128
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    Can you leave Salem one day and return a day or two later on a return trip with a round trip ticket?
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