Boston to Salem Ferry Roundtrip

Boston to Salem Ferry Roundtrip

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      Boston, Massachusetts, USA
      1 Hour
      Mild
      Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship
      From (USD)
      $ 43
      • The wind in your hair: Whisk along the coast at nearly 40 mph. Enjoy a comfortable indoor lounge, big viewing windows, two spacious decks, a snack and cocktail bar, and more.
      • Salem Witch Museum: Life-sized figures and interactive exhibits bring the hysteria of the infamous 1692 trials to life. An option to visit, if you wish
      • Peabody Essex Museum: This vast Asian art collection is just two blocks away from the Salem Witch Museum. Worth the price of admission
      • House of the Seven Gables Museum: Explore the colonial mansion that inspired the classic book by Nathaniel Hawthorne (his birthplace is right next door). This is a great side trip if you have time.

      This is a seasonal tour operating mid-May through October.

      Meeting point

      Please make your way to One Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 to begin your adventure.

      Helpful hints

      Temperatures can be 10 degrees cooler on the water. Dress accordingly.

      Visits to the Salem Witch Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, and the House of the Seven Gables Museum are suggestions. Admission to venues in Salem are not included in tour price and must be purchased separately.

      Getting around

      Only a minimal amount of walking is required. The ferry is wheelchair accessible.

      Activity type

      Scenic, Transport Only, Boat Tour

      Transportation used

      149-Passenger Boat

      Languages

      English

      Tour ID

      TR-NAM-USA-BOST-EN-1010

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages. Children 2 years of age and under participate free of charge.You must be 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages.

      It's been over 330 years since the infamous Salem witch trials led to the execution of 14 women, five men, and two unlucky dogs. But it'll feel like yesterday when you visit this legendary Massachusetts Bay Colony town. And the feeling's still creepy.

      The good news: Cotton Mather's no longer with us. But, to be fair, he may simply have been a victim of circumstances and runaway beliefs like so many of his day. A ranking Puritan minister in 1692 Salem, Mather helped lead the deadly witch hunts in this young village surrounded by acres of wilderness most believed were Satan's own dark forest.

      Or maybe it was ergot - a trippy fungus that can grow on rye and wheat - that led to the outbreak of delusions, vomiting, and muscle spasms taken to be signs of Salem's young women having been bewitched by someone.

      Over-amped imaginations soon led to a rash of confessions citing everything from spectral visits, to big black dogs taking on Satan's form, to signings of the Devil's compact. And things got quickly out of hand.

      Speaking of visitations and quickness, the fast ferry ride from Boston will leave you with plenty of time to visit the Salem Witch Museum for more on this story. And there will be time left over to consider hitting the House of the Seven Gables for a mid-1800s gothic twist on the whole witchcraft thing. Or maybe you'll want to change up the mood at the Peabody Essex Museum. There you will find a vast collection of Asian art that has nothing whatsoever to do with witchery, or so it seems.

      But you can never be too sure, can you?

      Ferry Schedule:
      May 20 - Oct 31: Monday - Friday
      Departs Salem: 7am, 10:30am, 1pm, 4pm & 7pm 
      Departs Boston: 9:30am, 11:45am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm & 8pm
      Saturday
      Departs Salem: 8am, 10:30am, 1pm, 4pm & 8pm
      Departs Boston: 9:30am, 11:45am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm & 9pm
      Sunday
      Departs Salem: 8am, 10:30am, 1pm, 4pm & 7pm
      Departs Boston: 9:30am, 11:45am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm & 8pm

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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