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Boston to Salem 1-Way and Round Trip Ferry Tickets

4.7 / 5

83 reviews

Activity provider: City Cruises BHCC Ferry

Boston to Salem 1-Way and Round Trip Ferry Tickets

Activity provider: City Cruises BHCC Ferry

From US$ 27.50 per person

Save time and the hassle of driving to Salem from Boston, or vice versa, with a 1-way or round-trip ferry ticket. Relax on the 1-hour journey, enjoying views of the coastline along the way. Hop aboard at Boston’s Long Wharf or Blarney Street, Salem.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 1 hour
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  • Save time and hassle with a fast ferry ticket to Salem or Boston
  • Explore historic Salem and discover Wiccan boutiques and Halloween themed stores
  • Cruise along the Charles River during your free time in Boston
  • Relax on board the ferry and take in the coastal views
Full description

Spend more time sightseeing and less time traveling with a fast ferry ticket to Salem from Boston, or vice versa. Available as a 1-way or round-trip option, the hassle free journey takes a relaxing hour each way. Hop aboard at Boston’s Long Wharf, and in less than an hour you’ll be museum hopping and sampling the specialties of local chefs in Salem’s quaint neighborhoods. Discover unique boutiques for shopping and more. If you are staying in Salem but want to explore Boston, the fast ferry can speed you to Beantown in no time. Upon arrival, take a cruise along the Charles River, see all the monuments from the birth of America, or go for a walk on Boston Common. Forget the hassle of driving, finding a parking place, and driving back after a long day sightseeing and shopping. Let the ferry take the frustration out of your day. This service is seasonal and operates from May to October.

Departure Times (schedule subject to change)

May 14–October 31 2022

Round trip daily Boston-Salem-Boston: • From Boston: 9:30 AM, 11:45 AM • From Salem: 4:00 PM One way daily: • From Boston: 9:30 AM, 11:45 AM, 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM • From Salem: 7:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM

June 23–October 31 2022 - extra ferries are as follows:

One way: • From Boston: 8:30 PM only on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

• From Salem: 7:00 PM only on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

  • 1-way or round-trip ferry ticket between Boston and Salem
  • All taxes and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (available on board)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Know before you go

  • For round-trip bookings, all customers will be booked on the 4:00 PM return from Salem to Boston. Please contact the local operator directly to make any changes.
  • Infants are free, however, make sure you select the free infant ticket option
  • In order to guarantee that your group can be seated together, please make sure to make just one reservation for your entire party. If members of your group make separate reservations, the activity provider cannot guarantee that you will be seated together.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 83 reviews

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Excellent narration about the harbor area. It was a great way to get to Salem. It was a rainy day but the ferry has indoor seating, so it was fine. It doesn’t go too far offshore, so it wasn’t very rough. Nice FREE trolley to take you in to Essex St in downtown Salem and also provided a return to Ferry Wharf.

June 28, 2022

On time, friendly, clean, provided points if interest and historical information along the route. Lots of seats and plenty of room to walk around as well. We didn’t make a purchase but they did offer snacks and drinks. We were able to take our luggage since we were staying overnight in Salem. Really fun experience!

October 22, 2021

A thoroughly enjoyable experience

As a family of three we travelled to Salem by Fast Ferry, exceptional service and the guide on board described various points of interest throughout the journey. An added bonus! Word of advice though, it is called a Fast Ferry, so you may want to take a hoodie or jacket with you to combat the sea breeze!

August 6, 2019

Product ID: 42870