Tour code: 3283SALEM
Don’t let time determine whether to see Boston or Salem. Visit both towns with the help of a quick and comfortable catamaran. This high-speed ferry service travels from Boston to Salem (or vice versa) in less than 60 minutes. Enjoy the scenic adventure from the upper or lower deck of the boat — or just relax at the lounge inside. An onboard galley offers food and beverages for purchase. Upon arrival, many top attractions are within walking distance. One-way or round-trip tickets are available with a variety of convenient departure times.


  • High-speed Salem ferry
  • Fast, efficient transportation between Boston and Salem in less than 60 minutes
  • Admire picturesque views from the ferry’s upper and lower decks or enjoy the comfortable indoor lounge
  • Onboard galley offers food and beverages for purchase
  • See top Salem and Boston attractions within walking distance of the ports
  • One-way and round-trip tickets available with at least four departure times to choose from

What You Can Expect

Salem High-Speed Ferry

View of Salem

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.

Customer Reviews

Gail H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Ferry trip to Salem was a great way to travel. Crew was entertaining and ferry was very comfortable


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Superb way to get to Boston from Salem. Very comfortable and efficient. All the staff were friendly.

Veronica L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Clean cabinet, friendly staff, very informational commentary through the trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Good way to get to Salem. One small glitch - when I made the reservation, it apparently assigned me a specific departure time, which was not communicated to me. Fortunately, it was not a busy day and the person at the ticket booth was able to switch the tickets for me at no additional cost or inconvenience. I would do this again.

Pamela B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The Salem High-Speed Ferry is the way to go!

Lori M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

An absolute must-do. Beautiful 55 minute sail from Boston to Salem, see gorgeous homes on Marblehead, and soak up some sea air.

Cheri W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Employees very friendly. Narrator did a great job - pointing out landmarks along the way and providing some general information about Salem before we arrived.

Svetla T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

fantastic trip!

Richard Czarnecki

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We've taken this tour years ago and it is still a great way to spend some time on the water, get some sun, listen to the narration at the beginning/end of the journey, and spend a few hours in Boston. Be aware that boats can easily sell out during the busy summer weekends as we found out. Technically, our voucher was not a reservation but, even though the 1PM was sold out as were other voyages, they took us aboard.

Mick K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A great day out with a wonderful boat and first rate we arrived to board the ferry, the reception desk asked me to email them the voucher, so the only EBI even better if.. would be for Viator to let you know you're meant to email the ferry company with the voucher beforehand, to save last minute blips with wifi signal etc. but other an that this was a BRILLIANT day.

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