5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

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  • Location:Boston, Massachusetts
  • Duration:60 minutes (approx.)

Salem High-Speed Ferry

Make the most of your time in Boston or Salem with this high-speed ferry service. Travel in speed and style aboard a comfortable catamaran with your one-way or round-trip ticket, letting you visit two of Massachusetts’ most famous and historic stops. This swift boat ride is the best and fastest way to get you where you want to go!


  • 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

Why settle for one great Massachusetts-city when you can experience two? With your one-way or round-trip ticket, take the high-speed ferry between Salem and Boston to experience two of the state’s most historic cities. Admire rich landscapes dotted with beautiful homes, fishing boats, and lighthouses as you’re whisked away to Salem or Boston, depending on your departure location. With twin diesel engines that propel you at a top speed of 33 knots, you’ll arrive at your destination in under an hour.

This 149-passenger vessel features a comfortable indoor-lounge and outdoor lower and upper decks, where you can admire picturesque views and feel the refreshing wind on your face.

The on-board galley offers a variety of breakfast and lunch items such as sandwiches, snacks, hot dogs and pretzels, as well as beverages such as coffee, sodas, juice, sports drinks, beer, wine and top-shelf cocktails. Three restrooms are available for your convenience.

Once in Salem, you'll be in walking distance to some of the city's best attractions such as the House of Seven Gables and the Peabody Essex Museum.

In Boston, it's an easy stride from the dock to the New England Aquarium, the Old North Church, Quincy Market and much more.

Customer Reviews

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

fantastic trip!

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A great day out with a wonderful boat and first rate crew...as 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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