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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
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.

2017 Ferry from Boston:
9:30am- Daily
11:45am- Daily
2:30pm- Daily
5:30pm- Daily
8:00pm- Sunday - Friday, except May 28 and September 3
9:00pm- Saturdays, plus May 28 and September 3

2017 Ferry from Salem:
7:00am- Monday - Friday
8:00am- Saturdays, Sundays, May 29, July 4, September 4
10:30am- Daily
1:00pm- Daily
4:00pm- Daily
7:00pm- Sunday - Friday, except May 28 and September 3
8:00pm- Saturdays, plus May 28 and September 3


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Jul 2018

Great way to get to Salem while enjoying the water and Boston skyline. Staff was phenomenal. Info was great

, Oct 2017

Great time .... loved the 50 minute ride to Salem and back to Boston. Highly recommend the high-speed ferry

, Aug 2017

Fantastic way to travel from Boston to Salem! The journey to and from Salem was part of the fun!. The trip took under 1 hour each way, offering food and drinks for sale and a beautiful view of Boston skyline on the return journey. Highly recommend!

, Aug 2017

It was a great way to travel from Boston to Salem. The guide on the ferry was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us a lot of history about what we saw.

, Jul 2017

A fun way to get to Salem! Take the sunset ride back for a beautiful view of the skyline.

, Jul 2017

The Salem High-Speed Ferry was a great part of our experiences while we were in Boston! The Ferry was wonderful and our children loved the trip to and from Salem! Highly recommend this trip for a quick and easy way to go from Boston to Salem!

, Jun 2017

The ferry trip from Boston to Salem, as well as the return trip were delightful not at all crowded on Father's Day!, and expedient. For those interested, they offer cold beer with a lime and wine, along with sandwiches, wraps and snacks. Salem was an absolute delight, mostly due to our avoidance of anything witchy and the discovery of one of the most beautiful and interesting museums we have visited in the US - The Peabody Essex. Do not miss it! Finally, dinner at Turner's Seafood was a delicious and delightful experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Salem.

, Apr 2017

Good way to get from Boston to Salem if you are visiting the area. August was the perfect month to go!

, Oct 2016

Had a great 3 days in Boston, including a day in Salem. I would have liked more as I did not get chance to do all that is on offer e.g. Harvard and MIT plus explore other places in the area. I did the freedom walk, Boston Tea Party and trip to Salem.

I guess I will have to return.

, Oct 2016

Great way to get to Salem. Loved the place. Great witchy kitsch. Free trolley from harbour into centre is very welcome. Tourist information centre is great for getting bearings. Character actors in costume wander the street saying Good Morrow which was fun. Easy to change voucher for ticket at harbour kiosk by the Marriott hotel. Recommend café at corner of Essex and Washington St in Salem and their apple and cinnamon French toast.

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