Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Ferry is Back!

With much appreciation to Destination Salem, I hereby share their blog post about the Salem Ferry.


We love our cars, and we love the train, and both have very valuable places in our lives. However, the Salem Ferry operates on an entirely different level. And that is why we are very excited to welcome Salem-to-Boston (and back again) Ferry service to the 2012 summer season this weekend.

The Salem Ferry has a new operator, Boston Harbor Cruises, a new schedule, and new ticket prices. The Ferry will be connecting Long Wharf (on the Aquarium side of the Marriott) in Boston, and Salem Wharf at Blaney Street in Salem. If you missed the shore-side improvements at Blaney Street last year, you should definitely check them out this year. There's a new terminal (with restrooms!), a paved parking lot, free parking, and room to hang out and relax while you wait for your ship to come in.

An excursion aboard the Salem Ferry is a great way to start a day-trip or a weekend. Parking in Salem is free, and the BHC captains will provide a worry-free trip into Boston that is much more scenic than Route 1 or I-93, not to mention traffic-free! Enjoy the shoreline as you cruise comfortably along Marblehead, Swampscott, Nahant, and past the Boston Harbor Islands. Wave to the cruise ships and pleasure craft traveling in and out of Boston harbor, and arrive just steps from Faneuil Hall, the Freedom Trail, and Boston's North End.

Salem Ferry at dock in Boston
The trip between Salem and Boston takes 55 minutes. The ferry has enclosed, protected-from-the-elements, seating as well as deck seating, a galley and bar, and restrooms.
View of Boston from Salem Ferry

Visit for information, schedules and tickets.

Link to Ferry Schedule and Information


I hope to see you here.


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