Today the topic is sailing, and here are some suggestions that are available right here in Salem, convenient to the Hawthorne Hotel:
1. Take a ride on the Salem Ferry to Boston, or from Boston to Salem. Our fast ferry takes about an hour either way, and you get such a nice ride, along a beautiful coastline, and the trip is lightly narrated so you find out what you are seeing. It is a very reasonably priced way to get out on the water. Here is the link to their website: Salem Ferry rates and schedules
Here are a few photos that were taken on this year's inaugural sail, an event hosted by the City of Salem and the Salem Chamber of Commerce:
|As you can see, you can even enjoy an adult beverage on the Nathaniel Bowditch, and it is a great place to network and sail at the same time. Left to right are: Josh Turiel, Salem City Councilor, Jeff R from New York Life, and our own Thomas MacDonald, Director of Sales of the Hawthorne Hotel.|
2. Another way you can go out on the water is on the Schooner Fame.
Schooner Fame Website
3. And a third way is to take a sail on a Mahi Mahi cruise. Here is the link to their website: http://mahicruises.com/
I hope you will make plans to enjoy not only Salem's maritime history, but also its maritime activites.