Salem High-Speed Ferry - Boston

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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!


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Day trip (destination A to B)

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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 states most historic cities. Admire rich landscapes dotted with beautiful homes, fishing boats, and lighthouses as youre 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, youll 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.

2017 Ferry from Boston:
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
7:00pm-Sunday - Friday, except May 28 and September 3
8:00pm-Saturdays, plus May 28 and September 3

Inclusions for Salem High-Speed Ferry

  • High-speed ferry service between Boston and Salem
  • Embarkation fee
  • Fuel surcharge

Exclusions for Salem High-Speed Ferry

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase on board)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The boat is wheelchair accessible, however the restrooms are not wheelchair accessible

Customers can reserve their return trip on a round-trip fare for another date at no additional cost

Please advise your desired departure time at the time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • 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!

  • 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.

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This is the perfect way to get around and see other cities in MA. We took this Ferry to Salem then booked another trip to Provincetown, MA. Quick trip on a gorgeous day. Got to Salem in under an hour while admiring beautiful scenery. The staff is super nice and helpful. BOOK THIS FERRY!

  • Excellent ride highly recommend

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