5 Harbor Cruises to Take This Summer in Salem, Massachusetts
Boat Tours to Bakers Island Lighthouse with Essex Heritage
Visit Bakers Island Lighthouse with Essex Heritage weekends through September 3. Sail aboard landing craft Naumkeag for a 2.5 hour experience that encompasses a scenic cruise and a visit to Bakers Island Lighthouse. Bakers Island is private and is only accessible though escorted tours by Essex Heritage.
Summer Music Series with Mahi Cruises
Mahi Cruises features a variety of different harbor cruises throughout the season including narrated harbor tours, sunset cruises, cocktail cruises, and more. Over the summer, Mahi hosts a live music series with musical acts ranging from Tom Petty and Rolling Stones tributes, to Jazz bands and more. All Mahi cruises offer a full bar and burgers and hot dogs on the grill. Live music cruises are 21+, but Mahi sails daily with plenty of morning and afternoon cruises for the whole family.
Schooner FAME Sails
Schooner FAME is a full-scale replica of a privateer that sailed from Salem during the War of 1812 and captured 20 ships. FAME is expanding its sails this year, departing up to FIVE times daily from May through October, including sunset sails six nights a week! Also new for 2018, Schooner FAME is partnering with Salem rum-maker Deacon Giles to offer Salem Swizzles and Deacon Stormys. These up-size, up-scale drinks come in their own collectible cups for cruisers to take home as souvenirs.
Sea Shuttle’s Salem Sound Tours
Sail with Sea Shuttle aboard the Endeavor to take in sweeping views of Salem Sound and to learn about local wildlife. Sea Shuttle’s 90 minute Salem Sound Tour is the perfect way to take to the water and see wildlife like seals and migratory birds. During the tour, you can view and interact with live sea creatures in Sea Shuttle’s onboard catch and release aquarium. Bring your questions, because Sea Shuttle’s crew members are available to share their knowledge of creatures like sea jellies, hermit crabs, lobsters, and more.
Sunset Sail Salem’s Shipwreck Ghost Tale Harbor Tours
Sunset Sail Salem’s Shipwreck Ghost Tale Harbor Tour sails over the locations of 19th century shipwrecks of Salem Sound’s lost souls. The trip includes a souvenir nautical chart with the names, locations, and dates of historic shipwrecks. With a capacity of six persons, this two-hour private charter aboard the classic Friendship sloop WENONAH shares the treacherous side of Salem Sound. For a different kind of historic sail, join Sunset Sail Salem aboard WHEN AND IF, General Patton’s famous schooner (departing daily from Blaney Street).