5 Reasons to Take the Salem Harbor Shuttle

Looking for a quick and carefree way to get around Salem? The Salem Harbor Shuttle offers stops near the Salem Ferry landing on Blaney Street, right downtown at Congress Street, and at Winter Island and the Salem Willows. Tickets ($7 for adults or $4 for kids) may be purchased onboard, and special rates are available when transferring from the Salem Ferry or for Salem residents. Take in the coastal views and maybe even a sunset as you cruise to your next destination with the Salem Harbor Shuttle.



Take the 9:30 am shuttle from your campsite at Winter Island to Downtown Salem
Visiting Downtown Salem while camping at Winter Island is can be convenient and scenic aboard the Salem Harbor Shuttle. Hop on the 9:30 am shuttle from Winter Island and plan to disembark at the next stop at Congress Street. Enjoy beautiful views of Salem Harbor as you sail into downtown and prepare for a day full of history, culture, dining, shopping, and more.

Take the 10:00 am shuttle from Congress Street to the Salem Ferry
Getting to Boston with the Salem Ferry has never been easier. With the Salem Harbor Shuttle, you can go from downtown Salem to the ferry landing on Blaney Street in just 20 minutes. By reaching the Salem Ferry landing at 10:20 am, you’ll have plenty of time to purchase ferry tickets, and stock up on brochures and maps to help plan your day-trip to Boston. The ferry transfer rate for the Salem Harbor Shuttle is only $4, and discounts for the ferry are available for both Salem and North Shore residents.

Take the 11:00 am shuttle from Congress Street to the Salem Willows for pinball and a chop suey sandwich
Spend the afternoon at the Willows showing off your pinball or skeeball skills, or wander the grounds and enjoy the coastal views. Grab a chop suey sandwich for lunch or snack on popcorn and ice cream before catching the 5:15 pm shuttle to return downtown.

Take the 2:00 pm shuttle from the Salem Willows to Blaney Street and take the 3:00 pm tour of the House of the Seven Gables.
Head to the Willows first thing in the morning for some fun arcade games, a quick lunch, and maybe even some time at the beach before boarding the 2:00 pm shuttle to Blaney Street. From Blaney Street, walk down to the House of the Seven Gables, and view the exhibit, Life and Labor Over Four Centuries at The Gables, which is on view through September 30. Learn about the various aspects of personal life and work through the lives of former residents of The Gables before embarking on a tour of the historic property.

Take the 4:00 pm shuttle from Blaney Street, and enjoy a harbor tour for just $7!
The 4:00 pm shuttle docks at every stop, allowing you to relax with a 90-minute ride along Salem Harbor for just $7 (or $4 if you transfer from the Salem Ferry or happen to be a Salem resident). Prefer to hop on and off throughout the day? Day passes for the shuttle are also available for $15.


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