Being on the water has its advantages: Cool summer breezes, beautiful sunrises, and harbor tours to name a few. Here are four ways to find your sea legs in Salem this summer.
1. Schooner FAME of Salem. Climb aboard this wooden boat, a replica of the 1812 privateer FAME , which sails out of Pickering Wharf daily May-October. Check their schedule for sunset cruises, summer camp (fun!), and their Rum & Revolution series. SchoonerFAME.com
2. Mahi Mahi Harbor Cruises will take you out on their repurposed lobster boat, the Finback, or the larger Hannah Glover. Offering Cocktail, Sunset, and Narrated Sightseeing Cruises all summer long, you may need to plan a longer visit to Salem. MahiCruises.com
3. Sea Shuttle offers harbor tours aboard the 45′ catamaran, Endeavor. Leaving from Salem Willows, Sea Shuttle offering daily harbor cruises, trips to Misery Island, and special Fireworks Cruises. Kids will love the touch tank, which always has a different array of sea creatures that came up in local lobster traps. Sea-Shuttle.com
4. Salem Ferry is the best way to travel between Salem and Boston. Leaving from Salem Wharf at Blaney Street, the high-speed catamaran will have you at Long Wharf in Boston (adjacent to the New England Aquarium) in 55 minutes. SalemFerry.com