4 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 June through September 2. 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.

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).