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! In 2018, Schooner FAME began 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 Island Picnic Sail

The Friendship sloop WENONAH sails you off the beaten path to a preserved island on this private sailing tour of Salem Sound. With a capacity of six persons, this customizable, half-day sail is the perfect tour of the natural beauty and hidden wonders of these exclusive islands. WENONAH sails from Pickering Wharf and is available for fully customizable, private charters for up to six guests. Larger parties can join a sail aboard the schooner WHEN AND IF, General Patton’s famous schooner (departing daily from Blaney Street).