Thursday, June 9, 2011

Ten Best Reasons to Ride the Salem Ferry

We are so excited that the Salem Ferry is launching its 2011 season on Saturday, June 11th. The ferry provides daily service between the Salem Wharf at Blaney Street and Long Wharf North in Boston.  

To celebrate our favorite mode of transportation between Boston and Salem, here are Destination Salem's TEN BEST Reasons to ride the Salem Ferry.  
  1. To celebrate the grand opening of the season, the Salem Ferry will be giving away a free soft pretzel and slushy beverage to the first 300 guests over the weekend!
  2. The Salem Wharf at Blaney Street has undergone an extreme make-over, with paved parking, landscaping and a new terminal building (which is coming soon). 
  3. Good food at the Galley, including Ben & Jerry's ice cream, pretzels, hummus dip, kosher hotdogs, muffins, fresh fruit and Legal Seafood chowder.
  4. Cold beer and creative cocktails. 
  5. Count the lighthouses you'll see... Derby Light, Pickering Light, Hospital Point, Marblehead Light... 
  6. Historic narration about Boston, Marblehead and Salem harbors.
  7. Cruise & Dine in Boston and Salem - show your ticket stub and save at participating restaurants on both sides of your trip!
  8. Free parking in Salem.  No traffic in Boston. (Is that two things?) 
  9. From Long Wharf North you are a stone's throw from the New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall, and the North End (Pasta, Pastries and Pizza, oh my!).
  10. Like the Boston's Best Cruises' motto says: It's more than just a boat ride!  
Make your plans today!  The Salem Ferry departs from Boston daily at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM (10:00 PM on Friday and Saturday nights).   The ferry departs Salem at 7:00 AM (Monday-Friday) 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM (9:00 PM on Friday and Saturday nights).  

It's particularly awesome to take one of the evening ferries during a full moon. 

You can buy tickets online or at the ticket offices in Boston and Salem.

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