Boston-Salem Ferry Schedule & Fare

Known for its colonial-era cobblestone lanes where Nathaniel Hawthorne once strolled, Salem is a vibrant city on the north coast of Massachusetts. If you are heading to Salem from Boston or the other way around, this is the updated Boston to Salem and Salem to Boston ferry schedule.

The ferry schedule listed below is effective from May 26 to October 31.

Discover Salem, a destination that promises an unparalleled experience like no other. Traverse the historic colonial-era cobblestone lanes, once wandered by the renowned Nathaniel Hawthorne, and be enchanted by the city’s charm. Immerse yourself in a delightful culinary journey at exquisite restaurants, explore the captivating waterfront, and delve into the world of art and culture at the esteemed Peabody Essex Museum, the North Shore’s artistic and cultural hub.

To make the most of your time in Salem, there’s no faster way to get there than by boarding the Nathaniel Bowditch vessel. With a capacity to accommodate 149 passengers and cruising at an impressive speed of up to 33 knots, this remarkable vessel ensures that you spend less time traveling and more time exploring the wonders of Salem. Stretching 92 feet in length, the Nathaniel Bowditch features two decks, providing ample space for your comfort and enjoyment. Inside, you’ll find booth seating, a galley, and three restrooms for your convenience. The second deck offers a partially enclosed area with benches

While we strive to provide up-to-date information on our blog, it’s important to note that schedules for the Boston to Salem route may occasionally change without prior notice. To ensure the most accurate and current schedule, we recommend clicking here to access the latest information and booking platform for this route. This will enable you to check the updated schedule and conveniently book your ticket for a smooth and hassle-free journey.

Boston to Salem Ferry Schedule

There are multiple daily trips from Boston to Salem. The first trip is at 9:30 AM and the last trip is at 5:30 PM on weekdays and 8:30 PM on weekends. BOOK ONLINE


Monday to Friday

  • 9:30 AM
  • 11:45 AM
  • 2:30 PM
  • 5:30 PM
  • 8:30 PM – Every Friday and Saturday beginning 23 June

Salem to Boston Ferry Schedule

There are multiple daily trips from Salem to Boston. The first trip is at 7:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM on weekends. The last ferry departs at 4:00 PM on weekdays and 7:00 PM on weekends. BOOK ONLINE


Monday to Friday

  • 7:00 AM
  • 10:30 AM
  • 1:00 PM
  • 4:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM – Every Friday and Saturday beginning 23 June

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May 26 – October 319:30am7:00amWeekend schedule is in effect on July 3rd and 4th, Sept 4th and 5th, and Oct 30 & 31
Monday – Friday11:45am10:30amLabor Day (September 6th)
 * Fri & Sat only
starting 6/23

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