Hi everyone! Happy Monday and welcome back to the blog. If you haven’t gone out on the water in Salem, you’re seriously missing out. Taking in gorgeous views of the witch city and surrounding areas from the water is lovely and such a great way to spend a few hours.
In Salem, you have a few options when it comes to sailing. Opening day on the water in Salem for the 2021 season is right around the corner so this blog post is going to go over exactly that. Please note that there are still travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. If you’re visiting Salem from a distance or from out of state, please be sure you’re up to date on the latest travel info. This is to keep you as well as Salem’s locals safe.
The Schooner Fame
Opening day: May 21, 2021. For ticket information, click here.
If you have been following my websites or social media for any period of time, you know the Schooner Fame is my favorite! I have been out on the water with the Fame a few times and each sail has been absolutely lovely. A little about the Fame, per their website:
“Fame is a full-scale replica of the first American privateer schooner to get to sea during the War of 1812. Fame was also arguably the first privateer to send in a captured vessel. She seized over 20 prizes in the waters off Maine, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick before being lost in the Bay of Fundy in 1814.
Launched in 2003 from the H. A. Burnham Boatyard in Essex, MA, our Fame cruises on the Salem Sound, where pirates, privateers, East Indiamen, and men of war have been making history for 400 years. Fame sails from Memorial Day through Halloween from Pickering Wharf Marina in downtown Salem, MA, with as many as five times daily. A great trip for all ages!”
Mahi Mahi Cruises
Opening day: May 7, 2021. For ticket information, click here.
Mahi Mahi cruises offers tons of fun options for enjoying the water in Salem. A little bit about them, per their website:
“Since 2006 Mahi has operated on a simple recipe of sunshine and boat drinks. Firm believers in the theory that salt water cures anything, we thrive on the idea that nothing beats escaping your routine and relaxing on the water. At Mahi our moto is simple: it’s a beautiful day for a boat ride. Come see for yourself.”
Tiki Hut Boats
Opening day: May 5, 2021. For ticket information, click here.
Tiki Hut Boats is a newcomer to Salem’s sailing scene, joining us in 2019. They add a tropical vibe and drinks to your experience out on the water. A little bit about them, per their website:
“Our vessel, “TiKi Time” is 21 feet long and over 15 feet wide. We are fully licensed and insured and can carry up to six passengers along with our crew. The Tiki Time is equipped with all safety gear required by the USCG. We cruise in the calm waters of Salem Harbor so you will have a smooth and comfortable ride. Cruise with us and experience a Caribbean vibe in Historic Salem Harbor. Bathroom on-board.”
When and If
Opening day: June 11, 2021. For ticket information, click here.
The When and If docks in Salem certain times of the year and you’ll be able to hop aboard in June. A little bit about the When and If, per their website:
“Enjoy the sunset from the water aboard the gorgeous 1939 wooden schooner built for General George S. Patton. Built with the dream to sail around the world ‘When the war is over, and If I live through it,” When and If is 80 years young this year with her destiny as yet unfulfilled. Come and be part of her story! Take a turn at the helm, help raise sail or simply relax and enjoy the views of the gorgeous North Shore coastline at Sunset. We will cast off, motor out to where we can safely raise sail, and as soon as the sails are set we will shut off the engine and see where the wind takes us! Your journey ends with your safe return to the dock 2 hours later.”
I hope this helps! Be safe, wear your masks and enjoy!! <3
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