Fame sails up to four times daily
from Pickering Wharf Marina
in downtown Salem.
Seniors (over 65): $25
Children (under 13): $15
Groups of 10 or more receive 15% off regular fares.
BUY TICKETS | DIRECTIONS | WEATHER | WHAT TO BRING | SEASICKNESS | COUPONS & VOUCHERS
Public sails last approximately one hour and forty-five minutes.
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE
Our schedule changes from time to time to accommodate private charters, camps, and other special events. Please check our updated calendar online or call (978) 729-7600 to confirm our sailing schedule.
|May 17 through June 20||Saturdays 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00|
Sundays 12:00, 2:00, 4:00
Memorial Day 12:00, 2:00, 4:00
|June 21 through September 1 ||Monday-Friday 2:00, 4:00, 6:00|
Saturdays 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00
Sundays 12:00, 2:00, 4:00
July 4th 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00
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|September 2 through September 28 ||Saturdays & Sundays 1:00, 3:00, 5:00||Buy Tickets |
|September 29 through October 26 ||Saturdays & Sundays 12:00, 2:00, 4:00|
Columbus Day 12:00, 2:00, 4:00
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HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS
We do not accept unpaid reservations. Tickets can be purchased in advance through our online ticketing partner, Zerve, or at our ticket booth on the day of sailing (subject to availability). If you will be using a gift certificate, coupon or voucher that has been purchased in advance, we recommend arriving at our ticket booth as early as possible. Please do not wait until a sunny Saturday in September or October to try redeem your coupons & vouchers, as those are our busiest days of the year!
Pickering Wharf Marina is located right downtown on the waterfront, near the intersection of Derby and Congress Streets. There is parking in the Pickering Wharf complex as well as metered parking on the street and a municipal garage at the intersection of Derby & Congress.
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New England weather forecasts are not entirely reliable, so we don't usually cancel trips based solely on the forecast. The captain decides whether or not to sail very close to departure time. Thunderstorms, thick fog, steady rain, and/or winds in excess of 25 knots may cause a trip to be canceled.
WHAT TO BRING
It's cooler out on the water, so bring a sweatshirt or windbreaker. High heels or dress shoes will be uncomfortable and unsafe — we recommend sneakers, sandals, or boat shoes. Cameras, sunglasses and sunscreen are also good ideas.
Snacks ($1), water and soda ($2), and beer and wine ($5) are sold on board, and passengers are welcome to bring their own food and soft drinks. However, coolers and alcoholic beverages may NOT be brought aboard.
There is a restroom on board. It is below decks, accessed by descending a short ladder, so persons with limited mobility may wish to do their business ashore before coming aboard.
Seasickness is rarely a problem on beamy schooners like FAME operating in protected waters close to shore. Nobody has ever gotten sick during one of our Salem Sound cruises. However, those prone to motion sickness may wish to take some Dramamine half an hour before sailing.
COUPONS & VOUCHERS
Once or twice a year we offer special rates online. Bring your voucher to our ticket booth on the day you wish to sail and exchange it for a ticket. On weekends we advise getting to the ticket booth as early as possible. The booth generally opens one hour before the first sail.
Please note that once a coupon or voucher reaches its expiration date, it loses its promotional value. However, you can still redeem it at the price you paid for seven years from the issuing date, as provided by Massachusetts law. For example, an unused 2013 Groupon purchased for $18 can be used, along with $17 cash, to purchase a ticket which would otherwise cost $35.
You cannot get cash for your unused coupons or vouchers, nor can you combine them with any other offers. If you have any questions about this, please refer to the FAQs on the site where you purchased your coupon.