Private Charters

Fame is available for charters and private events of all kinds. Capacity is 40 passengers.

Our handsome schooner is the perfect setting for your private work event.

  • Office Parties
  • Client Entertainment
  • Team-Building Activities
  • Meet & Greet
  • Conference Mixers

Our traditional Essex-built schooner will carry you past lighthouses, old forts, pristine islands, and magnificent waterfront homes. Sit back and enjoy the scenery. Or, if you’re in the mood, take the tiller or help the crew raise sails as we cruise through historic Salem Sound.

Day or night, enjoy cocktails and appetizers in a unique and attractive setting. Our downtown location makes it easy to combine your sail with lunch, dinner, or drinks at any one of a dozen great spots!

Charters can include snacks, drinks, or a full-fledged meal — it’s up to you. We can recommend a caterer, or you can hire your own. All private charters and dockside events require a two-hour minimum and include the services of our captain, crew, and bartender.

Call us to to discuss your options! (978) 729-7600

May, June, Sept. & Oct. July & Aug.
Monday-Thursday $395/hour $495/hour
Friday-Sunday $495/hour $595/hour


If your group is interested in a hands-on activity, our experienced and capable crew will teach you to “hand, reef, and steer.” You’ll learn the rudiments of navigation in the same waters where Nathaniel Bowditch got his start. Once you’ve learned a chantey and can tie a bowline, a square knot, and a clove hitch, you’ll never look the same way at a sailing vessel again.

Aboard Fame, you’ll find that not even the saltiest sailor can do it all himself. Sailing is about teamwork — understanding what to do and when to do it, and knowing your role on the smoothly-running team that brings a vessel across the trackless ocean.

Cost: Base rate for two to three hours, plus $100 instructors fee


About Fame

Fame is a replica of a privateer from the War of 1812. Launched in 2003, Fame cruises on Salem Sound, where pirates & privateers have been making history for 400 years. Fame sails from Memorial Day through Halloween from Pickering Wharf Marina in downtown Salem, Massachusetts, and offers sailing up to 5 times daily.

Phone 978-729-7600
Map Marker

Pickering Wharf Marina / 86 Wharf Street / Salem, MA 01970