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Greater Boston and Cambridge are well-served by ferries and ferry lines

Salem to Boston Ferry

Blaney Street in Salem to Long Wharf North in Boston Salem to Boston, Phone: 617-770-0040

Service between Salem Wharf at Blaney Street and Long Wharf North in Boston The trip, which takes 55 minutes aboard the high-speed catamaran,Nathaniel Bowditch, is relaxing, fun and informative. Cruise directors provide narration about Salem, Marblehead, and Boston harbors. Snacks and beverages for sale. Rest rooms on board. Daily service operates June 11 to October 31, 2011. Schedule and fares at www.salemferry.com.

Depart from Long Wharf North and from Hingham Shipyard Boston and Hingham, MA Phone:

Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park includes 34 islands and mainland parks. The islands in Boston Harbor are accessible by ferry from wharves in downtown Boston and Hingham. Park is open mid-May to early October. Ferries run from Boston to Georges Island, Boston to Spectacle Islands, and Hingham to Georges Island. Ferry service runs from mid-May to early October, but the schedule is divided into spring, summer and fall sections.
Fees: Adults, $17; seniors over age 64, students and active military, $12;, children age 3-12, $10; family four pack, $43. All Prices are Round Trip

Boston-Provincetown Ferry

Bay State Cruise Company, 200 Seaport Blvd. Boston, MA, 02210 Phone: 617-748-1428

Daily, seasonal passenger ferry service from Boston to Provincetown. Crossing take about one and one-half hours. Season is May to October. Ferry does not transport motor vehicles.