Privateer Schooner Sailing Tour in Salem Sound

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Salem, USA

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Overview

FAME is the #1-rated boat in Salem and the #1-rated outdoor activity in the entire town, per TripAdvisor. Don't miss the very best of what Salem has to offer! There's more to our town than witches!

FAME is a full-scale replica of a privateer schooner from the War of 1812 that captured over 20 ships! We sail up to five times a day between May and October from Pickering Wharf Marina in downtown Salem.

On board our traditional gaff-rigged schooner, you'll get a chance to raise the sails and even steer the boat as we sail Salem Sound and talk about the fisherman, traders, and privateers that played such a central role in the saga of Salem, of Massachusetts, and of the young United States.

This is a great hands-on adventure for all ages — but you can also just sit back and enjoy a beverage and take it all in as we cruise past the historic forts and lighthouses of Salem, Beverly, and Marblehead.

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Average 4.93 out of 5 stars based on 46 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Privateer Schooner Sailing Tour in Salem Sound
JasonHames, Nov 2021 Verified
Fantastic!!! Everything was perfect! Authentic and genuine with a splash of humor and history. The sunset cruise was so fun.
Privateer Schooner Sailing Tour in Salem Sound
Angela_H, Nov 2021 Verified
Awesome experience!! Friendly staff! We got to steer the boat. Gave lots of information. Beautiful day on the water.
Privateer Schooner Sailing Tour in Salem Sound
Justin_M, Oct 2021 Verified
Very good professional crew and an amazing experience for sailing in a period boat. Highlights the real history of Salem.
Privateer Schooner Sailing Tour in Salem Sound
MmeSerrano2, Oct 2021 Verified
Great little tour of the harbor on a beautiful ship. Loved the touch of the fall beverages and the very knowledgeable crew.
Privateer Schooner Sailing Tour in Salem Sound
angelajY6153DN, Oct 2021 Verified
The Crew was very knowledgeable and fun. Sully also makes a great Dark and Stormy! My 70 year old Mother got to Captain the boat and created a memory for our lifetime. I would highly recommend this adventure for young and old. From the beautiful views of the Sound to the kids learning to tie knots, it was a really wonderful time.
Privateer Schooner Sailing Tour in Salem Sound
Tremaine_D, Oct 2021 Verified
Beautiful experience and a wonderful crew to match ! An exhilarating time spent in the water, would do it again.
Privateer Schooner Sailing Tour in Salem Sound
Natalie L, Oct 2021 Verified
This was such a great experience. Beautiful water, friendly crew. Cool ship! I got to steer the boat and help raise the sail. Highly recommend!
Privateer Schooner Sailing Tour in Salem Sound
Victoria_R, Oct 2021 Verified
This was an amazing experience!!! The boat was beautiful. The guys were super friendly and very knowledgeable. Being out on the water was so quiet and relaxing compared to all the craziness on the shore. Hands down the best thing we did on the trip!
Privateer Schooner Sailing Tour in Salem Sound
randysK5155LZ, Oct 2021 Verified
My wife and I had a amazing time. The crew will let you help raise the sails if you want. And the captain will offer you a chance to take the helm. We are planning to go back next year. An adventure of a lifetime.
Privateer Schooner Sailing Tour in Salem Sound
Joseph H, Oct 2021 Verified
Captain Mike, Brian, and Sully provided an exemplary tour! Tour attendees were invited to help raise the sails. The crew provided tasty 'Dark and Stormy' rum/ginger beer drinks ($6 each - not bad). Mike provided great insights to the role of the privateer in the 1812 war and how privateers differ from pirates.

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