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Eerie Stories on Salem Sound

October 28, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Experience Salem in October like never before! Join us for an hour-long boat tour diving into the eerie side of Salem’s historic past.

Join us aboard our boat Naumkeag for 1 hour of live storytelling on the Salem Sound. You’ll be enthralled by Salem’s dark and historic past!

Escape the crowds this fall and take to the sea, where haunting tales and harbor views await! Join us Saturdays in October at 2:00pm & 4:00pm to dive into the dark side of Salem’s history. On this 1 hour boat tour, your guide will relate tales of murderous plots, public executions, and strange sightings. You’ll find that the facts of Salem’s past are stranger than any fiction you could dream up. Come ride the waves of history – just keep a weather eye for privateers!

Tours depart from the end of Central Wharf, behind the Waite & Pierce Museum Store (193 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970). Walk past Waite & Peirce and the National Park Restrooms and walk all the way to the end of the wharf, your crew will be waiting at the dock to greet you!

Please plan on arriving 10 minutes prior to departure, to ensure that you don’t miss the boat. Be advised that it can get chilly on the water and there is no indoor seating on the boat. We recommend a warm, wind-resistant coat for the best experience.

Important Information:

  • This tour covers grim topics of true history, and is recommended for audiences 12 and above.
  • Parking is extremely limited in October so please plan ahead, we cannot hold the boat if you are running late, or cannot find parking. For detailed information about parking and transportation to Salem in October CLICK HERE
  • With the high demand for tickets in October full refunds will only be given with a week notice.
  • Alcoholic beverages are NOT allowed on the boat, and if you are visibly intoxicated you will not be permitted to board.
  • Pets are NOT permitted with the exception of certified service animals defined by Title II and Title III of the ADA.
  • Public restrooms are available behind the Waite and Peirce building; there are no restrooms on board the boat.

Please contact RyanC@essexheritage.org with any questions.

PLEASE NOTE: We will only cancel the boat in extreme weather or rough seas, we keep a dedicated weather advisory line at (978)998-2188 that you can check prior to departure. Passengers will be notified by email or cell if we decide to cancel.


October 28, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Central Wharf
193 Derby Street, (docked behind Waite & Peirce)
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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