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Treasure Islands of Salem Sound with Chris Leahy

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Naturalist Chris Leahy will be leading this nautical exploration of the marine habitats of Salem Sound and will help you identify all the birds you’ll see along the way. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of Salem Harbor and learn more about the amazing array of bird species who call the north shore home during the summer months.

Boat Departure Location: Naumkeag departs from the Salem Ferry dock at 10 Blaney Street, Salem MA 01970.


Please read all the information listed below before purchasing your ticket(s).

  • Adults: $40
  • Children (4-12 yr): $25
  • Essex Heritage Members receive a 20% discount! Not a member? Sign up here: essexheritage.org/membership

Boat Departure Location: Naumkeag departs from the Salem Ferry dock at 10 Blaney Street, Salem MA 01970.

What You Need To Know Before You Go! Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the trip? About 1 hour and 30 minutes round-trip

Are there restrictions on who can go? All passengers must be:

  • At least 4 years old (No infants; in arms or baby carriers)
  • Capable of negotiating the boat ramp without assistance.

What if it rains or is stormy?

Boat trips depend on the weather. Naumkeag has no rain or sun cover on it.

Is there a bathroom onboard?

There are no bathrooms on the boat, but there are restrooms at the Salem Ferry Visitor Center which can be used directly before and after the tour.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

  • If Essex Heritage cancels the boat trip: If it is too rainy or stormy or the seas are too rough, and Essex Heritage has to cancel the boat trip, you will be fully refunded the cost of your ticket
  • If ticket holder cancels: If you cancel because you think it is too sunny, rainy, windy or whatever, but the boat still goes, tickets are non-refundable.

How will I know if my tour has been cancelled? Essex Heritage staff will do our best to email all ticketed passengers in advance if your trip has been cancelled. We will also keep an updated weather advisory line at 978-998-2188.



Please call Essex Heritage’s Visitor Information Desk (located in the National Park Service Visitor Center) at 978-224-2036. The Visitor Information Desk is open seven days a week, from 9 AM-5 PM.

Essex Heritage does not assume responsibility for any lost or stolen personal property.


June 21
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Salem Ferry Dock
10 Blaney St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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