Shipwrecks of Salem Sound with Capt Ray Bates, Jr.


July 30, 2021, 1:30 PM


Salem Ferry Dock

Come aboard Naumkeag with lifelong historian, author and local diver, Captain Ray Bates, Jr., for a harbor tour visiting the sites and hearing the stories of the many shipwrecks of Salem Sound. Captain Bates has been exploring shipwrecks since the 1969 and has written several books on the maritime disasters that have occurred along Boston’s North Shore and Cape Ann. Essex Heritage is thrilled to partner with Ray, as he leads a tour sharing and locating the shipwrecks along the coast of Salem, Beverly and Marblehead, allowing passengers to truly “dig into the past and unearth long-lost stories for themselves.”

All passengers will receive a signed copy of Ray's book, Shipwrecks North of Boston: Volume 1 , Salem Bay.

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: $35 Children (4-12 yr): $15 (Essex Heritage Members receive a 20% discount!)

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