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Island Hops Tour

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Salem Sound

Salem, MA 01915

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Journey on Essex Heritage's landing craft Naumkeag for an Island Hops Tour! Enjoy a Notch beer and cruise around the islands of Salem Sound with a stop and disembarking on Misery Island. 21+.

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 much does this cost?

  • Adults: $35
  • Essex Heritage Members receive a 20% discount! (A discount code will be provided on membership confirmation letter.)

Is a drink included in the cost?

  • One beer is included with a second available for purchase. Limit 2 beers.
  • Water will also be available.

How long is the trip?

About 2 hours round-trip

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

  • 21+
  • Capable of negotiating the boat ramp and the rugged island terrain without assistance.

What should I wear?

  • Rubber-soled shoes.
  • Flip-flops not recommended; NO heels.
  • Comfortable clothing.
  • IMPORTANT: It's colder on the water and there is no shelter from the weather on our open boat. Bring an extra layer!

What if it rains or is stormy?

Boat trips depend on the weather. Naumkeag has no rain or sun cover on it. You will be exposed to the elements.

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.
  • If the boat leaves the dock but cannot land on the island: In the very unlikely event that the boat arrives at Bakers Island but cannot disembark passengers, you will still have experienced a pleasant boat ride and harbor tour. In this case, you will receive a refund for 50% of your ticket cost(s). (Only full refunds will be given if the boat doesn’t leave the dock.)

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.

Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is NOT permitted on the boat or anywhere on the island.

Are there bathroom facilities?
The bathroom facilities are VERY limited. There are bathrooms at the Salem Ferry dock, but there are no bathrooms on the boat. There are some facilities at Misery Island.


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.

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