Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lighthouses, Foliage, Chowda... and Ghosts... on Salem Harbor

Mahi Mahi Harbor Cruises has announced their fall cruise schedule.  Mahi Mahi is a great way to see Salem and the surrounding towns.  The crew is fantastic, the drinks are cold, the grill is hot, and the views are lovely.  If you haven't done a harbor cruise, this is the year!

Mahi Mahi sails from Salem Willows during through September, and from Pickering Wharf near Finz in October.  

Lighthouse, Foliage and Chowda Cruises
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 9-30
Daily October 1-31 
A photographer's dream! Join us to take in the changing colors of fall as we seek out five historic lighthouses on this hour and forty-five minute narrated cruise. Throughout the cruise informative details will be revealed as passengers closely cruise by Salem?s Pickering and Derby Light, Beverly?s Hospital Point Lighthouse, Marblehead?s Chandler Hover Lighthouse, and of course the famous yet isolated Bakers Island Light of the Misery Islands that can only be closely seen by boat. Warm up with a complementary cup of fresh clam chowder while you comfortably view the beautiful transition from summer to winter. (*please note - although September is one of our favorite months to be out on the water, there is little foliage color. Salem's best foliage is often see mid October).   
Adults: $25, Kids: $15.   
Cruises depart from Salem Willows Park Pier in September and Pickering Wharf in October.
Please reserve by calling 978 825 0001.  

Haunted Harbor Cruises
October 1 - October 16: 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, and 7:00pm 
October 17 - October 31: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, and 7:00pm
One of our most popular cruises of the year! Come learn about the haunted happenings of Salem Sound on this 1½-hour cruise by the shores of Salem, Marblehead, Beverly, Manchester and mysterious Misery Islands. Passengers will enjoy a fun-filled informative cruise loaded with spooky stories of ruthless local pirates, haunted lighthouses, mansions, abandoned mental wards, tails of local ghosts, ocean demons, and living monsters who reek havoc on local ships to this day! This cruise is an unbeatable way to see North Shore?s breathtaking autumn beauty while revealing some of its most mysterious secrets! 
Adults: $25, Kids: $15.
All Haunted Harbor Cruises depart from Pickering Wharf.   
Please reserve by calling 978 825 0001.  

For more information on all Mahi Mahi Cruises, visit

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Salem Trolley releases Tales & Tombstones Dates!

Salem Trolley has just released their special October Tales & Tombstones trolley tour schedule.  This ghostly nighttime tour takes you through Salem after dusk, showing you a Salem of occult and paranormal.  

You will visit scenes of grisly murders and ghastly executions, hear tales of ghosts, both mischievous and malevolent, of Salem's haunted hotels and restaurants of long forgotten underground passageways, ancient curses and legends of ghost ships and haunted islands. 
Experience all of this and more as you ride the Salem Trolley's Eerie Evening Tour and explore Salem of the Shadows.  The tour is approximately 1 hour long and departs from 8 Central Street.  Tickets cost  $20.00 for adults, $15.00 for Seniors (60+) , and $10.00 for Children (6-14).  

Reservations are required for this tour. Buy tickets online at

Here are the tour times: 

Thursdays 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
      (Thursday, October 6th only 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM shows)
Fridays 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
Saturday 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
      (Saturday, October 1st only 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM & 8:30 PM shows)
Sundays 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM & 7:30 PM
      (Sunday, October 2nd only 6:30 PM & 7:30 PM shows)

*Tour is not available on Halloween.  Tour is only available in October (Private Group Tours available upon request)

Reservations are required - Tickets are available online as of June 1, 2011 Click here to purchase tickets