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Schooner FAME of Salem

70 Wharf St, Pickering Wharf Marina, Salem, MA 01970-5100
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We were told of the Schooner by a guy at restaurant. So we decided to take his advice and go for... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Monique G
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Don't miss this affordable tour

We sailed on Fame on a beautiful sunny Saturday during Halloween madness There were just a few of... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
gma31
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FAME is a full-scale replica of a privateer schooner from the War of 1812. Launched in 2003, our new FAME cruises on Salem Sound, where pirates & privateers have been making history for 400 years. FAME sails from Memorial Day through Halloween from Pickering Wharf Marina in downtown Salem. A great trip for aspiring sea dogs of all ages!
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70 Wharf St, Pickering Wharf Marina, Salem, MA 01970-5100

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We were told of the Schooner by a guy at restaurant. So we decided to take his advice and go for it. Best advice ever!! The crew is very knowledgeable and so nice. They let you pick up the sails with them, steer the boat...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We sailed on Fame on a beautiful sunny Saturday during Halloween madness There were just a few of us on board because everyone else was doing the holiday stuff. Two hours of sunny sailing. Guests were asked to help with the sails and steer the...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

My mother and I decided to spend Halloween in Salem this year, and were lucky to find the Fame Schooner on Trip Advisor. We went out at 4:00, on the last sailing of the season. The crew was absolutely amazing! They encouraged me to help...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

My boyfriend loves old boats so I surprised him with this early evening boating outing for his birthday. We're both broke grad students living off loans, but the cost was really affordable, and the look on his face was so worth it. We would definitely...More

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SchoonerFame, Owner at Schooner FAME of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Glad you enjoyed our "old boat"! Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We had four of us in our group; this schooner was a pleasant surprise on a beautiful sunny Sunday in October; Mike the owner and captain was very pleasant and willing to answer any and all questions. Mike is very knowledgeable on the history of...More

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SchoonerFame, Owner at Schooner FAME of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

My wife and I thank you :)

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were lucky to have a perfect autumn day in Massachusetts for a sail on this beautiful schooner. The captain and crew were friendly and an added to the trip with historical information.

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1  Thank mabn10
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SchoonerFame, Owner at Schooner FAME of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you :)

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

What a wonderful find this was! Captain Mike and his crew gave an informative two hour bay cruise. Everyone was so polite and personable. We had gone to Salem to explore the history of the Witch trials but this came to be the highlight of...More

Thank erink32
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SchoonerFame, Owner at Schooner FAME of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you :) I'd like to put your review up on a billboard outside Salem!

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a very enjoyable two hours sailing on the Fame. The weather was excellent and the Captain and crew were outstanding. The Fame is well maintained and is a very comfortable boat to sail in. In addition, Capt. Mike gives a...More

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SchoonerFame, Owner at Schooner FAME of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for sailing with us!

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The tour guide was up beat and interesting to listen too. Beautiful scenery and loved the hands on rope pulling. The captain and his crew were fun and nice.

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SchoonerFame, Owner at Schooner FAME of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017
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Glad you enjoyed your sail!

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Skipper & crew were fabulous!!! Would take the sale again. Some very interesting local history. A+++++

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SchoonerFame, Owner at Schooner FAME of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for sailing with us!

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