"Everything you need to know about Salem's world famous halloween festival"

Trolley & Boat Tours

Ghosts & Legends Trolley (2017)
Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre
7 Lynde Street
Mon, Wed at 7:00 pm
Thurs at 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm  
Fri, Sat at 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sundays 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm
50 minutes
Our sinister and hysterical guide takes you on a journey through the darkened streets of Salem to hear haunting tales from Salem’s history. It’s a ride that you’ll never forget!  
Departs from Gallows Hill, 7 Lynde Street, Salem, MA 01970
Combo tickets available with Gallows Hill Main Show
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Oct 1 at 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm
Oct 3 at 7:00 pm
Oct 4, 7:00 pm
Oct 6, 7, 8 at 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm
Oct 9 at 7:00 pm
Oct 11 at 7:00 pm
Oct 12 at 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm
Oct 13, 14, 15 at 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm
Oct 16 at, 7:00 pm
Oct 18, at 7:00 pm
Oct 19 at 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm
Oct 20, 21, 22 at 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm
Oct 23at, 7:00 pm
Oct 25, at 7:00 pm
Oct 26 at 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm
Oct 27, 28, 29 at 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm
Oct 30 at 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm(NO TROLLEY ON 31st)

Tales & Tombstones (2017)
Salem Trolley
8 Central Street
Available in October
(Private Group Tours available upon request) 
Tour is approximately 1 hr
Dusk transforms the city of Salem.  As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges.  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.  You will experience all of this and more as you ride the Salem Trolley's Tales & Tombstones Tour and explore Salem of the Shadows.
July & August
Friday & Saturdays 7:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Adults $20.00, Seniors (60+) $15.00 and Children (6-14) $10.00
October Tour times: 
Thursdays 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm & 8:30 pm
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
Sundays 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm & 7:30 pm
*Tour is not available on Halloween, October 31st or Thursday, October 5th
Reservations are required - Tickets are available online as of June 1st - Click here to purchase tickets

Mahi, Mahi Cruises & Charter

general inquiries and all cruise check-ins.
23 Congress Street
Departs from Pickering Wharf
Thursday and Friday- 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
A photographer's dream! Take in the changing colors of fall on this adventurous narrated sightseeing tour by the shores of Salem, Beverly, Manchester-By-The-Sea, Marblehead and the isolated Misery Islands.

During this 1.5 hour Lighthouse & Foliage Cruise you will:
Discover 5 historic lighthouses while cruising the protected waters of Salem Sound.
Capture the changing colors of remarkable foliage and abundant wildlife.
Cozy up with hot beverages (like our famous Grandma’s Spiked Cider), soups, chowders and delicious food fresh off our grill.
Cruise in comfort with our heated main cabin and open air top deck.
Bundle up and enjoy the spectacular fall colors.
Adults $25 Children (4-12) $15

Haunted Happenings Harbor Cruise 
Mahi, Mahi Cruises & Charter

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23 Congress Street
Departs from Pickering Wharf
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm
The fabled coastlines of Salem sound come alive with tales of haunted lighthouses, eerie islands, ruthless pirates, and living monsters who wreak havoc on passing ships to this very day! This spook-tacular 75-minute cruises screams Haunted Happenings Fun day or night...

While aboard enjoy:
Lively storytelling blended with Halloween’s best party songs
Personal tarot card readings (complementary)
Professional face painting (complementary)
Spooky photo ops.
Ever-changing views of Salem, Beverly, Marblehead and The Misery Islands
Cruise in comfort:
Full bar & Fresh Grill serving up hot fall favorites like grandma’s spiked cider, hot coco and fresh clam chowda’
Heated main cabin plus open air seating on the top deck
Festive, friendly and attentive crew at your service
Adults $25 Children (4-12) $19

Boo's Cruise (2017)
Mahi, Mahi Cruises & Charter

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23 Congress Street
Departs from Pickering Wharf
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Every Saturday night in October!
Gather your friends and get down to Pickering Wharf for our weekly costume cruise. DJ Snow will be spinning your favorite dance tunes - and Halloween favorites. This is  21+ event.

On this 2-hour Halloween BOO’s Cruise aboard the Hannah Glover, you will:

Mingle with friends new and old
Compete for prizes and awards
Enjoy our full bar, complete with hot beverages (like our famous Grandma’s Spiked Cider), soups and delicious food off the grill.
Party hearty under the stars, with the best views in town.  $20

Salem Trolley (2017)
Daily from 10 am to 5 pm
"The Best Way to See Salem!"
Experience the Witch City’s unique and colorful past.  Since 1982, Salem Trolley has set the standard for sightseeing tours and exceptional transportation north of Boston.

The Salem Trolley provides visitors with a narrated one hour tour and all day shuttle service through beautiful and historic Salem.

Explore Salem’s witchcraft trials of 1692 or travel beyond the witchcraft hysteria into the fascinating realm of Salem's literary and maritime history.

Our eight mile ride around the city takes you past the Charter Street Burial Ground, the House of the Seven Gables, Witch Dungeon Museum, Salem Witch Museum, the historic waterfront area and other locations, including Chestnut Street considered to be one of the most beautiful streets in America.

Your professional driver and talented local tour guide will entertain you with factual history and interesting tidbits about Salem. Feel free to get off and on at any of our 13 stops throughout the day and view Salem at your leisure, using our trolley as a convenient shuttle service.  

So, when you’re ready to see Salem, Ride the Red Trolleys! Salem’s Original Trolley Tour.

2017 Season Rates: 
Adults $18.00, Seniors (60+) $17.00, Children (6-14) $8.00, Children 5 and under are Free (when accompanied by an Adult)

Salem Trolley has added some special tours for Halloween (see above).