Sail on the Schooner Fame of Salem

Salem, United States

Experience hosted by Michael

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.
Includes drinks

What you'll do

Haul up the sails! Take the tiller! Or just chill out with a Rum Punch or Deacon Stormy while our historic schooner slides through Salem Sound past lighthouses, forts, and waterfront homes. The captain and crew will explain the significance of the FAME, privateering, and the War of 1812. The firing of the cannon is always a highlight!

We'll motor out from Pickering Wharf in downtown Salem and call for volunteers to help raise the sails. Depending on the wind, we may shape a course toward Beverly... or Marblehead... or head straight out toward the islands!

Our interactive crew point out landmarks, explain the operation of the schooner, and mix drinks with equal facility.

The sails last roughly an hour and forty-five minutes. When we return to Pickering Wharf, you're right in the heart of downtown Salem — perfectly placed for a meal, a drink, or a stroll!

Note:

We will not sail if steady rain, high winds, or thick fog are expected. Call ahead if you are unsure about the forecast. Dress for the weather — you are exposed to the elements on our 1812 schooner!

This trip is NOT appropriate for infants or toddlers. But once kids are 4-5 years old, they really enjoy it!

The schooner is certified for 49 passengers plus crew, but during 2021 we are sailing at 60% capacity, which means there will be a maximum of 29 guests on your sail.
Haul up the sails! Take the tiller! Or just chill out with a Rum Punch or Deacon Stormy while our historic schooner slides through Salem Sound past lighthouses, forts, and waterfront homes. The captain and crew will explain the significance of the FAME, privateering, and the War of 1812. The firing of the cannon is always a highlight!

We'll motor out from Pickering Wharf in downtown Salem and call for volunteers to help raise the sails…

What's included

  • Drinks
    We sell a range of beverages on all sails, including beer, wine, margaritas...

Meet your host, Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 187 Reviews
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I've been sailing for 40 years now, was hands-on with the building of our traditional wooden schooner in 2003, and recently spent three winters cruising the Eastern Caribbean. When I'm working, I'm sailing... and when I'm playing, I'm sailing! I am equally passionate about history, having minored in history at Penn and later written two books about privateering and the War of 1812. I've presented at nearly one hundred events, symposiums, and conferences. Recently, I was named Chair of Salem's Port Authority, tasked with remaking Salem's waterfront for the next century.
I've been sailing for 40 years now, was hands-on with the building of our traditional wooden schooner in 2003, and recently spent three winters cruising the Eastern Caribbean. When I'm working, I'm sailing... and when I'm playing, I'm sailing! I am equally passionate about history, having minored in history at Penn and later written two books about privateering and the War of 1812. I've presented at nearly one hundred events, symposiums, and conferences. Recently, I was named Chair of Salem's Po…
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Where you'll be

We'll be sailing on the historic waters of Salem Sound. Every trip is different, since we shape our course to take advantage of the wind that day. Sometimes we sail toward Beverly... sometimes toward Marblehead... sometimes straight out toward the islands!

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 187 reviews.

Meagan
September 2021
This was a delightful way to spend an afternoon! We had a great time on the Fame and really enjoyed Mike & his crew!
James
September 2021
The ride was great! It was a plus being able to help raise the sails! Also drive the boat. Great experience would def do it again
Melissa
September 2021
I had a great time on this! We even saw a couple seals. Wasn’t sure what to expect but this was so relaxing and fun. Super friendly crew and all around really glad I did this.
Ralph
September 2021
Great sunset, very romantic. the crew is superfriendly, and the trip is a nice adventure full of stories, (drinks :) ), cannons and other surprises
Summer
September 2021
Me and my wife had a great time! If your visiting and love the ocean and want a super intimate and adventurous experience check this out!
John
September 2021
Trip was fun. Got to hoist the sails up myself which was awesome. Beautiful views, nice breeze. Michael and crew were very friendly, knowledgeable, and told great stories! Couldn’t recommend enough!

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    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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  • Fri, 1 Oct
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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  • Sat, 2 Oct
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Join 4 other guests
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    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.