Sail on the Schooner FAME

Schooner FAME

Zerve Seller: SchoonerFame
Activity #3032
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Rating: 4.9  147 rating points
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Sail on the Schooner FAME

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Experience a different part of Salem with a sail aboard the Schooner FAME! Pitch in and help raise the sails or just relax and enjoy!

Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
A Not to Miss Adventure
Sun, May 17  4:00 PM mawarren Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
My husband and I can't wait to get back to Salem Harbor and sail the FAME again. It was the highlight of our weekend getaway. If you are visiting Salem then you HAVE to sail the FAME.
 
Schooner FAME responded:
Thanks for that review — we look forward to sailing with you again! Maybe a bit more wind next time!
Rating: 5
Seas the Day
Sat, May 16  2:00 PM Pvolk036 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
I know, I know, but header is cheesy but I didn't know what else to put! Anyways, Are you looking for adventure and exercise? Then this ship is the place for you! My husband and and I thought it looked like a neat way to get out on the seas for an afternoon! We got asked if we wanted to help raise the sail and of course we said yes! It was a bit of a workout but nothing we couldn't handle! We had so much fun! I usually get sea sick right away, but felt fine the entire time on the water! It was a bit cold but they provided us with warm blankets. The crew was interesting and educated us on different things about Salem and its history. The water was perfect, we sailed at about 8-9 knots, but don't quote me on that! They even have little Canons that they shot off! The afternoon was perfect and I would do this all over again!!!
Rating: 4
Very enjoyable
Sun, Oct 26, 14   12:00 PM chrisandbob Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
wind was blowing, sails were hoisted, we were sailing!!!,,,,,,,,,great day!!!
 
Schooner FAME responded:
Thanks so much for your review! I'm glad you had fun. We look forward to seeing you on the schooner again soon!

— Capt. Mike
Rating: 5
We all had so much fun! Very interactive
Sat, Oct 25, 14   12:00 PM hammerrona Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was a the best thing we did in Salem all day, wished we could have stayed on ship all day. Already planning on coming again in the summer.
 
Schooner FAME responded:
Thanks so much for your review! Warm weather makes it even better for sure!

— Capt. Mike
Rating: 5
Great experience, great crew. Friendly and fun
Sat, Oct 25, 14   12:00 PM rozensky Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Wonderful opportunity to enjoy a sail and learn about the War of 1812. Pleasant day and pleasant crew. Highly recommended
 
Schooner FAME responded:
Glad you enjoyed and appreciated the history. There's more to Salem than witches!

— Capt. Mike
Rating: 5
A great example of how a schooner should be run
Sun, Oct 19, 14   12:00 PM eliking53 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We arrived at the dock less than five minutes before FAME was scheduled to depart after getting caught in the Salem Halloween traffic. The crew was very kind to us and got us seated quickly while getting off the dock at the right time. I ran downstairs to use the head-it's a long drive from Boston!-and was really surprised and pleased with how immaculately clean the boat is. The crew was incredibly professional, friendly, efficient, and in good spirits despite the cold temperatures. Having worked for a few tall ships myself and been on many more, there are just a few boats out there that do it right and Fame definitely does it right. The tour of Salem harbor is incredibly beautiful and the cider was delicious. If you're looking for a departure from the usual tourist destinations and want a one of a kind experience, get out on the water with Fame-you'll be glad you did!
 
Schooner FAME responded:
Thanks so much for that excellent review! I hope folks will read your comments and note that especially in October, it's wise to allow time for traffic and parking!

— Capt. Mike
Rating: 5
The Real Salem
Sun, Oct 19, 14   12:00 PM Knr1851 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Awesome break from tourist traps with a healthy dose of Salem history.
 
Schooner FAME responded:
Glad you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you on the schooner again soon!

— Capt. Mike
Rating: 5
Classic, Comfortable Windjammer
Sat, Oct 18, 14   2:00 PM tchamp54 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The FAME offers a chance to explore Salem's early maritime history -- not to mention soaking up some handsome coastal scenery -- on a sturdy, weatherly replica of an early 19th Century pinky schooner. The original Fame was a ground-fishing vessel turned Letter of Marque (officially-sanctioned pirate) that captured the first prizes taken by American privateers in Canadian waters during the War of 1812. You'll learn all this and more from the entertaining banter of the Fame's expert crew. (With luck, you'll draw Captain Mike.) And, if you ask nicely, you can also take the tiller (yep, she's got a tiller) and handle the Fame yourself. A must-do for any history or boat buff visiting the Witch City.
 
Schooner FAME responded:
You're too kind! The other captains are just as good :)

Come back and sail with us again.

— Capt. Mike
Rating: 5
Absolutely a one of a kind experience !
Sun, Oct 5, 14   12:00 PM lisaperkins1 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was our first trip to Salem and we wanted to plan activities that everyone would enjoy. This was THE highlight of the trip. The weather was perfect for sailing on an autumn afternoon. The captain and crew were very friendly and knowledgeable. We were also excited at the opportunity to assist in raising the sails as we left the dock area. This trip was one that created memories that will last for a very long time. I'm still smiling!
Rating: 5
Fantastic!
Sat, Sep 27, 14   3:00 PM madge2014 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Wonderful, absolutely memorable and we'll do it again. We live in Salem, and this is now one of our top favorite things to do, along with the Peabody Essex Museum. Captain was fantastic, really informative with his commentary. Relaxed and enjoyable. It was as fun for the older people in our group as for our 4 year old. Really captured being under sail in a privateer. We were really impressed and amazed by the obvious passion for sailing and history that inspired these folks to commission this replica ship to be designed and built from scratch.This is a real gem, tourists should make this a priority when in Salem. We'll definitely take out of town friends on the Fame.