Salem is a Full Service Port of Call with a rich maritime history and many marine services!

Sailing Directions

When entering Salem from Mass Bay pass either side of Cat Island or Marblehead Rock but follow your charts carefully. Steer for South Channel (Marblehead Channel) towards Grays Rock, leave Grays Rock to starboard and pass the RW bn at Kettlebottom Ledge to port. Head directly to green can “1” and red nun “2” and once through steer for Naugus Head and the entrance to Salem Harbor keeping red nun “4” and the two beacons that mark the Aquavitaes well to starboard. Once in the main channel off Naugus Head turn left down the harbor or right for Winter Island.

If heading southwest from Gloucester and points east, enter Salem Channel between Bakers and Misery Island and follow the well-marked deep water channel past the entrance to Beverly Harbor and around to Salem. For assistance, pump-out facilities, moorings or dockage, call the Salem Harbormaster  on Ch. 16/Ch. 12 or contact any of the boatyards and marinas listed below.

Marine Facilities and Services

Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina
10 White Street, Salem, MA, (978) 740-9890

Doyle Sailmakers
96 Swampscott Road, Salem, MA 978-740-5950

Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard
23 Gendale Street, Salem, MA 978-744-0844; VHF Ch. 09

Mid-Harbor Launch
P.O. Box 870, Marblehead, MA 781.631.0655; VHF 69

North Sails Northeast
23 Glendale Street, Salem, MA 978-745-1400

Palmer’s Cove Yacht Club
74 Leavitt Street, Salem, MA 978-744-9722

Pickering Wharf Marina
74 Wharf Street, Salem, MA 978-741-0269; VHF Ch. 09

Salem Mooring Services
Salem, MA 01970 978-745-0059

Salem Willows Yacht Club
Salem Willows, Salem, MA 978-744-9684; VHF Ch. 68

Talisman Charters
Pickering Wharf Marina, Salem, MA 01970 617-590-4926

Tight Line Charters
Pickering Wharf, Salem, MA 800-755-8808

Winter Island Yacht Yard
3A Winter Island Road, Salem, MA 978-745-3797;(800)775-3797; VHF Ch. 74

Yacht Surveyor
23 Congress Street, Salem, MA 978-741-4365