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Ghosts and Ghouls Whale Watch Cruise A day out in Salem
Board the ‘Trolley of the Doomed’ and
embark on the Ghost and Gravestones Tour, a ghostly journey through some of Boston’s deepest and darkest secrets, Tread warily through 400-year old burial grounds, and watch your step as you meander along the back streets and alleyways, where many believe tormented souls still roam. Visit the final resting place of Cotton Mather, notorious for his involvement with the Salem Witch Trials, and all this in the company of your very own 17th Century gravedigger guide.
From late March to mid-November, the
New England Aquarium Whale Watch Cruise visits Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, boasting some of the best whale watching in the world. The tour begins in Boston on board a high-speed catamaran, which will whisk you to the sanctuary. Up to 50 humpback whales can be seen feeding in a group at any one time, although they’re not the only ones! Stellwagen is also a bountiful feeding ground for dolphins, sea birds and other marine life.
Less than an hour’s fast ferry ride from Boston is situated Salem, renowned as the site of the Salem Witch Trials, which took place in the late 17th century and became synonymous with paranoia and injustice. There is plenty of interest in this coastal city, including the art collections in the Peabody Essex Museum, the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, and the House of Seven Gables, which is a collection of colonial homes. Whatever you do, leave some time to sample some of the delicious specialities of the local chefs.

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