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Boat Tour to Misery Island
July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 4, 2021
About 2.5 hours round-trip (30-minute trip to and from the islands, and 1.5 hours on Great Misery Island)
YES. All passengers must be:
-At least 4 years old (No infants; in arms or baby carriers)
-Capable of negotiating the boat ramp and the rugged island terrain without assistance.
-Flip-flops not recommended; NO heels.
– IMPORTANT: It’s colder on the water and there is no shelter from the weather on our open boat. Bring an extra layer!
Boat trips depend on the weather. Naumkeag has no rain or sun cover on it. You will be exposed to the elements going to and from the island.
-If Essex Heritage cancels the boat trip: If it is too rainy or stormy or the seas are too rough, and Essex Heritage has to cancel the boat trip, you will be fully refunded the cost of your ticket
-If ticket holder cancels: If you cancel because you think it is too sunny, rainy, windy or whatever, but the boat still goes, tickets are non-refundable.
-If the boat leaves the dock but cannot land on the island: In the very unlikely event that the boat arrives at Great Misery Island but cannot disembark passengers, you will still have experienced a pleasant boat ride and harbor tour. In this case, you will receive a refund for 50% of your ticket cost(s) (full refunds will only be given if the boat doesn’t leave the dock.)
Essex Heritage staff will do our best to email all ticketed passengers in advance if your trip has been cancelled. We will also keep an updated weather advisory line at 978-998-2188.
There is limited food and drinking water available for sale on the boat. You are free to bring your own, but please take everything back with you. If you carried it on then you must carry it back.
Smoking is NOT permitted on the boat or anywhere on the island.
The bathroom facilities are VERY limited. There are bathrooms at the Salem Ferry dock, but there are no bathrooms on the boat. Once on the island, there are bathrooms along the trail.