Pickering Wharf Marina

$3.50/ft - $4/ft

Not Offered

Day Trip
$3.50/ft - $4/ft

Salem, MA 01970
Check-in after 11:00 AM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
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40 Reviews

by bouchakl on Sep 24, 2021
Very pleasant stay. Gated marina with great location to dining, shopping or just walking the waterfront. 2-hour parking for your guests right out front or there is a garage down the road. Very helpful staff.

by otakgroup on Sep 20, 2021
Loved this marina! The owner was really nice and helpful! Close to all the sites! Great restaurants and shops within walking distance. Clean laundry and restroom facilities. They have a beer garden at the end of the dock that has live entertainment on certain nights! The marina is well protected! Highly recommend l!

by debschradieck on Sep 13, 2021
We had a great time at Pickering Wharf in Salem! Mike the dockmaster was friendly and helpful and was waiting to grab our lines and show us to our slip. We enjoyed great people-watching and a fabulous meal at nearby Sea Level, where we could sit at the bar and look out at our boat. Security was good with gate codes. There is a lot to see and do in Salem and it's perfect for a weekend getaway. We will definitely go there again.

by carley23 on Aug 29, 2021
HORRIBLE experience. We reserved a slip and could not make it due to extremely rough seas. Called the dock phone and the man advised I call the dock master and try to reschedule our stay. When I talked to the dock master he was extremely rude and said there was nothing he could do. It appears he would have rather we risked our safety than accommodate a request to credit a different night. We will not be returning.

by pemisu12 on Aug 24, 2021
Mike was a great help. First class service

by ckeeper on Aug 14, 2021
Very friendly staff

by cdukeshire15 on Aug 08, 2021
Great slip downtown and great hospitality from Mike

by robertt on Jul 25, 2021
Great place in the heart of Salem- lots of activity and great restaurants (Finz) yet quiet at night. Very protected and docks in great shape. Dockmaster, Mike, was great as well. Word of caution (and why not 5 stars), restroom/shower facilities are atrocious! First off, it’s unisex so minimal privacy. Filthy and obviously never updated, they were not cleaned or supplied all weekend- bring your own TP and to avoid unspeakable communicable disease plan to shower on your boat!

by tj35974 on Jul 25, 2021
Love the dock master. Great guy. He makes that place work!

by regal42 on Jul 24, 2021
Fun spot, right next to everything. Will definitely come again.

by ivanoffn on Jul 09, 2021
This is a very secure and well protected marina. It is close to fine restaurants and museums. Great stay! Dockmaster Mike is very attentive and helpful.

by sbraese on Jul 04, 2021
Mike was great. Thank you

by soccerfaned on Jun 30, 2021
Dock Master was extremely helpful and accommodating. Gave use a great spot for our stay and made sure we had everything we needed. Great location with lots to do and restaraunts. Would stay there again. Thanks Mike.

by mojo on Jun 29, 2021
Bathrooms and showers very dirty. No ice. Little attention.

by johnd on Jun 27, 2021
Great town to visit. Great location. Mike took good care of us!

by gpc on Jun 21, 2021
We have been visiting Pickering Wharf for years - Mike the dockmaster makes the difference! Simply great !

by doschultz43 on Jun 16, 2021
Great service and location

by bornfree on Jun 07, 2021
Amazing. Great location and great staff! Can’t wait to go back !!!! Perfect! Diane and Phil “Born Free” Boston

by annlangenfeld on Apr 28, 2021
Mike is a fabulous dock master! He helped us tie up when we arrived and told us about the area for restaurants and other information. He was very pleasant and fun during our stay! Mike also helped us out of our dock space upon departure! Thank you, Ann and Brendan
Marina Response:
Thanks guys.

by sinclairboat on Oct 13, 2020
The marina was well taken care of and the dockmaster Mike was very helpful getting the boat in and out. Definitely come back again.

by time2pursuit335 on Oct 12, 2020
Always a great stop on the scenic north shore coast! Excellent service by the dock master Mike, he really makes the difference at this marina. Highly recommend for location to restaurants and shopping and just an overall great experience.

by mrphillb on Sep 08, 2020
Great Stay. Dockmaster was very accomodating, assisted with tie up. Quiet docks.

by bmatthewsus on Sep 05, 2020
We have stayed here before and always enjoy Mike and the Pickering Wharf area. A bonus for cruisers is the convenience of the commuter rail which can take you to Boston, or to Rockport or Newburyport -all worth a visit. Mike had to set a record for the quickest Dockwa confirmation-less than five minutes! Outstanding👍

by tiberina37 on Aug 08, 2020
Clean and orderly marina, dead quiet at night despite being right in downtown Salem. The Finz restaurant just a few steps away from your slip is excellent and provides ample outdoor seating. Walk 10-15 to all the historical attractions and fun shops in town.

by pbertram on Aug 02, 2020
Great location. Dock hands were not friendly and the bathrooms were extremely difficult to find and were filthy.

by lntn01 on Nov 06, 2019
pickering wharf has been a pleasure! the dockmaster has helped me tremendously with my boat. best marina ever!

by outcast2 on Sep 29, 2019
Great spot! Very Accomodating
Marina Response:
Thanks Outcast always a pleasure to have boaters who can drive.

by boblcf on Sep 02, 2019
Great stay. Very convenient to shopping and historic sites

by valerian on Aug 26, 2019
I very much enjoyed the communication received from this marina. The marina sent an SMS with instructions to where I would be spending the night. Close to the heart of Salem, walkable to restaurants and provisions. The laundry/bathroom area was serviceable, not remarkable. The 30amp power couldn't provide 30amps (I was drawing 3200W and the breaker would blow within a few minutes). The pontoons could have used more regular scat-removal. But it was a good location, good/friendly service. I'd visit again.
Marina Response:
Thanks guys. Bathrooms do need some work.

by jamesforsyth01 on Aug 25, 2019
Very nice place. Good docks, great location. Mike the dock master was very helpful. Great stay !
Marina Response:
Thanks for the review guys.

by jfiorelli76 on Aug 22, 2019
Great location. Staff was nice enough. The bathrooms were horrendous. Just a little cleaning would go a long way.
Marina Response:
Thanks for the review guys. Bathrooms do need a bit more work.

by happyourazimut on Aug 11, 2019
Great spot for easy town access

by bfischer on Aug 10, 2019
Great We're staying an extra night!

by waburpee on Aug 04, 2019
Clean, efficient and right down town.

by rusty825 on Jul 28, 2019
The bathroom facilities are not very clean, had no soap to wash your hands and are tiny. I have closets in my house bigger then the bathroom/ shower/ laundry there . Besides that Salem is a great town with a feel of really being away considering it was only 25 miles away by boat ( about an hour ) .

by davemby on Sep 23, 2018
Great location, great staff. Will definitely return next time we are in the area.

by dleenhouts on Aug 31, 2018
Very well protected & quiet marina, at least while the restaurant is closed for renovations. Salem is supremely walkable. No problems with electric & water. Will definitely return.

by greardon on Aug 28, 2018
Dock hand didn’t respond to radio hailing on CH 9; reached finally by cellphone. Dockhand not available to assist in docking. Dockhand was unaware of our Dockwa reservation until he made a call. One restroom out of order; no toilet paper in second bathroom. Bathrooms not clean. The provided WiFi access code did not work. Convenient location with good restaurant nearby. Not enough of a reason to go back. We had stayed in prior years and had significantly better experience. Our recommendation is to choose Brewers Hawthorne marina nearby.
Marina Response:
Looks like you caught us on a bad day.

by lawgenie on Jul 31, 2018
Although the location is great It is one of the dirtiest facilities I know.. Baths and showers are filthy

by ptcummings on Jul 23, 2018
On the plus side, it is centrally located, the docks were good and they had reasonable wifi. Pretty much everything else was a minus: dock hands who could generously be described as useless, horrible bath rooms/showers, no marina information, no one seemed to care much.

About Pickering Wharf Marina

In the heart of Salem, Pickering Wharf Marina is located adjacent to the hotel and can accommodate sail boats and power boats up to 120 feet for both summer and winter (protected) dockage. Pickering Wharf Marina is situated behind the Derby Wharf breakwater, so no matter what the weather the seas are calm. The only service we provide is fun. So book a weekend for a great time. For day trips contact the marina on ch.9 or call (978)210-4584. Weekends are $4.00 per foot a night (Fri. or Sat.).

Booking Info

72 hour cancelation policy. Boaters who cancel within 72 hours will be charged the full reservation amount.

Rate Info

Starting May 1st, 2020:

  • Sun - Thur: $3.50/ft/night
  • Fri - Sat: $4/ft/night
    • Booking Fri & Sat: Your reservation will be discounted prior to confirmation and have $3.50ft/night rate applied


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    • Hotel/Lodging
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    • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
    • Restrooms
    • Restaurant
    • Security
    • Showers
    • Winter Storage
    • Wireless Internet
    • Pet Friendly



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