Pickering Wharf Marina

$4/ft - $4.50/ft

Not Offered

Day Trip
$4/ft - $4.50/ft

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

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67 Reviews

by John W. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2024
Great location in the heart of town

by Brad H. - Verified user on May 30, 2024
Mike is always super helpful and the facilities are exactly what we need.

by Paul L. - Verified user on Nov 30, 2023
Very Friendly and helpful people, great atmosphere on Haloween!

by Richard E. - Verified user on Nov 09, 2023
Easy in, easy out. Right in the heart of Halloween festivities.

by Gian C. - Verified user on Oct 03, 2023
We have been visiting Pickering Wharf for years - Mike the dockmaster makes the difference! Simply great !

by Clive J. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
We had a great time for an overnight here. The anchorage is right in the heart of Salem, the water is extremely well-protected and although there is a lot of night-time activity surrounding the location, it was quiet by 10. Mike, the dockmaster, was easy to reach and responded promptly. The docks are in *excellent* shape. Approach is not complicated and we had plenty of room to maneuver our 41' boat in and out. The marina is super close to downtown, but there are plenty of eating and drinking options within 100 yds. I did read the comments about the bathrooms and honestly, although they were the part of the facility which needs the most attention (because not much else does), they were perfectly acceptable. The bath/laundry is all behind a common door (with key-code access only). There are 3 seperate toilets and 2 showers, each with a door that locks (either a push-button or a barrel latch). The area was pretty clean. For sure, I've been to marinas where I just preferred to shower on the boat, but this wasn't even close. I was perfectly happy with them.

by Ed W. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2023
Dock master and staff were awesome!

by Caraline L. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
Dick welcomed us at the dock and was helpful and kind. The second day the dock person was condescending and disrespectful. The location of our slip was at the end of the marina and it wasn’t busy so it was easy to get in and out. Keep to the middle of the channel. Our sailboat was fine getting though during low tide with 4’ 3” draft. The liquor store ran out of ice but you can get it at the gas station. It would be nice of the marina had ice. The bathrooms and showers look gross. The breakfast places don’t open until 8:00. But some cafes are open at 7:00. The icream store closes at 9. Hours may be different on the weekend.

by Steven L. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
Convenient location minutes from downtown, restaurants and sights like house of seven gables. Bathrooms are of community camping quality, fair. Two Individual toilets with locking door, and two shower stalls with locking door, sliding latch. Overall Quiet, tranquil. Would stay again

by Patrick F. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
Great spot! Mike was very helpful with a faulty dock power connection. New posts are nice looking, but very touchy GFCI’s. Mike helped with a 50’ 50A cord to an original power post. Great weekend!

by jim d. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Great spot. Very protected. Close walk to everything

by Mark I. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Great location with plenty of shops and restaurants. The Marina was clean and quiet. The person who ran the place made is super easy for us and made sure we had everything we needed. The Marianas was located where there was very little movement which made it extra comfortable while sleeping on board.

by Thomas T. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2023
Great protected downtown location, nice floating docks and we enjoyed the Dockmaster but the showers were awful. Dirty and buggy.

by Joel A. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2023
Great location. Nice floating docks. Bathroom shower area is filthy.

by Ward C. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2023
Incredible location and great service.

by David S. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2023
Great location, steps from town. Dick was very helpful in helping to tie up the boat, linear dock with a side tie up down a long and narrow channel. Not picturesque but a very convenient location close to everything. Would definitely stay here again

by Paul T. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2023
Nice marina, you can walk to so many things in town. Highly recommend.

by Brendt D. - Verified user on Jun 04, 2023
Dockmaster Mike was very helpful. What a great little hidden gem.

by Stephen T. - Verified user on Oct 23, 2022
We had a great stay!
Marina Response:
Thank you

by Julee C. - Verified user on Oct 17, 2022
Mike the dockmaster was very helpful and pleasant. \nHad a great time

by Paul B. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2022
Love everything about Pickering - except the bathrooms. They could use some updating. Mike is wonderful.

by Rolf G. - Verified user on Oct 01, 2022
Wonderful time, and staff was very helpful.

by Robert P. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2022
From the moment that we contacted the Dockmaster, Mike, he was extremely accommodating to find a spot for us 3 days sooner than planned. From that point on, everything was great to include its proximity to great restaurants and nightlife just a few steps away. We look forward to many more visits to Pickering Wharff to visit our new grand daughter.

by Brian H. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2022
Well located marina, close to downtown Salem. Mike was extremely helpful. Facilities need some TLC. Best to approach or leave at mid-tide as depths at low water may be challenging for boats with drafts greater than 5 feet.

by Lawrence S. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2022
No Wi-Fi. Restrooms were not good. Common showers with no locks on doors for privacy. Should not be mixed with laundry.
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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 $4.50 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: $4.00/ft/night
  • Fri - Sat: $4.50/ft/night
    • Booking Fri & Sat: Your reservation will be discounted prior to confirmation and have $4.50ft/night rate applied


  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical


  • Bait & Tackle
  • Dog Park
  • Floating Docks
  • Wireless Internet
  • Launch Service
  • Laundry
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restrooms
  • Security
  • Showers
  • Groceries
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
  • Hotel/Lodging
  • Restaurant
  • Land Storage



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