Take a Ride on the Spooky Side


Venture on a Haunted Boat Tour this Halloween

This time of year sparks the urge to explore obscurities and search for spirits lingering behind historic walls. But what lurks around the deep blue sea might be the spookiest mystery of all. 

In addition to braving traditional haunted houses this Halloween, embark on a haunted boat ride along shadowy harbors to hear eerie tales aboard ghost ships. Here’s a list of Marinalife’s top five haunted boat attractions to enjoy this ghoulish season … if you dare.

haunted fake skeleton on ship
Haunted Happenings in Salem, MA.

Haunted Happenings with Mahi Cruises

Salem, MA

Where better to spend your Halloween season than exploring Salem’s legendary witch town? Cruise from downtown Salem’s Pickering Wharf on the 90-minute narrated Lighthouse & Foliage Cruise or the 75-minute Haunted Happenings Harbor Cruise.

Haunted Boat Rides

Providence, RI

Ship captains and Providence Ghost Tour guides tell tales of the state capital city’s restless souls as you journey along downtown’s moonlit waterways. Two special cruises include the Haunted Booo-zy Boat Ride on Halloween night and a Day of the Dead celebration on November 1.

Haunted Ghost Tour & Cruise of Charleston Harbor

Charleston, SC

Discover what’s lurking around the historic harbor on this creepy ride aboard the 45-foot catamaran, Palmetto. Tours hosted by The Gentlemen Pirate are sure to leave you spectacularly spooked as you learn about the city’s famous ghost stories.

full moon over the ocean with dark night sky

Mystic Ghost Rides Haunted Bayou Cruise

Bay St. Louis, MS

Experience the true haunted south on this ghostly cruise “where old souls are captured in the midst of the marsh.” Departing from No Name Marina, sail through the misty back bayous of the Mississippi Sound and hear all about the curse of the Old Oak Tree, Devil’s Swamp, the haunted Bayou Caddy and more.

Ghost Boat, Wisconsin Duck Tours

Wisconsin Dells, WI

The Ghost Boat is perfect for Halloween thrill seekers who aren’t afraid to crank it up a notch on an intense ride. Venture down the Wisconsin River on a voyage through dark waters that lead to a frightening walk through ancient caverns.

Want a scare while staying docked?

Check out the following walk-through tours on these historic haunted ships:

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