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Nice ships.

Nice ships mechanically sound for the ocean or bay, well organized for busy times, but difficult to... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Donald R
Niagara Falls, New York
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Heading out to the Rock! It’s a beautiful ride

Doing a week of exploring! Looking for the cobble stones on Main Street! The whale hedges in... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Englewood, Florida
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The Steamship Authority is the largest ferry service to the Island of Nantucket from Cape Cod. We offer the lowest fares and the most frequent daily departures for passengers, automobiles and trucks. Our ferries to Nantucket depart from the iconic...more
69 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4013
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Nice ships mechanically sound for the ocean or bay, well organized for busy times, but difficult to get a ticket for desired time. A lot of " standby". Can't be in a hurry travelling to and from island. Fast and comfortable for average seas. Expensive...More

Thank Donald R
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Doing a week of exploring! Looking for the cobble stones on Main Street! The whale hedges in Sconset! The old times who grew up there! Even those that like to talk.

Thank ackhack
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This brief ride from Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard was pleasant and the sights was nice. The big problem with this company is that they are not prepared to handle a large group that need to park. Yes they have the lots all over the...More

Thank glogodschild50
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Due to the hurricane that hit North Carolina, we had to change airports and ultimately missed our fast ferry to Nantucket last week. The shuttle drivers in Hyannis were extremely helpful in getting us on another departure that same afternoon. Upon leaving Nantucket, they also...More

Thank mwleonard
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Always use them when going to the island. Love being able to buy a ticket online or on the off season, over the phone.

Thank dhammvida
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Quick trip to Martha’s Vineyard, only problem parking had to back track to another parking lot, then took bus $14.00 to park

Thank THeresa c
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Professional service to the island! If you want to return sooner than your purchased return, simply see an attendant at the station and they will be happy to assist.

Thank busybee2012
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Great trip from Woods Hole to Oaks Bluff. My problem is the return trip. We were situated at a tavern overlooking the dock for a 520 depart. They sent a totally different ship. Being tourists, we weren't aware they sent different ships. Upon cashing out...More

Thank Sean G
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Friendly staff and very helpful and very accomadating. They answered all my questions and took the time to listen.

1  Thank Maureen F
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Nice slow trip to Nantucket nothing too exciting. Very reasonable if you take the slower ferry you still have tons of time to spend in nantucket

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13 August 2018|
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Response from lacam692002 | Reviewed this property |
There is not nothing close by. You have to use one of the port authority lots. It’s not that expensive for the day for a car. And they shuttle bus takes you right back to the ferry.
13 August 2018|
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Response from debot4 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is available close by and not that expensive-if you are going on a holiday or weekend you might want to check out the shuttle in advance online.
Jackie W
2 August 2018|
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Response from alot4 | Reviewed this property |
Rates for regular ferry is one way and for high speed rates are round trip..