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The Steamship Authority - Martha's Vineyard

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Easy ride! Food on board! Smooth ride over to Martha’s Vineyard. We went over as walking... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Great ride!

We took the ferry to and from the Vineyard on days were the wind was high! Other than my hair... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Susan R
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Serving over 2 million travelers to Martha's Vineyard, the Steamship Authority is the largest ferry provider on Cape Cod, offering the lowest fares, the most departures and year-round service for passengers, vehicles and trucks. We offer off-site...more
1 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1021
+1 508-477-8600
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Easy ride! Food on board! Smooth ride over to Martha’s Vineyard. We went over as walking passengers. You can take your car but it is pretty expensive. You can buy an all day bus pass once you are on the island for $8 per person.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the ferry to and from the Vineyard on days were the wind was high! Other than my hair flying all over the place the trips were awesome. Check in a breeze the staff guiding the cars on were great! Great experience!

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Get on the ferry and cross 8 miles onto the island. Did think that the $191 round trip fare was high. Friendly workers.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove a car across because we had 5 girls and we split the fee! I think it was like $244 round trip! It was well worth the fee to have a car! So much to see and do! We got to go all the...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to access the remotes parking lot. A great ferry ride to and from MV. Upon our return there were insufficient buses to handle the departing passengers. We along with some others were put on the bus to stand for the 20 minute ride to...More

Thank carrabinieri
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly people, clean ship. The ship has seating inside or outside both are comfortable. The snack bar had enough to choice from. You can even have a cold beer if you wish!

Thank stanandbeth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ferry’s to and from Martha’s Vineyard can be a Hassle but the Steamship Authority made it so Smooth... If you have any issues Please ask for Al... He was a lifesaver for us...Thank You Al and Steamship Authority... 💚❤️💛 Danny Walker Austin, Texas

Thank danny W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late for our ferry, but were told there would be no problem getting on the next one, and there wasn't. The view heading to Martha's vineyard are spectacular. Its a 50 minute ride and evey though it was raining the crossing was smooth....More

Thank mdclarksr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good staff makes it relatively easy even for 1st timers. Our last trip here was 1992 and this was simple. It cost $137 for the car, $32 for two passengers and $2 fee totaling $171 for round trip fare on the ferry. Get there 30...More

Thank Hooked_on_travel77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This ferry is a very efficiently run service. The park and ride works wonderfully although it is far from the quay where the ferry leaves from. The ferry is clean, comfortable and quiet. There is a cafe on board but the queue is horrendous as...More

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18 August 2018|
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Response from Eric F | Reviewed this property |
We had our truck shipped over on ferry to the island.
2 August 2018|
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Response from KMcHugh | Property representative |
You should arrive 45 minutes in advance of your departure time. Thank you for traveling with the Steamship!
26 June 2018|
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Response from KMcHugh | Property representative |
Thank you for you recent inquiry. Please use our mobile site steamshipauthority for current parking and trip status. The summer is our busy season, so you will need to park in one of our off-site parking lots and take our... More