Passenger ferry to Martha’s Vineyard offers a fun trip to an unforgettable island
All aboard the Island Queen for an unforgettable getaway to bustling, beautiful Martha’s Vineyard. Let this 125-foot, 522-passenger ferry whisk you away across Vineyard Sound to Oak Bluffs, home of America’s oldest carousel and the sweetest village of colorful Victorian gingerbread cottages. Explore Aquinnah’s magnificent red-clay cliffs or Edgartown’s boutiques, whaling captain’s homes and eclectic restaurants. The passenger-only ferry leaves from Falmouth, where parking is just 200 yards from the docks. Bring your bike or paddle board (or family pet!). Kids 4 and under ride free; tickets are discounted for ages 5 to 12. Enjoy the spectacular views from the picture-window lounge or sun deck during the 35-minute trip, with a snack or cocktail from the full-service snack bar.
Freedom Cruise Line, 702 Main StreetHarwich Port, MA, 02646Phone: 508-432-8999
Daily, seasonal passenger service from Harwich Port to Nantucket. Crossing time is one hour and 15 minutes. Season is late May to early October. Ferry accommodates passengers, bicycles, most pets. Ferry does not transport motor vehicles.
Vineyard Fast Ferry, Quonset Point,1347 Roger Williams WayNorth Kingstown, RI, 02852Phone: 401-295-4040
Seasonal passenger ferry from Quonset Point to Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard. Crossing takes about 90 minutes. Company also offers shuttle services to/from the Providence Airport and the Amtrak Station. Dockside parking and online reservations. Ferry does not transport motor vehicles.
SeaStreak Martha’s Vineyard NB 49 State PierNew Bedford, MA, 02740Phone: 866-683-3779
Seasonal passenger ferry from New Bedford to Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven on Martha’s Vineyard. Crossing takes about 90 minutes. Company also offers shuttle services to/from the Providence Airport and the Amtrak Station. Dockside parking and online reservations. Ferry does not transport motor vehicles. Seasonal May – October. Information: 866-683-3779 or visit www.seastreak.com
Summer passenger ferry from New Jersey and New York City to Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard. Call or online reservations. Ferry does not transport motor vehicles. May – October. Information: 800-262-8743 or visit www.seastreak.com
Hy-Line Ferries Hyannis to Nantucket, Hyannis to Martha's Vineyard and Inter-Island
Company operates year-round ferry and seasonal ferries. Ferries do not transport motor vehicles. Leashed dogs are allowed. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Hy-Line operates car parking lots on Ocean Street in nantucket and some spaces may be reserved in advance.
Bay State Cruise Company, 200 Seaport Blvd.Boston, MA, 02210Phone: 617-748-1428
Daily, seasonal passenger ferry service from Boston to Provincetown. Crossing take about one and one-half hours. Season is May to October. Ferry does not transport motor vehicles.
Year-round service from Woods Hole to the town of Oaks Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard and the town of Vineyard Haven on Martha’s Vineyard. Ferry transports motor vehicles. Trip between Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard takes 45 minutes, Advance vehicle reservations are required and can be booked online or by phone or in person at the Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard ticket offices. Offices are located in the Vineyard Haven terminal year-round and during the summer at the Oak Bluffs terminal. Passengers traveling to Martha’s Vineyard without a vehicle may purchase tickets at the terminals on the day of sailing.