Cape Cod & the Islands are well-served by ferries and ferry lines

Aerial Boat - Island Queen - Falmouth, MA
Island Queen

75 Falmouth Heights Road Falmouth, MA, 02540 Phone: 508-548-4800

Sailing with pride for over 60 years, ferry provides fun, comfortable journey to Vineyard

The roots of the Island Queen, the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, go back to 1960, when the old Vineyard Queen brought 108 passengers from Falmouth to Oak Bluffs. A lot has changed since then, but not the safety, service and convenience visitors to and residents of the island rely on when they travel aboard the Island Queen. Today, the 522-passenger ferry makes the scenic trip in just 35 minutes, with passengers comfortably seated in an enclosed lounge with large picture windows or on the outside decks. There’s a full-service snack bar serving snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. You can bring your bike. Your pets are welcome on leashes or in crates. Parking in Falmouth, a charming Cape town, is just 200 yards from the dock.
The Steamship Authority - Woods Hole and Hyannis to Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket, MA
The Steamship Authority

Getting to the islands off Cape Cod is half the fun when you book a Steamship Authority ferry

You’ll find that traveling to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, MA is all part of the fun when you book a voyage aboard a Steamship Authority vessel. Ferries to Oak Bluffs on the Vineyard leave from Woods Hole, MA; Nantucket ferries leave from Hyannis, MA. Parking is easy, with free shuttles to the docks, and the ferries have full beverage and snack service, with comfortable seating and free wi-fi and TV. Pets, bikes and surfboards are permitted, and group fares are available. On the trip over, and on the islands themselves, beauty is everywhere. Both islands feature fabulous beaches, historic homes and picturesque harbors, biking and hiking paths. From the astonishing red clay cliffs at Aquinnah, MA on the Vineyard to Nantucket’s cobblestone streets and whaling museum, there is always something amazing to experience. For more information visit SteamshipAuthority.com.
SeaStreak Ferry New Bedford MA to Martha's Vineyard
Martha’s Vineyard Ferry from New Bedford, New Jersey and New York City

SeaStreak Martha’s Vineyard - 49 State Pier New Bedford, MA, 02740 Phone: 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.
SeaStreak also offers summer passenger ferry service from New Jersey and New York City to Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard. Call or online reservations. Ferry does not transport motor vehicles. Seasonal from May – October. For Information call 800-262-8743 or visit the website.
Steamship Authority - Woods Hole, MA
Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard Ferry

Steamship Authority - 1 Cowdry Road Woods Hole, MA, 02543 Phone: 508-477-8600

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.
Boston MA - Provincetown Ferry
Boston-Provincetown Ferry

Bay State Cruise Company - 200 Seaport Blvd. Boston, MA, 02210 Phone: 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.
Hy-Line Cruises Ferry - Hyannis, MA
Hyannis to Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard Ferry

Hy-Line Cruises - 220 Ocean Street Hyannis, MA, 02601 Phone: 800-492-8082

Company operates year-round and seasonal ferry service from Hyannis to Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard, and between the islands. 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.