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Ferry travel in Massachusetts is an easy and fun adventure

Ferry travel from mainland Massachusetts to locations on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and elsewhere is a handy and inexpensive way to visit these vacation treasures. Ferries stay busy especially during the summer but many also operate in the winter. Some allow cars and trucks. Departing and arriving on a ferry is a fun excursion all by itself.

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Hi-Speed Ferry 500x250 - Block Island Ferry - Narragansett, RI
Block Island Ferry - High-Speed

State Pier - 1 Water Street Fall River, MA, 02721 Phone: 401-783-7996 Toll-Free: 866-783-7996

Visit Newport and Block Island on the Ferry!

Travelers don't need to choose between visiting Block Island and Newport this summer! The Block Island Ferry has added hi-speed ferry service from Fall River, MA to Newport, RI that moves on to Block Island. Glide comfortably through the water while you enjoy a treat from the snack bar as you head to Newport. Choose to hop off there and visit magnificent mansions, dine by the water or stroll around town. Stay on the boat, and move on to Block Island where the shopping, dining and beaches give you a taste of easy-going island life. Will it be Newport, Block Island or both? Check our website for schedules, ticket purchases and reservations.
Aerial Boat - Island Queen - Falmouth, MA
Island Queen

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

Sit back and enjoy the voyage, and the views, aboard this ferry to Martha’s Vineyard

With an easy-to-use reservation system, convenient parking and a 35-minute smooth sail from Falmouth to Oak Bluffs, the Island Queen is the ideal way to visit Martha’s Vineyard. Parking is only 200 yards to the dock, and boarding is quick and efficient, ensuring your voyage will be a relaxing one. The ferry has an enclosed lounge and outside decks and a full-service snack bar with snacks, beer, wine, mixed drinks and non-alcoholic beverages. You can bring your bike, kayak, surf board or paddle board with you, and leashed or crated pets ride free. There are discounts for children and active duty and reserve members of the military. Sit back and enjoy the fabulous views as you approach the vacationland that is Martha’s Vineyard.
Fast Ferry to Provincetown - Captain John Boats - Plymouth, MA
Captain John Boats

10 Town Wharf Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-746-2643

Ferry is a speedy, and fun, alternative to back-to-back traffic when you want to visit Provincetown

You want to get to Provincetown, that vibrant town on the tip of Cape Cod, but you don’t want to spend hours in stop-and-go traffic. Captain John Boats has the perfect solution for you – and it’s fun, too! Take their fast ferry out of Plymouth Harbor, and you’ll be in Provincetown in 90 minutes to enjoy great restaurants, shops, galleries, beaches, dune and bike tours and the Pilgrim Monument. Plus, you’ll discover that getting there really is half the fun: Your ferry ride provides breathtaking views of historic Plymouth Harbor and Cape Cod Bay, which you can enjoy from the decks or from the comfortable cabin, with full galley food and beverage service. There are reduced fares for seniors and children; kids under 3 ride free.
The daily morning fast ferry leaves Plymouth at 10am and arrives in Provincetown at 11:30am. In the afternoon it leaves Provincetown at 4:30pm and arrives back in Plymouth at 6:00pm.
Salem to Boston MA Ferry
Salem to Boston Ferry

Blaney Street in Salem to Long Wharf North in Boston Salem to Boston, MA Phone:

Service between Salem Wharf at Blaney Street and Long Wharf North in Boston. The trip, which takes 55 minutes aboard the high-speed catamaran Nathaniel Bowditch is relaxing, fun and informative. Cruise directors provide narration about Salem, Marblehead, and Boston harbors. Snacks and beverages for sale. Rest rooms on board. Daily service operates from Memorial Day weekend thru the end of October.
New Bedford MA to Cuttyhunk Island Ferry
New Bedford to Cuttyhunk Ferry

Cuttyhunk Ferry Company - 66B State Pier, South Bulkhead New Bedford, MA, 02740 Phone: 508-992-0200

The M/V Cuttyhunk carries up to 149 passengers between New Bedford and Cuttyhunk Island in one hour. Schedule changes seasonally.
North Kingstown RI to Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry
North Kingstown RI to Martha’s Vineyard Ferry

Vineyard Fast Ferry - Quonset Point, 1347 Roger Williams Way North Kingstown, RI, 02852 Phone: 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.
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 Harbor Islands Ferry
Ferries to Boston Harbor Islands

Departs from Long Wharf North and from Hingham Shipyard Boston and Hingham, MA Phone:

Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park includes 34 islands and mainland parks. The islands in Boston Harbor are accessible by ferry from wharves in downtown Boston and Hingham. Ferries run from Boston to Georges Island, Boston to Spectacle Islands, and Hingham to Georges Island. Ferry service runs from mid-May to early October, with service limited to Fri/Sat/Sun until mid-June. Follow the link above for schedule and fare information.
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.
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.
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.