We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Best ride to Nantucket!

Clean ship.friendly service,and a great snack bar. The boat was on time to Nantucket and back to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Connector584471
Nice ships.

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

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Donald R
,
Niagara Falls, New York
via mobile
Read all 351 reviews
63
All photos (63)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fast ferry”(50 reviews)
“day trip”(34 reviews)
About
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
Contact
69 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4013
Website
+1 508-477-8600
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (351)
Filter reviews
343 results
Traveller rating
189
105
26
6
17
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
189
105
26
6
17
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fast ferry day trip martha's vineyard the high speed ferry woods hole mon thurs round trip fare return trip parking lot great ferry snack bar nice ride ferry service both ways your luggage slow boat ferry ride
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 343 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

Clean ship.friendly service,and a great snack bar. The boat was on time to Nantucket and back to Hyannis.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Connector584471
Reviewed October 24, 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Donald R
Reviewed October 17, 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ackhack
Reviewed October 14, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank glogodschild50
Reviewed October 2, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mwleonard
Reviewed September 27, 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dhammvida
Reviewed September 23, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank THeresa c
Reviewed September 18, 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank busybee2012
Reviewed September 7, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sean G
Reviewed September 1, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Maureen F
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 22 nearby hotels
Anchor In Hotel
1,273 reviews
.16 km away
Cape Cod Harbor House Inn
502 reviews
.33 km away
Hyannis Holiday Motel
311 reviews
.33 km away
Heritage House Hotel
544 reviews
.43 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 215 nearby restaurants
Black Cat Harbor Shack
189 reviews
.36 km away
Tugboats
259 reviews
.34 km away
Spanky's Clam Shack & Seaside Saloon
1,942 reviews
.29 km away
Black Cat Tavern
2,027 reviews
.38 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 71 nearby attractions
Cape Cod Maritime Museum
61 reviews
.24 km away
John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum
1,041 reviews
.64 km away
Main Street Hyannis
1,064 reviews
.61 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
carib_vacation
August 12, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
1
Vote
carib_vacation
August 12, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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.
0
Votes
Jackie W
August 1, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from alot4 | Reviewed this property |
Rates for regular ferry is one way and for high speed rates are round trip..
1
Vote