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The Steamship Authority

69 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4013
+1 508-477-8600
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its a boat ride to the vineyard

So who really cares how well appointed the boat is. Just a bit expensive to travel a car across... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Christopher W
Amelia Island, Florida
island trips

if your looking to hop the island steamship is the way to go. Steamship has both a fast ferry and... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
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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 Hyannis Harbor. Please note, we offer limited premium on-site parking as well as off-site parking with free shuttle service. Check our mobile site for current parking and trip status. Our seasonal high-speed passenger-only ferry, the M/V Iyanough, gets you to Nantucket - dock-to-dock - in just an hour. Enjoy great savings with our special $50 same-day, round-trip, available Monday - Thursday, April - December. For a perfect day trip Nantucket makes wonderful destinations - with magnificent beaches, charming scenery and fabulous shopping and dining.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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69 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4013
+1 508-477-8600
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

So who really cares how well appointed the boat is. Just a bit expensive to travel a car across.. but its the Vineyard and its worth it.

Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 19 January 2017

if your looking to hop the island steamship is the way to go. Steamship has both a fast ferry and slow ferry, both have plenty of seating

Thank dhromeo63
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I live within whistle hearing of the Hyannis Terminal of The Steamship Authority. I can see their watercraft entering and leaving Hyannis Harbor and pulling up to the dock. I took the opportunity to take a day trip to Nantucket at the end of the...More

4  Thank s jason m
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We took the ferry to Martha's vineyard and the 60 minute sail was great. We didn't know that we had the option to ferry our SUV as well so we had to take the buses to get around at Martha's.

2  Thank momoftwofromNJ
Reviewed 17 November 2016

My family and I grew up in Martha's Vineyard, We have since moved "off island" and occasionally go home to see the old stomping grounds. There are 2 options to travel to the Vineyard. We always choose the Steamship Authority because of speed, efficiency, friendliness,...More

1  Thank tevietuck
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Easy to book. Ferry ride was good but Parking is a headache. Not allowed on actual property. Drove to parking lot recommend and it was closed. Had to drive 20 mins out of our way to the other one to be transported to ferry and...More

1  Thank Christina B
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We took the ferry to Nantucket for the day and it was an efficient service. We took the 09:15 hrs boat that was a 2.25 hours in length and the sun was out so we were able to enjoy the great weather. We sat outside...More

2  Thank joy l
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We loved this ferry! Fast, efficient way to get to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard...majestic ride on the ocean!

Thank Madeline S
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The ferry to Nantucket from Hyannis was super simple. It would have been nice for the cafe on board to offer more healthy options, but overall, the experience was just fine.

1  Thank R0nus
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Fun ride to Martha's Vineyard. Long line to board moves fairly quickly. I always go up top and hang out on the rail to watch the scenery. The inside can get humid and crowded. I prefer the fresh air. There is food on board. Also,...More

1  Thank gab131vic
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Gail F
3 October 2017|
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Response from JSMMillis | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, and if you go to Steamship authority website and they can get you rates and prices. Unless you need a car for any length of time you might be better off to rent a vehicle on island as the rates are lower now... More
Cindy N
15 July 2017|
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Response from CubsFan-TA | Reviewed this property |
Normally no. It is a large ferry.
26 June 2017|
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Response from CubsFan-TA | Reviewed this property |
Our hi-speed ferry did not take cars. You will find it very pricey to take a car on either island. I suggest one of the tour buses or a taxi to get around the island.