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New England Fast Ferry

49 State Pier, New Bedford, MA 02740-7254
+1 866-683-3779
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Fastest Way to Reach Marthas Vineyard

If you don't need your car, the Seastreak Ferry is the way to travel. The hydroplane system... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chris F
Farmington, Connecticut
Such a relaxing ride

Perfect day to sit and relax on the ferry...smooth ride all the way! Can’t wait to go again... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Erin S
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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4 weeks ago
“Fastest Way to Reach Marthas Vineyard”
2 Oct 2017
“Such a relaxing ride”
49 State Pier, New Bedford, MA 02740-7254
+1 866-683-3779
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you don't need your car, the Seastreak Ferry is the way to travel. The hydroplane system provides a smooth ride in even rough waters. Both food and drinks are available on board. Reservations are recommended in season.

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Perfect day to sit and relax on the ferry...smooth ride all the way! Can’t wait to go again! Everyone was so friendly!

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

What a lovely way to head to Martha's Vineyard on the Seastreak Ferry ! The ride is quick the price is right the parking is good the seats are comfortable and there are snacks and drinks on board. If you miss the ferry you can...More

3  Thank bookpublisher
Reviewed 28 September 2015

The Seastreak fast ferry from New Bedford gets you to Martha's Vineyard in an hour enabling you to enjoy an entire day there without having to spend the night. The steamship authority ferry is a much longer ride and although it is cheaper much of...More

1  Thank jwinsomerset
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We arrived at plenty of time, The boat was very clean. Inside and out was great. Comfortable enough to fall asleep on the way home. The seats are comfortable. They had drinks a snacks available, the fee wasn't bad and they had senior citizen rates.

Thank Kathleen829
Reviewed 5 June 2015

If one is West of Cape Cod and traveling with a plan to visit Martha's Vineyard. The New England Fast Ferry puts you on the Island faster that one can drive to the Cape and take the ferry. Have to admit it is an interesting...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 5 June 2015

The ride to Martha Vineyard was awesome. The ferry left and arrives on time. Fantastic experience. I look forward to taking this ferry again on our next visit to New Bedford.

Thank DMAN0431
Reviewed 26 April 2015

great experience, great departure times.nice and warm on cold damp days inside.will def. use the fast ferry again.

Thank thresa p
Reviewed 23 October 2014

The Fast Ferry is the way to travel to and from Nantucket to the eastern shoreline. The travel times are convenient and the location of the ferry is central to the hotels and island attractions. I thought my trip would take two hours, but was...More

1  Thank Deena U
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We took a day trip to Martha's Vineyard and debated which of the ferry options to take. We live in RI and decided to take the fast ferry from New Bedford to Oak Bluffs even though the price was a little steep. (70 dollars round...More

4  Thank marica810
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Eileen F
13 July 2016|
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9 July 2015|
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Response from thresa p | Reviewed this property |
The fast ferry from newport to block island was very conveinent and fast. love the schedule of times too. ferry travel very comfortable too! great way to travel...sick of airport hassel travel. easy breezey!!!!block island... More