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Island Queen Ferry

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Address: 75 Falmouth Heights Rd, Falmouth, MA 02540-3543
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+1 508-548-4800

The Fun Way to Martha's Vineyard! Sail away on the Island Queen from...

The Fun Way to Martha's Vineyard! Sail away on the Island Queen from Falmouth, Cape Cod and you will experience Martha's Vineyard within just 35-minutes. Convenient parking just 200 yards from the dock. Enjoy our enclosed lounge, outside decks, full-service snack bar and our friendly crew! Daily sailings beginning at 9:00am from late May to mid October. Children ages 4 & under travel free! Group discounts for 20 or more passenger available.

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Fabulous Ferry in Falmouth

The Island Queen Ferry is a favorite for Falmouth/Martha's Vineyard visitors and residents as well. No reservations needed or offered. Bikes are allowed and there is a snack bar... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Island Queen Ferry is a favorite for Falmouth/Martha's Vineyard visitors and residents as well. No reservations needed or offered. Bikes are allowed and there is a snack bar aboard. Easy traveling mode during the summer months!

Thank Jean E W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Efficient company offering regular transportation to Martha's Vineyard. Good service though ferry was late on return.

Thank Greg B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived early and got a good seat. It was a very cool morning so was glad to sit inside. The ferry is very clean! It looks like the crew really maintains it well. All were very helpful and friendly. We sat up on the deck on our return trip. The ride was very smooth and enjoyable! I would take... More 

Thank Danielle C
New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

First I have to say the ships are clean and well lit. I travel with a service dog and the boat was filling up so we had to pass thru the concession stand to get to additional seating. As soon as we walked in, I was yelled at by a worker that "no dogs were allowed in here" I tried... More 

IslandQueenCapeCod, General Manager at Island Queen Ferry, responded to this review

Hello GVBTMOM, I believe your review is meant for a different ferry company, perhaps the Steamship Authority? We are closed for the season and only operate one vessel. Additionally, our vessel has a snack bar which is not a pass-through to additional seating. It is an enclosed snack bar. Should you travel aboard the Island Queen ferry in the future,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This is the only way to go over to the Island. Not only is the ferry, the parking and getting on board the most convenient, the folks on the ferry on the friendliest crew around. The second I get on the ferry and it pulls away from the dock, my stresses of the week are gone. I highly recommend the... More 

Thank Brian C
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The fastest and easiest way for a family to travel to the Vineyard for a fun day. The crew is very friendly and helpful. Leave the car on the Cape and take the Queen!

Thank Callerguy
Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We are so glad that we took the ferry from Falmouth to Martha's Vineyard. We are also glad we bought our tickets a day or so before so we were able to get directly on the line for the ferry. The parking lot is about a block away from the ferry entrance, so get there early and expect a little... More 

Thank Noreen M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

smooth ride. plenty of seating. even in rough water, the crew was concerned for our safety and the captain maneuvered the boat in a way to minimize the roughness.

Thank Dwight H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

First off, I have never been on a ferry that did not try to nail you on drinks and snacks. Wonder of wonders, The Island Queen has very reasonable snacks and beverages. We had a very nice ride to and from MV. The crew was super pleasant and helpful. Plus the fair is very reasonable. We were looking for a... More 

Thank Austin720
Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely beaches, shops, restaurants and only 1/2 hour ride to get there from Falmouth! Beautiful homes and friendly people made this a wonderful day trip!

Thank gloriarose9

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