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Hy-Line Cruises - High Speed Ferry Service

Ocean Street Dock, 220 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601
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If your traveling with young kids or family: whatever you do.. DONT TAKE THE 6:10 or the 9:10... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mattycrz89
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Reading, Massachusetts
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Hyline remains our favorite.

Yes, The SSA is across Lewis Bay (behind Baxter’s), but we usually gravitate to Hyline. We like... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
HyannisSteve
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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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High-speed ferry service to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard; the only mid-Cape departure point to both islands. Hyannisport Harbor Cruises past the Kennedy Compound, Deep-Sea Fishing and Cape Cod Canal Cruises.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“day trip” (26 reviews)
“smooth ride” (15 reviews)
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Ocean Street Dock, 220 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601
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"nantucket island"
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"departure times"
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"comfortable seating"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your traveling with young kids or family: whatever you do.. DONT TAKE THE 6:10 or the 9:10. These boats are full of rude gross cigarette smoking workers going over to the island to just work. There are truly disgusting human beings and the line...More

1  Thank mattycrz89
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Yes, The SSA is across Lewis Bay (behind Baxter’s), but we usually gravitate to Hyline. We like the Hyline fast ferry boats better, and prefer the embark/debark locations better each side (Hyannis/Nantucket). Hyline has built some nice facilities on the Hyannis side, and local bars/restaurants...More

Thank HyannisSteve
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Getting to Nantucket involves one of three options, fast ferry, car ferry or plane. For the most part, you can't beat Hy-Line, as the price is fair (only the slow car-ferry is cheaper), good set of arrive-departure times, and short of moderate to heavy surf...More

Thank NoWin
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We got up at the butt crack of dawn to make sure we were on the 615 ferry to Nantucket. Boy was that a HUGE mistake. We got to the dock early. Waited in an extremely long line full of workers and when we finally...More

4  Thank Scott D
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Our driver drove the bus onto the ferry to take it across the water to Martha's Vineyard. The ferry was fun, smooth sailing, with outside seating. We enjoyed the sea breeze and fresh air as we went across the bay to visit the other towns....More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Took the high-speed 9 am ferry to Nantucket on a weekday, I can imagine this is VERY busy in the summer. SO make your reservations early and leave early. the weather was rough but the size of the boat was fine. Yes, dogs are allowed...More

1  Thank boston_ma
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Fast, clean efficient. A little over an hour from Hyannis to Nantucket. They have a good bar and snack bar on board. Dogs welcome. Get there early to park and que up.

1  Thank Bob G
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We went to Martha Vineyard. It’s fast crew nice and it’s on time . So if your running late watch out . We’re thinking of taking it to Nantucket .But it’s only have about 10 days I think. Figure it might be a little cheaper...More

Thank three3wildcats
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Easily booked the ferry parking and a Vineyard bus tour with one visit to their Web site. Smooth ride. Good seating. Food and beverage service. On time. Extremely helpful staff, especially in Oak Bluffs. Couldn't have been better.

Thank retired01
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This could not have been more convenient. We parked our car here and took the ferry to Nantucket and then to Martha's Vineyard. Quick connections and well maintained ferries. We did have some damage to our car when we returned after a week on the...More

Thank John K
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Loretta J
6 July 2017|
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Response from Carol M | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of place to park around the area for all different prices as well as private homes that charge 15-20 a day. Get there early and drive around to look for the best deal. If you are paying in a metered or timed... More
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AZteacher85203
5 April 2017|
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Response from betsyrich | Property representative |
Reservations are necessary, year-round. For schedules, rates and reservations visit the Hy-Line Cruises website. There is also an Insider's Guide available there that you can download. Sorry - TripAdvisor won't let me answer... More
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kagriver
26 July 2016|
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Response from betsyrich | Property representative |
Definitely the Martha's Vineyard Transit Authority. You can catch the bus nearby where the boat docks at Ocean Park (about a 5-minute walk). The fee is $1.25 per town, per person or you can buy an all-day pass for $8 per... More
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