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The Steamship Authority - Martha's Vineyard

1 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
+1 508-477-8600
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Comfortable trip

We travelled on one of ten ships from Woods Hole to Martha’s Vineyard for the day. Parking is away... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Karen K
Bordon, United Kingdom
Excellent way to travel to Marty's Vineyard

Park on Palmer Ave., Falmouth, Ma. Take shuttle bus to Woods Hole Terminal. En joy wonderful ride... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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Serving over 2 million travelers to Martha's Vineyard, the Steamship Authority is the largest ferry provider on Cape Cod, offering the lowest fares, the most departures and year-round service for passengers, vehicles and trucks. We offer off-site parking and free shuttle service to our Woods Hole terminal. Check our mobile site for current parking and trip status. Whether you come for a day, or a longer stay, the Steamship Authority is the Way to Go with our spacious ships, the most frequent daily departures, and U.S. Coast Guard-certified crews to get you there safely. From the moment you step on board, you'll have that vacation feeling. Sit outdoors for the sea breezes and spectacular ocean views, or find cozy, comfortable seating indoors. For your enjoyment, our snack bars offer beverages including beer, wine and mixed drinks, as well as hot and cold menu items. Pets are welcome to travel with you in designated areas on-board. The seven mile trip from Woods Hole to beautiful Martha's Vineyard takes just 45 minutes. And you have your choice of two ports for your arrival: Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs (May-October). From magnificent beaches to wind-swept dunes to historic town centers, a trip to Martha's Vineyard will always be memorable.
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1 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
+1 508-477-8600
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled on one of ten ships from Woods Hole to Martha’s Vineyard for the day. Parking is away from the port and people are bussed in to save the time it takes to find a space for a small price. The tickets are reasonably...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Park on Palmer Ave., Falmouth, Ma. Take shuttle bus to Woods Hole Terminal. En joy wonderful ride to Martha Vineyard. Very scenic ride. Enjoy the vineyard.

1  Thank searosey
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Headed to the vineyard for a wedding. Four of us arrived at the Palmer Ave lot. After being directed to a parking lane we grabbed our luggage and headed for the bus. Crowded but comfortable transportation to the terminal. Stepped inside where there were plenty...More

Thank taftdev
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Initially we were going to take our car to the island but had difficulty getting a reservation to get off. We choose instead to walk on. It was easy to get tickets and a nice easy way to get to island. The staff was pleasant....More

Thank JakeGunnerHarley
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Always the same. Basically unfriendly, rude union workers who aren't very pleasant to passengers. Often dirty, bathrooms can smell. Expensive snack bar. Difficult to book reservations in the summer.

Thank Neal S
Reviewed 13 November 2017

There is no parking next to the Ferry terminal, but shuttle buses to and from a large parking in Falmouth are plenty.. The crossing from Woods Hole to MV takes about 45 minutes, and staying on the upper deck and enjoying the views of the...More

Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

The Steamship Authority provided friendly and prompt service as my husband and I traveled to Martha's Vineyard. The ship was clean and well stocked with a variety of beverages and snack items.

Thank CCSR
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We took this ship for our visit to Martha's vineyard. Very comfortable ride. Nice cafeteria style snack bar. It runs many times per day which very convenient

Thank Marty S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

A group of us (12) took the Steamship Authority Ferry from Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard in October 2017. It was a pleasant trip, the ferry was clean, the personnel were pleasant and efficient. Their schedule allows travel through the day and the price -...More

Thank chbear2
Reviewed 5 November 2017

No parking on site but they do have a large offsite with regular shuttles. We arrived at the terminal ten minutes before sailing, as it was a lovely day we mad our way to the upper deck to take in the sun. There are refreshments...More

1  Thank KEVCO36
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Response from heumanntouch | Reviewed this property |
My suggestion as well to call them, they have NO control over mother nature
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Hello, What bus? Google the bus line and check the schedule online.
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