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The Steamship Authority - Martha's Vineyard

1 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1021
+1 508-477-8600
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Under the Stars

Fast trip back from the Vineyard. Great ride for our honeymoon. Sitting on the deck under the stars... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
smedesi
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Hampton
Ferry to Martha's Vineyard

Very reasonably priced and easy to take our bicycles over. Ferry is comfortable and very nice... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Kathi M
,
Derry, New Hampshire
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“oak bluffs” (47 reviews)
“parking lot” (61 reviews)
“snack bar” (35 reviews)
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1 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1021
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+1 508-477-8600
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Fast trip back from the Vineyard. Great ride for our honeymoon. Sitting on the deck under the stars was romantic.

1  Thank smedesi
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Very reasonably priced and easy to take our bicycles over. Ferry is comfortable and very nice experience

Thank Kathi M
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The best way to travel to and from Martha's to the mainland. Friendly staff, always on time! Lots of seating options for those who want to see the sea or sit indoors for a quick power nap.

Thank cathy m
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Yes, this is how you ferry over to MV for a day trip. But there is no information to be found as to how to plan this. We found ourselves walking around asking random strangers for information. Some where helpful, and others were annoyed and...More

7  Thank AllEars00
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This was a Smooth quick ride to Martha's Vineyard. Get to the ports early to get tickets as it can get backed up pretty quickly. The boat comes very frequent!

Thank Asha M
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Ferry is humongous!! Comfortable....everything on here..price is excellent. If you sit in the deck you must wear a hat and use sun tan lotion. Air conditioning inside aaahhh...tables to sit and work/eat. Phone connections are clear. Its better to drive to the S.A. parking lot....get...More

3  Thank CapeGirl17
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We brought our car on board for a day trip to Martha's Vineyard and had a great experience. The loading & unloading was efficient, friendly & safe. The crew were all very professional. The snack bar had more than an ample selection for such a...More

Thank Pete H
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

A good way to get to Marthas we chose park & ride. Arriving at the Park very early & well in time we were told that the lot had just closed & diverted to a Park in the area we'd just driven from! All very...More

Thank judeloc
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

I enjoyed the trip to and from Martha's vineyard, but I did not enjoy how hot the ship was. I was happy to see a snack shop on the ship also. The prices were a little too high for me. I paid about 30.00 for...More

Thank Lisa R
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

I went to Oak Bluffs on Marthas Vineyards with friends from out of state. We have never been to Cape Cod, so we where confused how the ferry worked. Fear not! Its so organized and easy to figure out. Before arriving, on their website will...More

1  Thank Hgtravl
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suzannesears82
17 June 2018|
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Response from taftdev | Reviewed this property |
Yes, go inside and buy them a ticket
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Annette M
24 April 2018|
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Response from jer b | Reviewed this property |
Yes you need a reservation especially in the busy summer months. Tickets on the weekend are very popular, so I would not hesitate. The Steamship Authority has a web site that is very easy to navigate and the... More
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Sunseekergirl77
8 April 2018|
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Response from Neal S | Reviewed this property |
You can sit in your vehicle if you choose.
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