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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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Efficient service

Ferry to Martha's Vineyard we stayed outside on the upper deck. Lots of people but were able to get... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Montreal, Canada
via mobile
Good ride

This was a ferry with reasonable rates and good service. Variety of times and free shuttle from... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Lakeville, Minnesota, United States
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.
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1 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
+1 508-477-8600
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Ferry to Martha's Vineyard we stayed outside on the upper deck. Lots of people but were able to get a spot at the railings. On our return trip we were on Nantucket and the lower level is air conditioned. Rested from our day of exploring....More

Thank MadameXMTL
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This was a ferry with reasonable rates and good service. Variety of times and free shuttle from parking lot to ferry dock was helpful.

Thank 14JulieS15
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

I am disabled not that I expected special service. I do expect the necessary information needed to travel safely. Leave from Woods Hole we were told to park in the Palmer St lot. Traffic was bad we finally got in to hear a guy tells...More

1  Thank George S
Reviewed 29 June 2017

It's a fast way to get the the Vineyard. About 45 minutes and you can take your car. Sit up stairs inside or you can sit outside. Fun way to meet traveling people

Thank Debra L
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Had a good experience transiting with our car. Great views, and was on time. Would recommend to others. Need to line up your reservation a couple of months I bet advance if using during busy season.

Thank James G
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The trip from Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs went off without a hitch. After seven hours in the car, boarding the ferry in the pouring rain was very efficient. Once on board, we grabbed some snacks to pass the time. Tempted by beer at 11:00,...More

Thank scottcmorrison
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Pouring rain as we loaded. Staff super efficient and friendly. Online reservations, fast check in, easy on and off. We landed in Vineyard Haven. No sundeck today, but had comfy seats next to the windows where we enjoyed our coffees.

Thank 625Justus2
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Experience of placing our car on the ferry was wonderful. Enjoyed the trip to Martha's Vineyard will definely take this trip again

Thank Patricia1950Jim
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Made reservations online for our family and car. Very easy to check in, get on/off the ferry. Nice view from the deck. We lost our ticket about 5 minutes after checking in for return trip and they were great about replacing it quickly.

Thank chiadeer
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Chose to drive from Hyannis to Woods Hole because cost to Martha's Vineyard much less expensive here; $18 vs. $70 round trip. Parked at Palmer lot. (Check website for open lot). Parking was $20 I think. Shuttle takes you to ferry. Less than 10 minute...More

Thank Mike B
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Hello, What bus? Google the bus line and check the schedule online.
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Yes, lots of dogs aboard, all sizes, sorry for the delay
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