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Martha's Vineyard Ferry Services
What Are Your Options?

With so many Martha's Vineyard ferry services to choose from, how do you decide which one is best for your trip to the island?

Read on to find out ...

Large passenger and auto transport ferry at the pier, vehicles waiting to be driven aboardSteamship Authority Ferry at the Pier in Woods Hole




The Ferry Ports


Ferries to Martha's Vineyard leave Cape Cod from three ports:

  • Falmouth
  • Woods Hole
  • Hyannis
     

The Ferry Companies

Falmouth to Martha's Vineyard Ferries

Island Queen
Falmouth Harbor
75 Falmouth Heights Road
(508) 548-4800

Route: Falmouth Harbor to Oak Bluffs

Season: Island Queen sails seasonally only, from late May to mid-October.

Auto Transport: No

Schedule: During peak season, Island Queen has multiple daily departures for Oak Bluffs with additional sailings on weekends.

Crossing Time: Approximately 35 minutes

Round Trip Fares: $23 adult; $13 kids age 5-12; kids 4 and under Free. Additional charge to bring bicycle, surfboard, etc. aboard

Parking: Island Queen has lots within easy walking distance to the dock.

More Info: Visit the Island Queen website for details.



Falmouth-Edgartown Ferry
Falmouth Harbor
278 Scranton Avenue
(508) 548-4800

Route: Falmouth to Edgartown

Season: Sails seasonally only, from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Auto Transport: No

Schedule: During the summer, sailings daily in the morning and afternoon, with additional early-evening return sailing on Friday.

Crossing Time: About 50 minutes

Fares: (Each way) $36 adult; $24 kids age 6-12; kids under 6 Free. Additional charge to bring bicycle, surfboard, etc. aboard.

Parking: Many options including onsite, offsite with shuttle, valet parking.

More Info: Falmouth-Edgartown Ferry



Patriot Party Boats Ferry & Water Shuttle
Falmouth Harbor
227 Clinton Avenue
(508) 548-2626

Route: Falmouth Harbor to Oak Bluffs

Season: Year round.

Auto Transport: No

Crossing Time: About 20 minutes

Fare: $14 each way

Parking: $15 per day

More Info: See Patriot Party Boats for detailed ferry service info. Water taxi to Martha's Vineyard also available on call 24 hours a day.





Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard Ferry


Steamship Authority
Woods Hole Wharf
(508) 477-8600

Routes: Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs

Season: Sails to Vineyard Haven year round, and to Oak Bluffs seasonally from mid-April to mid-October

Auto Transport: Yes

Crossing Time: About 45 minutes

Schedule: Multiple daily sailings.

Round Trip Fares: $19 adult; $10 kids age 5-12; kids age 4 and under Free. Auto transport rates vary depending on vehicle size. Additional charge to bring bicycle, surfboard, etc. aboard.

Parking: On-site at the terminal, also off-site with free shuttle service.

More Info: If you plan to take your vehicle on the Martha's Vineyard ferry, be sure to make your reservations as early as possible. (No later than January or February for vehicle transport on a summer weekend.)

Be sure to check the Steamship Authority website for schedule, fare and discount info.


Ferries from Hyannis to Martha's Vineyard

HyLine Cruises
Ocean Street Docks
Hyannis
(800) 492-8082

Route: Hyannis to Oak Bluffs

Season: High-speed ferry, seasonal only from May to October

Auto Transport: No

Crossing Time: About 1 hour. 

Schedule: Multiple daily sailings.

Round Trip Fares: $62 adults; $41 kids age 5-12; kids age 4 and under Free.

Parking: HyLine has its own lots near the pier. There are also a good number of privately owned lots within walking distance of the dock. You can also park at the Hyannis Transportation Center on Transportation Avenue, then walk or take the trolley (seasonal) to the piers.

More Info:  HyLine Cruises website





Day-Trip Ferry to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

HyLine's "Around the Sound" ferry will take you to both islands in the same day.

Click here to see whether this excursion ferry is right for you.


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