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Martha's Vineyard Ferry Services
What Are Your Options?

Updated: May 8, 2023

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

Cape Cod & Martha's Vineyard Ferry Ports

Departure Ports on Cape Cod

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

  • Falmouth Harbor (year round)
  • Woods Hole Harbor (year round)
  • Hyannis Harbor (seasonal)

Arrival Ports on Martha's Vineyard

Depending on which ferry service you use, you'll arrive at one of these ports on Martha's Vineyard:

  • Oak Bluffs Harbor (year round)
  • Edgartown Harbor (seasonal)
  • Vineyard Haven Harbor (year round)

Ferries from Falmouth Harbor to Martha's Vineyard

White, multi-level boat carrying passengers, leaving harbor to go out to seaLeaving Falmouth Harbor for Martha's Vineyard

Island Queen

75 Falmouth Heights Road
Falmouth, MA

Route: Falmouth Harbor to Oak Bluffs

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

*Opening day for 2023 is May 26th.

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 (2023): $27 adult; $16 kids age 5-12; kids 4 and under Free. Discounted fare for active military with proper ID. Additional charge to bring bicycle, surfboard, etc. aboard.

Parking: Island Queen has lots within easy walking distance to the dock. Parking is on a first-come/first-served basis. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before your ferry departs!

More Info: Visit the Island Queen website for details.

Patriot Party Boats Ferry & Water Shuttle

227 Clinton Avenue
Falmouth, MA

Route: Falmouth to Oak Bluffs

Season: Year round

Auto Transport: No

Crossing Time: About 20 minutes

One-Way Fare (2023): $16 per person (one way)

Parking:  Off-site parking, free shuttle service available from various locations. See Patriot's website for details.

More Info: See Patriot Party Boats for detailed information about services offered, including on-call water taxi service.

Falmouth-Edgartown Ferry

278 Scranton Avenue
Falmouth, MA

Route: Falmouth to Edgartown

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

Auto Transport: No

Schedule: Multiple sailings daily.

Crossing Time: About 1 hour

Round Trip Fares (2023): $50 adult; $31 kids age 5-12; kids under 5 Free. Additional charge to bring bicycle, surfboard, etc. aboard.

Parking: Valet parking provided on-site.

More Info: Falmouth-Edgartown Ferry

Ferries from Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard

Large, multi-deck ferry exiting channel, passing rock jetty, going to open waterDeparting Woods Hole for Martha's Vineyard

Steamship Authority

Woods Hole Ferry Terminal
1 Cowdry Road
Woods Hole

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. (This is the only vehicle transport ferry from Cape Cod to Martha's Vineyard.) Advance reservation required for auto transport!

Crossing Time: About 45 minutes

Schedule: Multiple daily sailings

Round Trip Fares (2023): $20 adult; $10.50 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: There's no on-site parking at the terminal in Woods Hole, but there is plenty of off-site parking with free shuttle service to bring you to/from your ferry. See Steamship Authority's website for details.

More Info:  Steamship Authority website

Ferries from Hyannis to Martha's Vineyard

White ferry with red lettering on the stern: "Lady Martha", at the pier, passengers sitting on upper deckLady Martha at Ocean Street Ferry Pier in Hyannis

HyLine Cruises

Ocean Street Docks
220 Ocean Street
Hyannis, MA

Route: Hyannis to Oak Bluffs

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

Auto Transport: No

Crossing Time: About 1 hour. 

Schedule: Multiple daily sailings.

Round Trip Fares (2023): $70 adults; $43 kids age 5-12; kids age 4 and under Free.

Parking: HyLine has its own lots near the pier, as well as off-site parking just a mile away with free shuttle service to the pier.

You'll also find a good number of privately owned lots within walking distance to the pier. Or you can park at the Hyannis Transportation Center on Transportation Avenue, then walk or take the trolley (seasonal) to the pier. 

More Info:  HyLine Cruises website

Day-Trip Ferry to Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket

If you're up for a jam-packed day trip, HyLine's "Around the Sound" ferry will take you to both islands in the same day.

>> Read about the Around the Sound excursion ferry to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.

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