New High Speed Ferry Service: Boston-Martha's Vineyard
by Dee Young
(Affordable Cape Cod Vacations)
I saw a news release today titled: "New Boston - Martha's Vineyard High-Speed Ferry Service".
That headline really caught my attention, because I know it's a long, and sometimes not very pleasant, boat ride from Boston to the Vineyard.
I couldn't imagine what ferry company would take on that challenge, or how they planned to accomplish it.
Reading beyond the catchy headline, I found the answer ...
This new service, provided by SeaStreakUSA, is actually a combo deal. It's an express motor coach (bus) ride from Boston to New Bedford MA, connecting with the high-speed ferry from New Bedford to Martha's Vineyard. (Now, that makes more sense :-)
SeaStreak's new Boston-Martha's Vineyard ferry service will run from May 24th through October 14, 2013.
The motor coach will depart from/return to South Station in Boston. The ferry departs from/returns to the New Bedford MA ferry pier.
* Travel time between Boston and Martha's Vineyard will be about 2 1/2 hours.
* On weekdays, there'll be 3 scheduled departures/returns.
* On weekends, there'll be 2 scheduled departures/returns.
As of this afternoon (April 7th), SeaStreak has not yet published the fares for this route on their website.
I'll call SeaStreak administrative office first thing Monday morning to see what I can find out on pricing.
Please check back here tomorrow for my update ...
UPDATE: April 8, 2013
I spoke with a representative of SeaStreak a few minutes ago, and she advised that the ticket costs for the Boston-Martha's Vineyard Ferry Service will be:
Adults .............. $70 round trip / $35 one way
Children ............ $20 round trip/$10 one way
Children's fares apply to ages 12 and under.
SeaStreak's Boston-Martha's Vineyard schedule
Ferries from Cape Cod to Martha's Vineyard