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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 :-)

The Details

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 ...

Best Regards,


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.

Helpful Links:

SeaStreak's Boston-Martha's Vineyard schedule

Ferries from Cape Cod to Martha's Vineyard

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Boston to Martha Vineyard Package
by: Ken T

Thanks Dee for your article. I went on Seastreak site and notice they had routes to New Bedford then a person would have to pick up a ferry ride from there. Is there a package where a person pays one fee for the bus ride and ferry to Martha's Vineyard.
Thank you for your time,
Kenneth T

Dee's Reply: Hi Kenneth!

The only Boston-Martha's Vineyard package tour I know of is this one offered by Viator:

Martha's Vineyard Day Trip From Boston


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