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The Steamship Authority

69 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4013
+1 508-477-8600
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Great day trip

We done a Nantucket day trip with this co. Excellent friendly service provided by all staff. There... read more

Reviewed yesterday

Used this company twice to go to Martha's Vineyard and they are always on time and very easy to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dennis E
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The Steamship Authority is the largest ferry service to the Island of Nantucket from Cape Cod. We offer the lowest fares and the most frequent daily departures for passengers, automobiles and trucks. Our ferries to Nantucket depart from the iconic Hyannis Harbor. Please note, we offer limited premium on-site parking as well as off-site parking with free shuttle service. Check our mobile site for current parking and trip status. Our seasonal high-speed passenger-only ferry, the M/V Iyanough, gets you to Nantucket - dock-to-dock - in just an hour. Enjoy great savings with our special $50 same-day, round-trip, available Monday - Thursday, April - December. For a perfect day trip Nantucket makes wonderful destinations - with magnificent beaches, charming scenery and fabulous shopping and dining.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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69 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4013
+1 508-477-8600
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Reviewed yesterday

We done a Nantucket day trip with this co. Excellent friendly service provided by all staff. There was a good selection of timings and a great monday -Thursday price of $50 return trip.

Thank sunhshine
Reviewed 2 days ago

Used this company twice to go to Martha's Vineyard and they are always on time and very easy to complete a day trip to any of the islands of Boston.

Thank Dennis E
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you travel Mon-Thurs there's a much better price on the high speed ferry and you can reserve your tickets online. If you're taking your bike, you will have priority and will be the first ones on the ship. Everything runs smoothly and is very...More

Thank joannemE4130ZY
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the fast ferry frpm Hyannis to Nantucket and back. The offer a good same day round trip price. It only took an hour to get there. The seats are comfortable, and they have a cafe on board.

Thank LiveMusicLives
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In order to get to the islands you either take Cape Air or a Steamship Authority Ferry. I enjoyed the relaxing and reasonable time taking the ferry to the islands. I found the trip to be easy and problem free travel.

Thank Tantailus
Reviewed 1 week ago

basic transportation to MV, only way to get your car there. walk on's are no problems, reservations for cars are a must long in advance. Trips are always nice if you leave when the sun is setting. Also they now have a bar that you...More

Thank John V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know one doesn't have a lot of options when traveling to the islands with a car, but I'd recommend anyone but this company if you can. To begin, on a perfect day, the boats are delayed 3 hours. Then, in a move that baffles,...More

Thank chilworth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we took the high speed ferry from Hyannis to Nantuckett. The ride was very nice and the round trip fare was a bit cheaper than the Hyline high speed ferry next door $50 vs $77. The ride was nice.

Thank 659josephc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Wife and I , We Enjoy this Trip Very much.we have been Looking to Take a Cruise in the near future,so this little Trip just Made Us want To go sooner.. It was very smooth And reasonable..

Thank Rem2806
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd always been afraid of boats, but wanted to see Nantucket. I highly recommend the slower version of the Steamship Authority ferry for anyone looking for a smooth boat trip. I found the 2-hour ferry ride to Nantucket relaxing and was able to find my...More

Thank leatravels2016
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Cindy N
15 July 2017|
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Response from CubsFan-TA | Reviewed this property |
Normally no. It is a large ferry.
27 June 2017|
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Response from CubsFan-TA | Reviewed this property |
Our hi-speed ferry did not take cars. You will find it very pricey to take a car on either island. I suggest one of the tour buses or a taxi to get around the island.
12 April 2017|
Response from Rokmann | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer to your dog question. I recommend that you visit the Steamship Authority's website or call them. We only went to Nantucket. If you choose Nantucket you will probably have a great experience. We... More