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The Steamship Authority - Martha's Vineyard

1 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
+1 508-477-8600
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Huge ships. If you wait to see everything unload you wonder how they get all the tractor trailers... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Barrington NH
Reliable Transport

Took Steamship Authority ferries from Hyannis to Nantucket and from Martha's Vineyard to Woods... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Bloomington, IN
via mobile
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Serving over 2 million travelers to Martha's Vineyard, the Steamship Authority is the largest ferry provider on Cape Cod, offering the lowest fares, the most departures and year-round service for passengers, vehicles and trucks. We offer off-site parking and free shuttle service to our Woods Hole terminal. Check our mobile site for current parking and trip status. Whether you come for a day, or a longer stay, the Steamship Authority is the Way to Go with our spacious ships, the most frequent daily departures, and U.S. Coast Guard-certified crews to get you there safely. From the moment you step on board, you'll have that vacation feeling. Sit outdoors for the sea breezes and spectacular ocean views, or find cozy, comfortable seating indoors. For your enjoyment, our snack bars offer beverages including beer, wine and mixed drinks, as well as hot and cold menu items. Pets are welcome to travel with you in designated areas on-board. The seven mile trip from Woods Hole to beautiful Martha's Vineyard takes just 45 minutes. And you have your choice of two ports for your arrival: Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs (May-October). From magnificent beaches to wind-swept dunes to historic town centers, a trip to Martha's Vineyard will always be memorable.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“round trip” (36 reviews)
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1 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
+1 508-477-8600
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Huge ships. If you wait to see everything unload you wonder how they get all the tractor trailers, busses, box trucks, cars, etc., in there. The ride is great. We'll go on these ships again if we ever head to the island again

Thank karen29len
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Took Steamship Authority ferries from Hyannis to Nantucket and from Martha's Vineyard to Woods Hole. Good experience from beginning to end. Clean comfortable ferry. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Easy on and easy off.

Thank cjeffress
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The ferries are huge, only partly because they also carry cars and trucks along with tourists, residents, and working people. Tour buses drive on, their contents clamber up to the decks. On the day we left Woods Hole the weather necessitated a change from Oak...More

1  Thank BessieLil
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

The sailing was really good, a bit to crowdy and they should provide a shuttle from one port to another when the cancel or change the port of departure

Thank Martha G
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

30 minute ride from Woods hole to Martha's vineyard. The vessel has indoor and outdoor view areas. Snacks and drinks available onboard.

Thank Krishnappan S
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I remember sailing here during my childhood on my Uncle Davids 70 Foot Sailboat with my cousins and their Captain. The ride was choppy, to say the least. My uncle David who had just bought a Sailboat after having years of Cabin Cruisers that we...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 June 2017

My husband and I recently took the ferry from Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard for the first time. The people I spoke with on the phone regarding tickets, parking, etc., were extremely friendly and helpful! It was easy to locate the parking lot where a...More

Thank Maui2014NMR
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Fast and friendly. Ship is huge, clean, and there is a lot of construction going on in the lot. The dock is a perfect area, not a lot of traffic.

Thank funtraveler732
Reviewed 1 June 2017

My group and I rode the ferry to Martha's Vineyard and back. If you are not taking a car, it is very affordable. Honestly, it's cheaper to ride the ferry and then do a day rental on MV. There is no parking at the terminal,...More

1  Thank Stacey H
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We took the ferry over to Martha's Vineyard from Woods Hole. The tickets were inexpensive and fairly easy to purchase with no advance purchase required. The ride was quite comfortable, with ample seating through out the ship and in the snack bar area. Parking is...More

Thank anabo0luv
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Response from tinaNtravel | Reviewed this property |
Hello, What bus? Google the bus line and check the schedule online.
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Response from Martha G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, lots of dogs aboard, all sizes, sorry for the delay
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