Island Queen Ferry
Island Queen Ferry
4.5
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The Fun Way to Martha's Vineyard! BOOK ONLINE and sail away on the Island Queen from Falmouth, Cape Cod and you will experience Martha's Vineyard within just 35-minutes. Convenient parking just 200 yards from the dock. Enjoy our enclosed lounge, outside decks, full-service snack bar and our friendly crew! Daily sailings beginning at 9:00am from late May to mid October. Children ages 4 & under travel free! BOOK ONLINE in advance, to ensure availability of your desired sailing times!
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  • Gene R J
    Silver Spring, Maryland9,012 contributions
    Clean, well run ferry.
    My wife and I took this ferry for a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard. We bought our tickets online($46 for 2), stayed 2 nights at the Innseason Resorts Harborwalk, then walked just 200 yards south to board at 8:30 AM. Our 1 hour journey was misty, foggy and cold both ways but the sea was calm. On arrival, we bought a senior bus day pass($10 for 2) for the circuit to Edgartown, Vineyard Haven, then back to Oak Bluffs to return on the 2:15 PM ferry. Wonderful day using this clean, well run ferry with pleasant crew and port members. Highly recommended.
    Thank you Gene for choosing the Island Queen ferry and we hope to welcome you again in the near future!
    Written 28 December 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2021
    Written 31 May 2021
  • newengland50
    Franklin, Massachusetts467 contributions
    Best method to MV without a car.
    If you are traveling to Martha's Vineyard without a car, this is the best way to go. There is parking reserved for Island Queen customers within a short walking distance (a distance equal to just over a city block). It's $20 per calendar day (if you arrive one day and depart the next, it is not 24 hours but two days). The Steamship Authority has parking, but it is a long distance in a shuttle bus from the ferry dock. The Island Queen can be busy on early sailings and on weekend days. There is a bar with beverages and some snacks onboard. The ship offers indoor and outdoor seating. The trip is about 35 minutes. You should make reservations online prior to the trip. The ship is kept clean
    Thank you for your review and for choosing the Island Queen. We hope to see you again in the near future!
    Written 28 December 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2021
    Written 24 August 2021
  • Beth C
    Middletown, New Jersey188 contributions
    Great Crowd Control
    I think the staff did a great job getting a large amount of people on and off the boat. The boat was clean and had ample sitting room. It was also super close to our hotel so we could walk there, but they do have parking for $20/day. I’m happy we took this over the Woods Hole ferry.
    Thank you for your compliments of our crowd control, which is something we work very hard to improve upon each season. We hope to welcome you aboard once again!
    Written 28 December 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2021
    Written 28 June 2021
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Charlie K
Okemos, MI4 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
The boat was clean and boarding with rolling luggage was easy. On a windy day be sure to stay on the lower level to avoid getting soaked by salt spray.
Written 29 September 2023
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Donna K
4 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Clean, friendly, knowledgeable, efficient. A perfect way to begin and end your adventure to Martha’s Vineyard. The price is so reasonable and the ride was stunning.
Written 27 September 2023
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TravelingBum10
United States2,686 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We did a round trip on the ferry. We had to pay $20 cash to park. Ferry harbor was only a block away. It’s very affordable. Their bathrooms are small but clean. Only 30 minutes to Martha’s Vineyard.
Written 1 September 2023
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romadaro
Washington DC, DC1,559 contributions
Aug 2023
We took the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard as part of a tour and it was a wonderful experience. Everything was perfect from checkin on the docks to the trip itself.
Written 27 August 2023
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Toronto-JohnnyV
Toronto207 contributions
Aug 2023
We were staying in Falmouth for the week. The Island Queen is a quick and easy way to get to The Vineyard. We brought our bikes along which made a great way to get around the island.
Written 14 August 2023
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Joe D
37 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We came over in July from Northern Ireland and had a great visit to Martha's Vineyard.
The ferry was brilliant, didn't take too long, I think just over half an hour, seating, restrooms and snacks available on board.
Would recommend
Written 13 August 2023
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Heather C
63 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Very nice ride over to Martha’s Vineyard. Parking lot within walking distance of the ferry or you can drop off people right at the boat. Easy boarding process. Smooth ride. Takes about 30 minutes to get to Martha’s Vineyard
Written 11 August 2023
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Richard Dale
North Bay, Canada3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
I cannot recommend this service too highly. Wemade the mistake of leaving our credit card at the restaurant just before boarding and we would not have been able to go back and get it and still make the boat.Mike, the manager,took meis personal vehicle tocollect it and all worked. Truly above and beyond.

Also,if you are not taking a vehicle this is the way to go. Easy parking,no buses. Great experience.

Thanks to all.
Written 10 August 2023
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F6541EBjohno
Brookhaven, PA94 contributions
Aug 2023
Very clean and safe venue. Quick to load and unload. Best beer prices in and around Martha’s Vineyard!
Written 8 August 2023
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Michele K
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Couples
We have been to Martha’s Vineyard for several years, but never taken the island queen ferry always steamship . I have to say very organized team of professionals, smooth ride, and a huge shout out to Claire, who hand-delivered the sweatshirt that I lost on the ferry to my mother-in-law since I live in Connecticut. You don’t see very many people going out of your way to help and by far she was the sweetest and awesome person.!! Thanks Claire!
Written 24 June 2023
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