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The Steamship Authority

69 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4013
+1 508-477-8600
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The Steam Ships & Tour Boats in Hyannis,Ma.

We love this place. Often times we sit on a bench and just watch everyone come & go . Some on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
This is a lovely ride from Hyannis to Nantucket.

The boat is clean and a nice ride. It has a bar and takes just under an hour but feels like it's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waverly, Pennsylvania
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“fast ferry” (44 reviews)
“day trip” (26 reviews)
69 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4013
+1 508-477-8600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place. Often times we sit on a bench and just watch everyone come & go . Some on the ships to Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket . Very large ships, they carry cars as well as people. there is a small store to...More

Thank b0bandcathy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat is clean and a nice ride. It has a bar and takes just under an hour but feels like it's much faster. The staff is very nice and luggage is easy to load.

Thank OceanGlassGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the high speed Ferry(Steamship Authority) to Nantucket and it was a great ride. I like the idea that it only took one hour to get to Nantucket.

1  Thank thequeen333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the ride to Martha's Vineyard! Air was a little chilly. Crew were very nice. The ride was smooth and the view was great.

Thank Bonnie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the fast ferry to Martha's Vineyard and then over to Nantucket and then back. It was a smooth, nice ride. We took the first one out and since we did not rent a car on the Vineyard we traveled to 3 locations on...More

2  Thank Kmad26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take the fast ferry today which got us to Nantucket in one hour instead of two. There was a Monday-Friday special of $50 round trip. It was an hour and fantastic. So for the first time in 50 years I took the...More

Thank All_Points_Images
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take the fastest ferry to Nantucket and save money. You save more than $20 round trip over Hi line ferry. Good clean boat with super fast service.

2  Thank Tom D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a morning cruise to Nantucket with the Steamship Authority. It was a speed ferry and got us there in about an hour. The ride is smooth and scenic. We found the crew to be friendly and helpful. There is a snack bar on...More

Thank CubsFan-TA
Reviewed 17 June 2017

friendly staff. this is a great option when driving to martha's vineyard and nantucket. changed time from the schedule and staff was very accommodating.

Thank DGenerNYC
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Sullen uncooperative employees. This ferry to Nantucket is designed for vehicular traffic and frequent travellers. Employees "tolerate" the seldom traveled passenger. SSA website is almost impossible to leave negative feedback. This is our second trip on the SSA and the last. On a previous trip...More

1  Thank Lucille H
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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