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The Steamship Authority - Martha's Vineyard

1 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1021
+1 508-477-8600
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Nice beautiful boat ride to the vineyard

Quick easy and beautiful boat ride to vineyard. Takes about 45 mins. Bit expensive but worth it to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Eric F
via mobile
nice ride to the Vinyard

took the ferry to Oaks Bluff with our family (no car) very easy to get tickets one way or roundtrip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Holly B
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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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.
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1 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1021
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+1 508-477-8600
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Quick easy and beautiful boat ride to vineyard. Takes about 45 mins. Bit expensive but worth it to spend the day here. The boat has seating and food and drinks

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Reviewed 1 week ago

took the ferry to Oaks Bluff with our family (no car) very easy to get tickets one way or roundtrip in the new ticket office, which did have a small snack counter, then walk right onto the ferry. Plenty of seating we sat up on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our car to the Vineyard. Staff helpful and professional. Very quick and enjoyable trip to the Vineyard.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very efficient process to bring your vehicle over to the Vineyard. Be prepared with anything you want to take out of the car with you and go up to the top quickly so you are able to get out. Many ppl stay in their car...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only way to Matha’s Vineyard is by ferry. You can catch the ferry in many places, but this one seemed more convenient. Plus it is the only ferry that you can take your car in. Just remember that if you plan to travel in...More

1  Thank GlobetrotterBella
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We caught the free shuttle from Falmouth to Woods Hole to board an on time ferry to Martha's Vineyard for a day trip. It was very easy to purchase our tickets once we got to Woods Hole and the staff was pleasant. The ferry going...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ferry is very efficient, and most reasonably priced, This is a yearly event, and I have never had any problems.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You park in one place and a bus takes you to the ferry. A long bus ride. Dont miss the bus or you have a very very long walk to your car. If you get the last boat returning, dont miss the bus, very kimited...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ferry ride is always good... my complaint is the 25 minute shuttle ride from the parking lot to the ferry..Though Island queen has less frequent ferries, parking is much closer

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible!!! First time trying to go to Martha’s Vineyard got to the gate ,lady ask for pass I replied I’m buying tickets she hands me a piece of paper and said in a rude way follow instructions, trying to get help from her she said...More

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Capeandislandsgirl37, Manager at The Steamship Authority - Martha's Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Alvaro - we are so sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience. We'd like to ask you for more information regarding your experience so we can address this with our employee. What day and time were you travelling? All of our parking is offsite and...More

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2hotinMiami
2 August 2018|
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Response from KMcHugh | Property representative |
You should arrive 45 minutes in advance of your departure time. Thank you for traveling with the Steamship!
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DXB_AC
25 June 2018|
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Response from KMcHugh | Property representative |
Thank you for you recent inquiry. Please use our mobile site steamshipauthority for current parking and trip status. The summer is our busy season, so you will need to park in one of our off-site parking lots and take our... More
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suzannesears82
17 June 2018|
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Response from taftdev | Reviewed this property |
Yes, go inside and buy them a ticket
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