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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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Was convenient and easy to use

Initially we were going to take our car to the island but had difficulty getting a reservation to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Schenectady, New York
Life Long Vineyard Resident

Always the same. Basically unfriendly, rude union workers who aren't very pleasant to passengers... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Neal S
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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1 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
+1 508-477-8600
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Initially we were going to take our car to the island but had difficulty getting a reservation to get off. We choose instead to walk on. It was easy to get tickets and a nice easy way to get to island. The staff was pleasant....More

Thank JakeGunnerHarley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always the same. Basically unfriendly, rude union workers who aren't very pleasant to passengers. Often dirty, bathrooms can smell. Expensive snack bar. Difficult to book reservations in the summer.

Thank Neal S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no parking next to the Ferry terminal, but shuttle buses to and from a large parking in Falmouth are plenty.. The crossing from Woods Hole to MV takes about 45 minutes, and staying on the upper deck and enjoying the views of the...More

Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Steamship Authority provided friendly and prompt service as my husband and I traveled to Martha's Vineyard. The ship was clean and well stocked with a variety of beverages and snack items.

Thank CCSR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took this ship for our visit to Martha's vineyard. Very comfortable ride. Nice cafeteria style snack bar. It runs many times per day which very convenient

Thank Marty S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us (12) took the Steamship Authority Ferry from Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard in October 2017. It was a pleasant trip, the ferry was clean, the personnel were pleasant and efficient. Their schedule allows travel through the day and the price -...More

Thank chbear2
Reviewed 5 November 2017

No parking on site but they do have a large offsite with regular shuttles. We arrived at the terminal ten minutes before sailing, as it was a lovely day we mad our way to the upper deck to take in the sun. There are refreshments...More

Thank KEVCO36
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We took the ferry from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven, and enjoyed a fine trip. The cost of walk on tickets is $8.50 each, the ferry runs on time, the ride is great, and we arrived without issue. Parking for Woods Hole is four miles...More

Thank travelinbandman
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is not a luxury ferry by all means, but it is comfortable, has a cafeteria and the time goes by pretty fast. Very reasonably priced. The parking is not near the ticket counter, but they have a designated parking lot at $13 the day...More

Thank Vivamar123
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Having heard about Martha's Vineyard throughout my life, our family could not pass up the opportunity to go there during a recent trip to Woods Hole and Falmouth. The Steamship Authority was reasonably priced (for the area), left on time, clean indoor seating, food, clean...More

Thank IArunner05
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Gangesh D
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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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