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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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Family Day to the Vineyard

We took the ferry from Wood's Hole to Vineyard Haven. Nice 40 minute ride. Food & bathrooms on... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Phoenix, Arizona
via mobile
The Authority Alright...

Woods Hole is very organised and we were lined up and parked before we needed to be there. Highly... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
London, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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1 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
+1 508-477-8600
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We took the ferry from Wood's Hole to Vineyard Haven. Nice 40 minute ride. Food & bathrooms on board. Every other boat goes between Oak Bluff & Vineyard Haven. We took the bus from Vineyard Haven to Oak Bluff to have lunch & took the...More

1  Thank Mion6028
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Woods Hole is very organised and we were lined up and parked before we needed to be there. Highly organised and a good ship which was fun to move about on...

Thank domidge
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Efficient, friendly and on time. A great way to reach MV from Woods Hole. Several shops and places to grab a bite in Woods Hole before getting on the ferry.

1  Thank Erin T
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Ferry to Martha's Vineyard we stayed outside on the upper deck. Lots of people but were able to get a spot at the railings. On our return trip we were on Nantucket and the lower level is air conditioned. Rested from our day of exploring....More

Thank MadameXMTL
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This was a ferry with reasonable rates and good service. Variety of times and free shuttle from parking lot to ferry dock was helpful.

Thank 14JulieS15
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

I am disabled not that I expected special service. I do expect the necessary information needed to travel safely. Leave from Woods Hole we were told to park in the Palmer St lot. Traffic was bad we finally got in to hear a guy tells...More

1  Thank George S
Reviewed 29 June 2017

It's a fast way to get the the Vineyard. About 45 minutes and you can take your car. Sit up stairs inside or you can sit outside. Fun way to meet traveling people

Thank Debra L
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Had a good experience transiting with our car. Great views, and was on time. Would recommend to others. Need to line up your reservation a couple of months I bet advance if using during busy season.

Thank James G
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The trip from Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs went off without a hitch. After seven hours in the car, boarding the ferry in the pouring rain was very efficient. Once on board, we grabbed some snacks to pass the time. Tempted by beer at 11:00,...More

Thank scottcmorrison
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Pouring rain as we loaded. Staff super efficient and friendly. Online reservations, fast check in, easy on and off. We landed in Vineyard Haven. No sundeck today, but had comfy seats next to the windows where we enjoyed our coffees.

Thank 625Justus2
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Raymond F
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Response from heumanntouch | Reviewed this property |
My suggestion as well to call them, they have NO control over mother nature
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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