A passenger ferry is a great way to arrive on Cape Cod, or to visit the islands of Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket. The journey to get there is half the fun, with amenities including comfortable seating, on-board concessions and naturally, the scenic ocean views. Both regular and high-speed passenger ferries can take you from Boston to Provincetown (seasonally) and to the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard year-round. Ferries depart from Falmouth Harbor, Woods Hole and Hyannis Harbor to Martha’s Vineyard, and ferries to Nantucket depart from Hyannis Harbor. While the Woods Hole to Martha’s Vineyard ferry can accommodate cars, there’s no need to take a car to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Both islands have excellent public transportation service to key destinations. Take your bicycle along instead! Links to the Cape Cod ferry, Martha's Vineyard ferry and Nantucket ferry schedules and fares are below.
Sail away to the storybook island of Martha's Vineyard aboard the Island Queen. Relax with the sea and sky and wind on a delightful 35-minute cruise across the sparkling waters of Vineyard Sound. The Island Queen sails regularly from Falmouth Harbor to Oak Bluffs. It is centrally located, easy to get to and has no-hassle parking. Leave your car behind, secure in a spacious paved lot nearby. Bring your bicycle aboard to explore the island and enjoy a fun cruise on the Martha's Vineyard ferry!
Island Queen Ferry Schedule and Fares
The Steamship Authority offers low fares, free wifi, year-round service, and daily departures for passengers and automobiles from Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard and from Hyannis to Nantucket. Their high-speed passenger-only ferry, the M/V Iyanough, takes you from Hyannis to Nantucket in just an hour. For more information and to book online, visit their website, www.SteamshipAuthority.com or call 508-477-8600.
Steamship Authority Schedule and Fares
High-Speed ferries from Hyannis to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket from Hy-Line Landing at the Ocean Street Dock. We offer online reservations, nearby parking, free wi-fi dockside and on-board food and bar featuring local beer, wine and spirits. Download our free Hy-Line APP for the convenience of making reservations on the go! Arrive early and give yourself time to enjoy the Coffee Table Café, the Raw Bar or Ben and Jerry’s – all conveniently located at Hy-Line Landing. Call (800) 492-8082 for more information.
BAY STATE CRUISE CO.
Boston to Provincetown! Take our state of the art catamaran, the provincetown III, with ample comfortable seating and an enclosed, air-conditioned lower deck, and get there in just 90 minutes. Or escape into the past with our nostalgic traditional style ferry, the Provincetown II, and enjoy the scenic 3 hour ride lying in the sun or taking in the sites. Boston's newest fast ferry is now served by Boston's Silver Line. Boston to Provincetown ferry is the easiest to get to from the Airport, the Subway, the Expressway, the Mass Pike, and more. Click here for more information on Bay State Cruise's Boston to Provincetown ferry.
BOSTON HARBOR CRUISES
Provincetown ferry to Boston! This summer, forget about Cape traffic and parking when you set sail aboard Boston's first, fastest and most luxurious fast ferry to Provincetown and Cape Cod. Enjoy historic and scenic sights while relaxing in the refreshing sea breeze as we whisk you away to the restaurants, beaches, shopping and nightlife uniqe to Provincetown and the Outer Cape. Our ferry is the largest and fastest passenger-only catamaran in the US, landing in the heart of Provinctown and just 90 minutes. Getting there can be fun! Click here for more information on Boston Harbor Cruises Boston to Provincetown ferry.
FREEDOM CRUISE LINE
The only service from the Lower Cape! Sail to Nantucket from beautiful Harwich Port out of Saquatucket Harbor. Let FREEDOM CRUISE LINE take you back in time... to the historic whaling port of Nantucket. On a short cruise you will see Cape Cod disappear and the island they call the "Grey Lady" appear ahead of you on the horizon. Click here for more information on the Harwichport to Nantucket ferry.