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Hy-Line Cruises - High Speed Ferry Service

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Address: Ocean Street Dock, 220 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone Number: 800 492 8082
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High-speed ferry service to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard; the only...

High-speed ferry service to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard; the only mid-Cape departure point to both islands. Hyannisport Harbor Cruises past the Kennedy Compound, Deep-Sea Fishing and Cape Cod Canal Cruises.

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We loved it! Dog friendly, comfortable, fast

We decided to zip out to Nantucket on the high speed ferry. I'd definitely recommend it. BE AWARE IF WINDS GET TOO HIGH THE FERRY SHUTS DOWN. So be prepared to spend an extra... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We decided to zip out to Nantucket on the high speed ferry. I'd definitely recommend it. BE AWARE IF WINDS GET TOO HIGH THE FERRY SHUTS DOWN. So be prepared to spend an extra night on the island. Do buy travel insurance. I can't wait to go again.

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South Dennis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

It's been a while since I've taken the ferry to Nantucket . The high speed ferry is amazing, boarded and left on time. Crew was friendly and helpful. We had to change our return ticket and it was no problem. It docks very close to downtown. Great option to the islands.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Summer of 2015, on separate days, we travelled to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard on the Hy-Line. The ferries were on time and the ride was smooth, We sat up on top to enjoy the warm summer breeze. While waiting for our departure from Hyannis the Nantucket, we met one of the owner's, Murray. He told us he usually is on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We took this ferry several times, once to Nantucket another time to Martha's Vineyard. It's crew are great to deal with and the ferry itself clean and comfy.

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Thank eleanor c
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Fast ferry service indeed. A little choppy the day we came but a good ride. Food and beverages available onboard. Fastest way to the island.

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MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

1 hour port to port. Smooth ride in a relatively big boat. Comfy seating. Snack bar. Sticks closely to the schedule. $10 parking in Hyannis.

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Thank grommit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

They are the best, on time, had a great day with the seas. Seating ok but watch from the 2nd deck outside when you leave Hyannis and arrive at Nantucket. Get a photo of the small lighthouse at the entrance to the inner harbor. One hour dock to dock worth the $$ over SLOW FERRY.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Our daughters gifted us with round-trip tickets on the high speed ferry (Hyannis—Nantucket) and my husband and I agreed that is the only way to go from now on. The ride was smooth and comfortable (and my husband, who is a white-knuckler, would be the first to tell you that). There are plenty of times to choose from, and the... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We took a bus from the parking lot at Falmouth to Oak Bluff to catch the ferry ride. When we arrived on the island, there were many shops, restaurants and a hike around the island. We walked to the Lighthouse that overlooked the ocean. The rest of the island appeared to be pure tourist. I would not repeat this trip.

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LAKE HAVASU CITY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The high speed ferry is the way to go. You want to spent your time on the island--not on the water. It is a little more expensive but worth it, especially if you are cramped for time. Lodging on the island is expensive, so leave Hyannis early and come back in the late afternoon. Plenty of time to see it... More 

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