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Hy-Line Cruises - High Speed Ferry Service

Address: Ocean Street Dock, 220 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone Number: 800 492 8082
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Ranked #8 of 25 Activities in Hyannis
Type: Tours, Adventure
Fee: Yes
Owner description: High-speed ferry service to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard; the only mid-Cape departure point to...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Fee: Yes
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Westborough, Massachusetts, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We usually book using Hy-Line when we go to Nantucket and they've always been good. My only complaint is how long they make you wait to board when everyone else is off and you're baking in the sun waiting in line. It's quick, one hour, and you're there. Staff that scans your tickets are nice and I've never had a... More 

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Elkhorn, Nebraska
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We boarded the Princess at Hyannis Port for the Harbor Cruise, which was only an hour long. The ferry was comfortable, and the tour guide provided lots of information along the way. I took the cruise for the simple reason of seeing the Kennedy compound, which was the highlight. However, the ship barely got close enough to spot the three... More 

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I used the ferry service to Martha's Vineyard from Hyannis and booked in person at the ticket office. I later found out from fellow travellers that they were operating a special offer, which included a lunch voucher for a restaurant in Martha's Vineyard. My friends had booked on the same day as I had and when I enquired I was... More 

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Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It's more expensive than the others but if your in the Dennis area it's much closer and worth the money. The normal rate is $72 round trip, but the fall special is $72 and includes $25 per person towards dinner and so other discounts..aaaahhh yes please. Fast, comfortable, clean and well worth it.

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GA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We enjoyed our ferry ride out to Martha's Vineyard. The boat was clean and quiet and the trip took less than an hour. Arrivals and departures were painless and expedient. Food and drinks were available, but we didn't use that service. If you are visiting "The Vineyard" for the day or longer, this is the way to go...unless you are... More 

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Anderson, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was a awesome experience. Got to see the Kennedy compound. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Sit st the top deck to get better views

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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Well worth the extra bucks to get you there fast. You can either sit inside or out. We were able to get the "Fall Special" which included two $25 gift certificates for 2 restaurants. We used the coupon for Coop de ville restaurant (it was their $14.99 Lobster Fest Day - Tuesday ). We both got the lobster & corn... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This fast ferry was a SWEET ride! Smooth sailing all the way. Slow out of the harbor to take pics or to film. Same thing coming into Martha's Vineyard. Staff was very nice and access to get tickets in the morning was easy but I do seriously recommend purchasing your tickets when you plan your trip. Some leaving times not... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Hyline Cruises takes you door to door from Hyannis to either Nantucket or Martha's Vinyard. I recommend taking the High Speed ferry rather than the Traditional Ferry. Yes, it costs more, but it gets there twice as fast as. Features both an enclosed cabin and outside seating. Watch your time as the boats leave on schedule.

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Clay, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

While at first we thought the price was a bit steep, spending an hour vs. 2 1/2 hours getting to Nantucket was well worth the cost. You can sit inside in A/C and watch TV or sit outside and take in the beautiful views. There was a bar on board as well. They were offering a fall special so we... More 

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