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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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Description: 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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Great way to see Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket in a day!

We took the Around the Sound trip and went to Martha's Vineyard first - high speed - we were there about 5 hours. We tried to sign up for the bus tour of Martha's Vineyard ahead... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We took this ferry from Hyannis to the Oaks Bluff port in Martha's Vineyard. The ride itself was very smooth to the point where you didn't even realize you were on a ferry, so that was a plus, but I have to say it had that "public" feel to it. The interior was dingy and worn looking. The ticket girl... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We took the Around the Sound trip and went to Martha's Vineyard first - high speed - we were there about 5 hours. We tried to sign up for the bus tour of Martha's Vineyard ahead of time, but we weren't able to. But immediately when we got off the ferry, we headed for the place that sells the tickets... More 

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Boston,MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We took the high speed Hyline ferry too and from Nantucket. Its very fast, only a 1 hour ride. You can either ride outside or inside (air conditioned). Seating inside is fairly comfortable. Parking is convenient. You can reserve parking ahead of time and drive right in $20/day. Coming back on the 7:20 pm ferry, we saw a gorgeous sun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

should be more affordable, maybe would be over crowded if too little...love the comfortable seats....saw an amazing sunset...just seems high priced..

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Tacoma, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had limited time to spend in the area but wanted to see both Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. Hy-Line Cruises has the answer in its "Around the Sound" package. You can either go clockwise (Hyannis-Nantucket-MV-Hyannis) or counter-clockwise (Hyannis-MV-Nantucket-Hyannis). We opted to go to Nantucket first because the ferry left a little bit later in the morning and arrived a bit... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We took the slower ferry (they also have a faster boat) over to Martha's Vineyard for our anniversary weekend. It was right on time and boarding was a breeze. No cars allowed but you can bring your bikes. Beautiful views leaving Hyannis. Everyone that worked on the boat was friendly. They have snacks and drinks (alcohol too) down below. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Make sure you make reservations for parking ($20)because they get full very quick .. or you would have to park across the street (private parking) for $25...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Couldn't get ferry we wanted but our fault for not gettin g on it earlier. Parking was biggest challenge. $20 or more and several lots were full. Thanks to recommendation by Helen H we found the dirt lot by Dockside Rest. Squeezed us in for 20 & we were off. Enjoyed a drink from bar and we were there. Pretty... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We took the "Around the Sound" option which gave us the option to go from Hyannis to Nantucket to Martha's Vineyard and then back to Hyannis that night. It was a great way to see a small glimpse of the area since we only had one day before heading to other spots on our trip around the Cape. We had... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We booked the 9:10 AM high-speed ferry from Hyannis to Nantucket online and the 4:10 PM traditional ferry back. We couldn't get the 4:35 PM high-speed back, when we booked online the day before. TIP: When we picked up our tickets in the morning, we were able to easily switch to the high-speed back. It doesn't hurt to ask! Boarding... More 

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