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Steamship Authority Nantucket Ferries

141 School Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
+1 508-477-8600
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Ranked #6 of 16 activities in Hyannis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: The Steamship Authority is the largest ferry service to the Islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket from Cape Cod. We offer the lowest fares and... more » Owner description: The Steamship Authority is the largest ferry service to the Islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket from Cape Cod. We offer the lowest fares and the most frequent daily departures for passengers, automobiles and trucks. Martha's Vineyard ferries depart from Woods Hole and Nantucket ferries depart from Hyannis. Our seasonal high-speed passenger-only ferry, the M/V Iyanough, gets you to Nantucket - dock-to-dock - in just an hour. Enjoy a tour of Nantucket with our tour partner from mid-April to mid-October. Tour tickets available for purchase at the Hyannis or Nantucket ticket office. For a perfect day trip, or a longer getaway, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket make wonderful destinations - with magnificent beaches, charming scenery and fabulous shopping and dining. « less
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Nebraska City, Nebraska
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

It is worth it to take the high speed ferry. A longer ride may cause you to become seasick if you have a tendency for that. Very scenic. A great way to get to Nantucket and then when you are there you can walk around or do a Nantucket Bike Tours bike ride or have Gail's Van Tours take you... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

My husband, 8 year old daughter and I left our car at one of the SSA's parking lots for $12/day for late September. The gatekeeper sent the free shuttle bus to help get our stuff to the terminal, which was great. Tickets were $44 for the three of us, and everything went smoothly as we boarded. It wasn't a busy... More

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

From the service to the workers to just nantucket... Just go. Stop thinking and just go. The ferry from Hyannis to Nantucket is 1 hour and the hotels usually offer a $5 discount so ask at your hotel most hotels are walking distance, mine was, I stayed at the Hyannis travel Inn. Bring sunscreen and layers this time of year.... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

In my opinion Nantucket is overrated but it worth a visit. Steamship is 50 bucks per adult during week days comparing with 79 in weekend and with the competition Hy-Line every day... Speedboat worth it's money being just a 60 mins trip in comfort, wifi, beverages and pretty variate e food options. Even if the website said to go there... More

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Homer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Traveling to Nantucket mid-week was only $50 round trip. Parking at the terminal is essentially always full, especially if you're not there first thing in the morning. They have plenty of off site parking with shuttle buses and there are also some other independant parking options within a block that are an easy walk. The ferry has a few tables... More

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queens,ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

we wended up taking steamship to Nantucket this year because 50.00 mon-thurs round trip,cant beat that. we took the fast ferry and was there in an hour and back in an hour at night. they do have seats outside in the back if you get a little sea sick and they sell beverages and snacks as well. the staff is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We felt it was a bit on the High side in price. $139.00 for a round trip for 2 on a Saturday. But, Staff was very friendly. If it's only $100.00 Monday-Thursday round trip for 2, it makes you wonder way they charge more Friday-Sunday. I understand there may be more people and more trips but that should lead to... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Truly a fair price and good service. It was affordable. Some of the ships were outrageously priced but these guys had a good price and that's all you really need to get over to the vineyard for a day. Also nice that there were cabs waiting as soon as you get off the boat.

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Buckeye, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We had booked our fast ferry online with Steamship Authority. When we later called to ask them a few questions, the person was very rude from the get-go. We were just asking simple questions and were talked down to very condescendingly. We promptly canceled our reservations with Steamship and rebooked on Hyline and received much more professional and friendly service... More

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Milford,MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

My husband and I decided to celebrate our anniversary with a day trip to Nantucket. We decided to take the high speed ferry to spend only a total of 2 hours on the boat instead of 4. It was great. A quick smooth ride so that we could spend more time on the island. We had a great ride, a... More

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