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Steamship Authority Nantucket Ferries

141 School Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
+1 508-477-8600
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Ranked #7 of 19 Activities in Hyannis
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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Essex, Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We turned up ri-i-i-ight at the cusp of the shift from high- to off-season, so it was $200, one-way, to float our small car from Hyannis to Nantucket. (It'll be $140 on the way back in December.) Then there was an additional $17/each to move our bodies along with it. There was plenty of space on board. We had a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The fast ferry is awesome but I would avoid the traditional ferry. It takes almost 2 hrs to get there. If taking a day trip the fast ferry only way to go. Great pics along the way! Get tickets in advance though or you could miss out on the early leaving times. Ferry was clean and staff very nice. Snacks... More

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
30 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Paid Just $50 return per fare for our September visit. Very clean boat. Counter service reps were friendly and the crew were also top notch. A helpful hint: The dinner time return boat is most popular. You can buy your ticket for that time but return at the later, less popular time. Just ask before you leave for the island... More

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Ukiah, California
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We took the fast ferry (passenger) for a day trip to Nantucket. Ferry boats fun, relaxing, clean. Good snacks and drinks. I love the wind in my face when you ride outside. Plenty of relaxing places inside with T.V. and free Wifi.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Excellent service and a clean boat. I'd use this company again. The location was walking distance from our hotel.

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Mukwonago, WI
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178 reviews 178 reviews
43 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We walked on the ferry to Nantucket. The staff took our luggage and held it until we boarded. I thought the layout of the ferry was nice. Quiet areas, wifi, the cafe serving adult beverages as well food and snacks. Pet friendly in most areas. Nice to have the option to sit inside or outside. What a beautiful ride with... More

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New York City, New York
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329 reviews 329 reviews
237 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Use this ferry over the years, always clean, on time, felt secure and safe, just park your car early at # 3 and walk just 5 minutes to the ferry. Highly recommended to those who would like to see the Beautiful Island of Nantucket.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We took the slow one because even though it's cheaper than Hy-line, the fast one is still pretty steep. But it wasn't crowded and there were tons of seats- the cafe looked nice too, and it was air conditioned. Left and arrived on time.

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This ferry was a great way to experience a day or two in Nantucket. During the summer season you should arrive at least an hour early in order to secure parking and your choice of seating (indoor or outdoor). It was a very fast and smooth ride. Besides the free WiFi, there was a snack bar on board which offered... More

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed the ferry trip over to Nantucket (July, 2014). Very efficient and the ferry was neat and clean. We took the fast ferry over and was at our destination before we knew it. The only problem is the parking situation. The parking lot near the ferries were full so we were directed to park off-site which was ok until... More

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