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The Steamship Authority

69 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
+1 508-477-8600
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Ranked #6 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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South East PA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Took the high speed ferry to Nantucket for a few night stay. Some tips. Book your tickets online well in advance. The ferry does sell out. Get there in advance. If you are with someone else and have luggage you can drop them off with the luggage then go and park your car. Get the map for the 4 lots.... More

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los angeles, ca
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Took the fast ferry to Nantucket for a day trip and was able to take advantage of a $50 per person round-trip fare as we were traveling on a Monday. Made a reservation on the phone and picked up the tickets at the ferry dock. At The Steamship Authority dock in Hyannis we also signed up for a tour with... More

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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Take a tip, follow their posted schedules. The ships depart and arrive pretty much precisely when they say they will. Veyr friendly staff. If oyu do the morning trip from Hyannis to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard, try their bloody marys. They run about $8, but you get plenty for the money and they are real tasty. Wonderful views, very erlaxing... More

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Essex, Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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142 reviews 142 reviews
30 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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187 reviews 187 reviews
46 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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345 reviews 345 reviews
246 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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