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Address: 69 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone Number: +1 508-477-8600
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Description: Serving over 600,000 passengers to Nantucket, The Steamship Authority is...
Serving over 600,000 passengers to Nantucket, The Steamship Authority is the largest ferry service to the Island of Nantucket from Cape Cod. We offer the lowest fares and the most frequent daily departures for passengers, automobiles and trucks. Our ferries to Nantucket depart from the iconic Hyannis Harbor. Our seasonal high-speed passenger-only ferry, the M/V Iyanough, gets you to Nantucket - dock-to-dock - in just an hour. Enjoy great savings with our special $50 same-day, round-trip, available Monday - Thursday, April - December. For a perfect day trip Nantucket makes wonderful destinations - with magnificent beaches, charming scenery and fabulous shopping and dining.
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Day trip to nantucket for 5. Tix were pricey ($50 each) but they have this down to a science. Less than an hour ride. Outdoor seating available. Inside is super comfy seats and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Medford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Day trip to nantucket for 5. Tix were pricey ($50 each) but they have this down to a science. Less than an hour ride. Outdoor seating available. Inside is super comfy seats and even seating for 6 around a table! There are bathrooms aboard and food and drinks available. People were saying the line for what I think were alcoholic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is the high speed ship from Hyannis to Nantucket. $50 round trip. Very efficient and fast. Had a great time...this is the best way to go, period!!

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Baden, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We took the high speed to Nantucket -- the ship was clean, fast, and comfortable. However the staff at their parking site were very rude and unapproachable. It was very crowded and we did not initially see any open spaces. I asked one of the shuttle drivers (not actively working at the time) if there were spaces elsewhere. He threw... More 

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Holden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The high speed ferry takes only an hour from Hyannis to Nantucket. A very user friendly schedule that allows you to spend the whole day on Nantucket if you wish. If you buy your tickets at the Cape Cod Mall guest services kiosk, you can save an extra $5.00 per person. Monday-Thursday fare per person was only $45.00 per person... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Nice little trip to Nantucket on the steamship authority fast ferry....crew was very nice the parking was confusing. We called in the morning to find out which lot was open and when we got there it was closed...

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Boca Raton, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We booked the ferry at 8 am by phone for an 11 am departure. $50 per person plus $15 for parking. They shuttle you to and from the ferry from the parking lot. A bit more affordable than the Hy-line who had no availability. Pleasant 1 hour to and from Nantucket. Docks 1 block from town. I would give the... More 

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Strongsville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

They efficiently get you on board, leave on time, and quickly get to Martha's Vineyard from Woods Hole (about 45-minute ride). Seems a lot of locals and tourists and their cars rely on the ferry system for daily transportation to the island (very crowded). Make sure you arrive early to park, buy tickets, and board since they stick to the... More 

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Medford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Steamship Authority is much more affordable than Hy-Line Cruises and excellent method to get to Nantucket! Comfortable seats and wonderful travel.

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Gresford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We took the HS ferry to Nantucket for a day trip. During the week, they were offering a $50 round trip which seemed good value compared to the regular price. The service was efficient and on time.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great ferry serve with great secure parking. Ferry on time and was very comfortable with free WIFI. Easy way to get to nantucket or Martha's Vineyard.

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Address: 69 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone Number: +1 508-477-8600
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Hyannis

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