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New England Fast Ferry

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Address: 49 State Pier, New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone Number: 866 683 3779

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fast ferry to marthas vinyard

great experience, great departure times.nice and warm on cold damp days inside.will def. use the fast ferry again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
thresa p
Lakeville, Massachusetts
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Lakeville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

great experience, great departure times.nice and warm on cold damp days inside.will def. use the fast ferry again.

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The Fast Ferry is the way to travel to and from Nantucket to the eastern shoreline. The travel times are convenient and the location of the ferry is central to the hotels and island attractions. I thought my trip would take two hours, but was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at my destination in exactly one hour. The ferry is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We took a day trip to Martha's Vineyard and debated which of the ferry options to take. We live in RI and decided to take the fast ferry from New Bedford to Oak Bluffs even though the price was a little steep. (70 dollars round trip)..Would definitely do it again. It was easy in and out for parking and no... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

For weeks we sweated the details of how to get to Marthas Vineyard from Providence (after flying in from Chicago). With a couple of seasickness-prone family members, and no desire to battle traffic going to Woods Hole, we ultimately chose the New England Fast Ferry out of New Bedford. We had read that the ferry out of Providence has a... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

ferry fast and clean, I miss the old ferry where you could sit outside on deck, this one is mostly enclosed. but it does the trick.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

While the ferry is clean, fun and fast the ticket experience has been hellish. This is our first trip to MV and we are staying in Vibeyard Haven. We bought our tickets from New Bedford to Vibeyard Haven. The woman asked when we would like our return ferry, not where. We waited at Vineyard Haven for an hour before we... More 

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2009

Yes, this is a great option instead of getting caught in Cape Cod traffic. The secure parking lot is conveniently located just off of Route 18. There is a shuttle that will take you to the ferry. This company is not the same company that runs the ferries down the Cape. That is the Steamship Authority. This summer the Fast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2004

We used the Martha’s Vineyard FAST FERRY from New Bedford the other day for a day trip to the Vineyard it was a very pleasant ride: smooth, comfortable and Scenic as it went along the coast of Hyannis, Cape Cod. We made reservations ahead of time so there was no waiting and we were at the Vineyard before we knew... More 

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