Island Queen Ferry

Island Queen Ferry, Falmouth: Address, Phone Number, Island Queen Ferry Reviews: 4.5/5

Island Queen Ferry
4.5
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The Fun Way to Martha's Vineyard! Sail away on the Island Queen from Falmouth, Cape Cod and you will experience Martha's Vineyard within just 35-minutes. Convenient parking just 200 yards from the dock. Enjoy our enclosed lounge, outside decks, full-service snack bar and our friendly crew! Daily sailings beginning at 9:00am from late May to mid October. Children ages 4 & under travel free! BOOK ONLINE in advance, to ensure availability of your desired sailing times!
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TexasMomTW
Hot Springs, AR340 contributions
Sep 2021
Reservations were easy on the website, and we booked the 9 AM Oak Bluff ferry, with the 2:15 PM return. We arrived at the Island Queen parking lot at 8 AM for the 9 AM ferry, and there were plenty of parking spots available, even though electronic signage on our way and radio updates said that parking had limited availability. We paid $20 in cash to park, and then walked half a block to the Island Queen boarding location. There were clean rest rooms and a covered seating area where we waited until we were able to board the ferry. The ride was comfortable, the workers were efficient, professional and nice, and the restrooms on board were fine.
The schedule worked out well for our excellent 10:30 am to 1 pm History (bus) Tour with Oak Bluffs Land and Wharf Tours, giving us enough time to walk around the port and visit the Camp Meeting Association gingerbread houses and tabernacle before we walked back to the Island Ferry seating area to board our return ferry.
Written November 3, 2021
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Thank you so much for choosing the Island Queen ferry in Falmouth. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience, including the ease of booking your reservation online. We hope to welcome you aboard once again in the near future.
Written December 28, 2021
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maureenmcdonough2018
Norton, MA15 contributions
Oct 2021
We had originally planned to take the Seastreak ferry to Martha's Vineyard from New Bedford - but our scheduled ferry was cancelled. We scrambled to find another ferry service on short notice. We were SO pleased with the Island Queen. Much cheaper than Seastreak, and parking lot is only a short walk away from the dock. The staff on the dock and on the ferry could not have been nicer. Boarding was quick and easy. We will definitely plan on the Island Queen for our next visit to the Vineyard!
Written October 12, 2021
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Thank you Maureen for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience and that you will return to see us on your next visit.
Written December 28, 2021
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Deckreaters
Burlington, NJ13 contributions
Aug 2021
We bought our tix online and took our bicycles. Got there early, everything good. On-time, smooth entry. Return trip easy-peasy. Enjoyed the ride both ways. There were some seats in-between us and other travelers while we're still in the pandemic.
Written September 24, 2021
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Thank you for your great review and happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience.
Written December 28, 2021
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John W
LaGrangeville, NY779 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is a fast and convenient ferry service from Falmouth to Martha's Vinyard and back. The crew is friendly and helpful, and the ride takes approximately 40 minutes. My only suggestion is to buy the tickets in advance to get the time slot you want. This can easily be done on your mobile phone.
Written September 22, 2021
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Thank you for joining us John aboard the Island Queen and for suggesting that passengers book in advance using their mobile phone, which we also recommend doing. Hope to welcome you aboard in the near future.
Written December 28, 2021
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Diane D
Flint, MI9 contributions
Sep 2021
Sitting on the top deck and the views! Visiting Martha's Vineyard is something everyone must put on their Bucket List.
Written September 21, 2021
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So happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and thank you for your review!
Written December 28, 2021
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673sheric
Hopkinton, MA256 contributions
Aug 2021
I love taking the IQ to MV - easy, inexpensive, and efficient. It is also great to be able to park and walk to the ferry vs taking the Steamship Authority ferry where you park and shuttle to the dock.
Written August 29, 2021
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Happy to hear that your experience was easy and affordable, which we hope everyone will experience when they join us aboard the Island Queen ferry. Thank you for your review!
Written December 28, 2021
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newengland50
Franklin, MA434 contributions
Aug 2021
If you are traveling to Martha's Vineyard without a car, this is the best way to go. There is parking reserved for Island Queen customers within a short walking distance (a distance equal to just over a city block). It's $20 per calendar day (if you arrive one day and depart the next, it is not 24 hours but two days). The Steamship Authority has parking, but it is a long distance in a shuttle bus from the ferry dock.

The Island Queen can be busy on early sailings and on weekend days. There is a bar with beverages and some snacks onboard. The ship offers indoor and outdoor seating.

The trip is about 35 minutes. You should make reservations online prior to the trip.

The ship is kept clean
Written August 24, 2021
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Thank you for your review and for choosing the Island Queen. We hope to see you again in the near future!
Written December 28, 2021
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Mizmoe
East Providence, RI220 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Great ferry ride from Falmouth to Oaks Bluff on Martha’s Vineyard. Leave right on time and arrives 35 minutes later. Food and drinks available for purchase. Restrooms available on Ferry. 3 levels of seating: indoors, partially covered outdoors and fully opened top level.
Written August 2, 2021
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Thank you Mizmoe for your 5-star review. We appreciate very much your choosing to sail with us!
Written December 28, 2021
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KCLizard
State College, PA578 contributions
Jul 2021
If you are not taking a car, and you want to be in the Cape area before or after going to the Vineyard, this is a great choice. The parking is nearby (whereas the other nearby ferry service makes you park a long ways from the terminal). Your ticket info is on your phone and quick for check-in, and the waiting area is pleasant as you watch the harbor. The boat also loads quickly, and you can get on and off much quicker than the bigger boats. The prices for snacks on the boat are very reasonable. The boat unloads on the island in an area with several bike rentals, bars, restaurants and shops so it is super convenient.
Written July 31, 2021
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We appreciate that you chose to join us aboard the Island Queen ferry and thank you for your very kind review of your experience!
Written December 28, 2021
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67worldtr
Holyoke, MA68 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Great ride. Very comfortable only takes 35 minutes to get to Martha’s Vineyard. Drops you off close to everything. Lest expensive then Hyannis ferry. Does have a lot off parking for a price!!
Written July 15, 2021
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Thank you for your review and for choosing the Island Queen!
Written December 28, 2021
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