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a great way to get to the Island of Nantucket which is a great day trip or a place to spend some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barry N
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Coventry, Rhode Island
We often take a trip the Islands while down on the cape for vacation

The kids have a blast and the trips always go without a hitch. The trips are simple and mnost of... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
Tumble2113
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Melrose, Massachusetts
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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...more
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69 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a great way to get to the Island of Nantucket which is a great day trip or a place to spend some great vacation days. We mostly spend about a week or ten days here. a great beach is available and the town itself is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barry N
Reviewed March 3, 2019

The kids have a blast and the trips always go without a hitch. The trips are simple and mnost of the planning is spent on what to do on Islands.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tumble2113
Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

Contact Steamshio Authority if you plan on taking the Ferry to the Vineyard or Nantucket. I was stuck on the Island for two extra days due to high wind gusts in which the Boat cancelled its trips to and from.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank QuincyPoint0001
Reviewed January 12, 2019

Good experience onboard this ship to the islands. Head and food service onboard. Generally, runs on a prompt schedule.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank capec0dtraveler
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Well worth the time to take a lovely trip to Marthas Vineyard or Nantucket. The boat has nice food wine and snacks.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank darialyman1968
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Clean ship.friendly service,and a great snack bar. The boat was on time to Nantucket and back to Hyannis.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Connector584471
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Nice ships mechanically sound for the ocean or bay, well organized for busy times, but difficult to get a ticket for desired time. A lot of " standby". Can't be in a hurry travelling to and from island. Fast and comfortable for average seas. Expensive...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Donald R
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Doing a week of exploring! Looking for the cobble stones on Main Street! The whale hedges in Sconset! The old times who grew up there! Even those that like to talk.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ackhack
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This brief ride from Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard was pleasant and the sights was nice. The big problem with this company is that they are not prepared to handle a large group that need to park. Yes they have the lots all over the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank glogodschild50
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Due to the hurricane that hit North Carolina, we had to change airports and ultimately missed our fast ferry to Nantucket last week. The shuttle drivers in Hyannis were extremely helpful in getting us on another departure that same afternoon. Upon leaving Nantucket, they also...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mwleonard
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carib_vacation
August 12, 2018|
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Response from alot4 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend paying for the parking near the port. There is no inexpensive places to park. It is worth the convenience. Enjoy!
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carib_vacation
August 12, 2018|
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Response from debot4 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is available close by and not that expensive-if you are going on a holiday or weekend you might want to check out the shuttle in advance online.
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August 1, 2018|
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Response from alot4 | Reviewed this property |
Rates for regular ferry is one way and for high speed rates are round trip..
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