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The Steamship Authority - Martha's Vineyard

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Serving over 2 million travelers to Martha's Vineyard, the Steamship Authority is the largest ferry provider on Cape Cod, offering the lowest fares, the most departures and year-round service for passengers, vehicles and trucks. We offer off-site...more
1 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the ferry to MV with my car Made reservations a few months ago which are key. Boat was full Ferry left right on time 45 min ride Smooth sailing

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to be staying near to the ship authority off site car park and wereshuttle service, so were able to walk there and catch the shuttle bus without a hitch. I would not recommend trying to park at Woods Hole as parking...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Rammy_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you need or want a vehicle on the island this works well. Make a reservation about 160.00 to 180.00 a car and $10.00 a person. They boarding is quick and organized. Goes well. Very clean and a smooth ride over. Restrooms and snacks are...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jjnemitz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the "Martha's Vineyard" ferry from Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs and had a smooth stable ride even though it was very windy. We walked on with our luggage and there was plenty of room and many areas to sit with a view. On...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip to the Vineyard is 45 min by ferry but your would never know it. We had great weather so that helps but the but you barely knew you were on a boat. This ferry runs on time and is very affordable. We wish...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank lance208
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took the ferry from Woods Hole and was my first time to ever ride a ferry. The boat was clean and staff were friendly. I think the price is also very reasonable for walking passengers.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mykrtek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ferry was on time, plenty of room and staff was helpful,boat was stable, not alot of rocking and most of all you can transport your car.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank William C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took this ship to Martha’s. It was a smooth ride. It was the cheapest however parking lot in Thomas Landers Rd was too far.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Dustin A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this ferry from Woodhole to Martha’s Vineyard. Great ferry ride over there and back. We recommend this ferry ride to and from Martha’s Vineyard. Great fabulous view

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Destination631434
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I have been using The Steamship Authority for about 50 years. I was about 9 years old when i had my 1st boat ride over to the islands. I am still enthralled about the boat ride over and back. My wife and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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May 31, 2019|
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Response from pakasuz2 | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can as i have seen many wheelchairs.Depending on its size you may have to enter where the vehicles do.
Lauren K
May 29, 2019|
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Response from neonmomf | Reviewed this property |
The Ferry runs often hourly give or take but has different schedules for peak and non peak seasons. It didn't run late evening so keep in mind early times and later times. Best to check website on current timings. Not... More
August 18, 2018|
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Response from Eric F | Reviewed this property |
We had our truck shipped over on ferry to the island.