Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry

Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry

Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry
4.5
Public Transportation Systems • Ferries
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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We operate the newest most luxurious fast ferry to Martha's Vineyard. The "Julia Leigh" offers all Business Class seating with interior luggage areas and the most advanced Ride Control System in the world offering the smoothest ride possible. Depart from Quonset Point, Rhode Island and avoid all the Cape Cod traffic - we will save you 3-4 hours in travel time each way! Closest daily ferry to Connecticut, New York & New Jersey. Dockside parking $15/day. Seasonal ferry service operating May through October.
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  • Ljl354
    4 contributions
    Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry
    On the whole, the ferry experience is well organized, prompt and staff are courteous. They could do with some signage upon arrival to point you in the right direction, e.g., there was no need for me to lug my luggage into the office to check in, but nobody told me that. It would help to have a pathway from parking lot to where the line forms, so that luggage and wheel chairs can roll easily - the loose stones impede can make it challenging. It would help to have hand sanitizer distributed throughout the ferry, especially at top and bottom of the handrails. My return trip had very rough seas (not the typical experience) and the captain did an excellent job navigating the swell. I only counted 5 sick bags for the entire deck which wasn't reassuring. I recommend having Dramamine available for sale like they do at gas stations.
    Visited July 2021
    Written August 9, 2021
  • HighMaintenanceGal
    California115 contributions
    Very convenient if traveling to MV from Rhode Island
    Skip the traffic and get on the Fast Ferry from Rhode Island. Trip was about 90 minutes and it drops you off in the heart of Oak Bluffs. Seats are unassigned, so if you want to have a lot of choice get there early. People start queuing up about 45 minutes before boarding. Bonus: there is a full Bar on board! Nothing fancy, but a nice touch.
    Visited July 2021
    Written July 29, 2021
  • Lavonna
    29 contributions
    Great Ride
    We decided To visit Martha’s Vineyard for the day. The ride on the ferry was amazing. Being out on the water with the cool breeze was very enjoyable. I strongly recommend you use this mode of transportation to visit the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard.
    Visited July 2019
    Traveled with family
    Written March 7, 2020
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Susan F
21 contributions
Jul 2021
I live in Rhode Island, so hauling myself to Woods Hole, parking a distance from the ferry, and then having to take a shuttle bus to the ferry has been a pain, but one I've endured if I want to visit my cousins on the Vineyard. This was so much easier, even if it costs more money. A couple of details would improve the service: going to Vineyard Haven instead of Oak Bluffs (traffic flow issues), and availability beyond summer (I prefer to visit off-season). All in all I'm glad I opted for this ferry, It was easy to get to and park and was right on time!
Written July 30, 2021
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Mark F
East Greenwich1 contribution
Aug 2022
Great experience. Being a native Rhode Islander I learned how much I didn't know about the history of Narragansett Bay. The ferry was great and the narrator was entertaining and informative for the whole hour and 45 minutes.
Written September 2, 2022
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rbourgeois01
Wallingford, CT1 contribution
Jul 2021
Service to Martha's Vinyard is on time and smooth. The location in Rhode Island, while it has no frills, is accessible and not prone to traffic jams. Onboard staff is courteous and professional. And the trip is short: 95 minutes.
Written September 23, 2021
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Wanderer799028
3 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
One of the most easiest and convenient spots to catch the ferry. The parking lot is close to the dock easy access board especially from your smart phone. The parking lot has a bit of stones and gravel and not paved so if you have a rollaway luggage that’s a little inconvenient but the proximity to the dock compensates for the gravel. If you want outdoor seating you have yo arrive early. However inside seating was quite comfortable with a stocked bar and plenty of snacks for purchase. One of the smoothest rides ever and so convenient! Did I say how convenient it was lol.
Written September 20, 2021
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barbarahL3192EF
CT3 contributions
Jun 2023
When our plans to sail to the Vineyard fell through due to weather issues, we decided last minute to hop on the Fast Ferry and go anyhow. What a great decision! Coming from CT, it was certainly faster to leave from RI than to wade through Cape Cod traffic on the way to Woods Hole. The boat was spacious and comfortably air conditioned inside with plenty of seating as well as tables for work/play surfaces. Plus there was a galley for food and bevs, including alcohol. The bathrooms were also large and clean. And there were plenty of cabs waiting in Oak Bluffs when we arrived. A total win!
Written August 15, 2023
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Denise W
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
Our family wanted to take a quick weekend trip to Martha's Vineyard after staying in Newport, RI. We learned about the Fast Ferry, made a reservation easily online, and had great rides that left on time. We would take this ferry again.
Written July 30, 2021
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DisneyDeeAnna
Atlanta, GA6 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
This was our first and only ferry ride from Rhode Island to Martha's Vineyard, so we don't have anything to compare it to, but I will say it was very nice. The vessel, restrooms, staff, etc. were all excellent. We practically had the ship to ourselves because we traveled at a non-peak time. If we travel this way again, we would definitely use it again. Best advice: BOOK EARLY! We tried to get tickets about three weeks in advance of our trip and they were sold out for our arrival date, so we had to find other transportation.
Written August 8, 2021
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ktgybbs
1 contribution
Aug 2021
The staff was helpful and friendly. The boat trip was smooth. The captain was informative and everyone wore masks. I was glad we could take this when the Fast Ferry from NY to OB was cancelled last minute. I look forward to taking this trip again in the future.
Written September 26, 2021
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suzhoch
White Plains, NY1 contribution
Jul 2023
Easy to get to, well organized, comfortable ride. If you don’t need your car, this is the way to go. Parking is safe and secure. The ferry offers outdoor and indoor seating. The indoor section is air conditioned, and has seating with tables (and power outlets) available.
Written August 8, 2023
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BrianRI2014
Warwick, RI4 contributions
Jul 2023
The ferry is clean and always on time. I wasn't happy about the $40 charge each for our electric bikes. We traveled with another couple who had touring bikes that were heavier than ours, and they only had to pay $10 each for the bikes. Why the additional surcharge on electric bikes?
Written August 8, 2023
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