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New England Fast Ferry

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Address: 49 State Pier, New Bedford, MA 02740-7254
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+1 866-683-3779

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Fast Ferry

What a lovely way to head to Martha's Vineyard on the Seastreak Ferry ! The ride is quick the price is right the parking is good the seats are comfortable and there are snacks... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 8, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely way to head to Martha's Vineyard on the Seastreak Ferry ! The ride is quick the price is right the parking is good the seats are comfortable and there are snacks and drinks on board. If you miss the ferry you can take the next one with an additional charge of only five dollars per ticket!

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

The Seastreak fast ferry from New Bedford gets you to Martha's Vineyard in an hour enabling you to enjoy an entire day there without having to spend the night. The steamship authority ferry is a much longer ride and although it is cheaper much of your day is spent getting to the Vineyard and coming back. We left on time... More 

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New Bedford, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

We arrived at plenty of time, The boat was very clean. Inside and out was great. Comfortable enough to fall asleep on the way home. The seats are comfortable. They had drinks a snacks available, the fee wasn't bad and they had senior citizen rates.

Thank Kathleen829
Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2015

If one is West of Cape Cod and traveling with a plan to visit Martha's Vineyard. The New England Fast Ferry puts you on the Island faster that one can drive to the Cape and take the ferry. Have to admit it is an interesting ride out of New Bedford, Mass, and to the Vineyard in about an hour. Have... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2015

The ride to Martha Vineyard was awesome. The ferry left and arrives on time. Fantastic experience. I look forward to taking this ferry again on our next visit to New Bedford.

Thank DMAN0431
Lakeville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2015

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

Thank thresa p
Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

3 Thank marica810
Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

2 Thank Lisa L

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