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“While the ferry is clean, fun and fast...”

New England Fast Ferry
Ranked #13 of 48 things to do in New Bedford
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Reviewed July 20, 2010

While the ferry is clean, fun and fast the ticket experience has been hellish. This is our first trip to MV and we are staying in Vibeyard Haven. We bought our tickets from New Bedford to Vibeyard Haven. The woman asked when we would like our return ferry, not where. We waited at Vineyard Haven for an hour before we realized the boat was picking people up on Oak Bluffs. The next ferry isn't until 5:15pm. With a six hour car trip back to NY, we aren't that happy at the moment.

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Reviewed October 21, 2009

Yes, this is a great option instead of getting caught in Cape Cod traffic. The secure parking lot is conveniently located just off of Route 18. There is a shuttle that will take you to the ferry. This company is not the same company that runs the ferries down the Cape. That is the Steamship Authority. This summer the Fast Ferry offered a discount to MA residents. They will be discontinuing their route over the winter months due to low ridership. Who wants to ride a ferry in the dead of winter in New England?

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Reviewed September 5, 2004

We used the Martha’s Vineyard FAST FERRY from New Bedford the other day for a day trip to the Vineyard it was a very pleasant ride: smooth, comfortable and Scenic as it went along the coast of Hyannis, Cape Cod. We made reservations ahead of time so there was no waiting and we were at the Vineyard before we knew it. Parking is very reasonable only $10 for 24 hours. You don’t need a car on the Vineyard public transportation is available for $1 you can go to a gorgeous beach or Edgertown.

The ferry ports in the Victorian Village of Oak Bluffs with lots to do wonderful restaurants, shops and a beach.

The best thing about leaving from New Bedford is it was only 40 minutes from Providence to the Ferry terminal as apposed to 90 to Woods Hole. The FAST FERRY ride is less than one hour the same company has a traditional ferry which is a longer ride which cost less and you still save on the drive but who wouldn’t rather be on a nice boat ride rather than fighting traffic.

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