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Martha's Vineyard Ferry Information
Ports, Schedules, Fares & Parking

For the majority of travelers, a Martha's Vineyard ferry is the most convenient, most affordable way to make the short trip from Cape Cod to the nearby island of Martha's Vineyard.

Ferries at The Pier in Hyannis


Ferries to Martha's Vineyard leave Cape Cod from three ports:

  • Falmouth
  • Woods Hole
  • Hyannis
     


In this guide you'll find information on sailing from each port, along with links to each ferry service's website for the most up-to-date schedules, reservations, and discount offers.


Cape Cod to Martha's Vineyard Ferry Info
(Arranged by Fare Prices - Low to High)

FARE (R/T) FROM TO CROSSING TIME DATES OF SERVICE FERRY COMPANY
$16 adults
$8.50 ages 5-12
Woods Hole Vineyard Haven
Oak Bluffs
45 minutes VH: year round
OB: Apr-Oct
Steamship Authority
$20 adults
$10 ages 5-12
Falmouth Harbor Oak Bluffs 35 minutes May-Oct Island Queen
$24 Falmouth Harbor Oak Bluffs 20 minutes year round Patriot Party Boats
$45 adults
FREE age 12 and under
Hyannis Oak Bluffs 95 minutes May-Oct HyLine Cruises
$50 adults
$30 ages 6-12
Falmouth Harbor Edgartown 50 minutes May-Sept Falmouth Edgartown Ferry
$72 adults
$48 ages 5-12r
Hyannis Oak Bluffs 55 minutes May-Oct HyLine Cruises


Ferries from Falmouth to Martha's Vineyard

Island Queen
Falmouth Harbor
75 Falmouth Heights Road
(508) 548-4800

Route: Falmouth Harbor to Oak Bluffs

Season: Island Queen sails seasonally only, from late May to mid-October.

Auto Transport: No

Schedule: During peak season, Island Queen has seven daily departures for Oak Bluffs, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Additional sailings on weekends. (See schedules.)

Crossing Time: Approximately 35 minutes

Round Trip Fares: $20 adult, $10 kids age 5-12, kids 4 and under Free / Additional charge to bring bicycle, surfboard, etc. aboard

Parking: Island Queen has 2 lots, both within easy walking distance to the dock. $15.00 per day.

More Info: No credit cards accepted. Cash and travelers checks only. Some pets allowed. Visit the Island Queen website for more details.



Falmouth-Edgartown Ferry
Falmouth Harbor
278 Scranton Avenue
(508) 548-4800

Route: Falmouth to Edgartown

Season: Sails seasonally only, from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Auto Transport: No

Schedule: During the summer, four sailings daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with additional return sailing on Friday. (See full schedule [PDF])

Crossing Time: About 50 minutes

Round Trip Fares: $50 adult, $30 kids age 6-12, kids under 6 Free /Additional charge to bring bicycle, surfboard, etc. aboard

Parking: Many options including onsite, offsite with shuttle, valet parking. From $15 per day and up.

More Info: Some pets allowed. Be sure to check the Falmouth-Edgartown Ferry website for discounts and special offers.



Patriot Party Boats Water Shuttle
Falmouth Harbor
227 Clinton Avenue
(508) 548-2626


Route: Falmouth Harbor to Oak Bluffs

Season: Year round.

Auto Transport: No

Crossing Time: About 20 minutes

Fare: $12 each way

Parking: Various locations, from $10 per day.

More Info: Some pets allowed. See Patriot Party Boats for detailed ferry service info. Water taxi to Martha's Vineyard also available on call 24 hours a day.



Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard Ferry


Steamship Authority
Woods Hole Wharf
(508) 477-8600


Routes: Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs

Season: Sails to Vineyard Haven year round, and to Oak Bluffs seasonally from mid-April to mid-October

Auto Transport: Yes

Crossing Time: About 45 minutes

Schedule: Multiple daily sailings from 6 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. (See full schedule.)

Round Trip Fares: $16 adult, $8.50 kids age 5-12, kids age 4 and under Free, $8.50 active military with proper ID. Auto transport rates from about $135, depending on vehicle size. Additional charge to bring bicycle, surfboard, etc. aboard.

Parking: On-site at the terminal, and off-site with free shuttle service. $10-$13/day.

More Info: If you plan to take your vehicle on the Martha's Vineyard ferry, be sure to make your reservations as early as possible. (No later than January or February for vehicle transport on a summer weekend.) Some pets allowed. Be sure to check with the Steamship Authority for special fare and discount info.

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Ferries from Hyannis to Martha's Vineyard


HyLine Cruises
Ocean Street Docks
Hyannis
(800) 492-8082

Route: Hyannis to Oak Bluffs

Season: High-speed ferry sails seasonally, from May 1 to October 31. Traditional ferry sails seasonally, late may to mid-October.

Auto Transport: No

Crossing Time: High-speed - about 1 hour. Traditional ferry - about 95 minutes.

Schedule: Multiple daily sailings from 8:15 a.m. to 8:05 p.m. during the summer. (See full schedules - high-speed and traditional.)

Round Trip Fares: High-speed ferry - $72 adults, $48 kids age 5-12, kids age 4 and under Free. Traditional ferry - $45 adults, kids age 12 and under free. First Class also available on traditional ferry - $60 round trip. Additional charge to bring bicycle, surfboard, etc. aboard.

Parking: HyLine has its own lots near the pier ($20 per day in summer, less during the rest of the year). There are also a good number of privately owned lots within walking distance of the dock (costs vary). We prefer to park at the Hyannis Transportation Center on Main Street ($6 per day), then walk ($0) or take the trolley ($0, seasonal from late June to Labor Day) to the piers.

More Info: Some pets allowed. Be sure to check HyLine Cruises website for coupons and discounts.


Day-Trip Ferry to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

HyLine's "Around the Sound" ferry will take you to both islands in the same day.

Click here to see whether this excursion ferry is right for you.





Related Pages:

Recommended Lodging Near the Piers in Hyannis

Nantucket Island Ferries

More Cape Cod Ferries


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