Ferries from West Yarmouth to Nantucket
Question: Can you ferry to Nantucket from West Yarmouth? Where is the dock and which ferry do you take to get to Nantucket?
Hi Patricia - No, there's no ferry service from West Yarmouth and Nantucket.
Not to worry, though. If you'll be staying in West Yarmouth, the island ferries are only a few miles drive from there.
In season (early June to late September), there are two choices of ports for Nantucket ferries: Hyannis and Harwichport.
Off-season (October through May) there's only one option: Hyannis.
From West Yarmouth, it's a shorter drive to Hyannis - it's right next door. Plus, there are more daily departures from Hyannis than from Harwichport.
That said, Harwichport isn't all that far from West Yarmouth. It's about a 10 mile drive.
The primary benefits of taking the ferry from Harwichport are:
- parking is free for day-trippers; and
- the ferry company often posts special fare discounts on their website.
So it might be worth a little extra drive time to save some money on your trip to Nantucket. Here's more about the Nantucket ferries ...
I hope this info is helpful. Enjoy your trip to the island!