By Ferry

Steamship Authority boat, Martha's Vineyard

The Steamship Authority provides year-round passenger and auto (the only ferry that accommodates autos) ferry service from Woods Hole on Cape Cod virtually all day long.  Advanced reservations are needed for cars, especially June through August, but passengers never need a reservation.  

Travel distance is 7 miles, and the trip takes approximately 40 minutes.  The ferry has WIFI, refreshments and indoor and outdoor seating to enjoy the beautiful views of Vineyard Sound.   Ferries dock in Vineyard Haven year round, and in Oak Bluffs mid-May through mid-October.

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Seasonal passenger ferry service is provided from many other ports, including:

Island Queen from Falmouth on Cape Cod, Massachusetts  This scenic trip takes 30 minutes from Falmouth Harbor to Oak Bluffs, bicycles are permitted, and parking is available nearby.

Hy-line Cruises from Hyannis on Cape Cod, Massachusetts
This service offers both high speed and traditional ferry service from mid-Cape to Oak Bluffs.  Fares, and schedules vary, and parking is available nearby. Bicycles are permitted for an additional fee.

SeaStreak from New York and New Jersey as well as from New Bedford in Southeastern Massachusetts. The New York to Martha’s Vineyard service takes 5 hours with no connecting stops. WIFI, bar and refreshments and 12 large screen TVs available. The fast ferry service from New Bedford takes 50 minutes, and bicycles are permitted.

Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry from North Kingston, Rhode Island.  Fast Ferry service takes 75 minutes, bicycles and pets are permitted. There is secure dockside parking provided. Full bar, snacks and refreshments onboard. Seasonal service May thru October. Reservations highly recommended.

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