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Where would we be without Steamship Authority?

This is how we’ve traveled to Nantucket for every visit! Clean boat, always on time, Best way to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EBx2
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Wolcott, Vermont
Fast ferry gets you there in warmth and comfort

I have used the steamship before but do love the Steamship Fast ferry. Great crew, friendly and... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
coolchange58_12
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is how we’ve traveled to Nantucket for every visit! Clean boat, always on time, Best way to travel!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EBx2
Reviewed 25 November 2018

I have used the steamship before but do love the Steamship Fast ferry. Great crew, friendly and helpful

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank coolchange58_12
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I often hear that the ride is agreat way to unwind from the world as you head to our little piece of heaven in just 1 hour (or 21/4hrs on traditional ferry)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 24 October 2018

After several trips with the hydrofoil in the past, we decided to use the regular ferry this time. The weather was glorious and we took dozens of pics. It was a very leisurely trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chrissie777
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is the easiest way to visit MV or Nantucket...easy on easy off with no worries about a vehicle. Lots of times so its flexible as well.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank windflight007
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Arriving in Hyannis at 5:30am, left the car in a parking lot and took the free shuttle to the ferry dock for the slow ferry (2 hours to Nantucket). It was a leisurely way to watch the sun come up, have a coffee and muffin...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alicekoperanaples
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We took the high-speed ferry (one hour) from Hyannis to Nantucket. The Steamship Authority is very timely and the large crowd of passengers embarked and disembarked in an orderly fashion. The seats were very comfortable. Food and drinks are available. There is a discounted fare...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cynthia O
Reviewed 7 September 2018

When you see the sign on the pier, and the lighthouse before entering the harbor - wow!! I remember diving for scallops in the harlob!~

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank XSki007
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

On time, clean and great staff that maintains their customers quality service but competition must make one good company be best. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JunJ763
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Ferry was nice. Smooth ride with family and others visiting Nantucket. Only one hour from Hyannis to Nantucket. Watch the schedules to ensure you don't get left behind.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carl W
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johnandkathys
11 September 2018|
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Response from Joel137 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! They will even help you get it on board.
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pataelliott
15 February 2017|
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Response from Markoshannon | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. But there are too many all ready. The high speed ferries only carry passengers. Driving on the island looks like a mess. Tight streets and then you have to find parking. You can rent bikes or take uber or... More
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