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The Steamship Authority - Martha's Vineyard

1 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
+1 508-477-8600
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Wonderful trip

We spent a day in Martha's vineyard and enjoyed the ferry trip to the Island. Friendly, good... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
Always reliable

I used as a passenger only for a quick golf dat at Farmneck. Easy parking in Falmouth lot. Bus... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
Thomas F
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Serving over 2 million travelers to Martha's Vineyard, the Steamship Authority is the largest ferry provider on Cape Cod, offering the lowest fares, the most departures and year-round service for passengers, vehicles and trucks. We offer off-site parking and free shuttle service to our Woods Hole terminal. Check our mobile site for current parking and trip status. Whether you come for a day, or a longer stay, the Steamship Authority is the Way to Go with our spacious ships, the most frequent daily departures, and U.S. Coast Guard-certified crews to get you there safely. From the moment you step on board, you'll have that vacation feeling. Sit outdoors for the sea breezes and spectacular ocean views, or find cozy, comfortable seating indoors. For your enjoyment, our snack bars offer beverages including beer, wine and mixed drinks, as well as hot and cold menu items. Pets are welcome to travel with you in designated areas on-board. The seven mile trip from Woods Hole to beautiful Martha's Vineyard takes just 45 minutes. And you have your choice of two ports for your arrival: Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs (May-October). From magnificent beaches to wind-swept dunes to historic town centers, a trip to Martha's Vineyard will always be memorable.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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1 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
+1 508-477-8600
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

We spent a day in Martha's vineyard and enjoyed the ferry trip to the Island. Friendly, good service

Thank Pollyallen
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I used as a passenger only for a quick golf dat at Farmneck. Easy parking in Falmouth lot. Bus drops you right at the ferry. Loads and leaves on time. Plenty of room to stretch out and great wifi.

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Our first trip on the MV Ferries was completely uneventful. Waiting lines were quicker than I expected. I can say that the food selections seemed - just adequate...

Thank Mrmojo58
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great way to get to Martha's Vineyard. On time, clean, very well organized. We had a reservation that we made a month ago. I am not sure how it will work without one. All went very well.

Thank Squawbrook
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We took the Ferry from Woods Hole to Martha's vineyard, it was very comfortable, clean, friendly staff. Very enjoyable ride. Had the opportunity to meet others going and to find out information on what to do and what to see.

1  Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 1 November 2016

If you are taking a car to MV you have no choice but to take the ferry; on the other hand its nice to know that the service is excellent and very well done. As an added plus the seats are comfortable, the boat is...More

1  Thank JoeD1957
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Very comfortable ride, nice and cozy. Bring some cards if you enjoy that as there are chairs placed around tables that allow for it.

1  Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The ferry ride itself was fine, but the process of actually getting onto it was an absolute nightmare. We purchased tickets online easily enough. They then charged, voided payment, and recharged the credit card SIX TIMES, totalling nearly $1,200 in charges. When we showed up...More

3  Thank stephanie_sandiego1
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I've been using the Steamship Authority for my whole life, and it is usually a great service. It's the only choice in some situations, but it is fine. They do their job and do it well. However the food on the boat is so overpriced...More

Thank Kat M
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Used this last week. Island Queen (across the street from our resort) closed the week before so we had to use the Steamship. Drove to Palmer lot and got a bus to the Woods Hole area. Once in Woods Hole, we purchased our tickets thinking...More

Thank Jill K
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Response from tinaNtravel | Reviewed this property |
Hello, What bus? Google the bus line and check the schedule online.
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Response from Martha G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, lots of dogs aboard, all sizes, sorry for the delay
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