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“Good service, fast and a bit cheaper”

The Steamship Authority
Ranked #3 of 39 things to do in Hyannis
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Owner description: The Steamship Authority is the largest ferry service to the Island of Nantucket from Cape Cod. We offer the lowest fares and the most frequent daily departures for passengers, automobiles and trucks. Our ferries to Nantucket depart from the iconic Hyannis Harbor. Please note, we offer limited premium on-site parking as well as off-site parking with free shuttle service. Check our mobile site for current parking and trip status. Our seasonal high-speed passenger-only ferry, the M/V Iyanough, gets you to Nantucket - dock-to-dock - in just an hour. Enjoy great savings with our special $50 same-day, round-trip, available Monday - Thursday, April - December. For a perfect day trip Nantucket makes wonderful destinations - with magnificent beaches, charming scenery and fabulous shopping and dining.
Reviewed 24 August 2013

In my opinion Nantucket is overrated but it worth a visit. Steamship is 50 bucks per adult during week days comparing with 79 in weekend and with the competition Hy-Line every day... Speedboat worth it's money being just a 60 mins trip in comfort, wifi, beverages and pretty variate e food options. Even if the website said to go there and they will find a place for you get a ticket online because you can have our experience: to arrive one hour in advance, to get on the waiting list and to be lucky to get aboard few minutes before taking off... Parking is 15 bucks per day but you have a shuttle to get you to your car...

3  Thank Aburel
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Traveling to Nantucket mid-week was only $50 round trip. Parking at the terminal is essentially always full, especially if you're not there first thing in the morning. They have plenty of off site parking with shuttle buses and there are also some other independant parking options within a block that are an easy walk.

The ferry has a few tables along the windows but these seats also fill up fast. There is some food and drinks available on the ferry. It was a smooth ride and there were several TV's throughout the inside seating offering something to watch during the short trip. The seats and everything were clean and well maintained.

Thank Boomerang025
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

we wended up taking steamship to Nantucket this year because 50.00 mon-thurs round trip,cant beat that.
we took the fast ferry and was there in an hour and back in an hour at night. they do have seats outside in the back if you get a little sea sick and they sell beverages and snacks as well. the staff is friendly and there to help if you need something.
overall we enjoyed our trip with them and thank them for getting us there and back safely.

Thank candycorncats
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

We felt it was a bit on the High side in price. $139.00 for a round trip for 2 on a Saturday. But, Staff was very friendly. If it's only $100.00 Monday-Thursday round trip for 2, it makes you wonder way they charge more Friday-Sunday. I understand there may be more people and more trips but that should lead to more business right? Or Is it different fuel on the weekend? ha ha
All in all it was a safe trip and unless there is another way to get there it is what it is!

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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Truly a fair price and good service. It was affordable. Some of the ships were outrageously priced but these guys had a good price and that's all you really need to get over to the vineyard for a day. Also nice that there were cabs waiting as soon as you get off the boat.

2  Thank Mike M
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