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“Great service”

The Steamship Authority - Martha's Vineyard
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Woods Hole
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great service”
Reviewed 9 October 2012

The ferry was quick, easy to use, and the staff were friendly. It was also easy to park, and there's a free shuttle down to the docks. What more could you ask for?

Visited September 2012
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Danbury, CT
Level 6 Contributor
357 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Good ride back and forth.”
Reviewed 6 October 2012

The ferry left on time both ways and a nice peaceful ride. The shuttle bus picked us up in the parking lot and made the whole trip a whole lot easier than trying to find parking.

Visited October 2012
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Louisville, Kentucky
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“On time”
Reviewed 5 October 2012

A good ride over, however the whole ship rattles your teeth when at high torque starting and stopping

Visited September 2012
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London
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Well organised and free wifi!”
Reviewed 4 October 2012

Really well organised for parking, buying tickets, boarding and arriving at Martha's Vineyard, plus free wifi on the boat - all for a very reasonable rate as foot passengers. Cafe on board and my mum (who's very fussy) even said the coffee was alright! Easy way to do a day trip from the Cape to Martha's Vineyard for the day.

Visited September 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Efficient and affordable”
Reviewed 2 October 2012

Bus from and to parking lot was easy and organized . Had no problem getting ferry tickets.at window. Boat was clean. Would have been nice to have been able to buy a glass of wine or beer on the trip back.

Visited September 2012
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