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eFerry tickets - Questions and Answers 

What is the eFerry ticket and how does it work?

An eFerry ticket is similar to a traditional electronic ticket currently used on our high-speed ferry route, but uses contactless technology, which makes it faster, easier, and safer to use. You don’t need to show a barcode, and your eFerry ticket can even be automatically selected by the scanning device.

eFerry tickets work with the iPhone, Apple Watch, or an Android device.

First, you need to add your eFerry ticket to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay app. Then when you arrive at the gate it is as simple as tap-and-go by holding the top of your iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android device near the reader.

Where is the eFerry ticket available? 

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Following a successful test of the eFerry ticket on the high-speed ferry route in 2019, we are now bringing the technology to all our routes. The tickets are now available for purchase with a new mobile payment solution for our traditional ferry routes. Visit app.steamshipauthority.com or scan the QR code at left to purchase. 

 

The eFerry ticket is also available on the M/V Iyanough high-speed service between Hyannis and Nantucket after reservations are made via the Authority's website

How do I board the boat with my eFerry ticket using an iPhone?

Use an iPhone 6 or any newer iPhone.

  1. Tap the notification to select your eFerry ticket in Apple Wallet
  2. Hold the top of iPhone near reader
  3. If you have multiple tickets, swipe left to find them
  4. Get on board!
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How do I board the boat with my eFerry ticket using an Apple Watch?

  1. Double-click the side button to activate Apple Wallet
  2. Hold the display of your Apple Watch near the reader
  3. If you have multiple tickets, swipe left to find them
  4. Get on board!
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How do I board the boat with my eFerry ticket using my Android device?

Make sure you are on Android OS 4.4 or newer and that NFC is enabled on your device settings.

  1. Unlock your phone
  2. Hold the back of your phone near the reader
  3. If you have multiple tickets, swipe left to find them
  4. Get on board!
eFerry Android infographic

 

High-speed ferry ticket FAQs

I don’t have a smartphone, or I don’t want to use my smartphone to board the boat. What do I do? 

You can choose to either print your high-speed reservation at home or have it printed for you at the ticket office prior to departure.

How do I add the eFerry tickets to my Apple Wallet app?

You will receive an email from eTickets@steamshipauthority.com. Open the email on your iPhone, use the “Add to Apple Wallet” button, and follow the simple flow. Once in Wallet, your eFerry ticket will become available on other iOS devices if you have enabled Wallet in your iCloud settings.

How do I add the eFerry tickets to my Google Pay app?

You will receive an email from eTickets@steamshipauthority.com. Open the email on your Android device, use the “G Pay | Save to Phone” button, and follow the simple flow.

What if I change my reservation?

The eFerry ticket will automatically update in your Apple Wallet or Google Pay app so long as your phone has internet connectivity.

What if I have the ticket on more than one device? Can it be used to board twice?

Once the eFerry ticket is redeemed, it will be noted in our system and the eFerry ticket will be greyed out in your Apple Wallet or Google Pay app and denote that it has been redeemed.  If the ticket has not been greyed out but has been used, our system will identify this and deny subsequent use.  

What if the trip is canceled?

The Authority’s established policies for canceled or missed trips will apply. The eFerry ticket will remain in your Apple Wallet or Google Pay app until you remove it.  You may choose to cancel your eFerry ticket and receive a refund, change your eFerry ticket to another trip, or use it on a standby basis. 

If the eFerry ticket is canceled, it will be noted in our system and the eFerry ticket will be greyed out in your Apple Wallet or Google Pay app and denote that it has been canceled.

If the eFerry ticket is changed to another trip, the eFerry ticket will automatically update in your Apple Wallet or Google Pay app.

What if I miss the boat?

The Authority’s established policies for canceled or missed trips will apply.

eFerry tickets can be used up to one year from the date of purchase on a standby basis and the eFerry ticket will remain in your Apple Wallet or Google Pay app until you remove it.

Traditional ferry ticket FAQs

I don’t have a smartphone, or I don’t want to use my smartphone to board the boat. What do I do? 

You can still purchase a paper ticket at one of our terminals prior to boarding. 

How do I purchase an eFerry ticket?

Go to app.steamshipauthority.com. Choose your route, your fare, and the number of passengers and/or bikes. You can then either pay via Apple Pay or Google Wallet, if they are set up on your smartphone, or you can enter your credit card information, along with an email address and a mobile phone number (optional) and click "submit payment." 

After your payment is processed, you can then add the tickets directly to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay app by clicking on either the “Add to Apple Wallet” button or the “G Pay | Save to Phone” button displayed on the confirmation page.

You can also add the tickets by clicking on the appropriate button for your phone's operating system in the confirmation email you will receive following your purchase from eTickets@steamshipauthority.com. 

Can I purchase an eFerry ticket on my desktop computer? 

Yes! Just follow the same process as above. When you receive your confirmation email, open it on your mobile phone and then click the appropriate button for your phone's operating system to add it to either your Apple Wallet or Google Pay app. 

What if I have the ticket on more than one device? Can it be used to board twice?

Once the eFerry ticket is redeemed, it will be noted in our system and the eFerry ticket will be greyed out in your Apple Wallet or Google Pay app and denote that it has been redeemed.  If the ticket has not been greyed out but has been used, our system will identify this and deny subsequent use.  

For round-trip tickets, the same eFerry ticket will be used for both segments of your journey, so the ticket will not grey out until after your return trip. 

How do I recieve a refund for my ticket purchase? 

Your ticket is valid for two years from the date of purchase, but if you need to cancel, you may request a refund by clicking on the link in your confirmation email.