Summer schedule modifications announced

Posted: May 28, 2024

Update: As of July 3, all affected reservations have been rebooked on the Hyannis-Nantucket route, as well as the Woods Hole-Martha’s Vineyard route. Trips on both routes are available for booking or for fulfilling wait list matches. Affected customers have either been rebooked or placed on priority standby for travel. Our thanks goes out to our Reservations Office and Shoreside Operations personnel who went on a trip-by-trip basis and worked to find customers new travel dates.

FALMOUTH (May 28, 2024) – The Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority will modify its summer schedules in response to concerns over crewing levels, management announced Tuesday at the Authority’s monthly Board meeting.

The following modifications will be in effect from June 17-Sept. 5, 2024, for the following freight vessels only:

  • On the Martha’s Vineyard route, the M/V Woods Hole will run in place of the M/V Governor. The M/V Sankaty will not operate on this run, and those three (3) trips, scheduled to operate Monday-Friday, will be removed from the schedule.
  • On the Nantucket route, the M/V Sankaty will run in place of the M/V Woods Hole. Please note: the M/V Sankaty has limited passenger capacity. Passenger cutoffs may occur, so please plan accordingly. Also, the M/V Iyanough will continue to run four (4) round trips per day and will not add its fifth  round trip as originally scheduled.

The Authority’s Reservation Office is in the process of rebooking those customers affected by the schedule changes. All trips on the M/V Sankaty and M/V Woods Hole are unavailable for booking while this process is under way.

The Authority thanks its customers for their patience and understanding.