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Reservation Opening Dates

Mark these dates on your calendar, so you can begin planning your trip to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket as soon as possible. We look forward to having you travel with us.

2023 Headstart Program

Headstart 2023: January 10 to 16, 2023

On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, Headstart customers (who must be in our Excursion and Preferred programs to participate) may make reservations for travel from May 18, 2023 through October 23, 2023 online and via U.S. mail.

Qualified island residents who are current participants in either the 2023 Excursion or Preferred program are eligible to participate in our 2023 Headstart Program.

The 2023 Headstart opening will be on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 starting at 7:30 a.m. EST.

Each pre-qualified island resident will be allowed to make up to five one-way or round-trip reservations between the dates of May 18, 2023 and October 23, 2023. Of those five, three may be made as transferable reservations.

You can access the 2023 Headstart Reservation Application here: www.steamshipauthority.com/about/forms.

2023 Nantucket General Public Internet Opening: January 17 to January 23, 2023

For Nantucket Travel ONLY

2023 Summer Reservations (May 18, 2023 through October 23, 2023) can be made online starting on January 17, 2023 at 5:00 a.m.Reservations submitted via postal mail (up to five one-way or round-trip reservations will be accepted per mailing) will be processed as received beginning on January 17, 2023.

The Reservation Office will have extended hours to provided additional support to our customers January 17 to 23 from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.  

2023 Martha's Vineyard General Public Internet Opening: January 24 to January 30, 2023

For Martha’s Vineyard Travel ONLY

2023 Summer Reservations (May 18, 2023 through October 23, 2023) can be made online starting on January 24, 2023 at 5:00 a.m. EST.  Reservations submitted via postal mail (up to five one-way or round-trip reservations will be accepted per mailing) will be processed as received beginning January 24, 2023.

The Reservation Office will have extended hours to provide additional support to our customers  January 24 to 30 from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.  

2023 Summer Reservations - Telephone, Internet and Mail Opening: January 31, 2023

 2023 Summer reservations for the time period of May 18, 2023 through October 23, 2023 may be made via online, phone, or postal mail starting January 31, 2023 at 7:30 a.m. EST.

Up to five transactions (one-way or round-trip) will be accepted per telephone call or via postal mail.

2023 Fall Reservation Opening: Beginning June 12, 2023

Reservations for travel from October 24, 2023 through January 3, 2024 may be made via the internet, the telephone or in person. Up to five transactions (one-way or round-trip) will be accepted per telephone call. Reservations can also be submitted via the mail.

2023 Winter and Spring Schedule Opening

Reservations for travel from January 3, 2023, through March 31, 2023, and April 1, 2023, through May 16, 2023, may be made via the internet, the telephone or in person on October 17, 2022.

Up to five transactions (one-way or round-trip) will be accepted per telephone call. Reservations can also be submitted via postal mail.

2023 Fall Reservation Opening: Beginning June 12, 2023

Reservations for travel from October 24, 2023 through January 3, 2024 may be made via the internet, the telephone or in person. Up to five transactions (one-way or round-trip) will be accepted per telephone call. Reservations can also be submitted via the mail.

2023 Nantucket General Public Internet Opening: January 17 to January 23, 2023

For Nantucket Travel ONLY

2023 Summer Reservations (May 18, 2023 through October 23, 2023) can be made online starting on January 17, 2023 at 5:00 a.m.Reservations submitted via postal mail (up to five one-way or round-trip reservations will be accepted per mailing) will be processed as received beginning on January 17, 2023.

The Reservation Office will have extended hours to provided additional support to our customers January 17 to 23 from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.  

2023 Summer Reservations - Telephone, Internet and Mail Opening: January 31, 2023

 2023 Summer reservations for the time period of May 18, 2023 through October 23, 2023 may be made via online, phone, or postal mail starting January 31, 2023 at 7:30 a.m. EST.

Up to five transactions (one-way or round-trip) will be accepted per telephone call or via postal mail.

2023 Headstart Program

Headstart 2023: January 10 to 16, 2023

On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, Headstart customers (who must be in our Excursion and Preferred programs to participate) may make reservations for travel from May 18, 2023 through October 23, 2023 online and via U.S. mail.

Qualified island residents who are current participants in either the 2023 Excursion or Preferred program are eligible to participate in our 2023 Headstart Program.

The 2023 Headstart opening will be on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 starting at 7:30 a.m. EST.

Each pre-qualified island resident will be allowed to make up to five one-way or round-trip reservations between the dates of May 18, 2023 and October 23, 2023. Of those five, three may be made as transferable reservations.

You can access the 2023 Headstart Reservation Application here: www.steamshipauthority.com/about/forms.

2023 Winter and Spring Schedule Opening

Reservations for travel from January 3, 2023, through March 31, 2023, and April 1, 2023, through May 16, 2023, may be made via the internet, the telephone or in person on October 17, 2022.

Up to five transactions (one-way or round-trip) will be accepted per telephone call. Reservations can also be submitted via postal mail.

2023 Martha's Vineyard General Public Internet Opening: January 24 to January 30, 2023

For Martha’s Vineyard Travel ONLY

2023 Summer Reservations (May 18, 2023 through October 23, 2023) can be made online starting on January 24, 2023 at 5:00 a.m. EST.  Reservations submitted via postal mail (up to five one-way or round-trip reservations will be accepted per mailing) will be processed as received beginning January 24, 2023.

The Reservation Office will have extended hours to provide additional support to our customers  January 24 to 30 from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.  

2023 Fall Reservation Opening: Beginning June 12, 2023

Reservations for travel from October 24, 2023 through January 3, 2024 may be made via the internet, the telephone or in person. Up to five transactions (one-way or round-trip) will be accepted per telephone call. Reservations can also be submitted via the mail.

2023 Martha's Vineyard General Public Internet Opening: January 24 to January 30, 2023

For Martha’s Vineyard Travel ONLY

2023 Summer Reservations (May 18, 2023 through October 23, 2023) can be made online starting on January 24, 2023 at 5:00 a.m. EST.  Reservations submitted via postal mail (up to five one-way or round-trip reservations will be accepted per mailing) will be processed as received beginning January 24, 2023.

The Reservation Office will have extended hours to provide additional support to our customers  January 24 to 30 from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.  

2023 Summer Reservations - Telephone, Internet and Mail Opening: January 31, 2023

 2023 Summer reservations for the time period of May 18, 2023 through October 23, 2023 may be made via online, phone, or postal mail starting January 31, 2023 at 7:30 a.m. EST.

Up to five transactions (one-way or round-trip) will be accepted per telephone call or via postal mail.

2023 Headstart Program

Headstart 2023: January 10 to 16, 2023

On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, Headstart customers (who must be in our Excursion and Preferred programs to participate) may make reservations for travel from May 18, 2023 through October 23, 2023 online and via U.S. mail.

Qualified island residents who are current participants in either the 2023 Excursion or Preferred program are eligible to participate in our 2023 Headstart Program.

The 2023 Headstart opening will be on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 starting at 7:30 a.m. EST.

Each pre-qualified island resident will be allowed to make up to five one-way or round-trip reservations between the dates of May 18, 2023 and October 23, 2023. Of those five, three may be made as transferable reservations.

You can access the 2023 Headstart Reservation Application here: www.steamshipauthority.com/about/forms.

2023 Winter and Spring Schedule Opening

Reservations for travel from January 3, 2023, through March 31, 2023, and April 1, 2023, through May 16, 2023, may be made via the internet, the telephone or in person on October 17, 2022.

Up to five transactions (one-way or round-trip) will be accepted per telephone call. Reservations can also be submitted via postal mail.

2023 Nantucket General Public Internet Opening: January 17 to January 23, 2023

For Nantucket Travel ONLY

2023 Summer Reservations (May 18, 2023 through October 23, 2023) can be made online starting on January 17, 2023 at 5:00 a.m.Reservations submitted via postal mail (up to five one-way or round-trip reservations will be accepted per mailing) will be processed as received beginning on January 17, 2023.

The Reservation Office will have extended hours to provided additional support to our customers January 17 to 23 from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.  

Please note: When making a vehicle reservation, you must provide the year, make, model, and license plate number of the vehicle you will be transporting. All vehicle reservations are non-transferable.

Payments

To book passage for your vehicle, payment must be made at the time of your reservation. Online reservations must be paid for at the time of booking. For telephone or in-person reservations, payment must be made within 5 days of booking. If made less than 5 days before your travel date, payment is due the day before you travel. We accept cash, check, Steamship Authority gift card, American Express, MasterCard, Visa or Discover credit cards for advance reservations. Service fees are assessed for returned checks.

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