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.

Current Reservation Period

The Steamship Authority is now accepting reservations for travel now through March 31, 2021. Reservation opening dates and information for travel during the 2021 summer season (May 19 through October 18, 2021) are listed below.

2021 Headstart Program

Headstart: January 5 - 11, 2021

On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, Headstart customers (who must be in our Excursion and Preferred programs to participate) may make reservations for travel from May 19, 2021 through October 18, 2021 online and via U.S. mail. Martha's Vineyard Preferred Space will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. Nantucket Preferred Space will be available beginning at 6:45 a.m.

Please visit https://www.steamshipauthority.com/about/forms and scroll down to the Reservation Forms to download the Headstart Program Information and Application.

Transferable Headstart Reservations

Three of the five Headstart transactions may be designated as transferable reservations. A transfer slip will be sent and must be returned no later than May 15, 2021 or 30 days prior to the scheduled departure of the first segment of the reservation. Customers must provide their name, address and the year, make and model of the vehicle traveling. A confirmation will then be sent to the customer.

2021 Nantucket General Internet Opening: January 12 - January 18, 2021

Beginning at 5:00 am on January 12, 2021, reservations for travel to Nantucket only from May 19, 2021 through October 18, 2021 may be made via the internet. Reservation requests will also be accepted through the mail. Up to five transactions (one-way or round-trip) will be accepted per mailing. All reservations mail requests will be processed as received, beginning on January 12, 2021.  Office hours from January 12 & 13, 2021 will be from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm to provide additional support for our internet/web customers.

2021 Martha's Vineyard General Internet Opening: January 19 - January 25, 2021

Beginning at 5:00 am on January 19, reservations for travel to Martha's Vineyard from May 19, 2021 through October 18, 2021 may be made via the internet, reservation requests will also be accepted through the mail. Up to five transactions (one-way or round-trip) will be accepted per mailing. All reservations will be processed as received, beginning on January 19, 2021. . Office hours from January 19 & 20, 2021 will be from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm to provide support to our internet/web customers.

2021 Telephone, Internet and Mail Opening

Reservation for travel from May 19, 2021 through October 18, 2021 may be made beginning on January 26, 2021 at 7:30 AM via the telpehone, internet or mail.

2021 Martha's Vineyard Reservation Only Dates

We provide extended phone service for Martha's Vineyard Only dates and Hyannis/Nantucket Passenger High-Speed Ferry Reservations from 7:00am to 9:00pm, May 27 through June 1, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from June 18 through September 6, June 29 through July 8, August 24, September 7, October 8 and October 11.

Martha's Vineyard Reservation Only .........................(508) 477-SHIP (7447)

Hyannis/Nantucket High-Speed Passenger Only.......(508) 495-FAST (3278)

2021 Fall Reservation Opening: Beginning Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Reservations for travel from October 19, 2021 through January 4, 2022 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.

Transferable Headstart Reservations

Three of the five Headstart transactions may be designated as transferable reservations. A transfer slip will be sent and must be returned no later than May 15, 2021 or 30 days prior to the scheduled departure of the first segment of the reservation. Customers must provide their name, address and the year, make and model of the vehicle traveling. A confirmation will then be sent to the customer.

2021 Fall Reservation Opening: Beginning Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Reservations for travel from October 19, 2021 through January 4, 2022 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.

2021 Martha's Vineyard Reservation Only Dates

We provide extended phone service for Martha's Vineyard Only dates and Hyannis/Nantucket Passenger High-Speed Ferry Reservations from 7:00am to 9:00pm, May 27 through June 1, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from June 18 through September 6, June 29 through July 8, August 24, September 7, October 8 and October 11.

Martha's Vineyard Reservation Only .........................(508) 477-SHIP (7447)

Hyannis/Nantucket High-Speed Passenger Only.......(508) 495-FAST (3278)

2021 Nantucket General Internet Opening: January 12 - January 18, 2021

Beginning at 5:00 am on January 12, 2021, reservations for travel to Nantucket only from May 19, 2021 through October 18, 2021 may be made via the internet. Reservation requests will also be accepted through the mail. Up to five transactions (one-way or round-trip) will be accepted per mailing. All reservations mail requests will be processed as received, beginning on January 12, 2021.  Office hours from January 12 & 13, 2021 will be from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm to provide additional support for our internet/web customers.

2021 Martha's Vineyard General Internet Opening: January 19 - January 25, 2021

Beginning at 5:00 am on January 19, reservations for travel to Martha's Vineyard from May 19, 2021 through October 18, 2021 may be made via the internet, reservation requests will also be accepted through the mail. Up to five transactions (one-way or round-trip) will be accepted per mailing. All reservations will be processed as received, beginning on January 19, 2021. . Office hours from January 19 & 20, 2021 will be from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm to provide support to our internet/web customers.

2021 Telephone, Internet and Mail Opening

Reservation for travel from May 19, 2021 through October 18, 2021 may be made beginning on January 26, 2021 at 7:30 AM via the telpehone, internet or mail.

Current Reservation Period

The Steamship Authority is now accepting reservations for travel now through March 31, 2021. Reservation opening dates and information for travel during the 2021 summer season (May 19 through October 18, 2021) are listed below.

2021 Headstart Program

Headstart: January 5 - 11, 2021

On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, Headstart customers (who must be in our Excursion and Preferred programs to participate) may make reservations for travel from May 19, 2021 through October 18, 2021 online and via U.S. mail. Martha's Vineyard Preferred Space will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. Nantucket Preferred Space will be available beginning at 6:45 a.m.

Please visit https://www.steamshipauthority.com/about/forms and scroll down to the Reservation Forms to download the Headstart Program Information and Application.

Transferable Headstart Reservations

Three of the five Headstart transactions may be designated as transferable reservations. A transfer slip will be sent and must be returned no later than May 15, 2021 or 30 days prior to the scheduled departure of the first segment of the reservation. Customers must provide their name, address and the year, make and model of the vehicle traveling. A confirmation will then be sent to the customer.

2021 Fall Reservation Opening: Beginning Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Reservations for travel from October 19, 2021 through January 4, 2022 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.

2021 Martha's Vineyard Reservation Only Dates

We provide extended phone service for Martha's Vineyard Only dates and Hyannis/Nantucket Passenger High-Speed Ferry Reservations from 7:00am to 9:00pm, May 27 through June 1, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from June 18 through September 6, June 29 through July 8, August 24, September 7, October 8 and October 11.

Martha's Vineyard Reservation Only .........................(508) 477-SHIP (7447)

Hyannis/Nantucket High-Speed Passenger Only.......(508) 495-FAST (3278)

2021 Nantucket General Internet Opening: January 12 - January 18, 2021

Beginning at 5:00 am on January 12, 2021, reservations for travel to Nantucket only from May 19, 2021 through October 18, 2021 may be made via the internet. Reservation requests will also be accepted through the mail. Up to five transactions (one-way or round-trip) will be accepted per mailing. All reservations mail requests will be processed as received, beginning on January 12, 2021.  Office hours from January 12 & 13, 2021 will be from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm to provide additional support for our internet/web customers.

2021 Martha's Vineyard General Internet Opening: January 19 - January 25, 2021

Beginning at 5:00 am on January 19, reservations for travel to Martha's Vineyard from May 19, 2021 through October 18, 2021 may be made via the internet, reservation requests will also be accepted through the mail. Up to five transactions (one-way or round-trip) will be accepted per mailing. All reservations will be processed as received, beginning on January 19, 2021. . Office hours from January 19 & 20, 2021 will be from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm to provide support to our internet/web customers.

2021 Telephone, Internet and Mail Opening

Reservation for travel from May 19, 2021 through October 18, 2021 may be made beginning on January 26, 2021 at 7:30 AM via the telpehone, internet or mail.

Current Reservation Period

The Steamship Authority is now accepting reservations for travel now through March 31, 2021. Reservation opening dates and information for travel during the 2021 summer season (May 19 through October 18, 2021) are listed below.

2021 Headstart Program

Headstart: January 5 - 11, 2021

On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, Headstart customers (who must be in our Excursion and Preferred programs to participate) may make reservations for travel from May 19, 2021 through October 18, 2021 online and via U.S. mail. Martha's Vineyard Preferred Space will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. Nantucket Preferred Space will be available beginning at 6:45 a.m.

Please visit https://www.steamshipauthority.com/about/forms and scroll down to the Reservation Forms to download the Headstart Program Information and Application.

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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