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American Auto Transporters

Nationwide transport, BBB A+, Guaranteed pick up date, on time delivery

shipcar.com

Island Alpaca

Come visit and learn all about Martha's Vineyard alpacas.

http://www.islandalpaca.com/

American Auto Transporters

Nationwide transport, BBB A+, Guaranteed pick up date, on time delivery

shipcar.com

Wait List

Vehicle Reservation Wait List and Standby Information

Wait List Information

The Steamship Authority’s vehicle reservation wait list utilizes a computerized search for space based on cancellations or changes. Requests are honored on a first-come, first-served basis, and changes are updated automatically. The wait list system continues to check up to the date you want to travel. If your plans change, it is important to cancel your wait list request to avoid any unwanted changes or charges.

When you sign up for a wait list reservation, you’ll receive a wait list confirmation with the dates and times you have requested. Please check this information carefully for accuracy.

If your wait list reservation time becomes available more than one week in advance of your trip, we will notify you by email or mail, whichever you have specified at the time of your reservation. Wait list reservation matches made less than a week from your travel date will be confirmed by email and telephone. (Please be sure that you have provided us with all necessary contact information.)

Wait list matches (one-way or round-trip) are subject to all cancellation and change policies. If you’ve requested a wait list reservation, you should check your final reservation online or by phone after your wait list choice drops and prior to your travel date, in case we have been unable to reach you to confirm your changes.

Standby Information

The Steamship Authority accepts vehicles for standby travel on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note, that standby travel is not guaranteed.

Standby to Martha’s Vineyard

On days that customers can travel on a standby basis, standby vehicles are generally boarded onto vessels after vehicles with reservations, as long as space is available, in the order of their arrival and check-in at the departure terminal. Exceptions are made for customers with disabilities who need to travel with their vehicles, emergency situations, disruptions in service and other unusual circumstances. Standby vehicles that are not transported by the end of the day are required to leave our property when the terminal closes for the night, and they are not given any priority for boarding the following day.

Standby vehicles are not accepted during Reservation Only Periods for travel between Woods Hole and Martha's Vineyard, see dates listed below.

Reservation Only Periods
From Date To Date Period
3/23/2018 3/23/2018 Daily
3/24/2018 3/24/2018 Daily
3/25/2018 3/25/2018 Daily

On dates that do not require vehicle reservations, standby travel is available between Woods Hole and Martha's Vineyard, however space is not guaranteed.

Standby to Nantucket/Hyannis

Standby vehicles are accepted year-round for travel between Hyannis and Nantucket, though space is limited. If you desire to travel on a standby basis from Hyannis, you are required to go in person to the terminal and place your name on the standby list. If you want to travel on a standby basis from Nantucket, you may either call or go in person to the terminal to place your name on the list. At that time, you must provide all pertinent information about your vehicle.

Your name will be added to our standby list. You will receive a standby slip with your standby number and date. This standby slip contains a telephone number and website link where you can access the terminal's current vehicle standby status as well as the date and time that you should be at the terminal.

Once you receive your standby slip:

Nantucket Terminal:

Unless you are informed that you should remain at the terminal for possible travel on the next scheduled trip, you must depart with your vehicle from the Nantucket Terminal. (No spaces are available to accommodate standby vehicles at that terminal, and therefore there is no physical vehicle standby line there.) You must regularly check our website and/or call the telephone number on your standby slip to find out what time you must return to the terminal for possible travel on a standby basis. It is your responsibility to return to the terminal at the appropriate time, and your failure to do so will result in forfeiting your place and being dropped from the standby list.

Hyannis Terminal:

If the terminal is able to accommodate the parking of standby vehicles of customers using our drive-on/drive-off services, you may leave your vehicle at the terminal and it will be transported on a standby basis on the next available trip. Otherwise, you must depart with your vehicle from the terminal instead of waiting there for the next available trip. You must regularly check our website and/or call the telephone number on your standby slip to find out what time you must return to the terminal, potentially to travel on a standby basis. It is your responsibility to return to the terminal at the appropriate time, and your failure to do so will result in forfeiting your place and being dropped from the standby list.

Customers who are required to return to the terminal at a particular time are not guaranteed travel on the next scheduled trip, as we generally will require more standby customers to return to the terminal than can be accommodated on the next trip. Vehicles traveling on a standby basis are generally boarded onto vessels after vehicles with reservations, as long as space is available, in the order that they have been placed on the standby list. Exceptions are made for customers with disabilities who need to travel with their vehicles, emergency situations, disruptions in service and other unusual circumstances.

Nantucket/Hyannis Unaccompanied Vehicle Drive-On/Drive-Off Service

Unaccompanied Vehicle Drive-On/Drive-Off service is available to non-commercial vehicles with a length of twenty feet or less traveling between Hyannis and Nantucket.

The vehicle’s registration must be for the vehicle traveling and issued to the customer named on the vehicle registration. Vehicles may be dropped off for shipping ahead of time at the Hyannis Terminal, provided staging space is available. On Nantucket, vehicles may be dropped off at the terminal 1 hour in advance of a reservation. The customer must have a signed Release and Indemnification Agreement on file with us.This form may be obtained at either the Hyannis or Nantucket Terminal or online here.

A $25.00 fee is charged each time one of our employees drives your vehicle on or off a vessel. For example, if your vehicle is driven on in Hyannis and driven off in Nantucket, you will be charged $50.00.