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

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Island Alpaca

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

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American Auto Transporters

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Ways to Save

For Island Residents

As a full-time or seasonal resident of Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket, you know that the Steamship Authority serves as the “Lifeline to the Islands”, providing reliable and safe transportation, with the most frequent daily departures, at the lowest possible fares.

Because we value your regular patronage, we’re pleased to offer a variety of value-added and cost-savings opportunities for island residents. Please take a moment and read about the many “Ways to Save” when you travel with the Steamship Authority. For further assistance, please call (508) 477-8600.

Martha's Vineyard Excursion Fares

For Residents of Martha's Vineyard

Passenger vehicles originating from Martha’s Vineyard on a round-trip basis and returning within 1-31 days are eligible for excursion fares which include up to two (2) adults and two (2) children.

To be eligible for the auto excursion fare an island resident must have his/her name contained on the town’s street list, and provide both a valid MA driver’s license and vehicle registration with an island address.

Please visit our Policies, Forms & Information page for our Excursion Profile Application.

Martha's Vineyard Islander Excursion Fares (Autos) Round-Trip
Under 17' in length Jan 5 - May 14, 2018 $63.00
  May 15 - Sep 14, 2018 $94.00
  Sep 15, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 $63.00
17' but less than 20' Jan 5 - May 14, 2018 $83.00
  May 15 - Sep 14, 2018 $114.00
  Sep 15, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 $83.00
20' but less than 22' Jan 5 - May 14, 2018 $93.00
  May 15 - Sep 14, 2018 $124.00
  Sep 15, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 $93.00
Extended Load beyond front or rear bumper Jan 5 - Jan 2, 2019

$25.00

College Automobile Excursion Fare Program

For Island Residents

COLLEGE EXCURSION FARE PROGRAM

The College Excursion Fare Program allows currently enrolled college students to save money when traveling with the Steamship Authority by becoming eligible for our extended automobile excursion rates. Eligible college students will be able to travel within thirty (30) days prior to, or following, a semester, and will be allowed four (4) extended excursion round trips per school year.

In order to qualify for this program, a college student must be enrolled full-time and be a year-round island resident. Qualified students are required to have active Excursion Profiles in his or her name. You can download an Excursion Profile application from our website at https://www.steamshipauthority.com/about/forms.

Additionally, college students need to provide the Steamship Authority with documentation from their college registrar’s office verifying that he or she is a full-time student for the current semester. Students may submit a “College Program Verification Form and Application,” which is available on our website at https://www.steamshipauthority.com/about/forms, or a letter from the college verifying their enrollment for the current semester. The form or school letter may be faxed to (508) 417-8717 or emailed to Supervisors@steamshipauthority.com.

Military Automobile Excursion Fare Program

For Island Residents

Active Military personnel may travel on an excursion fare on a one-way basis (for one-half of the applicable round-trip excursion fare) regardless of the port of origin and regardless of whether he or she is returning to the Island earlier or later than 30 calendar days from the date of the vehicle’s trip from the Island.

In order to be eligible for this program, the individual must be an island resident with thier own profile account and must provide the Authority with thier active service card showing that he or she is serving in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard.

Martha's Vineyard Motorcycle Excursion Fares

For Residents of Martha's Vineyard

An excursion fare is available for a motorcycle which includes the transportation of a motorcycle and up to two passengers.

Martha's Vineyard Island Resident Motorcycle Exursion Fares Round-Trip
Motorcycles without Side Car or Trailer Jan 1-May 14, 2017 $41.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2017 $54.00
  Sep 15, 2017-Dec 31, 2018 $41.00
Motorcycles with Side Car or Trailer Jan 1-May 14, 2017 $47.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2017 $73.50
  Sep 15, 2017-Dec 31, 2018 $47.00
Three Wheeled Trikes without side car or trailer Jan 1-May 14, 2017 $47.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2017 $73.50
  Sep 15, 2017-Dec 31, 2018
$47.00
Three Wheeled Trikes with side car or trailer Jan 1-May 14, 2017 $63.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2017 $94.00
  Sep 15, 2017-Dec 31, 2018 $63.00

Martha's Vineyard Preferred Space

For Residents of Martha's Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard preferred spaces can be reserved starting at 7:30 AM. Reservations can be made online at SteamshipAuthority.com, by calling (508) 693-9130 or (508) 477-8600 or in person at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Reservation Office or Vineyard Haven terminal. Customers may reserve Preferred Spaces as follows:

 7-Day Preferred Space Reservations: These spaces go on sale 7 days before your travel date and remain on sale until the day prior to sailing. However, after three days, these spaces are also made available to our waitlist customers and the general public.

 1-Day Preferred Space Reservations: These spaces go on sale the day prior to travel. At noon any remaining spaces also become available to the general public.

 Please note that all Preferred Space reservations are nonrefundable and non-transferable. To view and download our Preferred Excursion Profile application, please visit the Downloadable Forms page.

Nantucket Automobile Excursion Fares

For Residents of Nantucket

Passenger vehicles originating from Nantucket on a round-trip basis and returning within 1 - 31 days are eligible for excursion fares which include up to two (2) adults and two (2) children.

To be eligible for the auto excursion fare, a Nantucket resident must have his/her name contained on the town’s street list and provide both a valid MA driver’s license and vehicle registration with a Nantucket address.

Please visit the Policies, Forms & Information page for our Excursion Profile Application.

Nantucket Excursion Fares   Round-Trip
Under 17' in length Jan 5-May 14, 2018 $165.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2018 $225.00
  Sep 15, 2019-Jan 2, 2019 $165.00
17' but less than 20' Jan 1-May 14, 2018 $190.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2018 $255.00
  Sep 15, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 $190.00
20' but less than 22' Jan 5-May 14, 2018 $205.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2018 $275.00
  Sep 15, 2018-Jan 3, 2019 $205.00
Extended Load beyond front or rear bumper Jan 5, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 $75.00

Nantucket Motorcycle Excursion Fares

For Residents of Nantucket

An excursion fare is available for a motorcycle which includes the transportation of a motorcycle and up to two passengers.

Motorcycle Excursion Fares Round-Trip
Motorcycles without Side Car or Trailer Jan 5-May 14, 2018 $95.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2018 $130.00
  Sep 15, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 $95.00
Motorcycles with Side Car or Trailer Jan 5-May 14, 2018 $125.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2018 $190.00
  Sep 15, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 $125.00
Three Wheeled Trikes without side car or trailer Jan 5-May 14, 2018 $125.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2018 $190.00
  Sep 15, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 $125.00
Three Wheeled Trikes with side car or trailer Jan 2-May 14, 2018 $165.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2018 $225.00
  Sep 15, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 $165.00

Nantucket 1-Day High-Speed Passenger Excursion Fare

For Residents of Nantucket: Valid April 2, 2018 - January 2, 2019

Travel from Nantucket on the Steamship Authority’s high-speed passenger-only ferry, the M/V Iyanough, round-trip on the same day and enjoy a significant savings, 7 days a week. This discounted travel fare provides the perfect opportunity for island residents to travel to the mainland on our high-speed ferry for appointments, shopping, errands or a quick get-away to the mainland.

 The round-trip rates are as follows:

Adults: $50.00
* Senior Citizens: $40.00 (Eligibility restrictions apply.)
Children (ages 5-12): $25.00
Children under the age of 5 travel free.

Rates include a $1.00 town-mandated embarkation fee.

Travel must originate from Nantucket and the return trip must be made on the same day. These tickets are available for purchase at the Nantucket Terminal.

* Eligibility restrictions apply. Senior Citizens 65 years or older must be a resident of Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Barnstable or Falmouth.  To apply for a Steamship Authority Senior Citizen Travel Card, contact the Group Sales Office at 508-548-5011 ext. 244/344 or email groups@steamshipauthority.com.

 

Nantucket High-Speed Ferry Ticket Upgrade

Passengers traveling at the auto excursion fare (which includes up to two adults and two children) may purchase upgraded passenger tickets so they may travel on the Authority’s high-speed ferry instead of the traditional ferries. The cost of the upgraded ticket is $18.00 for adults and $9.25 for children (5 – 12 years) one-way.

Upgraded tickets purchased before April 2, 2018 (while the M/V Iyanough is not in service), will be valid for travel anytime within the M/V Iyanough’s 2018 operating season.

Upgraded tickets purchased April 2, 2018 through January 2, 2019 (while the M/V Iyanough is in service), will be valid for travel within seven (7) days prior to or following the date on which vehicle transportation is provided.

Nantucket 1 to 3 Day Passenger Combo Ticket

For Residents of Nantucket - Valid April 2, 2018 - January 2, 2019

Customers may purchase a combination round-trip ticket originating from Nantucket, which will allow the customer to travel one-way on the high-speed ferry and one-way on the traditional ferry provided they complete their trip within three calendar days.

Adults...................$40.00
Senior Citizens.......$30.25 (Eligibility requirements apply.)
Children (5-12)......$20.75
Children 4 and under ride free.

Rates include a $1.00 town embarkation fee.

Nantucket Super Saver Automobile Rate

Save Time and Money with our Super Saver Auto Rate

Ten vehicle spaces are set aside on certain under-utilized trips: generally the last trip in each direction on Saturday nights from January through mid-June; the last trip on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from mid-June through mid-September; and the last trip in each direction on Saturday nights from mid-September to January 2, 2019.

The Super Saver Automobile rate is limited to vehicles and small trucks under 20 feet in length (rental car companies and vehicles used for commercial purposes are not eligible); is available on a first-come/first-served basis, up to the day before sailing; and can be used on an earlier trip but only on the same day on a space available basis after all revenue-generating vehicles have been loaded.

These spaces can be reserved at the following discounted rates:

 January 1 – March 31, 2018  $79.00 one-way
 April 1 - October 31, 2018  $109.00 one-way
 November 1, 2018 – January 2, 2019  $79.00 one-way

Any vehicle that has an extended load beyond front or rear bumper will be charged $37.50 each way. This charge applies only to those vehicles whose overall length (including extension) exceeds 17 feet.

Super Saver Automobile spaces may be reserved online, or by calling (508) 477-8600 or in person at the Ticket Office.

The Super Saver Auto Rate will not be available in one direction or both directions, during certain vacation, holiday and other high traffic periods.

Discounted Ticket Books/Lifeline Cards

We offer a variety of discounted multi-ride cards and ticket books for both our traditional ferries and our high-speed passenger ferry to Nantucket that can help you save time and money. Follow this link to view the Ticket Book details and rates.

Discounted Fares

We offer discounted passenger fares for military personnel in active service who show their Active Duty Card, as well as individuals with disabilities who show their Transportation Access Pass. Click here to access the application for a Transportation Access Pass.

We also offer senior citizens (age 65 or older) who are residents of Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Barnstable or Falmouth, individuals with disabilities, military personnel in active service.

Residents of Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Barnstable or Falmouth can apply for a Senior Citizen Travel Card. Stop by any Steamship Authority Terminal to pick up an application or contact Group Sales to request an application. Please note that eligibility restrictions do apply.

Hyannis Parking Permits

For your convenience, the Steamship Authority offers year-round parking permits for our parking lots in Hyannis. These permits are valid for one vehicle and enable you to access the parking lots during normal operating hours. We also offer free shuttle bus service between these parking lots and the Hyannis Terminal.

The Hyannis Off-site (Yarmouth Road) Parking Permit costs $650 and is valid January 1 - December 31. All parking permit holders who are eligible for the vehicle excursion fare will now be able to travel with their permitted vehicle (vehicle must be less than 20 feet in overall length) at the excursion fare for travel originating in Hyannis and returning within 31 days. Vehicle reservations for such travel must be arranged through one of the Mashpee Reservation Office Supervisors by calling (508)477-8600 during regular business hours, 7:30am-4:00pm daily.

Please visit our Policies, Forms and Information page to download your preferred parking permit application.

 

Medical Travel

Preferential Boarding for Emergency Situations

An ambulance or a customer’s vehicle may be boarded on a preferential basis in emergency situations.  Per our policy, an emergency situation exists only when an ambulance or a customer’s vehicle needs to be transported to the mainland without delay for emergency medical care that is not available on the island, or a customer’s vehicle needs to be transported to the mainland without delay so that the patron can attend to a death or an unexpected serious illness or injury of a member of the patron’s immediate family on the mainland.

Customers who need to arrange for emergency preferential boarding should contact a Mashpee Reservations Supervisor at (508) 477-8600 during regular business hours: daily, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). Only when a supervisor is not available will a terminal agent make the determination. A customer is required to provide written verification from his/her physician or health care provider of the customer’s urgent need to travel on our ferry without delay, by submitting a Certificate of Medical Need, which can be downloaded from our website under the Policies, Forms & Information page or you may request the form at any of our terminals.

Traveling to the Mainland for Medical Treatments/Appointments

We also provide discounted automobile excursion fare for island residents who need to travel to the mainland with their vehicles on a repeated basis for special medical treatments or appointments. The rate is equal to one-half of the excursion fare, based on the time of the year and the size of the vehicle, and is available only to those island residents who are already eligible for the excursion fare and are profiled as such in the Steamship Authority’s reservation system, and meet the following requirements:

  • Eligible residents must have a series of at least 10 scheduled medical treatments or appointments over a three-month period for the same medical condition.
  • Vehicle reservations at this reduced rate must be requested and arranged through the Reservation Manager or a Supervisor at the Mashpee Reservation Office.
  • Supporting documentation from a doctor or medical office will need to be provided at the time of the request for this reduced fare.
  • The Reservation Manager and Supervisors will be allowed, at their discretion, to make other special travel arrangements upon request for those island residents requiring frequent treatments or appointments on the mainland for the same medical condition.

Reserving Preferred Space for Medical Treatments, Disability or to attend a Family Member’s Funeral

Customers who need to travel with their vehicles for medical appointments or treatments, because of a disability or to attend a funeral service upon the death of a member of their immediate family may reserve preferred space in advance, provided they have a preferred profile account with the SSA. Customers should contact the Mashpee Reservation Office during regular office hours and ask to speak to a Supervisor on duty. Customer may be required to submit written verification of their eligibility and need for the advance reservation, which will be determined by the Supervisor.

Student Groups

For Island Residents

Ten or more individuals traveling together as a group for student-related travel in connection with an event authorized by an island school or a recognized island youth group are charged the student group fare. Group fares for spectators are also available. For more information, please call the Group Sales Office at (508) 548-5011 ext. 244 or 344.

Inter-island Motorcycle Excursion Fare

For Island Residents

Customers who are eligible for the excursion fare are also able to purchase an inter-island motorcycle excursion, which allows them to take their motorcycle to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard and pay the excursion rate instead of the standard rate. Below are the round-trip motorcycle excursion rates:

Inter-island Motorcycle without Side Car
Jan. 5 – May 14: $117.00
May 15 – Sep. 14: $165.00
Sep. 15 – Jan 2: $117.00

Inter-island Motorcycle with Side Car
Jan. 5 – May 14: $153.00
May 15 – Sep. 14: $244.50
Sep. 15 – Jan. 2: $153.00

Martha's Vineyard Preferred Space

For Residents of Martha's Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard preferred spaces can be reserved starting at 7:30 AM. Reservations can be made online at SteamshipAuthority.com, by calling (508) 693-9130 or (508) 477-8600 or in person at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Reservation Office or Vineyard Haven terminal. Customers may reserve Preferred Spaces as follows:

 7-Day Preferred Space Reservations: These spaces go on sale 7 days before your travel date and remain on sale until the day prior to sailing. However, after three days, these spaces are also made available to our waitlist customers and the general public.

 1-Day Preferred Space Reservations: These spaces go on sale the day prior to travel. At noon any remaining spaces also become available to the general public.

 Please note that all Preferred Space reservations are nonrefundable and non-transferable. To view and download our Preferred Excursion Profile application, please visit the Downloadable Forms page.

Martha's Vineyard Excursion Fares

For Residents of Martha's Vineyard

Passenger vehicles originating from Martha’s Vineyard on a round-trip basis and returning within 1-31 days are eligible for excursion fares which include up to two (2) adults and two (2) children.

To be eligible for the auto excursion fare an island resident must have his/her name contained on the town’s street list, and provide both a valid MA driver’s license and vehicle registration with an island address.

Please visit our Policies, Forms & Information page for our Excursion Profile Application.

Martha's Vineyard Islander Excursion Fares (Autos) Round-Trip
Under 17' in length Jan 5 - May 14, 2018 $63.00
  May 15 - Sep 14, 2018 $94.00
  Sep 15, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 $63.00
17' but less than 20' Jan 5 - May 14, 2018 $83.00
  May 15 - Sep 14, 2018 $114.00
  Sep 15, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 $83.00
20' but less than 22' Jan 5 - May 14, 2018 $93.00
  May 15 - Sep 14, 2018 $124.00
  Sep 15, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 $93.00
Extended Load beyond front or rear bumper Jan 5 - Jan 2, 2019

$25.00

Martha's Vineyard Motorcycle Excursion Fares

For Residents of Martha's Vineyard

An excursion fare is available for a motorcycle which includes the transportation of a motorcycle and up to two passengers.

Martha's Vineyard Island Resident Motorcycle Exursion Fares Round-Trip
Motorcycles without Side Car or Trailer Jan 1-May 14, 2017 $41.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2017 $54.00
  Sep 15, 2017-Dec 31, 2018 $41.00
Motorcycles with Side Car or Trailer Jan 1-May 14, 2017 $47.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2017 $73.50
  Sep 15, 2017-Dec 31, 2018 $47.00
Three Wheeled Trikes without side car or trailer Jan 1-May 14, 2017 $47.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2017 $73.50
  Sep 15, 2017-Dec 31, 2018
$47.00
Three Wheeled Trikes with side car or trailer Jan 1-May 14, 2017 $63.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2017 $94.00
  Sep 15, 2017-Dec 31, 2018 $63.00

Inter-island Motorcycle Excursion Fare

For Island Residents

Customers who are eligible for the excursion fare are also able to purchase an inter-island motorcycle excursion, which allows them to take their motorcycle to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard and pay the excursion rate instead of the standard rate. Below are the round-trip motorcycle excursion rates:

Inter-island Motorcycle without Side Car
Jan. 5 – May 14: $117.00
May 15 – Sep. 14: $165.00
Sep. 15 – Jan 2: $117.00

Inter-island Motorcycle with Side Car
Jan. 5 – May 14: $153.00
May 15 – Sep. 14: $244.50
Sep. 15 – Jan. 2: $153.00

College Automobile Excursion Fare Program

For Island Residents

COLLEGE EXCURSION FARE PROGRAM

The College Excursion Fare Program allows currently enrolled college students to save money when traveling with the Steamship Authority by becoming eligible for our extended automobile excursion rates. Eligible college students will be able to travel within thirty (30) days prior to, or following, a semester, and will be allowed four (4) extended excursion round trips per school year.

In order to qualify for this program, a college student must be enrolled full-time and be a year-round island resident. Qualified students are required to have active Excursion Profiles in his or her name. You can download an Excursion Profile application from our website at https://www.steamshipauthority.com/about/forms.

Additionally, college students need to provide the Steamship Authority with documentation from their college registrar’s office verifying that he or she is a full-time student for the current semester. Students may submit a “College Program Verification Form and Application,” which is available on our website at https://www.steamshipauthority.com/about/forms, or a letter from the college verifying their enrollment for the current semester. The form or school letter may be faxed to (508) 417-8717 or emailed to Supervisors@steamshipauthority.com.

Military Automobile Excursion Fare Program

For Island Residents

Active Military personnel may travel on an excursion fare on a one-way basis (for one-half of the applicable round-trip excursion fare) regardless of the port of origin and regardless of whether he or she is returning to the Island earlier or later than 30 calendar days from the date of the vehicle’s trip from the Island.

In order to be eligible for this program, the individual must be an island resident with thier own profile account and must provide the Authority with thier active service card showing that he or she is serving in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard.

Discounted Ticket Books/Lifeline Cards

We offer a variety of discounted multi-ride cards and ticket books for both our traditional ferries and our high-speed passenger ferry to Nantucket that can help you save time and money. Follow this link to view the Ticket Book details and rates.

Discounted Fares

We offer discounted passenger fares for military personnel in active service who show their Active Duty Card, as well as individuals with disabilities who show their Transportation Access Pass. Click here to access the application for a Transportation Access Pass.

We also offer senior citizens (age 65 or older) who are residents of Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Barnstable or Falmouth, individuals with disabilities, military personnel in active service.

Residents of Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Barnstable or Falmouth can apply for a Senior Citizen Travel Card. Stop by any Steamship Authority Terminal to pick up an application or contact Group Sales to request an application. Please note that eligibility restrictions do apply.

Student Groups

For Island Residents

Ten or more individuals traveling together as a group for student-related travel in connection with an event authorized by an island school or a recognized island youth group are charged the student group fare. Group fares for spectators are also available. For more information, please call the Group Sales Office at (508) 548-5011 ext. 244 or 344.

Medical Travel

Preferential Boarding for Emergency Situations

An ambulance or a customer’s vehicle may be boarded on a preferential basis in emergency situations.  Per our policy, an emergency situation exists only when an ambulance or a customer’s vehicle needs to be transported to the mainland without delay for emergency medical care that is not available on the island, or a customer’s vehicle needs to be transported to the mainland without delay so that the patron can attend to a death or an unexpected serious illness or injury of a member of the patron’s immediate family on the mainland.

Customers who need to arrange for emergency preferential boarding should contact a Mashpee Reservations Supervisor at (508) 477-8600 during regular business hours: daily, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). Only when a supervisor is not available will a terminal agent make the determination. A customer is required to provide written verification from his/her physician or health care provider of the customer’s urgent need to travel on our ferry without delay, by submitting a Certificate of Medical Need, which can be downloaded from our website under the Policies, Forms & Information page or you may request the form at any of our terminals.

Traveling to the Mainland for Medical Treatments/Appointments

We also provide discounted automobile excursion fare for island residents who need to travel to the mainland with their vehicles on a repeated basis for special medical treatments or appointments. The rate is equal to one-half of the excursion fare, based on the time of the year and the size of the vehicle, and is available only to those island residents who are already eligible for the excursion fare and are profiled as such in the Steamship Authority’s reservation system, and meet the following requirements:

  • Eligible residents must have a series of at least 10 scheduled medical treatments or appointments over a three-month period for the same medical condition.
  • Vehicle reservations at this reduced rate must be requested and arranged through the Reservation Manager or a Supervisor at the Mashpee Reservation Office.
  • Supporting documentation from a doctor or medical office will need to be provided at the time of the request for this reduced fare.
  • The Reservation Manager and Supervisors will be allowed, at their discretion, to make other special travel arrangements upon request for those island residents requiring frequent treatments or appointments on the mainland for the same medical condition.

Reserving Preferred Space for Medical Treatments, Disability or to attend a Family Member’s Funeral

Customers who need to travel with their vehicles for medical appointments or treatments, because of a disability or to attend a funeral service upon the death of a member of their immediate family may reserve preferred space in advance, provided they have a preferred profile account with the SSA. Customers should contact the Mashpee Reservation Office during regular office hours and ask to speak to a Supervisor on duty. Customer may be required to submit written verification of their eligibility and need for the advance reservation, which will be determined by the Supervisor.

Nantucket 1-Day High-Speed Passenger Excursion Fare

For Residents of Nantucket: Valid April 2, 2018 - January 2, 2019

Travel from Nantucket on the Steamship Authority’s high-speed passenger-only ferry, the M/V Iyanough, round-trip on the same day and enjoy a significant savings, 7 days a week. This discounted travel fare provides the perfect opportunity for island residents to travel to the mainland on our high-speed ferry for appointments, shopping, errands or a quick get-away to the mainland.

 The round-trip rates are as follows:

Adults: $50.00
* Senior Citizens: $40.00 (Eligibility restrictions apply.)
Children (ages 5-12): $25.00
Children under the age of 5 travel free.

Rates include a $1.00 town-mandated embarkation fee.

Travel must originate from Nantucket and the return trip must be made on the same day. These tickets are available for purchase at the Nantucket Terminal.

* Eligibility restrictions apply. Senior Citizens 65 years or older must be a resident of Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Barnstable or Falmouth.  To apply for a Steamship Authority Senior Citizen Travel Card, contact the Group Sales Office at 508-548-5011 ext. 244/344 or email groups@steamshipauthority.com.

 

Nantucket 1 to 3 Day Passenger Combo Ticket

For Residents of Nantucket - Valid April 2, 2018 - January 2, 2019

Customers may purchase a combination round-trip ticket originating from Nantucket, which will allow the customer to travel one-way on the high-speed ferry and one-way on the traditional ferry provided they complete their trip within three calendar days.

Adults...................$40.00
Senior Citizens.......$30.25 (Eligibility requirements apply.)
Children (5-12)......$20.75
Children 4 and under ride free.

Rates include a $1.00 town embarkation fee.

Nantucket Super Saver Automobile Rate

Save Time and Money with our Super Saver Auto Rate

Ten vehicle spaces are set aside on certain under-utilized trips: generally the last trip in each direction on Saturday nights from January through mid-June; the last trip on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from mid-June through mid-September; and the last trip in each direction on Saturday nights from mid-September to January 2, 2019.

The Super Saver Automobile rate is limited to vehicles and small trucks under 20 feet in length (rental car companies and vehicles used for commercial purposes are not eligible); is available on a first-come/first-served basis, up to the day before sailing; and can be used on an earlier trip but only on the same day on a space available basis after all revenue-generating vehicles have been loaded.

These spaces can be reserved at the following discounted rates:

 January 1 – March 31, 2018  $79.00 one-way
 April 1 - October 31, 2018  $109.00 one-way
 November 1, 2018 – January 2, 2019  $79.00 one-way

Any vehicle that has an extended load beyond front or rear bumper will be charged $37.50 each way. This charge applies only to those vehicles whose overall length (including extension) exceeds 17 feet.

Super Saver Automobile spaces may be reserved online, or by calling (508) 477-8600 or in person at the Ticket Office.

The Super Saver Auto Rate will not be available in one direction or both directions, during certain vacation, holiday and other high traffic periods.

Nantucket High-Speed Ferry Ticket Upgrade

Passengers traveling at the auto excursion fare (which includes up to two adults and two children) may purchase upgraded passenger tickets so they may travel on the Authority’s high-speed ferry instead of the traditional ferries. The cost of the upgraded ticket is $18.00 for adults and $9.25 for children (5 – 12 years) one-way.

Upgraded tickets purchased before April 2, 2018 (while the M/V Iyanough is not in service), will be valid for travel anytime within the M/V Iyanough’s 2018 operating season.

Upgraded tickets purchased April 2, 2018 through January 2, 2019 (while the M/V Iyanough is in service), will be valid for travel within seven (7) days prior to or following the date on which vehicle transportation is provided.

Nantucket Automobile Excursion Fares

For Residents of Nantucket

Passenger vehicles originating from Nantucket on a round-trip basis and returning within 1 - 31 days are eligible for excursion fares which include up to two (2) adults and two (2) children.

To be eligible for the auto excursion fare, a Nantucket resident must have his/her name contained on the town’s street list and provide both a valid MA driver’s license and vehicle registration with a Nantucket address.

Please visit the Policies, Forms & Information page for our Excursion Profile Application.

Nantucket Excursion Fares   Round-Trip
Under 17' in length Jan 5-May 14, 2018 $165.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2018 $225.00
  Sep 15, 2019-Jan 2, 2019 $165.00
17' but less than 20' Jan 1-May 14, 2018 $190.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2018 $255.00
  Sep 15, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 $190.00
20' but less than 22' Jan 5-May 14, 2018 $205.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2018 $275.00
  Sep 15, 2018-Jan 3, 2019 $205.00
Extended Load beyond front or rear bumper Jan 5, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 $75.00

Nantucket Motorcycle Excursion Fares

For Residents of Nantucket

An excursion fare is available for a motorcycle which includes the transportation of a motorcycle and up to two passengers.

Motorcycle Excursion Fares Round-Trip
Motorcycles without Side Car or Trailer Jan 5-May 14, 2018 $95.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2018 $130.00
  Sep 15, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 $95.00
Motorcycles with Side Car or Trailer Jan 5-May 14, 2018 $125.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2018 $190.00
  Sep 15, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 $125.00
Three Wheeled Trikes without side car or trailer Jan 5-May 14, 2018 $125.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2018 $190.00
  Sep 15, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 $125.00
Three Wheeled Trikes with side car or trailer Jan 2-May 14, 2018 $165.00
  May 15-Sep 14, 2018 $225.00
  Sep 15, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 $165.00

Inter-island Motorcycle Excursion Fare

For Island Residents

Customers who are eligible for the excursion fare are also able to purchase an inter-island motorcycle excursion, which allows them to take their motorcycle to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard and pay the excursion rate instead of the standard rate. Below are the round-trip motorcycle excursion rates:

Inter-island Motorcycle without Side Car
Jan. 5 – May 14: $117.00
May 15 – Sep. 14: $165.00
Sep. 15 – Jan 2: $117.00

Inter-island Motorcycle with Side Car
Jan. 5 – May 14: $153.00
May 15 – Sep. 14: $244.50
Sep. 15 – Jan. 2: $153.00

College Automobile Excursion Fare Program

For Island Residents

COLLEGE EXCURSION FARE PROGRAM

The College Excursion Fare Program allows currently enrolled college students to save money when traveling with the Steamship Authority by becoming eligible for our extended automobile excursion rates. Eligible college students will be able to travel within thirty (30) days prior to, or following, a semester, and will be allowed four (4) extended excursion round trips per school year.

In order to qualify for this program, a college student must be enrolled full-time and be a year-round island resident. Qualified students are required to have active Excursion Profiles in his or her name. You can download an Excursion Profile application from our website at https://www.steamshipauthority.com/about/forms.

Additionally, college students need to provide the Steamship Authority with documentation from their college registrar’s office verifying that he or she is a full-time student for the current semester. Students may submit a “College Program Verification Form and Application,” which is available on our website at https://www.steamshipauthority.com/about/forms, or a letter from the college verifying their enrollment for the current semester. The form or school letter may be faxed to (508) 417-8717 or emailed to Supervisors@steamshipauthority.com.

Military Automobile Excursion Fare Program

For Island Residents

Active Military personnel may travel on an excursion fare on a one-way basis (for one-half of the applicable round-trip excursion fare) regardless of the port of origin and regardless of whether he or she is returning to the Island earlier or later than 30 calendar days from the date of the vehicle’s trip from the Island.

In order to be eligible for this program, the individual must be an island resident with thier own profile account and must provide the Authority with thier active service card showing that he or she is serving in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard.

Discounted Ticket Books/Lifeline Cards

We offer a variety of discounted multi-ride cards and ticket books for both our traditional ferries and our high-speed passenger ferry to Nantucket that can help you save time and money. Follow this link to view the Ticket Book details and rates.

Discounted Fares

We offer discounted passenger fares for military personnel in active service who show their Active Duty Card, as well as individuals with disabilities who show their Transportation Access Pass. Click here to access the application for a Transportation Access Pass.

We also offer senior citizens (age 65 or older) who are residents of Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Barnstable or Falmouth, individuals with disabilities, military personnel in active service.

Residents of Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Barnstable or Falmouth can apply for a Senior Citizen Travel Card. Stop by any Steamship Authority Terminal to pick up an application or contact Group Sales to request an application. Please note that eligibility restrictions do apply.

Student Groups

For Island Residents

Ten or more individuals traveling together as a group for student-related travel in connection with an event authorized by an island school or a recognized island youth group are charged the student group fare. Group fares for spectators are also available. For more information, please call the Group Sales Office at (508) 548-5011 ext. 244 or 344.

Hyannis Parking Permits

For your convenience, the Steamship Authority offers year-round parking permits for our parking lots in Hyannis. These permits are valid for one vehicle and enable you to access the parking lots during normal operating hours. We also offer free shuttle bus service between these parking lots and the Hyannis Terminal.

The Hyannis Off-site (Yarmouth Road) Parking Permit costs $650 and is valid January 1 - December 31. All parking permit holders who are eligible for the vehicle excursion fare will now be able to travel with their permitted vehicle (vehicle must be less than 20 feet in overall length) at the excursion fare for travel originating in Hyannis and returning within 31 days. Vehicle reservations for such travel must be arranged through one of the Mashpee Reservation Office Supervisors by calling (508)477-8600 during regular business hours, 7:30am-4:00pm daily.

Please visit our Policies, Forms and Information page to download your preferred parking permit application.

 

Medical Travel

Preferential Boarding for Emergency Situations

An ambulance or a customer’s vehicle may be boarded on a preferential basis in emergency situations.  Per our policy, an emergency situation exists only when an ambulance or a customer’s vehicle needs to be transported to the mainland without delay for emergency medical care that is not available on the island, or a customer’s vehicle needs to be transported to the mainland without delay so that the patron can attend to a death or an unexpected serious illness or injury of a member of the patron’s immediate family on the mainland.

Customers who need to arrange for emergency preferential boarding should contact a Mashpee Reservations Supervisor at (508) 477-8600 during regular business hours: daily, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). Only when a supervisor is not available will a terminal agent make the determination. A customer is required to provide written verification from his/her physician or health care provider of the customer’s urgent need to travel on our ferry without delay, by submitting a Certificate of Medical Need, which can be downloaded from our website under the Policies, Forms & Information page or you may request the form at any of our terminals.

Traveling to the Mainland for Medical Treatments/Appointments

We also provide discounted automobile excursion fare for island residents who need to travel to the mainland with their vehicles on a repeated basis for special medical treatments or appointments. The rate is equal to one-half of the excursion fare, based on the time of the year and the size of the vehicle, and is available only to those island residents who are already eligible for the excursion fare and are profiled as such in the Steamship Authority’s reservation system, and meet the following requirements:

  • Eligible residents must have a series of at least 10 scheduled medical treatments or appointments over a three-month period for the same medical condition.
  • Vehicle reservations at this reduced rate must be requested and arranged through the Reservation Manager or a Supervisor at the Mashpee Reservation Office.
  • Supporting documentation from a doctor or medical office will need to be provided at the time of the request for this reduced fare.
  • The Reservation Manager and Supervisors will be allowed, at their discretion, to make other special travel arrangements upon request for those island residents requiring frequent treatments or appointments on the mainland for the same medical condition.

Reserving Preferred Space for Medical Treatments, Disability or to attend a Family Member’s Funeral

Customers who need to travel with their vehicles for medical appointments or treatments, because of a disability or to attend a funeral service upon the death of a member of their immediate family may reserve preferred space in advance, provided they have a preferred profile account with the SSA. Customers should contact the Mashpee Reservation Office during regular office hours and ask to speak to a Supervisor on duty. Customer may be required to submit written verification of their eligibility and need for the advance reservation, which will be determined by the Supervisor.