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Arno's Nantucket Restaurant

Main Street, Reopens Breakfast/Lunch 2015 Daffodil Weekend.

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Martha's Vineyard Online

Your online & mobile guide to all things Martha’s Vineyard

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Falmouth Bed & Breakfast Association

Stay in scenic Falmouth, Daytrip to Martha's Vineyard

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Arno's Nantucket Restaurant

Main Street, Reopens Breakfast/Lunch 2015 Daffodil Weekend.

ArnosNantucket.com

Falmouth Bed & Breakfast Association

Stay in scenic Falmouth, Daytrip to Martha's Vineyard

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Martha's Vineyard Online

Your online & mobile guide to all things Martha’s Vineyard

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Visit Woods Hole

More info on food & lodging at WoodsHole.com

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Traveling Today

Travel Advisory

Vineyard Haven Slip Repairs

Repairs to two approach dolphins in slip #1 at Vineyard Haven will begin on Thursday, February 12th. This work is expected to continue until mid-April and only slip #2 (the south slip) will be available for use during the day and for vessel berthing overnight.

As a result, the M/V Island Home (and the M/V Nantucket starting on March 7th) will not be berthing overnight in Vineyard Haven on Fridays and Saturdays. In addition to the published schedule, the M/V Island Home (and the M/V Nantucket starting on March 7th) will operate a 6:00 a.m. trip from Woods Hole on Saturdays and Sundays and a 9:30 p.m. trip from Vineyard Haven on Fridays and Saturdays. These extra trips have been added to the reservation system and will be available to book vehicle reservations in advance.

The availability of only one slip during this period will require the M/V Martha’s Vineyard to move out of slip #2 at 9:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and return after the 9:30 p.m. departure of M/V Island Home / M/V Nantucket.

In addition, the reliability of ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard may be impacted under certain high wind conditions, especially when the wind is coming from a northerly direction.

Please be guided accordingly.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while these necessary repairs are being completed.

Travel Advisory

Vineyard Haven Slip Repairs

Repairs to two approach dolphins in slip #1 at Vineyard Haven will begin on Thursday, February 12th. This work is expected to continue until mid-April and only slip #2 (the south slip) will be available for use during the day and for vessel berthing overnight.

As a result, the M/V Island Home (and the M/V Nantucket starting on March 7th) will not be berthing overnight in Vineyard Haven on Fridays and Saturdays. In addition to the published schedule, the M/V Island Home (and the M/V Nantucket starting on March 7th) will operate a 6:00 a.m. trip from Woods Hole on Saturdays and Sundays and a 9:30 p.m. trip from Vineyard Haven on Fridays and Saturdays. These extra trips have been added to the reservation system and will be available to book vehicle reservations in advance.

The availability of only one slip during this period will require the M/V Martha’s Vineyard to move out of slip #2 at 9:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and return after the 9:30 p.m. departure of M/V Island Home / M/V Nantucket.

In addition, the reliability of ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard may be impacted under certain high wind conditions, especially when the wind is coming from a northerly direction.

Please be guided accordingly.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while these necessary repairs are being completed.

Getting Away Today

Ready for your escape to the beautiful Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket? At the Steamship Authority, we look forward to getting you there safely and in comfort.

Ready for your escape to the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard? At the Steamship Authority, we look forward to getting you there safely and in comfort.

Ready for your escape to the beautiful Islands of Nantucket? At the Steamship Authority, we look forward to getting you there safely and in comfort.

Here you’ll find everything you need
to know to get your trip off to a great start, including:

The Steamship Authority Vessel Tracker
  • Directions to our ferry terminals and parking lots.
  • The current status at each terminal including trip information (delays, cancellations and diversions), vehicle standby status, parking and weather conditions.
  • Tips to ensure you have an easy arrival and smooth departure.

You will also find detailed information about our parking lots, accessibility policy and procedures, as well as a quick guide to public transportation once you get to your island destination.

Planning For an Easy Arrival and Smooth Departure

Wood's Hole Bikes in Line

Please remember that all passengers and vehicles must be at the dock and ready for boarding at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure. During the summer months, we recommend you arrive 45 minutes to 1 hour prior to the scheduled departure time, as passenger capacity may be reached on popular sailings prior to departure. For car-free travelers, convenient public transportation is available from Boston, Providence, New York City, NY and CT to our docks.

Upon arrival at the terminal, our uniformed attendants will direct you to a convenient location to board the ferry and where to place your baggage. Please have your reservation information available when you arrive at the terminal. Public restrooms, free Wi-Fi and TV are available on all of our vessels and inside all of our terminals. Our on-board snack bars offer a variety of beverages, including beer, wine and mixed drinks, as well as an assortment of hot and cold menu items.

Public restrooms, free Wi-Fi and TV are available on all of our vessels
and inside all of our terminals.

Special Information for our High-Speed Passenger-Only Ferry, the M/V Iyanough

Iyanough Ticket Booth

The high-speed ferry passenger pick-up/drop-off area at the Hyannis Terminal features a large shelter with bench seats where you can enjoy views of Hyannis Harbor. You can drive right up to the high-speed ferry slip, drop off your luggage and/or other travelers, and then park your car in one of our premium parking spaces located at the Hyannis Terminal (limited spaces available) or in one of our off-site parking lots. Our complimentary shuttle service brings you to and from the off-site parking lots. And during the summer season, you can purchase high-speed passenger-only ferry tickets from our ticket booth, located just steps away from the boarding ramp, open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.