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The Way to Go to Nantucket!

Nantucket is located 26 miles from Cape Cod’s mainland port of Hyannis. Take a leisurely 2 hour and 15 minute voyage on our traditional ferries from Hyannis to Nantucket. Or ride in style and luxury on board our seasonal high-speed passenger-only ferry, the M/V Iyanough, which gets you to Nantucket in just one hour.

Click here to view a video about traveling to Nantucket with the Steamship Authority.

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Enjoy the many benefits of traveling with the Steamship Authority:

  • Lowest fares, year-round service, and the most frequent daily departures
  • Convenient public transportation links within walking distance from our docks
  • Avis/Budget Car Rental service is available at the Hyannis Terminal
  • Free Wi-Fi on-board all vessels and at all of our terminals
  • Comfortable seating with modern amenities

Once you get there, you’ll find something for everyone, including:

  • Stately sea captains’ homes, charming rose-covered cottages, cobblestone streets, historic sites, fascinating museums and hidden gardens.
  • Miles of pristine beaches, roaring surf, windswept moors, picturesque harbors and scenic bike trails.
  • Distinctive boutiques, local crafts, book stores, galleries, art performances, world-class dining and more.
  • Lots of outdoor activities, including biking, golfing, fishing, kayaking, surfing, windsurfing, whale watching, sailing, hiking, and more.

To see more of the fun and interesting things you can do on Nantucket, click here.

Taking the High-Speed Passenger Ferry, M/V Iyanough?

We recommend that you make high-speed ferry reservations in advance during the peak summer weekends in July, August and September, as well as all holiday weekends. 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 on-site 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. You can purchase high-speed ferry tickets online on your mobile device or computer. Your reservation confirmation contains your ticket barcode that we will scan when you are ready to board our high-speed ferry.

For information on what to do on Nantucket, click here.