Martha's Vineyard

The Way to Go to Martha’s Vineyard!

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Martha’s Vineyard is just seven miles off the coast of Cape Cod. With the Steamship Authority, the trip from Woods Hole to this delightful Island takes just 45 minutes. And you have your choice of two ports for your arrival: Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs (May-October).

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Family at Oak Bluffs

Enjoy the many benefits of traveling with the Steamship Authority:

  • Lowest fares, year-round service, and the most frequent daily departures
  • Free Wi-Fi on-board all vessels and at all of our terminals
  • Comfortable seating with modern amenities
  • Rental cars are available at the Palmer Avenue Parking Lot

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

  • Historic sea captains’ homes, charming gingerbread cottages, a quaint fishing village, five majestic lighthouses and the nation’s oldest operating carousel.
  • Miles of pristine beaches, dramatic clay cliffs, rural landscapes and picturesque waterways.
  • Six distinctive towns, book stores, boutiques, galleries, world-class dining, arts performances, museums and more.
  • Lots of outdoor activities, including bicycling, golfing, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, hiking and more.
  • Unique island events.

To see more of the fun and interesting things you can do on Martha’s Vineyard, click here.

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