• Steamship Authority

    Steamship Authority


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    About Us

    The Steamship Authority is the largest ferry service to the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket from Cape Cod. We offer the lowest fares and the most frequent daily departures for passengers, automobiles, groups and trucks. Our high-speed passenger ferry, the M/V Iyanough, gets you to Nantucket, dock-to-dock, in just an hour and operates April through December. Advance reservations are required for all vehicle travel. Martha’s Vineyard ferries depart from Woods Hole and Nantucket ferries depart from Hyannis. Since 1960, we have been the lifeline to the Islands year-round. Our U.S. Coast Guard-certified crews are committed to the highest level of safety at sea. We are also dedicated to making your trip both comfortable and convenient with spacious seating, free Wi-Fi and TV on-board.


    High-speed Ferry M/V Iyanough
    Traditional ferry - M/V Eagle
    Bikes are an easy way to get around on Nantucket
    Enjoy an epic spring celebration - the Nantucket Daffodil Festival held annually in April
    Relaxing ride on our traditional ferry to Nantucket
    Rounding Brandt Point Lighthouse in Nantucket Harbor
    Martha's Vineyard ferry in Oak Bluffs Harbor - from Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard Island
    M/V Woods Hole
    All of our ferries are family and dog-friendly!