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Steamship Authority

1 Steamboat Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554-3532
+1 508-228-3274
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On time, clean and efficient again this year!

Despite some iffy press earlier this season given equipment failure and on-time issues, we gave... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brenda H
fast and on time

Barnstable / Hyannis to Nantucket in an hour! We had the best time exploring Nantucket. Everyone... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
NH_Maine_2010
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
1 Steamboat Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554-3532
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+1 508-228-3274
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"fast ferry"
in 22 reviews
"the high speed ferry"
in 10 reviews
"always on time"
in 5 reviews
"comfortable seating"
in 5 reviews
"slow boat"
in 4 reviews
"car ferry"
in 4 reviews
"easy travel"
in 3 reviews
"takes hours"
in 3 reviews
"comfortable ride"
in 3 reviews
"nice service"
in 2 reviews
"woods hole"
in 2 reviews
"great ferry"
in 2 reviews
"regular ferry"
in 2 reviews
"smooth ride"
in 2 reviews
"friday sunday"
in 2 reviews
"priced right"
in 2 reviews
"indoor and outdoor seating"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Despite some iffy press earlier this season given equipment failure and on-time issues, we gave them another go after a terrific experience last year. They did not disappoint - both legs of our trip loaded efficiently and were seamless.

Thank Brenda H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Barnstable / Hyannis to Nantucket in an hour! We had the best time exploring Nantucket. Everyone usually goes to Martha's Vineyard, this time go to Nantucket!

Thank NH_Maine_2010
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just an hour from Hyannis gets you to Nantucket Island. Comfortable seating, smooth ride. I highly recommend!

Thank Celia48d
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the Steamship Authority has been in the news lately with a few mechanical issues, our ferry from Hyannis to Nantucket and back was smooth as silk. The systems they have in place are excellent. Airlines could learn a thing or two from them! Comfortable...More

Thank Joel137
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the ferry to Nantucket and had a great experience, helpful staff, nice job,. Also took the Hy-line to Martha's Vineyard, equally nice. Be prepared to take time to get parking though.

Thank cblake33
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and highly recommend! Well worth the price. A well oiled machine along with the crew .

Thank julietress
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

This was a must do on the Cape Cod trip: to visit Nantucket. Steamship was the ride we settled on. A little pricey ($69 round trip per person, only reason it's a 4 and not a 5) but an excellent ride. Departure was 29 min....More

1  Thank jblewis13
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

You obviously wait outside for your ferry. It's easier to just let one person go into the ticket office and let everyone else sit underneath the coverings they have outside - there's one that spans some of the docks and has a small bench inside....More

Thank elizamarsh
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

A nice ferry ride to and from Nantucket for a day trip. Everything went smoothly from parking to ticket purchase to timely departures. It was a few block walk to and from parking lot. I think it cost $12 for the day. It was $50...More

Thank TravelfromDuluth
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Only one hour to reach Nantucket , this is fantastic!Very well organise company , staff really helping when I was looking for a long term parking , I will recommand!

Thank Francois20100
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pataelliott
15 February 2017|
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Response from Markoshannon | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. But there are too many all ready. The high speed ferries only carry passengers. Driving on the island looks like a mess. Tight streets and then you have to find parking. You can rent bikes or take uber or... More
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