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This is the easiest way to visit MV or Nantucket...easy on easy off with no worries about a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nokomis, Florida
Fast Ferry or Slow Ferry, a fun way to get there

Arriving in Hyannis at 5:30am, left the car in a parking lot and took the free shuttle to the ferry... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alice K
Naples, Florida
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1 Steamboat Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554-3532
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the easiest way to visit MV or Nantucket...easy on easy off with no worries about a vehicle. Lots of times so its flexible as well.

Thank windflight007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arriving in Hyannis at 5:30am, left the car in a parking lot and took the free shuttle to the ferry dock for the slow ferry (2 hours to Nantucket). It was a leisurely way to watch the sun come up, have a coffee and muffin...More

Thank Alice K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took the high-speed ferry (one hour) from Hyannis to Nantucket. The Steamship Authority is very timely and the large crowd of passengers embarked and disembarked in an orderly fashion. The seats were very comfortable. Food and drinks are available. There is a discounted fare...More

Thank Cindi O
Reviewed 7 September 2018

When you see the sign on the pier, and the lighthouse before entering the harbor - wow!! I remember diving for scallops in the harlob!~

Thank XSki007
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

On time, clean and great staff that maintains their customers quality service but competition must make one good company be best. Highly recommended.

Thank Jun J
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Ferry was nice. Smooth ride with family and others visiting Nantucket. Only one hour from Hyannis to Nantucket. Watch the schedules to ensure you don't get left behind.

Thank Carl W
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took the high speed ferry to Nantucket for a day trip after our stay in Hyannis. Our plan was to visit a beach and have dinner on the island. The ferry ride made it a very pleasant day. We arrived at...More

Thank Familyli4
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Slow union workers, boats keep breaking down, habitually late, incompetence runs rampant here. Extremely overpriced if you want to take your car to Nantucket, and it's almost impossible to get a ticket anyway, because of the cumbersome & unfair way they sell tickets on the...More

Thank CapeCodRita
Reviewed 19 August 2018

I have been traveling on the Steamship Authority vessels to Nantucket Island since the early 1960's. I always look forward to the trip. The employees have always been helpful and they keep the ships clean and in tip top shape. It is a great experience...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Staff are generally grumpy and do not seem to have the patience needed to excel at this type of customer service job.

Thank jammer031
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11 September 2018|
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Response from Joel137 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! They will even help you get it on board.
15 February 2017|
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