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Island Queen Ferry

75 Falmouth Heights Rd, Falmouth, MA 02540-3543
+1 508-548-4800
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The Fun Way to Martha's Vineyard! Sail away on the Island Queen from Falmouth, Cape Cod and you will experience Martha's Vineyard within just 35-minutes. Convenient parking just 200 yards from the dock. Enjoy our enclosed lounge, outside decks, full-service snack bar and our friendly crew! Daily sailings beginning at 9:00am from late May to mid October. Children ages 4 & under travel free! Group discounts for 20 or more passenger available.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oak bluffs” (107 reviews)
“day trip” (64 reviews)
LOCATION
75 Falmouth Heights Rd, Falmouth, MA 02540-3543
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+1 508-548-4800
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"oak bluffs"
in 107 reviews
"martha's vineyard"
in 331 reviews
"day trip"
in 64 reviews
"nice ride"
in 35 reviews
"waiting area"
in 10 reviews
"quick trip"
in 18 reviews
"friendly crew"
in 8 reviews
"snack bar"
in 38 reviews
"great trip"
in 26 reviews
"minute ride"
in 18 reviews
"within walking distance"
in 10 reviews
"easy trip"
in 11 reviews
"plenty of seats"
in 9 reviews
"smooth ride"
in 15 reviews
"top deck"
in 11 reviews
"return trip"
in 16 reviews
"falmouth heights"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

This ferry provides an effective transfer facility from Falmouth to Martha's VineYard, with plenty of room, but it can become crowded, especially for the last ferry of the day. The ride is smooth (depending on sea state of course) and the crew were friendly and...More

2  Thank PeterLeicestershire
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Took the ferry to Cape Cod, ferry ride was very pleasant, waters were calm, only complaint was the crew did not advise which way to disembark off ferry, long wait.

2  Thank 215Sandy49
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Easy way to get to Martha's Vineyard. Snack bar and drinks can be purchased during the 35 minute trip.

1  Thank billandpat84
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Excellent ferry, it was 25 knots...it rough with waters!!! The crew was friendly and capable. And it was cold.

1  Thank Kathy G
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Got ferry from Martha's Vineyard in a weather system off the back of Hurricane Matthew. Very high waves and rough seas but all crew very calm, competent and friendly. Way to go guys.

1  Thank NicG213
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We were taking the first ferry across to Martha's Vineyard so arrived fairly early as instructed. As it happens at this time of the year (beginning of October) it wasn't really necessary. We walked from our hotel to save $15 on the parking fee but...More

Thank DKnibbs
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

The ship is well kept an clean. The staff are friendly and professional. Its a nice ride for the kids and easy for family with babies to board and disembark.

1  Thank Toby D
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Had an overnight on MV. The next day was very windy and we were told that the Island Queen was not operating. We had to get another way home. This might have been okay ( it was a safety issue) had the staff at Island...More

3  Thank Boston1123
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IslandQueenCapeCod, General Manager at Island Queen Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Hello Boston1123 We apologize that you felt we did not communicate well enough during our weather cancellation several days ago. While it is not common for weather to cancel a full day of sailings, we felt it was necessary to cancel the day for the...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

We come to the cape every year and a trip to the Vineyard is part of our visit. We take the Island Queen, sit in the open air and enjoy the ride. The staff is always friendly and the ride is always relaxing. (The plastic...More

1  Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We just returned from a trip to the Vineyard on the island queen. Previously we had only used the steamship Authority's boat to get to Oak Bluffs. What a difference. We easily parked in the lot which is about 200 feet from the ferry. This...More

2  Thank Betty B
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lpriante
21 July 2017|
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Response from Califanna348 | Reviewed this property |
You need to buy your tickets at the Ferry location. See below: Credit cards (Falmouth Dock Ticket Window only) Cash (Falmouth Ticket Window, Parking Lots and Onboard Vessel) Travelers Checks (Falmouth Ticket Window, Parking... More
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