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Island Queen Ferry

75 Falmouth Heights Rd, Falmouth, MA 02540-3543
+1 508-548-4800
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Day Trip to Martha's Vineyard
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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.
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  • Average4%
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“oak bluffs” (107 reviews)
“day trip” (66 reviews)
75 Falmouth Heights Rd, Falmouth, MA 02540-3543
+1 508-548-4800
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

We visited in mid August. Our arrival in Falmouth a little later than I would have liked, but had no problem getting on the ferry. People did say the season was winding down and there were less people (August 22). Not knowing the area well,...More

Thank PurpleHayes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is the ferry you want to take to go from Falmouth to Martha's Vineyard. Only a half hour boat ride, very pleasant, snacks and drinks on board (alcoholic and kid-friendly). Met a friendly man and a grumpy man working the parking lot then a...More

Thank Jean293
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We've travelled on the Island Queen to the Vineyard for a number of years and like the convenience of park then walk to the ferry, the moderate size of the ferry, and the shorter trip from Falmouth Harbor to Oak Bluffs. Drinks and snacks are...More

Thank capecodnana2016
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Large well kept vessel that was on time and traveled very smoothly across the sound to M.V. despite somewhat choppy waters. The cost at $20 seemed reasonable, but parking, a short walk away, was an additional $15. The manager at our motel suggested walking (about...More

1  Thank Canoe4770
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Island Queen is the perfect passenger only ferry to MV. Leaves from Falmouth harbor and arrives in Oak Bluffs. Oak Bluffs is a great party, tourist town with multiple restaurants and bars. Island Queen has a full service bar and trip is about 50 minutes...More

Thank Thomas F
IslandQueenCapeCod, General Manager at Island Queen Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Thank you for joining us Thomas and for your review of the Island Queen. Just one correction that our sailing time is actually 35-minutes dock-to-dock as we are the shortest sailing time of any ferries to Martha's Vineyard. Once again, thank you and we hope...More

Reviewed 30 August 2016

Beautiful boat ride. Lots out outdoor and indoor seating. Be sure to buy tickets in advance and be at the boat a half an hour before hand as it fills up quickly.

Thank noodles357
IslandQueenCapeCod, General Manager at Island Queen Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Thank you Noodles! We actually recommend arriving at least 45-minutes in advance during the July & August time period. We hope to welcome you again in the future!

Reviewed 28 August 2016

Took the Island Queen over to Martha's Vineyard for a day. I took the children I nanny ages 6 and 8. They were very excited. The boat trip was extremely pleasant and the kids loved it. It's a great inexpensive way to get to the...More

Thank footballbet
IslandQueenCapeCod, General Manager at Island Queen Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Thank you Footballbet for your review!

Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Love the ride to Martha's Vineyard. Little on pricey side. No discount for seniors. Takes only cash. Had very rude man on the island ordering my kids around as they were trying to get in line. Had to intervene. Should have chewed him out but...More

Thank William H
IslandQueenCapeCod, General Manager at Island Queen Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Hello Bill, I was sorry to read of your child's experience with one of our crew members in Oak Bluffs. Managing several hundred passengers in Oak Bluffs can be a bit challenging at times, as the Island Queen does not own the property at which...More

Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I took the trip to Martha's vineyard with my family. We sat on in the downstairs near the tables on the way over near the snack bar. The snacks and drinks were very reasonably priced. They had light snacks,hot dogs, wine and beer(cash only). We...More

Thank jpap14
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Not much to say about the boat ride other than, it was a nice a nice boat ride to the island. It took about 30 minutes to get to the island and it was nice and breezy if you sat in the upper decks. The...More

Thank doe410
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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