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Quick trip to Nantucket

Professional service to the island! If you want to return sooner than your purchased return, simply... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wilmington, North Carolina

Friendly staff and very helpful and very accomadating. They answered all my questions and took the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maureen F
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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The Steamship Authority is the largest ferry service to the Island of Nantucket from Cape Cod. We offer the lowest fares and the most frequent daily departures for passengers, automobiles and trucks. Our ferries to Nantucket depart from the iconic...more
69 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4013
+1 508-477-8600
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Professional service to the island! If you want to return sooner than your purchased return, simply see an attendant at the station and they will be happy to assist.

Thank busybee2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip from Woods Hole to Oaks Bluff. My problem is the return trip. We were situated at a tavern overlooking the dock for a 520 depart. They sent a totally different ship. Being tourists, we weren't aware they sent different ships. Upon cashing out...More

Thank Sean G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff and very helpful and very accomadating. They answered all my questions and took the time to listen.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice slow trip to Nantucket nothing too exciting. Very reasonable if you take the slower ferry you still have tons of time to spend in nantucket

Thank HappyCoupleRochester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the fast ferry to Nantucket on a $50 round trip weekday special, Reservations were made online the day before and was quick & easy. The boat was full both going and returning, but we were fortunate to get a seat outside on the...More

Thank capt38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This one hour boat ride was a terrible experience. This boat is merely a moving dog park. There were dogs fighting with each other while waiting in line to board the boat and then fighting inside. Meanwhile, there weresmall children present. They should have a...More

Thank cd18250
KMcHugh, Manager at The Steamship Authority, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your honest feedback and we are sorry for your negative experience. Many people love to travel with their pets, but we do agree that we should improve the placement of pets so they do not cause a tripping hazard. We will work...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a day trip to Nantucket from Hyannis, but made the error of paying for the ticket at the kiosk. Don't do this! There are deals online which make it a lot cheaper as we ended up paying over $70pp return. Notwithstanding the price,...More

Thank ijallen52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trip over was very fast. I was there before I knew it. Good food and drinks on board. Plenty of room on it.

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was on 8:15am ferry and was able to get the closer parking lot. Very convenient to walk to terminal building. Boarding was easy. On return trip back from Nantucket, there was a slight delay in boarding but overall still a good experience. Ship is...More

Thank Jackjack706
Reviewed 17 August 2018

No issues. The staff were friendly and there is wifi onboard. You can park and they will shuttle you to the ship. The driver of the shuttle not a lot friendly...but I can get by.

Thank JLCLondon38
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13 August 2018|
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Response from lacam692002 | Reviewed this property |
There is not nothing close by. You have to use one of the port authority lots. It’s not that expensive for the day for a car. And they shuttle bus takes you right back to the ferry.
13 August 2018|
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Response from debot4 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is available close by and not that expensive-if you are going on a holiday or weekend you might want to check out the shuttle in advance online.
Jackie W
2 August 2018|
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Response from alot4 | Reviewed this property |
Rates for regular ferry is one way and for high speed rates are round trip..