When you think of Cape Cod, you might think of gorgeous bodies of water surrounding charming, coastal towns. With so many waterways, it’s pretty common to travel to popular attractions by boat! Luckily, the Woods Hole Ferry is just minutes away from Treehouse Lodge! The Steamship Authority Ferry provides vessels heading to and from Woods Hole all throughout the day!
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What You Need to Know About the Woods Hole Ferry
The Steamship Authority, just down the street, has vessels traveling throughout the day to the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket from the mainland. See their ferry schedule for a detailed list of times.
How Much is the Woods Hole to Martha’s Vineyard Ferry?
The fare for Steamship Authority vessels traveling between Woods Hole to Martha’s Vineyard is $8.50 one-way, and $17 round-trip.
Children must ride with an adult and can take the ferry for $4.50 one-way, or $9 round-trip. Or, if you’re bringing an infant or toddler under four years old, they can get on for free.
Active military can take the ferry service for a discounted price of $4.50 one-way, or $9 round-trip. But, make sure you bring your Active Duty card.
You can also bring cars, bicycles, surfboards, motorcycles, and mopeds on board. Make sure to check their website for updated pricing information.
How Long is the Ferry from Woods Hole to Martha’s Vineyard?
The Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard ferry ride is 45 minutes of picturesque scenery as you cross Vineyard Sound. It will feel like no time as you sit back and enjoy pretty views of the sound that sits just between Nantucket Sound and Rhode Island Sound.
As the ferry treks its way to Oak Bluffs, be on the lookout for whales during Cape Cod whale watching season between May and October.
Is There a Ferry from Woods Hole to Nantucket?
Although there is no longer a ferry service that runs from Woods Hole to Nantucket, you can still hop on a ferry from Hyannis to Nantucket.
We recommend that you use a ride-sharing service or take the Sealine bus to Hyannis. It takes about an hour to get there from Woods Hole by car. If you plan to drive your own car, expect to pay for parking in one of the nearby parking lots. They are usually around $10 to $30 per day.
What You Need to Know About the Hyannis and Nantucket Ferries
Parking for the Hyannis to Nantucket Ferry
Once you’re parked and ready to embark on your short journey to Nantucket, you can choose from several different ferry services. Some of them include:
The Steamship Authority
The Steamship Authority has a main lot and three off-site lots. They can also shuttle you from the lots to the ferry terminal. Their rates range from $5 to $20 per day. You can take a high-speed passenger ferry that can get you to Nantucket in an hour. Or, if you don’t want to ride the fast ferry, you can take the slower, more leisurely route on their traditional two hours and 15-minute ships.
If you take a Hy-Line Cruise, you can park in Hy-Line Cruise’s lots and reserve a parking space ahead of time. Their rates range from $8 to $25 per day.
Book with our Martha’s Vineyard Express Package, and you’ll receive two passenger tickets to the Woods Hole Ferry. All you have to do is arrive at Treehouse Lodge before check-in, and we’ll handle the rest. This means we’ll take your bags up to your room for you and drive you to the terminal in our Beach Buggy!
Or, if you’re looking to stretch your legs after a long road trip, feel free to walk to the terminal. It only takes about five minutes, and there’s a fantastic coffee shop near the ferry terminal that you can visit to reward yourself! If you’re ready for memorable Cape Cod experiences on Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket, check our availability and book your adventures today!