The Steamship Authority Ferry to Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket

The Steamship Authority
1 Cowdry Road
Woods Hole , MA
Phone: 508-548-5011

The Steamship Authority's M/V Iyanough high-speed service to Nantucket will return for Memorial Day weekend with four round trips a day from Thursday, May 21 through Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The trips are available to book now Here.  Please note that cloth face coverings are required on board the vessel. We have also cut the boat's capacity in half, to 175 passengers, to allow plenty of space for physical distancing. After Memorial Day, the high-speed service will go on hiatus until at least mid-June as we continue to monitor demand.

Since 1818, the vessels of the Steamship Authority and its predecessors have been traveling the waters of Woods Hole and Martha's Vineyard as well as Hyannis and Nantucket.

Today, our goal is to provide safe, convenient and reliable transportation to island residents and visitors. As the lifeline to the islands, we offer frequent year-round service for automobiles, trucks and passengers. Our U.S. Coast Guard certified crews are committed to the highest level of safety at sea.

Both islands are wonderful destinations for visitors. Whether you're traveling to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket, Transit Authorities provide island-wide bus service, plus there are plenty of taxis, car rentals and bike rentals available. This season or any season, traveling to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard with the Steamship Authority is The Way To Go!