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A passenger ferry is a great way to arrive on Cape Cod, or to visit the islands of Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket. The journey to get there is half the fun, with amenities including comfortable seating, on-board concessions and naturally, the scenic ocean views. Both regular and high-speed passenger ferries can take you from Boston to Provincetown (seasonally) and to the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard year-round. Ferries depart from Falmouth Harbor, Woods Hole and Hyannis Harbor to Martha’s Vineyard, and ferries to Nantucket depart from Hyannis Harbor. While the Woods Hole to Martha’s Vineyard ferry can accommodate cars, there’s no need to take a car. Both islands have excellent public transportation service, so take your bicycle instead!

Links to the Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket ferry schedules and fares are below.

Island Queen
Sail away to the storybook island of Martha's Vineyard aboard the Island Queen. Relax with the sea and sky and wind on a delightful 35-minute cruise across the sparkling waters of Vineyard Sound. The Island Queen sails regularly from Falmouth Harbor to Oak Bluffs. It is centrally located, easy to get to and has no-hassle parking. Leave your car behind, secure in a spacious paved lot nearby. Bring your bicycle aboard to explore the island and enjoy a fun cruise on the Martha's Vineyard ferry!
Island Queen Ferry Schedule and Fares

Steamship Authority
The Steamship Authority offers low fares, free wi-fi, year-round service, and daily departures for passengers and automobiles from Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard and from Hyannis to Nantucket. Or ride in style and luxury on board their seasonal high-speed passenger-only ferry, the M/V Iyanough, which takes you from Hyannis to Nantucket in just an hour!
Steamship Authority Schedule and Fares

Hy-Line Cruises
Hy-Line Cruises of Hyannis welcomes you aboard our family of high-speed ferries to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard! Offering online reservations, nearby parking, and onboard food service featuring local beer, wine, and spirits, we’ll whisk you away to the islands in one hour, from one convenient location. We encourage you to arrive early for a fresh, new dockside food and drink option – check out The Landing Express for grab and go or The Landing Café, offering indoor and outdoor dining with a full bar.   
Hy-Line Cruises Schedule and Fares