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The Steamship Authority

69 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4013
+1 508-477-8600
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What amazing views

What a relaxing way to spend time out on the boat. Breathtaking views, seeing sea creatures in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christin M
Cheapest option for a weekday round trip to Nantucket

They have a M-Th special for $50 roundrip, which is at least 20 less than the other options. Fast... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 Hyannis Harbor. Please note, we offer limited premium on-site parking as well as off-site parking with free shuttle service. Check our mobile site for current parking and trip status. Our seasonal high-speed passenger-only ferry, the M/V Iyanough, gets you to Nantucket - dock-to-dock - in just an hour. Enjoy great savings with our special $50 same-day, round-trip, available Monday - Thursday, April - December. For a perfect day trip Nantucket makes wonderful destinations - with magnificent beaches, charming scenery and fabulous shopping and dining.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“round trip” (28 reviews)
“day trip” (29 reviews)
69 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4013
+1 508-477-8600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a relaxing way to spend time out on the boat. Breathtaking views, seeing sea creatures in their habitat, snack bars

Thank Christin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a M-Th special for $50 roundrip, which is at least 20 less than the other options. Fast boat takes exactly 1 hour dock to dock. Excellent efficiency, nicer staff than Hy-Line. recommend

Thank jf002
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fast ferry is the only way to go to Nantucket, unless you need to take your car. It was only an hour each way, the vessel has a snack bar on board, multiple restrooms, and nice comfortable seating.

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The high speed ferry Iyannough is terrific to get from Hyannis to Nantucket. Clean, Comfortable with food and wifi and power ports. What more could you want ? Oh and mid week they have a special $50 deal round trip if you are coming and...More

Thank kenvt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The one hour ride to Nantucket was relaxing and the onboard snack shop was well stocked with many healthy options and not just junk food. good coffee. Nice staff and reasonable mid week rates.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did a day trip to Nantucket with this company. Everything perfectly organised by friendly staff. The trip takes about an hour and is enjoyable. There is a snack bar on board and plenty of inside accommodation and some limited seats outside for the hardy souls....More

Thank wakey47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had made reservations a month earlier to our trip. This was done on line, very easy. Had made a mistake, called and they looked after right away with no problems or added costs. Ship was on time and had smooth sailing. Staff were courteous and...More

Thank bridgone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although this was the fast ferry to Nantucket we found it a nice relaxing trip with our kids. Great service and enjoyable ride.

Thank 4lockwood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We done a Nantucket day trip with this co. Excellent friendly service provided by all staff. There was a good selection of timings and a great monday -Thursday price of $50 return trip.

Thank sunhshine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used this company twice to go to Martha's Vineyard and they are always on time and very easy to complete a day trip to any of the islands of Boston.

Thank Dennis E
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Gail F
3 October 2017|
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Response from JSMMillis | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, and if you go to Steamship authority website and they can get you rates and prices. Unless you need a car for any length of time you might be better off to rent a vehicle on island as the rates are lower now... More
Cindy N
16 July 2017|
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Response from CubsFan-TA | Reviewed this property |
Normally no. It is a large ferry.
27 June 2017|
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Response from CubsFan-TA | Reviewed this property |
Our hi-speed ferry did not take cars. You will find it very pricey to take a car on either island. I suggest one of the tour buses or a taxi to get around the island.