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Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry

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Address: 1347 Roger Williams Way, Quonset Point, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7426
Phone Number: +1 401-295-4040
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We operate the newest most luxurious fast ferry to Martha's Vineyard. The...

We operate the newest most luxurious fast ferry to Martha's Vineyard. The "Ava Pearl" offers all Business Class seating with interior luggage areas and the most advanced Ride Control System in the world offering the smoothest ride possible. Depart from Quonset Point, Rhode Island and avoid all the Cape Cod traffic - we will save you 3-4 hours in travel time each way! Closest daily ferry to Connecticut, New York & New Jersey. Dockside parking $10/day. Seasonal ferry service operating May through October.

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Gets you there fast, but it can be a bumpy ride

Colloquially known as the "vomit comet", it gets you to MV in 1.5 hours, but in rough seas, those with tender stomachs are often quite distressed. Getting a seat that faces... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Providence, RI
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Providence, RI
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Colloquially known as the "vomit comet", it gets you to MV in 1.5 hours, but in rough seas, those with tender stomachs are often quite distressed. Getting a seat that faces forward can help. It's quite clean and nicely decorated. There are booths lining the windows and movie theater-style seats in the middle, but with some good spacing so that... More 

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New Rochelle, NY
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Ferry was great and my visit with my cousin and his girlfriend was great. I would take this ferry again, its much closer to me then Woodshole.

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So. Cal
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This ferry appeared to be brand new. Very clean, nice galley and an exceptionable staff! They have televisions throughout, Bose sound system and plenty of tables and chairs. If the weather is nice the crew has no problem with people going outside up to the front. Seating is also available up stairs but didn't check that out. It was 1.45... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I bought a one way ticket to Oaks Bluff, MV and the ride wasn't that bad. I unfortunately have horrible motion sickness and the tide decided it wasn't on my side to help ease the constant bumping up and down on the water. Boy did I think it was going to hurl but I take a snooze and it eased... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had a very good trip, out to where we were going and back. The weather wasn't great, but the people operating the ferry did a great job.

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Atascadero, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Great experience to and from Martha's Vineyard, on time, very smooth and fun time on the bow with other travelers. Enjoyed a tasty Bloody Mary on the way to the island.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Great location from our hotel near the Providence RI airport hotel. Staff was very friendly and accommodating when I needed to change departure time. Very comfortable ride with snack bar and tv for viewing. I would definitely use them again.

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Vero Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We have been taking this service for years as an alternative to dealing with the traffic around Providence and the Cape. It is always efficient and the vessel is clean and as comfortable as the sea conditions allow.

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We have been using the ferry for many years. We moved to MV 3 years ago, and use the ferry to visit family in Rhode Island. Have travelled the old boat in extreme weather, and in some cases ferry company put us on a bus to avoid severe weather. The current boat Eva Pearl is very smooth, and can handle... More 

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Naperville
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We enjoyed the ferry ride as much as Martha's Vineyard. Very scenic. The staff was all very friendly.

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