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Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry

1347 Roger Williams Way, Quonset Point, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7426
+1 401-295-4040
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First time to the Vineyard

Very convenient and we missed all the Cape traffic. This is the way to go to Oak Bluffs if your... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dan D
via mobile
Cancelled 1 hour before we were supposed to leave an

AVOID...... and save yourself aggravation. I purchased tickets for the fast ferry to Marthas... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joe C
Valley Stream, New York
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“oak bluffs” (40 reviews)
“woods hole” (32 reviews)
“rhode island” (44 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1347 Roger Williams Way, Quonset Point, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7426
+1 401-295-4040
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very convenient and we missed all the Cape traffic. This is the way to go to Oak Bluffs if your traveling from Connecticut. It's a well run operation.

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

AVOID...... and save yourself aggravation. I purchased tickets for the fast ferry to Marthas vineyard due to the fact that it will be less driving for me on the way home because I live on Long Island and I had a tour scheduled for 10:30...More

1  Thank Joe C
RIFastFerry, Manager at Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Joe - we apologize for the last-minute cancellation and the inconvenience it caused you but unfortunately we had a mechanical issue that we could not remedy in time for the morning departure. Occasionally we suffer from mechanical or weather issues just like any other mode...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Horrible. Boat broke down a HALF hour before we were supposed to leave the island and told us we would have to take a different boat (that costs 8.50) to Woods Hole and then take a bus to our cars. This added an hour to...More

3  Thank pc c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean, quiet and relatively spacious transport. Decent galley with a full bar and smiling, cheerful staff. Dockside parking with very close handicapped parking. Only drawback was the port-o-potties at Quonset location. Also, some benches along the waiting line would be much appreciated by us seniors!...More

Thank emariejon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ferry as a comfortable ride gets a Very Good Rating. The overall reservation process and cost for tickets, parking, wait times, etc, get an Okay at best. Even so, it is still better leaving from Quonset Point as a So. RI resident than having...More

Thank DaveEB310
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great journey to Martha's Vineyard. The ferry is quite comfortable with nice accommodations. It is a bit of a bumpy ride compared to the slower ferry. So, if you have problems with seasickness, this might not be for you. We enjoyed the...More

1  Thank michelewave04
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We attempted to go on the lighthouse cruise but when we got there we were told it was sold out but we could be standby. They made us buy the $70 tickets (2) and would not tell us how many people were ahead of us....More

1  Thank SamIam427
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

If you do not need to take your car (not a car ferry) this is an unbeatable option. Ride is 1:40 of smooth fast sailing with comfy seating. Parking is reasonable too it was $10 a day for us. Easy to get to and easy...More

Thank ExRIGuy
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This is somewhat of a new ferry system. Decided to try it a since I've been wanting to go to Martha's Vineyard for quite sometime. It's the easiest route from RI. Boat was very comfortable, had good adequate seating and staff was extremely pleasant. Just...More

2  Thank Debcotalmt
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Loved it. The scenic views and minutes saved are so worth the high price. I came mid-day of course, so there was no perfect sunset or anything... but the views of the vast but small blue were still perfect.

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Questions & Answers
Geoffrey R
24 June 2017|
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Response from RIFastFerry | Property representative |
Just an update on the above questions, try an Uber it should be much less than your regular cab. Also the ferry trip only takes 95 minutes not 2.5 hours.
11 May 2017|
Response from RIFastFerry | Property representative |
Hi - our new website and reservation system should be rolling out in the coming days. Please keep checking back with us!
6 April 2017|
Response from RIFastFerry | Property representative |
We will begin taking reservations in the next few weeks for the 2017 season. We are currently updating our website and reservation system.