The Nantucket Ferry
Visiting Nantucket Massachusetts

You can take a Nantucket Ferry from Hyannis, MA on the Steamship Authority or Hy-Line Cruises, or from Harwich, MA on Freedom Cruise Line.

Many folks think about visiting Nantucket if they are already visiting Cape Cod or are visiting Martha's Vineyard. The three destinations are relatively close to each other and are all spectacular spots for a family vacation.

If you are already on Martha's Vineyard and are looking for ferry service to Nantucket, those services exist as well but the info below is for ferries from Cape Cod to Nantucket.

The ferry to Nantucket will take about 1 - 2 hours depending upon which ferry you take:

Steamship Authority

Fast Ferry - 1 hour; no vehicles
508-495-FAST (3278)

Car Ferry - 2 hours; make reservations

Hy-Line Cruises


High Speed Ferry 1 hour; no vehicles

Regular Ferry 1 3/4 hours; no vehicles

Freedom Cruise Line


Fast Ferry 1 1/4 hours; no vehicles

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