Hyline Cruises - Hyannis ferry
Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Fast Ferry

This is our family review of Hyline cruises in Hyannis MA and the fast ferry to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. View personal photos from our experience and read tips and helpful information from our trips.

Hy-line is a family owned and operated business and has been helping folks get to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket since 1974. They are in fact the only location on Cape Cod that offers ferries to both islands.

They offer two types of ferries, "high speed" and "traditional".

Hyline Cruises Rates

Ferry TypeTravel TimeCost
High Speed55 mins from Hyannis
to Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
$69 round-trip adult
$48 round-trip child
Traditional1 hr 40 mins from Hyannis
to Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
$43 round-trip adult
$22 round-trip child
Please Note: These rates are 2009 rates and are subject to change - get most recent Hyline Cruises rates

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We had bought tickets from our town school fundraiser and they were for the traditional ferry. While this ferry is fine, it does feel very slow compared to the fast ferry and the ferry from Woods Hole(which travels a shorter distance). If you have young children, consider taking the fast ferry or the ferry from Woods Hole to make the trip more enjoyable.

Hy-line Ferry Schedules

There are different schedules for the high-speed and the traditional ferries. The high-speed offers more departure times, generally two or three in the morning and two at night. The traditional only has one morning departure time and one evening time. Here are the Hyline ferry schedules

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Directions to Hyline Ferry Cruises

The ferries are located in Hyannis MA in a picturesque harbor that also has restaurants, and hotels. Here are directions to Hyline Cruises. Learn about the Hyannis Harbor Hotel

Parking for Hyline Ferry

Hyline has it's own parking lots and in 2009 they are $17. They are the closest to the boats but you can save a few bucks by walking from one block away...there are lots for $15 just across the street.

Hyline Ferry Reservations

The ferries are very busy between Memorial Day and Labor Day and you should make reservations during this time period. Simply call the reservation office, there is no fee. Prior to the departure date, reservations are refundable minus a $5 fee per high-speed ticket and $3 fee per traditional ticket.

Food and Bathrooms and Wi-Fi

The ferries have basic snacks and drinks and bathrooms. They also have free wi-fi internet access.

Hyline Ferry Contact Info


The Traditional Ferry - Seats on Rear Deck

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Hyannis Marina

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Hyannis Harbor

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Baxters Fish and Chips - Hyannis Harbor

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See the latest Marthas Vineyard News

Learn about the Steamship Authority Ferry from Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard.

See photos of the Kennedy compound taken from the Hy-line Ferry.

Discover fun activities for a Martha's Vineyard Vacation

Go to Martha's Vineyard Vacation Tips