Logo   Car Ferries Hyannis <—> Nantucket
The Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority operates both car ferries and passengers-only ferries from its Pleasant Street docks in Hyannis on Cape Cod to Nantucket island.

by Tom Brosnahan
Travel Info Exchange



It's expensive, impractical and hardly necessary to take your car to Nantucket for a short visit in summer.

The Steamship Authority operates the only car ferries between Nantucket Island and the mainland (Cape Cod): the 768-passenger, 52-vehicle m/v Eagle, and m/v Nantucket from the Pleasant Street docks in Hyannis.

You must reserve a space on the ferry well in advance and pay a minimum of $400 round-trip (vehicles up to 17 feet/5.18 meters), or $450 for vehicles 17 to 20 feet, such as full-size SUVs (Chevy Suburban).

Car ferry m/v Eagle in Nantucket Harbor, Massachusetts
Car ferry m/v Eagle in Nantucket harbor...

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Passenger Ferries

The alternative to the car ferry is to take one of the passengers-only ferries run by the efficient Hy-Line Cruises company, which depart from Hyannis's Ocean Street docks, a 10-minute walk around the harbor from the Steamship Authority's Pleasant Street docks. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Steamship Authority Car Ferry to Nantucket

The Steamship Authority car ferry at the Pleasant Street docks in Hyannis, waiting to depart for Nantucket.





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