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Direct Service from New Bedford

Start your vacation the moment you step aboard. We’ll cut out the traffic-jammed frustration and replace it with a relaxing and enjoyable cruise directly to Martha's Vineyard. The entire experience is not only the most convenient way to get there, it’s also the most enjoyable and scenic.

Select a date

Departing
New Bedford, MA
Arriving
Vineyard Haven, MA
6:00am
6:55am
3:15pm
4:10pm
Departing
Vineyard Haven, MA
Arriving
New Bedford, MA
7:30am
8:25am
4:40pm
5:35pm

*No ferry service on Saturdays and Sundays during the winter season (January 2nd- April 24th).

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Fares

Now offering year-round weekday service to Vineyard Haven!
MV Commuter Books available for purchase at our New Bedford, or Vineyard Haven ticket desks.

One Way

$45

Infants (2 and Under)

All passengers need a ticket to board

Free

Child (3 - 12)

$25

Island Resident

Cannot be purchased online; requires government issued picture ID to receive rate; must be Fulltime resident.

$33

Military

Cannot be purchased online; requires government issued picture ID to receive rate; limit 2 per ID.

$33

Bike or Scooter, Non-Electric

$7

Electric Bike or Scooter

$14

Round Trip

$79

Infants (2 and Under)

All passengers need a ticket to board

Free

Child (3 - 12)

$48

Island Resident

Cannot be purchased online; requires government issued picture ID to receive rate; must be Fulltime resident.

$66

Military

Cannot be purchased online; requires government issued picture ID to receive rate; limit 2 per ID.

$66

Bike or Scooter, Non- Electric

$14

Electric Bike or Scooter

$28

Same-Day Round Trip

$50

Infants (2 and Under)

All passengers need a ticket to board

Free

Child (3-12)

$30

Bike or Scooter, Non- Electric

$14

Electric Bike or Scooter

$28

10 Trip Martha's Vineyard

Expires after 1 year from the date of purchase. Cannot be shared by more than 2 people. Exchange fee applies to bookings. Can only be purchased in person at a ticket office. Available for Purchase from April 27- October 11, 2023.

$350

40 Trip Martha's Vineyard Commuter

Discounted 40 one-way trips. Expires in 60 days from the date of purchase. Can only be purchased in person at a ticket office.

$720

20 Trip Martha's Vineyard Commuter

Discounted 20 one-way trips. Expires in 60 days from the date of purchase. Can only be purchased in person at a ticket office.

$420

10 Trip Martha's Vineyard Commuter

Discounted 10 one-way trips. Expires in 60 days from the date of purchase. Can only be purchased in person at a ticket office.

$230

Trip Protection (Per Ticket)

$-

One Way Trip Protection (Per Ticket)

$5

Round Trip Trip Protection (Per Ticket)

$10

Same-Day Round Trip Trip Protection (Per Ticket)

$10

Exchange Fee (Per Ticket)

$-

One Way Exchange Fee (Per Ticket)

$5

ROUND TRIP EXCHANGE FEE (PER TICKET)

$10

SAME-DAY ROUND TRIP EXCHANGE FEE (PER TICKET)

$10
To purchase commuter books, please visit our New Bedford, or Vineyard Haven ticket desk during business hours.

New Bedford Ticket Office Hours: Mon- Fri: 5:00 AM- 6:00 AM; 1:00 PM- 3:30 PM; Sat- Sun: Closed

Vineyard Haven Ticket Office Hours: Mon- Fri: 7:00 AM- 4:35 PM; Sat- Sun: Closed

*From June 28- September 1, 2024, a $5 Surge Fee will be applied to One Way, Round Trip and Same- Day Round Trip Adult and Child tickets purchased for the 8:20 AM and 10:45 AM departures on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Between New Bedford & Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Port and Shuttle Locations at a Glance

Seastreak Ferry Terminal at New Bedford

49 State Pier - New Bedford, MA 02740View Map

Ticket Office Hours

Mon- Fri: 5:00 AM- 6:00 AM; 1:00 PM- 3:30 PM
Sat- Sun: Closed

Directions, Nearby Amenities, Additional Details

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Port Features
  • Bike Rack
  • Covered Waiting Area
  • Enterprise Rentals
  • Free Daytime Parking
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Refreshments
  • Restrooms

Seastreak Ferry Terminal at Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard

1 Water Street - Vineyard Haven, MA 02568View Map

Ticket Office Hours

Mon- Fri: 7:00 AM- 4:30 PM
Sat- Sun: Closed

Directions, Nearby Amenities, Additional Details

View This Port

Port Features
  • Mass Transit Connection (Vineyard Transit Authority Busses)
  • Restrooms

Route Policies

Before you head to Martha’s Vineyard, there’s a few things you should know. Have a look at the policies for this route so there’s no surprises at the dock.

What is trip protection?

New Bedford customers who purchase trip protection are able to refund their ticket(s) and parking pass up to two hours before their planned departure time. If your ticket is for a departure earlier than 9:30 AM, you must notify Seastreak by 5PM the day before travel. Trip protection prices are per-ticket and dependent on the ticket type (one-way or round trip), and for which island your ticket has as its destination. The trip protection waives the exchange fees normally assessed for date, or time exchanges. Your exchange must be made within the same time period listed for trip protected refunds (see above). Waiving of exchange fees is limited to one exchange; any additional changes to the date, or time of a ticket will incur a per-ticket exchange fee. Once the boat has sailed tickets are not refundable, or exchangeable, and the value is forfeited; the ticket will be marked as a no show, and you will be required to make a new reservation. Trip protection cannot be added to an order after the purchase is completed and is not refundable.

Are taxes included in the fare price?

Express Ferry Service fares include all applicable fuel surcharges and Commonwealth of MA embarkation fees.

Do infants or children need a ticket to board the ferry?

Yes, for children age 12 and under. Please see the regular and holiday child fares on the Martha’s Vineyard page.

What is your refund policy for this trip?

ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, unless Trip Protection is purchased (please see terms below). Exchanges can be made for a fee prior to the intended date and time of departure. Once the boat has sailed, tickets are not exchangeable, and the value is forfeited; the ticket will be marked as a no show, and you will be required to make a new reservation.

For passengers traveling between New Bedford, and Martha’s Vineyard, or Nantucket: Passengers who need to make changes to their reservations will be charged a per-ticket service fee.

Trip Protection Terms: New Bedford customers who purchase trip protection are able to refund their ticket(s) and parking pass up to two hours before their planned departure time. If your ticket is for a departure earlier than 9:30 AM, you must notify Seastreak by 5PM the day before travel. Trip protection prices are per-ticket and dependent on the ticket type (one-way or round trip), and for which island your ticket has as its destination. The trip protection waives the exchange fees normally assessed for date, or time exchanges. Your exchange must be made within the same time period listed for trip protected refunds (see above). Waiving of exchange fees is limited to one exchange; any additional changes to the date, or time of a ticket will incur a per-ticket exchange fee. Once the boat has sailed tickets are not refundable, or exchangeable, and the value is forfeited; the ticket will be marked as a no show, and you will be required to make a new reservation. Trip protection cannot be added to an order after the purchase is completed and is not refundable.

What happens if the ferry is cancelled?

Over the last two years of operation we have had very few instances where we have needed to cancel all of our trips due to weather. If a weather cancellation should take place during a departure you are booked on, we make every effort to contact you using the telephone number and email address provided in your reservation and arrange the most efficient way possible to get you to or from the island.

New Bedford Departures: Ticketed passengers who have not yet departed from New Bedford will be offered either an exchange for a ticket on a different day or a refund for any unused tickets.

Can I bring my car, motorcycle, moped, or motor scooter?

Seastreak ferries are designed to carry passengers and are not equipped to carry vehicles. Coast Guard regulations do not allow us to transport engine powered vehicles or gasoline.

Do you accept stand-by reservations?

If a departure is sold out, we will try to accommodate passengers that wish to stand-by for boarding. If you would like to stand-by for a sold-out departure, you must purchase a ticket for the next available boat in the ticket office. Stand-by passengers are boarded on a first-come, first-serve basis from the stand-by line located at the boarding gate. All stand-by passengers must be parked and present at the terminal in the stand-by line when unclaimed reservations are released. Unclaimed reservations will be released 3-5 minutes prior to departure after all ticketed passengers have been boarded.

What happens if the ferry is delayed due to weather?

Seastreak cannot guarantee any trip length as travel times may vary due to weather, tides, sea conditions, and/or other unforeseen circumstances. Seastreak at its sole and absolute discretion reserves the right to cancel any scheduled trip and/or substitute another vessel without liability if it becomes necessary for any reason. Seastreak does not guarantee that the service shall depart or arrive at the time stated in the schedule and will not be liable for any additional travel costs incurred by the passenger as a result of any cancellation or delay.

Do you offer group discounts?

Yes, we love groups and will do everything possible to accommodate their needs! Please give us a call to speak with our group sales coordinator at 1-800-BOATRIDE (1-800-262-8743).

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