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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 to Nantucket. The entire experience is not only the most convenient way to get there, it’s also the most enjoyable and scenic.

Don’t miss Nantucket’s famous Daffodil Festival April 25th-28th!

Departing
New Bedford, MA
Arriving
Nantucket, MA
9:00am
10:40am
2:00pm
3:40pm
Departing
Nantucket, MA
Arriving
New Bedford, MA
11:15am
12:55pm
4:30pm
6:10pm
Departing
New Bedford, MA
Arriving
Nantucket, MA
9:00am
10:40am
2:00pm
3:40pm
5:20pm
7:20pm
Departing
Nantucket, MA
Arriving
New Bedford, MA
11:15am
12:55pm
4:30pm
6:10pm
7:45pm
9:45pm
Departing
New Bedford, MA
Arriving
Nantucket, MA
9:00am
10:40am
2:00pm
3:40pm
Departing
Nantucket, MA
Arriving
New Bedford, MA
11:15am
12:55pm
4:30pm
6:10pm
Departing
New Bedford, MA
Arriving
Nantucket, MA
8:45am
10:45am
2:00pm
4:00pm
Departing
Nantucket, MA
Arriving
New Bedford, MA
11:15am
1:20pm
4:15pm
6:20pm

*All departures from September 3rd- October 13th (excluding October 11th) will stop in MV before arriving in Nantucket, or New Bedford.

Departing
New Bedford, MA
Arriving
Nantucket, MA
9:00am
10:40am
2:00pm
3:40pm
5:20pm
7:20pm
Departing
Nantucket, MA
Arriving
New Bedford, MA
11:15am
12:55pm
4:30pm
6:10pm
7:45pm
9:45pm
Departing
New Bedford, MA
Arriving
Nantucket, MA
9:00am
10:40am
2:00pm
3:40pm
Departing
Nantucket, MA
Arriving
New Bedford, MA
11:15am
12:55pm
4:30pm
6:10pm

Parking is Easy with Seastreak!

Seastreak Inter-Island Ferry | Between Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

Fares

2024 tickets are now available!

One Way

$55

Infants (2 and Under)

All passengers need a ticket to board.

Free

Child (3-12)

$33

Island Resident

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

$44

Military

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

$44

Bike or Scooter, Non-Electric

$10

Electric Bike or Scooter

$20

Round Trip

$99

Infants (2 and Under)

All passengers need a ticket to board

Free

Child (3-12)

$55

Island Resident

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

$88

Military

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

$88

Bike or Scooter, Non-Electric

$20

Electric Bike or Scooter

$40

Same-Day Round Trip

$70

Infants (2 and Under)

All passengers need a ticket to board

Free

Child (3-12)

$40

Bike or Scooter, Non-Electric

$20

Electric Bike or Scooter

$40

10 Trip Nantucket Leisure

Expires after 1 year from the date of purchase. Cannot be shared by more than 2 people. Exchange fee applies to bookings.

$425

Exchange Fee (Per Ticket)

Applied when the departure date, and/or time of a ticket is changed by the customer after the initial purchase. Any changes to your reservation must be made before the departure date. Please reach out to 1(800)BOATRIDE (262-8743) with your order ID # to make any changes.

$-

One Way EXCHANGE FEE (PER TICKET)

$10

Round Trip EXCHANGE FEE (PER TICKET)

$20

SAME-DAY ROUND TRIP EXCHANGE FEE (PER TICKET)

$20

Trip Protection (Per Ticket)

$-

One Way Trip Protection (Per Ticket)

$10

Round Trip Trip Protection (Per Ticket)

$20

Same-Day Round Trip Trip Protection (Per Ticket)

$20
*From June 28- September 1, 2024, a $7 Surge Fee will be applied to One Way, Round Trip, and Same-Day Round Trip Adult and Child tickets purchased for the 9:00 AM departure on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Between New Bedford & Nantucket, 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

Effective June 13, 2024:
Mon- Fri- 5:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Sat- Sun: 7:00 AM- 7:00 PM

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

Parking

Valet Parking
$30 per calendar day

Convenient valet parking is available at our New Bedford terminal. With our SMS Valet service, you no longer need to make reservations ahead of time via our website.

When dropping off your vehicle, please pull up to the valet booth and provide our valet attendant with your name and mobile number. You will receive a ‘Welcome’ text message from Seastreak at that time.

While on your return ferry trip back to New Bedford, simply locate the ‘Welcome’ text message and follow the instructions to request your vehicle and pay via your mobile phone. The valet booth will get a digital notification that you are returning and will move your car to a nearby location. Upon exiting the ferry, please proceed to the valet booth and present your ticket number to our attendant.

Valet Parking Address
49 State Pier
New Bedford, MA 02740

Economy Parking
$15 per calendar day

Offsite parking is available at the Whales Tooth parking lot. Complimentary shuttle service is provided between the lot and pier. Passes may be reserved ahead of time through Seastreak, or purchased at the Whale’s Tooth parking lot booth (subject to availability).

There is a special $5/per calendar day rate for 6 AM Same-Day MV commuters at the Whale’s Tooth Lot. You must present a MV 40 trip, 20 trip, or 10 trip commuter ticket to the gate attendant to receive rate. Cannot be reserved ahead of time.

Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot Address
532 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02740

ENTERPRISE CAR RENTAL

  • Arrangements can be made through Enterprise to drop off or pick-up a car directly at our New Bedford Terminal. For more information, please call Enterprise’s New Bedford Ashley Blvd. location at 508-995-1132.

LOGISTICS

  • The New Bedford terminal is located across the street from a bustling and revitalized downtown with lots of great restaurants and shops for exploring. The terminal is also adjacent to the docks where some of the freshest seafood in America comes into port.

Directions

From Boston and all points North

  • Take I-93 South. Highway forks; stay right. (Note: highway sign reads: “93 South, Dedham-Providence.”)
  • Take Exit 4: Route 24 South. (Note: This is a left lane exit) Distance to next exit 24 Miles.
  • Take Exit 17: Route 140 South/County St. Distance to next exit 19 miles.
  • Take Exit 2A: I-195 East towards Cape Cod. Distance to next exit 1.3 miles.
  • Take Exit 26: Route 18 South/Downtown New Bedford.
  • Take the first left onto Elm Street, then follow the terminal and parking signs.
  • Once on the State Pier, bear to your left and proceed up the ramp to the New Bedford Ferry Terminal. The ticket facility is located inside this terminal building.

From New York and all points South

  • Take I-95 North.
  • Take Exit 36 A: I-195 East towards East Providence/Cape Cod.
  • Take Exit 26: Route 18 South/Downtown New Bedford.
  • Take the first left onto Elm Street, then follow the terminal and parking signs.
  • Once on the State Pier, bear to your left and proceed up the ramp to the New Bedford Ferry Terminal. The ticket facility is located inside this terminal building.

From Connecticut

  • Take I-95 towards I-195.
  • Take Exit 36 A: I-195 East towards East Providence/Cape Cod.
  • Take Exit 26: Route 18 South/Downtown New Bedford.
  • Take the first left onto Elm Street, then follow the terminal and parking signs.
  • Once on the State Pier, bear to your left and proceed up the ramp to the New Bedford Ferry Terminal. The ticket facility is located inside this terminal building.

From Cape Cod

  • Take Route 6 West.
  • Take Route 25 West.
  • Take Exit 1: I-195 West.
  • Take Exit 26: Route 18 South/Downtown New Bedford.
  • Take the first left onto Elm Street, then follow the terminal and parking signs.
  • Once on the State Pier, bear to your left and proceed up the ramp to the New Bedford Ferry Terminal. The ticket facility is located inside this terminal building.

New Bedford Land Connections

Connections from TF Green Airport

  • Yes We Van – Provides direct connection service between the TF Green Airport, Boston and the Seastreak New Bedford Ferry Terminal. Call 1-304-GOBYVAN or visit their website for more information.
  • Enterprise Car Rental – Service is available from the New Bedford Ferry Terminal. Arrangements can be made through Enterprise to drop off or pick-up a car directly at the New Bedford Terminal. For more information, please call Enterprise’s New Bedford Ashley Blvd. location at 508-995-1132. You may also make online reservations with Enterprise.
  • Enterprise Rent A Car is Seastreak’s preferred provider for rental vehicles. Whether you need a car, truck, or van we are your total transportation solution. Please reference Seastreak’s customer number 49B1009 when booking a reservation. Enterprise Rent A Car is located at 430 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford MA 02745. As always, we can “Pick You Up” as well.
  • BlueBIRD Car Service – Provides pick-up & drop-off transportation for TF Green (PVD) and Logan (BOS) airports directly to the New Bedford ferry dock.  Simply call 774-202-5203 for your reservation.

Connections from Providence’s Amtrak Station

  • Yes We Van – Provides direct connection service between the Amtrak station in Providence, RI and the Seastreak New Bedford Ferry Terminal. Call 1-304-GOBYVAN or visit their website for more information.
  • BlueBIRD Car Service – Provides pick-up & drop-off transportation directly to the New Bedford ferry dock.  Simply call 774-202-5203 for your reservation.

Connections via MotoRcoach

  • Megabus – Direct motorcoach service is offered between New York, Newport, or Providence, RI to the Seastreak New Bedford Ferry Terminal. Call 1-877-462-6342 or visit their website for up to date schedule and fares.

Steamship Authority Terminal in Nantucket

1 Steamboat Wharf - Nantucket, MA 02554View Map

Ticket Office Hours

Effective May 15, 2024:
9:00 AM- 5:00 PM- Daily

Directions, Nearby Amenities, Additional Details

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Port Features
  • ATM
  • Bike Rack
  • Covered Waiting Area
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Refreshments
  • Restrooms
  • Retail
  • Wifi

Route Policies

Before you head to Nantucket, 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 our Routes & Schedules 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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Though we’re the most reliable way to get wherever you’re going, sometimes conditions require last-minute schedule changes. Don’t miss the boat because you missed the alert. Sign up now and receive immediate text and/or e-mail notifications whenever an urgent schedule change occurs.

Have Questions about the Seastreak Experience?

Whether commuting to work, taking a daytrip or longer vacation, or going to one of our exciting events, we’re simply the best way to get there, in every way! Check out the onboard experience, see our boats, meet our crew, and get your questions answered with our FAQs.