At a Glance

Board a Seastreak ferry in New Bedford, MA to cruise through New Bedford Harbor and Buzzards Bay to take in the rich history of southeast Massachusetts!

Location
Roundtrip cruise through New Bedford Harbor and Buzzards Bay
Dates
Saturday, July 29th, 2023
Saturday, August 5th, 2023
Saturday, August 12th, 2023
Friday, August 18th, 2023
Saturday, August 19th, 2023
Saturday, August 26th, 2023
Saturday, September 2nd, 2023
Times
~ 2.5 hours
Cost
$39 All Ages
See Schedule & Pricing

See the best of the New Bedford Harbor and Buzzards Bay

  • Take in the sites of historic New Bedford from the water

    Departing from New Bedford, MA, we sail down the Acushnet River and through the New Bedford hurricane barrier into Buzzards Bay. Along the route you’ll see the Palmer Island lighthouse, first illuminated in 1849 during the golden age of the American whaling era, the remains of Fort Phoenix, which date back to the Revolutionary War, various fish houses, and many other historic sites.

  • Fun and relaxing, the perfect summer night out

    Kick back, relax, enjoy the warm evening breezes, and leave the driving to us.  There’s plenty of room to spread out and enjoy a cool beverage while taking in the views.

  • Our vessels are well equipped with the comforts of home, but with a MUCH better view.

    We have plenty of spacious airline-style seating spanning across multiple decks. You can enjoy the view from the outside decks, or sit comfortably inside in the air-conditioned cabin. Onboard you’ll find amenities like satellite T.V., a well-equipped bar, and lots of leg-room, and all of our vessels are equipped with the right technology to make for a smooth ride.

Schedule & Pricing

Tickets can be purchased online.

Departure & Arrival Times

Departing from New Bedford, MA
Departure TimeReturn Time
6:45 PM9:15 PM

Pricing

All AgesExchange Fee
$39$5

An exchange fee will be charged for any changes made to reservations.

Event Route

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.

Logistics & What to Know

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  • The full sunset cruise is approximately 2.5 hours and departs from New Bedford, MA.
  • Be sure to bring a camera to share the spectacular scenery with friends and family. 
  • The tour is self-guided, and we have found our customers love using some of their favorite online reference sites or apps on their own devices using our high-speed, free, onboard wi-fi during the tour to learn more about different sites along the way.
  • Here are just a few of the many sites you will see, in no particular order, while on the New Bedford sunset cruise: New Bedford harbor, State terminal, fish houses, South terminal, Palmer Island Lighthouse (first lit in 1849), New Bedford hurricane barrier, Butler Flats lighthouse (first lit in 1898), Fort Phoenix, Clarks Point and Fort Rodman, Apponagansett Bay, Round Hill Point, and the Cuttyhunk and Elizabeth islands.

More Seastreak adventures await…