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General

Can I travel from NYC and return via New Bedford or vice versa?

Yes, Seastreak offers multiple connections to and from Martha’s Vineyard via New Bedford and NYC. For more information on alternate transportation please give us a call at 1-800-BOATRIDE to speak with a Seastreak customer service representative.

Do you offer tours of Martha’s Vineyard or any tourist information?

Not currently, but if you have any suggestions on tours or activities you’d like to see us offer, please drop us a note on our Contact page.

Do you provide transportation once I arrive on Martha’s Vineyard?

No, but there are public transportation options. Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA), and Atlantic Cab.

How long does a typical trip take from NJ/NYC to Martha’s Vineyard?

From NYC/NJ, the trip is approximately five hours. Keep in mind that travel times may vary due to weather, tides, sea conditions, and/or other unforeseen circumstances.

Is there parking available?

Yes! There are several parking options for ferry passengers.

Passengers may park in the Highlands, NJ lot for Martha’s Vineyard weekend trips free of charge. If you wish to park in the Highlands lot for the weekend, you must supply your name, make/model of car, and license plate information with a Seastreak ticketing agent. Providing this information to the ticketing agent will ensure your car will not be towed during the extended parking.

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.

NYC Departures: Ticketed passengers who have not yet departed from NYC will be offered either an exchange for a ticket on a different day, a full refund, or alternative transportation via luxury motor coach (if available) to New Bedford, Massachusetts, where you will be transported to Martha’s Vineyard on a Seastreak high-speed ferry. By using this option, passengers will have the convenience of returning via our fast ferry, at no additional charge, to E. 35th St. in NYC, or to the Highlands ferry terminal in NJ.

Martha’s Vineyard Departures: Ticketed passengers that are on Martha’s Vineyard at the time of the cancellation will be transferred on a Seastreak ferry which will arrive in New Bedford, MA, where they will then be transported via motor coach to Grand Central Station NYC and the Highlands Ferry Terminal. This alternate transportation option will be offered at the time of cancellation in exchange for their Martha’s Vineyard to NYC/NJ departure ferry ticket. Passengers can also choose to use their ticket on another day (subject to availability), or may choose to return to NYC/NJ via another means of transportation and receive refund of the unused portion of their ticket (valid ticket must be presented to a ticket agent in order to qualify for this refund).

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.

When should I plan to arrive before my scheduled departure?

We recommend arriving at least 30-45 minutes before your departure. Boarding will begin 40 minutes prior to the departure. Reservations not picked up 10 minutes prior to a departure may be released to stand-by passengers.

Where do you depart from in Martha’s Vineyard?

We depart from Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, MA.

Seastreak Ferry Terminal at Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard
1 Seaview Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Where is Martha’s Vineyard?

Martha’s Vineyard is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts.