By Sea

Bike leaning against fence at Steps Beach - LSS 2 Sailboats - Galvin Blue Hydrangeas - Galvin family leaving Steps Beach - LSS Brant Point Lighthouse in the fall - Galvin Easy Street - Galvin Main Street - LSS family at the beach - Galvin ferry pulling out of Nantucket - Galvin overlooking Sankaty Lighthouse - LSS Ladies Beach upper path - Galvin couple on Lone Beach - Galvin purple sunset - LSS Rosa Rogosa - Galvin old North Wharf cottage - Galvin Quidnet Beach path - LSS Rainbow Fleet specators at Branch Point - Galvin Roberts House Porch India Street - Galvin Steps Beach walkway - LSS Sconset Beach - Galvin surfing kids on Cisco Beach - Galvin

Hyannis/Nantucket Map

By Ferry

Steamship Authority
South Street Dock - Hyannis, MA & Steamboat Wharf - Nantucket, MA
Car ferry information and reservations:
508-477-8600; TDD 508-540-1394
Nantucket Ticket Office - Day of Sailing Information: 508-228-0262
Hyannis Ticket Office - Day of Sailing Information: 508-771-4000

Traditional Ferry

  • Operates year-round
  • Carries vehicles; car and truck reservations required
  • Carries passengers, bicycles (for a fee) and pets
  • No passenger reservations required
  • Secured parking for a fee in Hyannis
  • Approximate 2 hours and 15 minutes cruise time

High-Speed Ferry: 508-495-FAST (3278)

  • Reservations highly recommended
  • No vehicles; limited bicycle space for a fee
  • Secured parking for a fee in Hyannis with free shuttle service
  • Approximate 1-hour cruise time

Hy-Line Cruises
Ocean Street Dock - Hyannis, MA & Straight Wharf - Nantucket, MA
Hyannis office:
Nantucket office: 508-228-3949
Fast Ferry Line: 800-492-8082

  • Year-round, high-speed catamaran ferry; approx. 1-hour
  • Seasonal ferry service May-October; First-class section available.
  • Carries passengers, pets, and bicycles
  • Approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes cruise time from Hyannis
  • Parking fee at Hyannis location
  • Seasonal inter-island service between Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard
Your "one-stop shop" for all ferry schedules between Hyannis and Nantucket.

Freedom Cruise Line
Route 28, Saquatucket Harbor - Harwich Port, MA & Straight Wharf - Nantucket, MA

  • Seasonal high-speed ferry service May-October
  • Additional service upon request
  • Carries passengers, bicycles, and most pets
  • Parking in private lot available; free parking for day trips.
  • Approximate 1 hour and 10 minutes cruise time

By Private Boat

When arriving by private boat, Nantucket offers some of the finest marina and mooring services on the East Coast including: