'The Storybook Island' combines the best of today with the charm of yesterday in one magic place. There's much to see and do on this special island: Aquinnah's colored cliffs, marvelous unspoiled beaches, the gingerbread cottages of Oak Bluffs, elegant Edgartown and its lovely old sea captains' mansions, Menemsha's salty fishing shanties, and sophisticated shops and intriguing restaurants of every kind. Swim, water ski, play golf or tennis, ride a horse, bike the scenic roads, or explore on foot. The Vineyard's tides bring great sport fishing. Martha's Vineyard's six towns, each special in a different way, are waiting to be discovered. A day's adventure is only 1 3/4 hours away with Hy-Line.
Please present your Go Boston Card at the ticket office window. It will be validated, and returned with a boarding pass for the Ferry.
Hy-Line is a passenger-only service. Card authorizes free Standard Passage on traditional ferry, same day round-trip. Card may be redeemed on day of sailing at Hyannis Terminal only, at any window
Go Boston Card holder have the option to upgrade to the high-speed ferry for $26.00 for an adult round-trip ticket (regularly $69). Upgrade option for children in not available but children's round-trip tickets are available for $48.00.
Limited schedule for Traditional Ferry; visit web site or call (800) 492-8082 to confirm times.
October 19 - May 22. May be closed major U.S. holidays.
Hy-Line Ferry terminal is approximately 1-1/2 hours from Boston, depending on traffic. Follow Rte 3 (Southeast Expressway) to 'flyover' the Sagamore Bridge onto Rte 6, to exit 6 (Rte 132 into Hyannis). At Airport Rotary, take the second right onto Barnstable Rd. After third light (at Main St), Barnstable Rd becomes Ocean Street. Straight through next light (at South St), continue 1/4-mile and look to the left for Hy-Line Cruises.
We chose to upgrade to the Fast Ferry and were glad that we did because we could spend an extra hour exploring the island. Martha's Vineyard is crammed with people during the height of summer, but its beauty is truly worth it. Parking is excellent at the terminal.