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    Getting Here

    Sorry, but there's no bridge to Martha's Vineyard.

    The First Step ( or Sail, or Flight )

    The classic way to arrive on Martha’s Vineyard is “the boat,” as we call all of the Steamship Authority ferries. There are also several seasonal ferries, and of course there’s the Martha’s Vineyard Airport (MVY). A few Islanders still have faded “no jets” bumper stickers on their rusty bumpers, but no one can really blame a Vineyard-deprived soul for wanting to skip the joys of Cape Cod traffic and fly direct to the Island. We’ve outlined the best ways to get to Martha’s Vineyard below.

    By Sea:

    • The Steamship Authority offers year round vehicle and passenger service from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven and seasonal vehicle and passenger service from Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs. This is the only way to get a car to the Island. 
    • The Seastreak offers seasonal passenger service from New Bedford to Oak Bluffs, and from Highlands, NJ/NYC to Oak Bluffs.
    • The Martha’s Vineyard Fast Ferry offers seasonal passenger service from Quonset Point, RI to Oak Bluffs.
    • Hyline Cruises offers seasonal passenger service from Hyannis to Oak Bluffs and from Nantucket to Oak Bluffs
    • The Pied Piper offers seasonal passenger service from Falmouth to Edgartown.
    • The Island Queen offers seasonal passenger service from Falmouth to Oak Bluffs
    • The Patriot Party Boat has seasonal passenger service from Falmouth to Oak Bluffs, and can also be chartered for private trips 24/7. 
    • Bringing your own boat to Martha’s Vineyard? There are docks in Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs, Menemsha, and Edgartown. 

    By Air:

    • Direct flights arrive at Martha’s Vineyard Airport (MVY) from Boston, New Bedford, Barnstable, White Plains, Teterboro, NYC, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Charlotte. Airlines providing service change by the year, but right now most flights are powered by Cape Air/Jet Blue and American Airlines. 
    • MVY also welcomes private flights and charters. 

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