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For those that like a long relaxing boat ride (about 2 hours 15 minutes) there are the slow ferries. The Steamship Authority (SSA) Eagle is shown on the right. The Eagle, along with the Motor Vessel Nantucket both carry vehicles as big as tractor trailers. During the peak season these two ferries combine to make twelve trips each day between Hyannis and Nantucket. The Steamship Authority provides year-round service to Nantucket. Reservations made months in advance for your auto are a must!

Grey Lady

For those that don't like the slow ride, high speed ferries have been introduced in recent years that cut the boat ride down to about an hour. These high speed ferries offer first class service, take luggage and bicycles, but not vehicles. Shown on the left is the 'Grey Lady IV', the newest high speed catamaran of Hy-Line Cruises. It is 151.4 feet long, 34.3 feet wide, and has a draft of 7.0 feet. Hy-Line Cruises has retired its slow ferry providing year-round fast ferry service but unlike the Steamship Authority, they do not carry vehicles. Editor's note: If you are not bringing a vehicle, and are willing to pay a little more for your ticket, we highly recommend using the Hy-Line fast ferry as they provide easy-on easy-off, courteous, and dependable service that is in our view light years above the Steamship Authority.

If you are interested in just getting to Nantucket as fast as you can, then there are several airlines that can get you there in about 15 minutes (from Hyannis). Shown on the left is a plane from Island Air. Editor's note: Island Air ceased operations on 12/11/2015 and went out of business. Other airlines from around the Northeast also fly to Nantucket including Nantucket Airlines and Fly Cape Air.

Island Air


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