Steamship Authority

Business Information


69 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601

The Steamship Authority is the largest ferry service to the Island of Nantucket from Hyannis. We offer the lowest fares and the most frequent daily departures for passengers, automobiles, groups and trucks. Our seasonal high-speed passenger ferry, the M/V Iyanough, makes traveling to Nantucket a breeze! In season, the 26 mile journey from Hyannis to Nantucket takes just one hour, dock-to-dock, aboard our high-speed passenger vessel. Want to make it a more leisurely voyage? Our traditional ferries from Hyannis can get you to Nantucket in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Since 1960, we have been the lifeline to the Island year-round. Our U.S. Coast Guard-certified crews are committed to the highest level of safety at sea. We are also dedicated to making your trip both comfortable and convenient with spacious seating, snack bars with beverages including beer, wine and mixed drinks and free Wi-Fi and TV on-board.

For a perfect day trip, or a longer getaway, Nantucket is a wonderful destination—with magnificent beaches, charming scenery and fabulous shopping and dining. Visitors can take advantage of convenient public transportation to our mainland docks, island bus service provided by the Nantucket Transit Authority, as well as taxis, car rentals and bike rentals on Nantucket.

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Steamship Authority
Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District