Steamship Authority - Woods Hole Terminal

Woods Hole
  • Mark B.
    "They put you in the standby queue."(2 Tips)
    Kristin Z.
    "The clam chowder on the boat is the best!"(3 Tips)
    Emily C. H.
    "Taking the ferry to the Vineyard."(2 Tips)
    Mike P.
    "Walk to the front section for the best view"(3 Tips)
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  • Jason A.
    Jason Andris1 week ago
    The employees are not customer focused and it feels like a government agency. In this day an age they should have a mobile app to make reservations.
  • #TheWhiteDog
    #TheWhiteDogJanuary 1
    Been here 25+ times
    Martha's Vineyard Public Broadcasting Station - Woods Hole Steamship - - - Read more
  • Mark B.
    Mark BonasseraJune 28, 2015
    Kiss your day good bye if your ferry is cancelled! They put you in the standby queue.
  • Lindsay L.
    Lindsay LehmanNovember 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are grumpy they you are probably a future employee here. Im starting to believe that is a prerequisite
  • Martina P.
    Martina PetkoskaSeptember 11, 2014
    Always sit in front...perfect view ;))
  • Eric O.
    Eric OAugust 24, 2014
    Relax on your ~45 minute journey knowing that you are in the hands of a certified Keyboard & Mouse operator.
  • Jackie P.
    Jackie PauleyAugust 19, 2014
    Peter Pan bus goes right to the ferry!
  • Sue S.
    Sue SpendleyAugust 19, 2014
    On our way
  • Adam S.
    Adam SigelAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the clam chowder!
  • Carroll & Vincent R.
    Carroll & Vincent Real EstateNovember 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Check the website to make sure the boat still runs
  • Carroll & Vincent R.
    Carroll & Vincent Real EstateNovember 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If you smile they smile back at you
  • Spe Y.
    Spe YogaMatt SpewakSeptember 24, 2013
    Free wifi!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SchugJuly 24, 2013
    If you plan on leaving your car, you must go to the sun lot parking lot located on 737 Gifford Ave. Only handicap parking available by the ferry. A shuttle will bring you to the ferry.
  • todd c.
    todd crawfordApril 23, 2013
    Smooth 9:30 exactly 40 minutes to woods hole
  • Chuck N.
    Chuck NoonanApril 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to die! The ssa "we're not happy till you're not happy!"
  • Chuck N.
    Chuck NoonanDecember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Steamship Authority - We're not happy till you're not happy! Get in the standby line to hell.
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JoyceNovember 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're on the right side of the boat you're on the wrooooong side of the boat.
  • Camilo S.
    Camilo SmithAugust 17, 2012
    Buy your ticket from the touch screen machine. Most major cc accepted.
  • Dana A.
    Dana AnJuly 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Eat at Quick's Hole.
  • Sherri C.
    Sherri ChurchJune 27, 2012
    Don't buy a thing on the boat.
  • Logan S.
    Logan SolomonJune 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The clam chowder is amazing!!
  • Kristin Z.
    Kristin ZernApril 23, 2012
    The clam chowder on the boat is the best! Period, end of story.
  • Piarda R.
    Piarda RindiniMarch 16, 2012
    Say hi to Chester!
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LangleyFebruary 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Liquor store around the corner. Grab some beer or wine for the boat ride over its way cheaper and way better than what the boat has!
  • Sondra M.
    Sondra MurphyFebruary 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Be one of the firsts off the boat to get the best seats on the bus. You'll thank me in high season!
  • Nadia S.
    Nadia SchwartzNovember 24, 2011
    Best sunset!
  • Judy R.
    Judy ReynoldsNovember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Bunch of Grapes Bookstore is the best place to browse.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SuszNovember 24, 2011
    Bruins game on upper deck
  • Rhonda H.
    Rhonda Howard-WillisNovember 22, 2011
    Take pics of the lighthouses
  • Samuel B.
    Samuel BryantOctober 20, 2011
    Bring a snack with you. The boat prices will deplete your funds before you reach the rock.
  • Michala
    MichalaAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't be rowdy and get kicked off the ferry. If you do, they drop you off at this floating jail by Woodshole and put you in a tank with jellyfish. So just be mindful of people around you.
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JoyceAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Start your engine before they tell you to. They love when you do this.
  • John B.
    John BoehmerAugust 10, 2011
    Leave 15 minutes for the shuttle bus
  • Chetan S.
    Chetan SharmaAugust 6, 2011
    Awesome!!! Simply great and with family it makes it more fun!!!
  • Julie M.
    Julie MacLeanAugust 6, 2011
    Nice trip across to the island.
  • Titilayo O.
    Titilayo OdionJuly 29, 2011
    What, u not on way to DC?
  • MLL🙋♍
    MLL🙋♍July 17, 2011
    Dogs are allowed on board!
  • Kris M.
    Kris MinksteinJuly 5, 2011
    When you get to MV hit up @WhatsUpMartha on Twitter to find out where the parties are. Always a good time.
  • Ching B.
    Ching BrubakerJuly 5, 2011
    Get here an hour early because you have to get bussed from a remote parking lot.
  • Alexander J.
    Alexander JacobsJuly 1, 2011
    Toss a few people off to make the boat lighter, it helps you get there faster.
  • Lipton Iced Tea
    Lipton Iced TeaJune 29, 2011
    Always enjoy the outdoors, fresh air and views of the lighthouse, while riding your bike along the Oak Bluff’s coastline”
  • Aron L.
    Aron LevyJune 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Are you crazy? Go outside! Enjoy the breeze! It's beautiful!!!
  • Tracey T.
    Tracey TalbotMay 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Help the woman in front of you struggling by herself with two heavy bags and the two kids to get up the ramp and onto the boat because if you don't, you don't have any business going to an island.
  • Sam G.
    Sam GladstoneMay 27, 2011
    Don't jump
  • Mike P.
    Mike PacklesMay 14, 2011
    Walk to the front section for the best view
  • Nathan L.
    Nathan LMay 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Be nice to the employees because if not you might not get on the boat
  • WhatsUpMartha
    WhatsUpMarthaDecember 22, 2010
    Start serving beers on the ferry at 9am!! Rock out the ride over - it's your time to shine! Read more
  • Robyn
    RobynAugust 24, 2010
    If you get to the boat early, check out the Woods Hole Science Aquarium. Small, but entertaining for kids and best of all, it's FREE!! My brother and I have been going since the 80's!!
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KelemenAugust 9, 2010
    Call ahead to find the open parking lot and go there first then take the bus to the docks.
  • Dan G.
    Dan GreenleafAugust 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit in the front to avoid the diesel exhaust. Don't be fooled by which end is the front. It sometimes backs in at the dock.
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