Complete Guide To The Nantucket Ferry System

nantucket-ferry-guide-isolatedTo get to Nantucket, most people use the ferry system. This can be confusing for newcomers as well as visitors returning to the island at a different time of year or those using the ferries who have traditionally arrived via different methods.

We have compiled a guide to walk you through the following:

  • Where the ferries depart the mainland from
  • Schedule of departure for different times of year
  • Where to park your car
  • People ferries vs. Car ferries
  • Rules about your car once you are on the island
  • Reservations for ferries and how far in advance you should book

Read on to discover your best options for getting to Nantucket Island by ferry.


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Free Nantucket Ferry Schedule & Guide