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The Island Queen Ferry

Here is what to expect when you arrive at the Island Queen Ferry in Falmouth.

  • Each sailing offers a delightful 35 minute cruise across the sparkling waters of Vineyard Sound between Falmouth, Cape Cod and Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard.
  • A full service snack bar and restrooms are available aboard the Island Queen Ferry.
  • Credit cards, cash and travelers checks are accepted at the Island Queen ticket windows in Falmouth.
  • Parking Lots and Onboard Vessel purchases accept cash and travelers checks only.
  • We are a passenger only ferry service.
  • We do not accept motor vehicles.
  • Passengers are advised to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to departure for parking and ticketing, especially during July & August.
  • Ferry tickets are open ended for any day and departure time and are not a reservation.
  • During our summer schedule, you are guaranteed placement on the boat once you have entered our Boarding Area in Falmouth, Cape Cod and have been counted as a passenger.
  • In Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard we recommend you arrive 45 minutes in advance of your chosen departure as placement on the boat is on a first to arrive basis.
  • Handicap restrooms are available at our Falmouth dock, prior to departure.
  • The main deck of the vessel is accessible to wheelchairs and electric scooters.
  • We welcome pets who are properly leashed or crated at no charge.
  • For your convenience, the Island Queen Ferry to Martha’s Vineyard adheres to the published schedule.
  • We are not responsible for inconveniences caused by weather or unforeseen situations.