Making ferry reservations usually happens when the Steamship Authority opens up its booking system in January of the coming year.

We encourage you to make your ferry reservations as soon as you can. This will mean either sending in a letter ahead of the opening or waking up at 5:00 am to make the reservations online. We choose the wake up early as it prevents any office mistakes. It is up to you to choose the correct path.

2023 Information is presented here as an example only

Martha’s Vineyard General Public Internet Opened for 2023 on January 24 and ran until January 30, 2023

For Martha’s Vineyard Travel ONLY

2023 Summer Reservations (May 18, 2023 through October 23, 2023) can be made online starting on January 24, 2023 at 5:00 a.m. EST.  Reservations submitted via postal mail (up to five one-way or round-trip reservations will be accepted per mailing) will be processed as received beginning January 24, 2023.

The Reservation Office will have extended hours to provide additional support to our customers  January 24 to 30 from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.  

2023 Summer Reservations – Telephone, Internet and Mail Opening: January 31, 2023

2023 Summer reservations for the time period of May 18, 2023 through October 23, 2023 may be made via online, phone, or postal mail starting January 31, 2023 at 7:30 a.m. EST.

Up to five transactions (one-way or round-trip) will be accepted per telephone call or via postal mail.

2023 Transferable Ferry Reservations

Book a week and get these complimentary ferry reservations – subject to change without notice