Getting to the island is timeless adventure, and it’s a Vineyard tradition shared by generations of visitors. No matter how you get here, we know that the journey will put you in the right frame of mind-leaving the mainland where it belongs, on the mainland!
Below you’ll find a few ways to get to the island.
By Ferry, VIP Passenger-Only Service
We offer a convenient on-island pick-up/drop-off service for our guests utilizing Island Queen ferry from Falmouth, so long as the boat/transfer reservation is pre-reserved with us. The crossing time takes 35 minutes and we pick up and drop off at the island ferry terminal, making it easy to get to/from Winnetu Oceanside Resort. Winnetu offers all day shuttle service between the resort and Main Street Edgartown and also offers on-site car rentals. Click here for details.
By Ferry, With Your Automobile
If you do choose to bring a car to the island, auto reservations are require and should be made as soon as possible with the Steamship Authority. The Steamship Authority operates the only automobile ferry service to the island from Woods Hole on Cape Cod. These large vessels operate hourly, year-round.
Other Passenger Ferry Service
Additional passenger ferries operate seasonally to the Vineyard direct from Manahattan, Quonset, New Bedford, Hyannis, and Nantucket. Click here to for details and contact information on each ferry line.
Bus, Car Rentals, and Private Car Hires to the Ferries
Peter Pan Bus Lines’ operates frequent, easy-to-use, bus service from Boston’s South Station, and all terminals at Logan Airport, directly to the Steamship Authority Wharf in Woods Hole. Their service also connect from Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC and Providence, RI. Peter Pan can be reached at 888-751-8800, by email, or via their website. Once on-island, take a taxi to the Winneu.
Avis & Budget have car rental offices at Steamship Authority’s Palmer Avenue parking lot (276 Palmer Ave Falmouth, MA). One-way rentals are accommodated.
Private Car for Hire options include:
Fly to the Island
From Charlotte, NC:
American Airlines offers non-stop service on Saturdays only
From Reagan National Airport, Washington, DC:
American Airlines and Delta offer non-stop service
From New York Airports:
JetBlue, American Airlines, and Delta offer non-stop
From Boston, MA:
Cape Air and JetBlue offer non-stop service
The Winnetu re-opens for the 2020 Season on April 17, 2020. For winter and early spring stays, please visit our sister property on Nantucket, The Nantucket Hotel.