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Getting Here

Timeless Adventure

Getting to the island is a 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. 

Click a Travel Option and Learn How to Get to Winnetu

(Or click here to view a grid of ferry and air travel options with contact information, departure points, and important details)

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 and to book now. 

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. 

To arrange auto reservations, contact the Steamship Authority by either calling them directly at (508) 477-8600 or booking on-line via their website. Reservations for passengers are unnecessary.

Note: When you inquire about your automobile reservation, if you can’t get your first request, ask to have your name put on the Waiting List. It usually works out very well and, more often than not, you’ll get the reservation time you desire. By selecting a preferred Wait List time range, your reservation’s departure time will be automatically changed if a time becomes available. 

We’re excited to offer on-site car rentals from MV Auto Rental Rentals with oversand permits. 

Leave your car on the mainland and arrange to have your rental vehicle waiting for you at the ferry. Convenient vehicle pick-up and drop-off also available right from the Winnetu. Our selection of vehicles includes Jeeps with oversand permits, allowing you to get out and about for a timeless Vineyard experiences. 

For details and rental information, visit MV Auto Rental, call them at 508-696-5300.

Additional passenger ferries operate seasonally to the Vineyard direct from Manhattan, Quonset, New Bedford, Hyannis, and Nantucket. Scroll down to see details and contact information for each ferry line.

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: 

  • Green Shuttle of Cape Cod, 508-563-6472
  • Longs Airport Shuttle, 774-487-7958
  • White Tie Limo Service, 800-564-8116
  • Boston Express Car Service, 781-691-5400

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

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Tap the link in our bio to vote by February 28th, 2022 and you'll be entered to win a $15,000 dream trip, courtesy of Travel + Leisure!
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To our friends and family celebrating near and far, merry Christmas!
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It's only been a week since we closed for the season and we're already lookin forward to next year. Thanks to our guests who made this season so memorable and thanks to our wonderful staff that makes it all possible! See you next year.

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Islanders Stay Free at the Winnetu Oct. 22nd or Oct. 23rd!

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Big news! Did you hear that our sister resort is now accepting reservations for its new accommodations? @lovangoresort reopens for its second season with expanded amenities and experiences, including luxury Treehouse, Glamping, and Villa accommodations. Tap the link in our bio to learn more and follow @lovangoresort for all the latest from the #USVI

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Thank you for a great season.
We’ll see you when we re-open in the spring.

In the meantime, visit us at The Nantucket Hotel or Lovango Resort + Beach Club, located just 10 minutes by boat from St. Thomas and St. John, USVI.