UPDATED STATEMENT March 23, 2020 –
Tomorrow – Tuesday, March 24th – we will operate our regular off-season schedule of five round-trips to help people with reservations at a time when they have been given very short notice to make other arrangements.
Then, on Wednesday, March 25th our schedule will reduce to three (3) round-trips daily at the following times of departure:
For more information regarding the Town of Nantucket travel restrictions, click here.
UPDATED STATEMENT March 18, 2020 –
Starting tomorrow – Thursday, March 19th – we are reducing passenger capacities on our Nantucket ferries to allow for the opportunity for appropriate social distancing.
This will not affect any pre-existing reservations.
Due to this, reservations are necessary to guarantee your travel. We strongly encourage you to make reservations online so that your boarding pass is emailed to you and you do not need to check in at the ticket office.
In addition, we ask for your cooperation in social distancing onboard the vessel and in queuing for boarding.
Should circumstances continue to change, we will communicate all updates in the normal fashion. New information will also be posted on our website as soon as it’s available.
UPDATED STATEMENT March 16, 2020 –
As the State of Emergency in Massachusetts has changed, currently, our operations have not changed. The 25-person gathering limit states: “The new limit applies to all community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based events, as well as sporting events with spectators, concerts, and conventions. It covers fitness centers, private clubs and theaters.” This does not include the transportation systems.
As mentioned in our previous statement, should circumstances change, we will communicate all updates in our normal fashion and post any new information on our website.
As our passenger traffic has not yet changed dramatically, please take note of the following trips on which we are busier:
Mondays: Hyannis to Nantucket at 6:10am
Daily: Nantucket to Hyannis at 4:35pm
Saturdays: Hyannis to Nantucket at 3:05pm, 7:00pm
Sundays: Hyannis to Nantucket at 9:05am, 3:05pm, 6:00pm
Sundays: Nantucket to Hyannis at 10:30am, 1:20pm, 7:25pm
If you are concerned, please consider a trip that has lighter traffic, or postponing to a later date.
Please note that there may be slight departure delays due to cleaning in-between trips.
Any updates to changes in service will be communicated via email, social media and this website as soon as they are available.
On behalf of our family and everyone who works with us, thank you for allowing us to serve your transportation needs to the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard for nearly 50 years.
While the safety of our customers and employees has always been a top priority, with the emergence of the novel coronavirus, we have extended this focus to educate our staff on best practices the recommended measures to combat COVID-19.
Along with the additional staff training, we have also been in communication with our outside cleaning services, stressing the importance of the cleanliness of our vessels and shoreside offices. This includes sanitizing of seating areas, railings, counters, door handles and bathrooms throughout the day. We encourage frequent hand washing and sanitization.
We also encourage all passengers and employees to take everyday precautions of their own, no matter where they are. And those who are considered high-risk should read and follow the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations before traveling.
For the latest information about COVID-19 in our area, please visit the CDC or Cape Cod Healthcare’s website. For additional information about ferry transportation to the islands, you can also visit the Steamship Authority’s website.
Right now, we remain fully operational and will continue with published schedules until otherwise notified. Should circumstances change, we will communicate all updates in the normal fashion and will also post any new information on our website.
We understand that with the current State of Emergency in Massachusetts, your travel arrangements may need to change. In recognition of this, we have also decided to waive cancellation fees while the State of Emergency is in effect.
We look forward to serving your transportation needs and thank you for your continued trust and support.
The Scudder Family