Terms of Service

Hy-Line Cruises takes precautions that are consistent with industry practices to ensure the security of your Personal information. We strive to protect your Personal Information from loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorized access or disclosure. We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice.

Transportation of passengers and their accompanying luggage is provided by Hy-Line Cruises. The Company reserves the right to refuse tickets or vouchers that the Company deems mutilated, lost or stolen. The Company’s responsibility is limited to passage from port to port. No action against the Company, vessel, agent or either shall be maintained for injury to the passenger unless written notice of the claim is delivered to the Company within three (3) days after debarkation of the passenger.

If you already have your reservations, you should arrive 30 to 45 minutes prior to your departure to allow time to unload, check-in and park.  If you are traveling with luggage, children, bicycles, etc. it is advisable to arrive at least 1-hour prior to departure in order to have enough time to unload, check-in and park. If you are traveling high-speed in the summer without a reservation, then you should plan to arrive earlier to purchase a ticket.  Due to limited capacity, availability of tickets on high-speed vessels cannot be guaranteed without a reservation.

While you may carry alcohol in the luggage you have checked, Massachusetts law prohibits the carrying and consuming of one’s own brought on board alcohol by all passengers.

Massachusetts law prohibits smoking of any kind on any portion of our vessels (both indoors and on the open air decks).


For your convenience, Hy-Line Cruises adheres to schedules and runs on time. Hy-Line Cruises is not responsible for inconveniences caused by weather or unforeseen problems. The Company reserves the right to substitute another vessel for any reason. All schedules and rates are subject to change without notice.


Reservations should be picked up no later than 30 minutes prior to departure. Unclaimed tickets will be released 15 minutes prior to departure and will be given to standby passengers. Your purchase will be honored up to one year from the departure date with a confirmed reservation. All fares will be collected in U.S. dollars. All reserved passage must be paid in full by credit card. Any promotions or special fares will only apply to the dates and departures indicated. Availability may be limited.

Cancellation and Refund:

Prior to the day of departure, reservations are refundable less a cancellation fee if cancelled by 5:00 P.M. Reservations are not refundable on or after the day of departure.

Cancellation fees are $5.00/high speed passenger.

Cancellation or changes can only be made by calling our Reservation Center at:
Hyannis: (508) 778-2602 Nantucket: (508) 228-3949 Toll Free: (800) 492-8082

Group Sales:

At this time, we are unable to accept group reservations online. Groups of 20 or more paying passengers should call our Group Sales office: (508) 778-2688. Hy-Line Cruises’ Group Sales Manager, Dee Forand, will be pleased to assist you. Please note: for discounted group rates, all persons must travel at the same time. Group Tickets are valid only on the departures for which they are issued.


Requirements of the Marine Security Act of 2002, Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard include random screening of passengers, luggage and carry-on items. Travelers are advised to plan on an arrival time that takes into consideration the possibility of these pre-boarding requirements.

All passengers and luggage may be subjected to a security check prior to departure. Passage may be refused if a security risk is determined by Company Security.  Hy-line reserves the right to turn away anyone under the influence of alcohol or otherwise intoxicated.


For safety reasons, passengers are not allowed in the luggage area when the vessel is underway. Passengers are requested to use hand rails while on board. Hy-line reserves the right to turn away anyone under the influence of alcohol or otherwise intoxicated. Hy-line also reserves the right to close liquor sales when deemed necessary.


Hy-Line Cruises owns and operates its own parking lots along Ocean Street. Our rates are charged at a per-vehicle, per-calendar day basis. Please note that there are also privately owned lots along Ocean Street, however, we cannot confirm their rates or policies.


A limited number of bicycles will be carried on our Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard vessels at the current rate at time of booking.


There is no fee for pets. Pets must be properly leashed and are not allowed on the furniture. Pets are not allowed in the Captain’s View Lounge section on board our Nantucket ferry, Grey Lady IV. Transport of live domestic pets is at the owner’s own responsibility and risk.

Dock and Parking Location:
Hy-Line Cruises 220 Ocean Street Hyannis, MA 02601 USA

Administrative Offices:

Hy-Line Cruises 22 Channel Point Road Hyannis, MA 02601 USA
For more information You can also e-mail us at: betsy@hylinecruises.com
Phone: (800) 492-8082 or (508) 778-2602 FAX: (508) 775-2662