Whether you want to leave from New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or Connecticut, you’ve got your choice of pet-friendly ferries to Martha’s Vineyard (as well as Nantucket and Block Island):

The Steamship Authority Ferry
1 Cowdry Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543
This ferry serves Martha’s Vineyard (leaving from Woods Hole, MA) and Nantucket (leaving from Hyannis, MA). Pets of a passenger are carried free, but must be accompanied by the passenger, who is responsible for their care and conduct during the passage. All pets must be kept on a leash or in a container, and must be under the control of the passenger at all times. Unruly pets must be escorted away. No pets (except for service assistance animals) are allowed in any food service area. No pets are allowed on any passenger seat or table.

Martha’s Vineyard Fast Ferry
1347 Roger Williams Way
North Kingston, RI 02852
This company operates a ferry between Quonset, Rhode Island, and Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. Pets on leash are allowed on the ferry.

Viking Fleet
462 West Lake Drive
Montauk, NY 11954
This ferry operates between Montauk and New Bedford, MA; New London, CT; Martha’s Vineyard; and Block Island. Pets on leash are permitted, but are not allowed in the cabins.

Hy-Line Cruises
220 Ocean Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
This company offers ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Pets are allowed on board their island-bound ferries, except the First Class Lounge section of their traditional Nantucket ferry. There is no fee, but pets must be properly leashed and are not allowed on the seats.

Freedom Cruise Line
702 Route 28
Harwich Port, MA
Sailing from Saquatucket Harbor, this passenger-only ferry servicing Nantucket leaves from Harwich Port. Pets on leash are permitted on board but are not allowed in the main salon.

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