Martha’s Vineyard is an island off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Part of what makes your camping trip so special is that you must travel by boat or by plane to get here – there is no bridge or tunnel connecting the mainland to the island. Listed below are resources to help plan your trip!

By Car to Ferry

There is only one ferry service that transports vehicles and RVs to and from Martha’s Vineyard. The Steamship Authority is the ferry service that operates year-round, and transports cars, motorcycles, trucks and RVs of all sizes. Advanced reservations are always required for vehicles and book up quickly for the peak season months of July and August, as well as weekends and holidays.

Reservations can be made online or over the phone. If it is your first time traveling with a vehicle to Martha’s Vineyard, you may find it more feasible to call the Steamship Authority for a reservation. Once a profile is created with the Steamship Authority, many campers find the online reservation process manageable and it becomes part of the routine to book your trip, just like searching for and booking flights would be!

Steamship Authority

We always recommend checking availability with us at the campground, as well as with the Steamship Authority for a ferry, prior to submitting payment for either reservation in order to avoid conflicts with your travel dates.

Contact Mainland Port Island Port Notes
Steamship Authority 508.477.8600 Woods Hole, MA Vineyard Haven Terminal: approx. 2 miles to MVFC
Oak Bluffs Terminal: approx. 5 miles to MVFC
Advanced reservations required for vehicles
Fares vary by length of vehicle and number of passengers
45 min. crossing time

By Bus to Ferry

Peter Pan Bus Lines provides convenient bus service to Woods Hole, MA from both Boston South Station and Boston Logan Airport.
Information and Customer Care Center: 1.800.343.9999

Plymouth & Brockton Bus Line provides bus service for travel to the Hy-Line Cruise Terminal (passenger only ferry, seasonal) in Hyannis, MA.

Seasonal Bus Travel from Boston South Station to and from New Bedford for passenger travel on the Sea streak ferry

By Plane

Martha’s Vineyard Airport (MVY) offers year-round service for travel to and from the island. Additional flights are added seasonally. Airlines include Cape Air, Jet Blue, Delta and American Airlines.

By Personal Boat

For more information about Martha’s Vineyard marinas, harbormasters and public boat launches, visit

Passenger Ferries