More info: Tisbury, which includes the main village of Vineyard Haven and the West Chop peninsula is the island's primary port of entry for people and cargo, supplemented by the seasonal port in Oak Bluffs. Martha's Vineyard is located approximately seven miles off the southern coast of Cape Cod and can only be reached by boat or air.
The Vineyard Haven Steamship Authority operates the only year-round ferry service and the only service that carries cars, motorcycles and trucks. The Steamship Authority operates all day, every day from Woods Hole on Cape Cod. The trip between Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard takes 45 minutes
Seasonal passenger-only ferry service is provided from many additional locations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York and Northern New Jersey.