Port of New Bedford

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Ferries & Excursion Boats

Ferry Service to Martha's Vineyard & Cuttyhunk and Sportfishing

The secret's out! Try our convenient ferry service to the islands

The Providence Journal wrote:
"Even though the city boasts an impressive history and art scene, the best-kept secret about the area may be its ferry service to both Cuttyhunk Island and Martha's Vineyard. Many seeking to avoid the summer traffic on the Bourne and Sagamore bridges en route to the ferries at Woods Hole find New Bedford a much more convenient port."

Come to New Bedford and begin your vacation in an authentic New England Seaport!  We're your gateway to the Islands, sportfishing, and harbor tours.

Avoid Cape traffic with a fast ferry to to Martha’s Vineyard. Or go to charming Cuttyhunk at the end of the Elizabeth Islands. You'll get there fast and enjoy the views in style and comfort!

With convenient boarding locations at State Pier and Fisherman’s Wharf, hop on an excursion boat. or explore New Bedford Harbor on a Harbor Tour.  You'll see our world-renowned commercial fishing fleet, the largest hurricane barrier on the East Coast, Fort Phoenix, and hear tales of New Bedford's storied past.

For an exciting offshore adventure, book a world-class sport fishing trip in Buzzard's Bay. Passengers with a passion for fishing can enjoy day or night experiences on top-notch vessels. With a variety of fish from stripers to sea bass, tautog to tuna, you’re sure to be buzzing about New Bedford's gateway to sport fishing!

Find the information you need in the links below:

If you can't find what you are looking for, please don't hesitate to call our crew at the Harbor Development Commission (HDC) at  (508) 961- 3000 or email
: hdc@portofnewbedford.org

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