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Statement on Cancellation of 2020 Season


Since 2003, Rhode Island Fast Ferry has provided high-speed ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard and Lighthouse Sightseeing Cruises on Narragansett Bay. We are a family owned business, and proud of the reputation that we have built with our extended family – our amazing team of professional mariners, crew, and shore-side staff. 

Our top priority is the safety of our passengers and our staff.  That priority has led us to the difficult decision that we will not be operating ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard or Lighthouse Cruises this season; our entire 2020 season has been canceled. The layout of high-speed ferries is such that, even with socially distant seating arrangements and substantially reduced capacity, close interaction with other passengers and our crew is unavoidable. For the safety of our extended family and yours, we believe this is the right decision. 


Our year-round staff is still employed, and we will be keeping busy through 2020 making major improvements to our vessels and facility. We will be better than ever in 2021, and look forward to welcoming you back on-board!

Existing Reservations, Travel Funds, Gift Cards

Customers with existing bookings will receive notification of the cancellation, automatic refunds, and emailed receipts. 

All gift cards and travel funds set to expire in 2020 will automatically be extended as valid through the end of our 2021 Season. Specific questions, please email us at

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