High Speed Ferries to the islands
High-speed ferries, transporting passengers back and forth to Nantucket and Martha's Vinyard, depart out the Hyannis Harbor, slow and steady, until reaching the Nantucket Sound where they are able to pick up speed.
As these high-speed ferries arrive and depart, the Harbormaster protects the safety of people and vessels using our waterway and waterside facilities from a nearby office.
Hyannis Middle Harbor
Car ferries depart from the middle Harbor ahead, transporting passenger vehicles as well as cargo trucks that bear everything needed for life on the islands. To the right is a marina where you can often find enormously lavish private yachts alongside little sailboats and kayaks that duck in and out among the bigger boats.
It is easy to Park and Walk in downtown Hyannis. Plenty of metered and free public parking lots all steps away from Main Street and Hyannis Harbor.
While You're Here
Spend art-FULL days in downtown Hyannis! ArtsBarnstable invites you to explore the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District. You can walk to Hyannis Harbor, area beaches, and stroll the mile-long Hyannis Main Street with over 40 restaurants and 150 local shops. Museums, memorials, library, walking trails, smile spots and more! Get a taste of local art with a stroll through the colorful artist shanties. Stop by the HyArts Campus at the corner of Pearl and South Street and visit the Cultural Center of Cape Cod Hyannis Annex at Guyer Barn.
Hyannis is one of seven villages in the town of Barnstable. While here, ArtsBarnstable invites you to explore arts and cultural gems in all of our charming villages each with their own flavor of shops, restaurants, and cultural offerings, all with seaside charm! Discover the Town of Barnstable and all it has to offer! The seven villages include Barnstable, Centerville, Cotuit, Hyannis, Marstons Mills, Osterville, and West Barnstable.