ISLAND QUEEN FERRY LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM AND MOBILE APP
Service Embarks For 2021 Season with New Schedule and Updated Health and Safety Protocols
Plan your getaway today! Island Queen Ferry announced the launch of a new booking system and mobile app providing travelers with a convenient and easy way to reserve tickets for travel between Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard this coming season. The web-based booking system allows passengers to complete and manage ferry reservations through a new reservation system on the Island Queen Ferry website. Passengers can also download the updated Island Queen Ferry app for both iPhone and Android mobile devices for the convenience of booking and managing reservations right from your phone or tablet. The Island Queen Ferry is a seasonal, passenger-only service between Falmouth, Cape Cod and Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. Seasonal service will begin this spring on May 28th just in time for the Memorial Day holiday.
“I am excited that our passengers will be able to easily book and manage their travel planning online, while still enjoying the classic Island Queen Ferry experience that generations have enjoyed since 1960,” said company president, Charles Bardelis Jr. The booking engine is called Anchor and was designed and programmed by Hornblower Group.
Island Queen Ferry is committed to passenger safety above all and closely follows daily state guidelines with current protocols to protect passengers’ health as they embark on a new season of ferry service from its dock in Falmouth to arrival in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. In compliance with such guidelines, here’s what to expect when traveling this season.
To provide a safe and comfortable experience, Island Queen Ferry has:
- Island Queen Ferry has doubled the size of the boarding area in Falmouth to provide comfortable space for social distancing.
- Conducting Employee Wellness Screening for all employees prior to every shift.
- Face coverings required for all passengers and staff in our terminal and onboard our vessel.
- Cleaning and sanitation procedures throughout the day with a focus on high touch areas, before the boarding of passengers for each departure.
- Thorough overnight cleaning of the vessel.
- Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer by all crewmembers.
- Requiring staff to stay home if they are feeling ill.
“The Island Queen’s new online reservation system and mobile app will provide traveling passengers with the ease of securing, managing, and conveniently adjusting their plans at the touch of a button. We believe our focus on safety and following up-to-date protocols will provide passengers with peace of mind when traveling this season as we welcome them aboard, stated Todd Bidwell, General Manager.
ABOUT ISLAND QUEEN FERRY
For more than 60 years, Island Queen Ferry has safely transported travelers from Cape Cod to Martha’s Vineyard onboard its premiere sailing vessel, the Island Queen, located in its home port of Falmouth, Mass. The seasonal passenger-only (no vehicles) ferry service performs 1,500 roundtrip sailings each season between Falmouth, Cape Cod and Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard from late May through mid-October. Enjoy the comfort of our vessel on the 35-minute voyage with an onboard full-service snack bar with harbor views from both the outside decks and our enclosed lounge. The Island Queen Ferry is owned and operated by Island Commuter Corp. and its crew welcomes you aboard for a fun and safe travel adventure. Island Queen Ferry makes getting to Martha’s Vineyard half the fun.