Martha's Vineyard Ferry
Cape Cod MA
When we first headed south on Hwy. 28 in Cape Cod. We were wondering if we were on the right road. Where were all the attractions? We drove for miles without seeing anything.
We exited to Hwy. 28a looking for the promised scenic views and attractions in Cape Cod, and finally pulled over in Falmouth by the Chapoquoit Grill restaurant, just to check our GPS PDA to see where we were.
The GPS PDA told us to get back on Hwy. 28, we just hadn't gone far enough. Soon we saw signs for Martha's Vineyard Ferry, and we turned off the highway to take this road.
We are so glad we did, because in this little part of the Cape, our eyes were met with such scenic views. There were many little shops and restaurants, and people walking around looking at things. A tourist hotspot, and it was a beautiful morning. We wanted to hop on the ferry ourselves. Here is the first view we had of the Martha's Vineyard Ferry.
There were already a line of cars waiting to get on the ferry. The ferry is huge. As we pulled up to the gate, we asked the man how much it was to take the ferry. He said $35.00 for our motorcycle and $12.00 for each of us. This is even cheaper than the Block Island Ferry, so I wonder if it is the off season rates. Here's a closer view of Martha's Vineyard Ferry as we were riding around inside the gate.
When we turned around and left the ferry area, we drove down the main street and took more pictures of the area. For instance there were a few shoreline restaurants by the Martha's Vineyard ferry, like LeeSide, Captain Kidd's restaurant, and a Breakfast Bakery cafe called Pie in the Sky.
A restaurant called the Landfall restaurant, Fish Mongers, and Shuckers restaurant was also nearby. We also saw the Woods Hole Inn. We passed several motels nearby that looked really popular. The Sands of Time, and the Nautilus Motel. We could just imagine what the nightlife was like around here.
Directions to Martha's Vineyard Ferry
Follow Hwy. 28 south in Cape Cod. You will come to an intersection in Falmouth where Hwy. 28 splits. This other road is called Woods Hole Road. Follow Woods Hole Road south, and the signs to Martha's Vineyard Ferry, because the Martha's Vineyard Ferry is near the tip of a town called Wood's Hole.
Ferries to Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard: Hy-Line Cruises: This ferry service offers year round service to Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard. It is located a mile from Hyannis Days Inn at the Ocean St. Docks www.hy-linecruises.com
The Steamship Authority: Bring your car to the islands on this ferry service located on the corner of Pleasant and South St. www.steamshipauthority.com