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Which bus loup?

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Which bus loup?

We have only a day trip planned as foot passengers (staying in Chatham, ferry not booked yet) but would like to get taste of the island on the regular bus. Whcih loup would give us a good overview? Also, is it worth the extra driving time to get to the super fast ferry or should we get the one from Harwich?

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1. Re: Which bus loup?

Coming from Chatham, I think you're better off taking the boat from Harwich. The fast ferries in Hyannis make the crossing 20 minutes faster (60 mins. vs. 80 mins.), but that time savings will be completely eroded by your extra time you need to drive to Hyannis and park the car.

The one advantage to going to Hyannis is that you will have more schedule flexibility, e.g. if you decide to stay on Nantucket for dinner and want to return later in the evening, there is a boat back as late as 10 PM. But if you can live with the Harwich schedule, I think you'd be fine with that.

In terms of the public bus routes on Nantucket, they are really just basic point-to-point transportation - no narration or anything like that. If you take the bus from Town to 'Sconset, you can then check out the little village of 'Sconset and its little lanes and rose-covered cottages, etc., and perhaps hit the beach there.

There are also sightseeing buses from Straight Wharf if you want more of an overview of the island.

2. Re: Which bus loup?

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