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25th wedding anniversary trip to Boston

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25th wedding anniversary trip to Boston

Planning a 25th anniversary to Boston in May 09.

Would love some tips on getting to Cape Cod and Martha's vineyard. Where to stay? If we stay in Boston for three or four days, can we just take our luggage on the ferry to Martha's Vineyard? Marie.Ireland.

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1. Re: 25th wedding anniversary trip to Boston

Maria,

There is no ferry from Boston. You would have to go to either Falmouth or Hyannis on Cape Cod and take a ferry from there. You need to either drive or take a bus from Boston to one of those towns first.

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2. Re: 25th wedding anniversary trip to Boston

Hi - as Alanm said, there are no ferries from Boston.

However, just a slight correction, the ferries to Martha's Vineyard leave from Woods Hole not Falmouth or Hyannis.

How long would you be staying on the Vineyard?

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3. Re: 25th wedding anniversary trip to Boston

Not correct. There is a ferry from Falmouth, The Island Queen. Very short trip.

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4. Re: 25th wedding anniversary trip to Boston

I stand corrected Senior. I was thinking of the Steamship Authority ferries which run year round from Woods Hole.

I don't know what months Island Queen from Falmouth runs but it's definitely an option if you're not taking a car.

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5. Re: 25th wedding anniversary trip to Boston

There is also the Hy-Line Ferry from Hyannis to Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard. They operate from the beginning of April to the end of November. If you want to take a car though, the Steamship Authority ferry is the only way to do it.

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6. Re: 25th wedding anniversary trip to Boston

And just to clarify one other point, Wood's Hole is actually a part of Falmouth.

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7. Re: 25th wedding anniversary trip to Boston

MariaDublinIreland,

Yes, you can just take your luggage on the ferry boat over to Martha's Vineyard. The easiest way to do this, if you do not have a rental car, is to take the Peter Pan Bus from South Station or Logan airport in Boston, and get off at Woods Hole, which is the ferry port for the Martha's Vineyard Steamship Authority in Falmouth. A very easy ride on a comfortable bus, complete with toilet, and undercarriage for luggage. The ride is approximately 1 1/2 hrs long. Woods Hole is the last stop. The ferry boat ride is 45 minutes and also very comfortable. The websites contain detailed and fare information. Once off the ferry boat on the island of Martha's Vineyard, there are taxis at the ferry port ready to take you to your hotel/B&B.

On island of Martha's Vineyard, the two towns I recommend for visitors, is either Edgartown or Oak Bluffs, because you can walk to a variety of restaurants, shops and sightseeing destinations. Look at the reviews for basic information and return to this forum for further questions. Me, along with other posters, will be happy to answer any questions.

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