Get out of here! Surprising Wallet-Friendly Rates to Martha’s Vineyard!
An hour-and-a half-drive from Cambridge can take you to Woods Hole, MA. From there, one can catch a Steamship Authority ferry to Martha’s Vineyard town: Vineyard Haven, MA. The ferry ride takes forty-five minutes and costs $8 each way! In a day when high gas prices are affecting travel by land and air, the apparent fix is to travel by sea!
If you drive to Woods Hole you may park your car for $8 a calendar day, there is a shuttle from the parking lot to the boat that shuttles between them several times an hour. You can bring your car on boat, but book as in advance as possible as there is limited space for vehicles and space fills up very fast! A one-way trip for a car costs anywhere from $44.50 to $77.50 depending on the length of the car and time of year. Decide not to take the car? There are public buses available, I recommend familiarizing yourself with the routes before you decide a bus is right for you. Just visiting for a day or two? Rent a bike! Martha’s Bike Rentals is right by the Vineyard Haven Ferry dock! Thinking about catching a cab upon arrival? Be prepared to pay a premium price for a taxi ride, as the eighty-seven square-mile allows taxi companies to command high fares.
There are so many things to do in Vineyard! The rural Island is made up of five towns with their own uniqueness. So use the web and mapping devices and plan visits to Edgartown, the Gay Head Cliffs of clay in Aquinna, Chocolates in Chilmark, Wooden flying horse carousel in Oak Bluffs, and The Black Dog Tavern in Vineyard Haven.
We’re interested to know: any Hotel Veritas fans have an inn they love in Martha’s Vineyard? Let us know!
Posted by Laurie, Concierge at Hotel Veritas