The ferries and the airport for journeys to and from Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are only 10 minutes drive away.
Allow a minimum of half a day to enjoy the best parts of this wonderful island. A 14-minute scenic flight with breathtaking views of Cape Cod and the Islands is our favorite way of reaching beautiful Nantucket. Flights using Island Airlines are frequent, and the service is friendly (508-228-7575). The other fun way to get there is by fast ferry, which takes an hour:
– The Steamship Authority (508-495-3278)
– Hy-Line Cruises (508-228-3949)
- Martha’s Vineyard:
You should plan to leave before breakfast and allow yourself a full day to explore this interesting island gem. Unlike Nantucket, you will need a means of transport once on the island. You can use the good public transport, or rent a car, moped (FUN) or bike to get around. There is a fast ferry service from Hyannis which takes an hour:
– Hy-Line Cruises (508-778-2600)
– Or you can travel to Wood’s Hole (50 minutes from the inn) and take the 45-minute crossing. Please note that parking may be difficult in July and August. The Steamship Authority (508-477-8600)
No trip to the Cape is complete without seeing whales in their natural habitat. There are normally two 4-hour excursions a day April through October, from our local Barnstable Harbor, just 10 minutes from the inn.
- Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises (508-362-6088)
- Hyannis Harbor: Hy-Line Cruises (508-790-0696)
- Sunset cruises: Hyannis Whale Watch Cruises (508-362-6088)
- Cape Cod Central Railroad (508-771-3800) offer a variety of excursions, many combining excellent meals with glorious panoramas of the countryside and coastline between Hyannis and Bourne.
- Cape Cod at your Service (508-775-5940) will customise your guided tour in a luxurious air-conditioned hi top van. Choose between full day, half day, or two-hour tours. Can include a fascinating “Kennedy Country” tour.