Q: I am trying to plan our trip to the Cape this September and need help. We are visiting Northern New England but want to drive down and explore the Cape, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket before flying home. It's been suggested that we stay in Hyannis (The Anchor In) and take the ferry to visit each island for the day instead of actually driving over and staying on each island.
Do you have the schedules and prices?
Do you have any suggestions on how to best experience this area?
My husband and I are in our 60's and would like to rent bikes to see the islands at a slower pace.
A: We operate both Traditional and High-Speed ferries to both Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. The schedules and rates can be found on our website:
The Anchor In is a wonderful location, right on Hyannis Harbor, close to the ferry terminal. In addition, they sell our ferry tickets in some of their packages.
If time allows, I do recommend visiting each island, but on separate days if your goal is to see the islands at a slower pace.
We do offer an Around the Sound cruise, which allows you to visit both islands in the same day. Many people enjoy this option; just keep in mind that it is a 13-hour day.
Some personal recommendations for Nantucket are:
- The Brotherhood of Thieves to eat
- Young's Bicycle Shop to rent bikes
- Nantucket Regional Transit Authority offers frequent, inexpensive public transportation
Some personal recommendations for Martha's Vineyard are:
- The Black Dog to eat
- Anderson's Bike Rentals (508-693-9346) to rent bikes
- Martha's Vineyard Auto Rentals to rent a car
- Sun n Fun Rentals to rent a moped
- Martha's Vineyard Transit Authority also offers frequent, inexpensive public transportation
If you have other questions, please share them with us in the comments section and we will get back to you as soon as possible.