Around this weekend? Looking for something fun to do? We had so much fun on our trip to Nantucket earlier this summer that we decided we would do the same for the Vineyard.
Beach day/trip to Martha's Vineyard! A day trip to the Vineyard is perfectly doable and a lot of fun. We will meet at the ferry early in the morning - however everyone is on their own and welcome to take a later ferry and meet the group. When arriving we will explore the area...options include: renting bikes and going to the beach, shopping, sight-seeing, eating, drinking, walking around, eating, drinking, relaxing, etc :) A group dinner will be planned close to the ferry before heading back to Falmouth so we can all get together!
A round trip ticket on the ferry is $16. Bikes are an additional $8. You will not be able to buy tickets online in advance. You must buy them at the ferry terminal.
Ferry website: http://www.steamshipauthority.com/ssa/documents/MV0620to09052012.pdf
Ferry schedules departing Falmouth:
- 9:30 AM ferry arrives in Oak Bluffs at 10:15 AM
- 10:45 AM ferry arrives in Vineyard Haven at 11:30 AM
Martha's Vineyard Shuttle schedules:
There are numerous shuttle buses that service the island of Martha's Vineyard. There is a bus that runs every 15 minutes from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM from Oak Bluffs to Vineyard Haven. The trip time is 15 minutes one way. Cost is $1.00 for each trip, or $7.00 for a one day pass. So, if you arrive in Oak Bluffs on the 9:30 AM ferry, it would only take 15 minutes to get to Vineyard Haven. There are bike paths that traverse the entire island as well.
Peter Pan Bus Line website (if taking the bus from Boston to Falmouth):
For people taking the bus to Falmouth, you will need to take the 7:30 AM bus departing Boston in order to make the 9:30 ferry. The latest you can leave the Vineyard to catch a bus back to Boston would be 6:15 PM. Please plan your days activities accordingly.
This is going to be a very relaxed, "play it by ear" day with a group dinner planned. It's up to you what you do with your day! :)
For those of us taking the 9:30 shuttle we will meet at the ferry terminal at 9:00. If you want to take an earlier ferry you will need to contact the organizers to make arrangements to meet the group.
Everyone is free to do what they would like but the organized agenda will include biking, lunch, Lighthouse Beach, and dinner More details to follow so don't forget to check your email.
Please update your reservation to add if you are planning on biking or having dinner with the group so we can all get a better understanding of what people want to do.
Carpooling groups are encouraged!