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A five-minute ride on the "On Time," the 3 car plus passenger ferry from the Edgartown dock takes you to Chappaquiddick, "an island off an island," with dirt roads lined with blueberry bushes and an area of frequent sightings of deer, osprey, otters, shorebirds, and turtles. Vacationers choose Chappy for the privacy and tranquility this 6 by 3 mile spit of sand offers. By bike or kayak, explore the sand dunes and tidal ponds, the glacial moraine, and the sand plain grassland habitats. Fish for blues, bass, or bonito from some of the East Coast's best fishing places--the Gut, Wasque Point, and Cape Pogue. Enjoy the miles of unspoiled beaches accessible by 4-wheel drive. Join one of The Trustees of Reservations Nature or Lighthouse tours. Visit the 3-acre Japanese garden at Mytoi. Chappy offers miles of walking trails on the many Landbank properties.
Ferry service to Martha's Vineyard: Steamship Authority
Service from Woods Hole, Hyannis, Nantucket and New Bedford daily year-round. Steamship Authority boats dock in the town of Vineyard Haven in the winter, and both Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs in the summer. This is the only line that accommodates cars and trucks.
Seasonal daily walk-on passenger-only service from Falmouth to Oak Bluffs.
Year-round high-speed service from Hyannis to Oak Bluffs in 50 minutes. Traditional service from Hyannis and Nantucket to Oak Bluffs seasonally. Passengers only.
Year round daily passenger-only express service from New Bedford to Martha's Vineyard. One hour trip to Oak Bluffs in summer / Vineyard Haven in winter. New York and New Jersey transportation added in the summer. Reservations recommended.
Seasonal fast service from Quonset Point, Rhode Island, to Oak Bluffs aboard a 400 passenger high-speed catamaran. Ferry is 15 min. away from the Providence (PVD) Airport or 20 min. from Amtrak (KIN). Offers first-class amenities, advance reservations & dockside parking. May-Oct. with 2 to 3 round-trips daily.
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