Day Trips

Nantucket

This quaint (yet very upscale!) island can easily be visited in one day. An old whaling village (now great shopping) and 80 miles of public beaches are not to be missed. There are several choices of ferries to reach the island. The schedule varies by time of year and fares vary by type of service. Check in the concierge area for printed schedules.From Hyannis:
The Steamship Authority operates both a high speed (1 hour – passengers only) and traditional ferry services (2 hours & 15 minutes – car and passengers). HY-LINE Cruises also operates high speed and traditional ferries (both are passenger only).

From Harwich Port:
Freedom Cruise Lines operates an express service (80 minutes – passengers only).

Once on the island, we recommend Gail's Tours as a way of getting an overview of the island. Gail Nickerson Johnson grew up on the island and her hour and a half tour is fun and informative.

Martha's Vineyard

This island with its five distinct towns is larger than Nantucket and best known for the celebrities who summer there. There are several ferry options available for reaching the island. The schedule varies by time of year and fares vary by type of service. Check the concierge area for printed schedules.

From Hyannis:
HY-LINE Cruises operates service to Oak Bluffs - high speed ( 55 minutes – passengers only) as well as traditional ferry services (1 hour & 40 minutes – passengers only).

From Woods Hole:
The Steamship Authority operates service to Oak Bluffs ( 45 minutes – passengers only) and Vineyard Haven (45 minutes – car and passengers).

Once on the Vineyard, Island Transport operates a two and a half hour tour from Oak Bluffs and there is also bus service from Vineyard Haven and Edgartown.

Whale Watching in Provincetown

A visit to Cape Cod would not be complete without a trip to the "tip" and a whale-watching trip out of Provincetown. We recommend the Dolphin Fleet, as they have partnered with the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, which provides naturalists for each trip. These guides are very informative and add to the enjoyment of the experience. For a true taste of Cape Cod, don't miss Art's Dune Tours where you'll explore historic sand dunes on the Provincetown Cape Cod National Seashore protected lands.

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation is located in the picturesque seaside community of Plymouth, Massachusetts, about 50 minutes away from the inn. Home to the "birthplace of Thanksgiving," the plantation is a living history museum that portrays life in Plymouth as it was in the 17th Century.