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Cape Cod ferries are certainly worth considering when trying to get to Cape Cod proper, and they can also be of interest to those who are trying to get to the nearby islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. This coastal region in Massachusetts is well-served by a variety of ferry boat companies, and island-hopping has arguably never been easier. Some of the ferries carry both passengers and vehicles, and for cycling enthusiasts, bringing a bike over is most often possible.
Leaving from a mainland port isn’t always necessary when it comes to the Cape Cod ferries. The island is connected via ferry service to the other area islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, and there are numerous routes to choose from. It is possible to travel between Falmouth and the Martha’s Vineyard town of Edgartown by way of ferry, for example, and numerous vacationers rely on the ferries that go back and forth between Hyannis and Oak Bluffs. The ferries that offer trips from Hyannis to Nantucket, or vice versa, are also quite popular.
Regardless of which Cape Cod Massachusetts ferry travelers decide to go with, they are encouraged to show up for their trip at least an hour in advance. During the peak summer season especially, the ferry boat boarding process can get a little hectic, and it is simply better to have some extra time to work with. Cape Cod car rentals are available on the other side for those who want to have a vehicle but don’t wish to take it over on a ferry, and while the island’s public transportation network isn’t the most complete, there are options there as well.
For more information and schedules of the ferries to both Nantucket or the Vineyard – visit the sites or call the numbers listed below.
Steamship Authority | 508.477.8600
Hy-Line Cruises | 800.492.8082