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CuttyHunk Ferry Co.

Address: 66B State Pier, New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone Number: 508.992.0200
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Ranked #9 of 21 Attractions in New Bedford
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Transportation
Fee: Yes
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Type: Ferries/ Boats, Transportation
Fee: Yes

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Wellesley, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Looking for a terrific little adventure? Head out to Cuttyhunk Island for the day or overnight. The nice, clean and very friendly little ferry service will take you there in one very pleasant hour. Explore the quaint undeveloped Island with its beautiful but rocky beaches ( all walkable) then wander thru the few little streets to meet the locals and... More 

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The crew is very friendly, and the captain has a good sense of humor. There is plenty of seating on top, on the sides, and indoors for inclement weather. There is a fancy coffee machine which offers lattes, cappuccino and expressos which the crew will make for you. There are hot dogs, cookies, and a soup offering on a daily... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Magical place, well worth the ferry ride. Bring lunch and sturdy shoes. Bikes are useless, despite other reviews. There are but 1.6 miles of paved roads on the island.

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framingham, ma
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This island getaway is exclusive and commercially undeveloped, so it's not for everyone, but this fast ferry and its helpful crew sure makes a unique afternoon on the water, and after a brisk walk to the island's highest point for the view, a visit to the exhibits @ the Cuttyhunk Historical Society, and an ice cream cone, you're whisked back... More 

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Ocean View, Delaware
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111 reviews 111 reviews
37 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Park at the pier ($10), buy your roundtrip ticket ($45) and get ready to spend a delightful day in a genteel setting off the coast of Massachusetts. Only one carry-on per person; other items you take have a small fee and are placed in a holding area for the trip across the bay. Dog on leash is free! The trip... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I have been traveling to Cutty since before I could walk. My family (to this day) travels to the island pretty much every weekend in the summer. There really isn't much on the island, and things have changed a lot over the years, but it still maintains it beauty and solitude. I was married on the island back in 2010... More 

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Here's something different: take the ferry from New Bedford to the sparsely populated Cuttyhunk Island. The boat is captained and crewed by a veteran sea captain, who makes the trip year round. Ride takes about one hour to cover the 9+ miles. The island features lots of walking trails, some paved, some dirt. In season, you can stop at the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We really enjoyed the day on Cuttyhunk, but there are no vehicles of any sort to rent (not a golf cart or a bike), so everyone in your party should be able to walk around the island. Bring sandwiches and enjoy a picnic near the museum or hike on up to the top of the hill and enjoy the view.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews 92 reviews
13 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

The ferry is fine but the review is really about Cuttyhunk as a day trip destination. It is a great one, if you are not starting too far from New Bedford. The island is small, we were able to see almost all the accesible parts, and beautiful. Mostly protected so relatively undeveloped, much less people and traffic than Block Island.... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

Cuttyhunk is a lesser known Elizabeth Island , in the same chain of islands as Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Cuttyhunk has a quiet, isolated, beautiful, ocean environment, perfect for getting in touch with yourself and your family for the day. On the island you'll find a general store , a hotel , an ice cream shop and a fish market... More 

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