I need some opinions on our vacation plan to the Vineyard in July.
After perusing all the threads I think I have figured out the easiest, most cost effective route into MV, for our family of 8 (including 2 elderly and 2 children, several of whom have motion sickness issues).
We arrive on Sunday, 7/6 @ 1:30 in Providence.
I believe we should charter a van to take us to New Bedford for the Fast Ferry to MV (this is $160 - anyone know if two taxis would be cheaper?). I am told the travel time from the airport to NB should be 35 - 45 minutes, depending on traffic, which would mean most likely we would have no problem making the 3:45 ferry to Vineyard Haven. This trip would be an hour, and one less likely to be a problem for our family members who have motion sickness. If, for some reason we missed this ferry, we would still have time to catch the 6:30 into Oak Bluffs.
I believe car rentals are probably cheaper if transacted at the MV airport (which is fairly near our rental house). Is this a safe assumption? I know renting a car at either VH or OB port is convenient, but my sense is that you also pay more there.
Does anyone think this game plan is not sound? Anyone think there is a better, easier or cheaper way to get us all where we need to go? I'm still trying to work it all out!