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“check the weather, take a bike and lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of CuttyHunk Ferry Co.

CuttyHunk Ferry Co.
66B State Pier, New Bedford, MA 02740
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Ranked #9 of 41 things to do in New Bedford
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“check the weather, take a bike and lunch”
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. No cars and no restaraunts after labor day. In fact not much of anything but a beautiful small island. Lovely brackish pond at western end with an oyster farming operation and the Gosnold Monument on an islet. Neat WWII bunkers at the highest point with 360 degree sweeping views of the Vineyard, Block and the coast. Without a bike it would be hard to see the whole place in the 6 or 7 hours between ferry arrival & departure. I think that earlier in the season the place may be overrun with passengers from the many boats that visit the great harbor but by Labor Day they were at a minimum. Most of those folks likely hang around near the harbor anyway, another great reason to take a bike. We did check out the Fishing Club, one of two daily lodging options. It was simple, spartan and charming. Accept the limitations of an island inn and take a break. If you do an overnight be aware that you need to take food out with you.

Visited September 2011
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“Lesser known Elizabeth Island. Great day trip.”
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 at the town dock. The pace on the island is slow and you'll feel as if you have somehow stepped back in time. The population increases during the summer months. July 4th is a fun day to experience Cuttyhunk and enjoy the Independence day golf cart parade. Don't miss the Cuttyhunk Historical society to learn more about Gosnold and the history of the island. The daily ferry departs from New Bedford and you will enjoy seeing the activity when the ferry docks in Cuttyhunk. Small island, not big enough for biking but perfect for walking. Daily ferry service is excellent, offers snacks and beverages onboard. Highly recommended as a fabulous ferry trip. Easy access and parking at State Pier in New Bedfor.

Visited July 2011
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