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.
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