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MV or Nantucket?

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MV or Nantucket?

we are trying to decide on MV or Nantucket for a day trip. We are in Wellfleet and have about 18 family members ranging from 2 to 76. Would love some guidance.

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1. Re: MV or Nantucket?

This has been debated many times without any consensus. The ferry's in Harwich and Hyannis are more expensive than the ferries in Woods Hole. But if there was any tipping point, the carousel in Oak Bluffs is great for young and old. You really aren't in a great part of the cape to organize that many people for this adventure. Not sure if you can negotiate a group rate. Your best bet for a reasonable cost is to leave from WH but that is a long day starting in Wellfleet. Probably over $1000 for the group to take the fast ferry to Nantucket from Harwich and you don't want to go any other way.

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2. Re: MV or Nantucket?

If you want to go to Nantucket, the ferries leave from Hyannis and Harwich Port. Martha's Vineyard from Wood's Hole, Falmouth and Hyannis.

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3. Re: MV or Nantucket?

How many kids in the group? The fast ferry from Harwich ( which as neslaw says is the best way to do this trip from Wellfleet) has $5.00 off adult r/t tickets on Sunday and 1/2 price tix for kids. So the adults would be $69.00 r/t and kids under 11, $25.50 r/t, kids under 2 are $3.00. Again, it is a lot cheaper to take the ferry out of Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard - adults are $16.00 r/t and kids between 5-11 are $8.50, under 5 are free. To save even more money you can buy a 10 ride adult ticket book for $65.00 and 10 ride kids book for $37.50 these fares are good every day of the week. However, it will take you over an hour to drive to WH from Wellfleet.

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