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Providence to Martha's Vineyard

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Providence to Martha's Vineyard

Where is the best place to catch a ferry to MV from if I am in Providence, RI?

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1. Re: Providence to Martha's Vineyard

Quonset Point/Port within the town of North Kingstown.

Edited: 2:53 pm, June 18, 2013
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2. Re: Providence to Martha's Vineyard

Just FYI, Quonset Pt's ferry is an hour and half each way, $79 round trip or $51 one way if advanced purchase. You can drive to Woods Hole and get the Steamship Authority ferry, which takes 45 minutes and costs $8. Woods Hole is about an hour and half drive from Providence.

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3. Re: Providence to Martha's Vineyard

Is Quonset closer to Providence than Woods Hole? Where will the Quonset ferry drop us off on the Vineyard? Can you take your car from Quonset to MV? Thanks for your help.

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4. Re: Providence to Martha's Vineyard

Yes

Oak Bluffs

No

There is also a ferry from New Bedford to MV as well....about a 40 minute drive from Providence.

Edited: 12:53 pm, August 07, 2013
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5. Re: Providence to Martha's Vineyard

I'm unfamiliar with MV. Do you need a car to visit the island? If not, where would you go jus to ride

a ferry across? What is there to do with just an afternoon available.

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6. Re: Providence to Martha's Vineyard

No, you don't need a car for the afternoon on the vineyard. There are tours you can take on the island, if you wish. Oak Bluffs is a nice area to walk around, plenty to see and do in an afternoon, shopping, restaurants, and you can check out the cute gingerbread cottages there! Have a fun visit!

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7. Re: Providence to Martha's Vineyard

I would take the ferry from Woods Hole, MA. It is much cheaper than any of the other places you can catch a ferry (and other places it's only during high season) and faster, too, 40 minutes or so. You arrive in Vineyard Haven. There are places to rent bikes or scooters. If you only have an afternoon, then scooters or a cab tour are your best bets. Vineyard Haven itself doesn't offer much except the standard tourist traps, fudge shops, etc. The interesting things to see are in Oak Bluffs, Edgartown and just driving around the island itself.

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