Will you and your family be spending part of the summer in Nantucket? If so, why not factor in a weekend trip to Martha’s Vineyard? It is very easy to get from Nantucket to Martha’s Vineyard and back with the aid of three businesses. Those there businesses are the Nantucket Regional Transit Authority, Hy-Line Cruises and A-A Island Auto Rental.
Start your weekend trip by hoping aboard The Wave. It’s a seasonal bus service that is run by the Nantucket Regional Transit Authority. The fares are reasonable and you’ll find the company’s pick-up and drop-off locations situated all across Nantucket. There are several bus routes that will deposit you near the Nantucket Downtown Historic District and Main Street. They include the Miacomet Loop, Surfside Beach and Airport routes.
The dock is located at the end of Main Street on Straight Wharf. It’s where you can catch a Hi-Line Cruises’ inter-island ferry to the Vineyard. The ferry company traditionally offers a variety of money-saving ticket combinations to various locations throughout the season. You can find out more about them from the Nantucket ticket office staff. The inter-island ferry to the Vineyard tends to run from early June until late September. During that time period, it departs once daily from Nantucket and arrives in Oak Bluffs, where you can pick-up a rental vehicle at A-A Island Auto Rental.
The rental office is a mere suntan lotion bottle’s toss from the inter-island ferry’s docking area. Its open daily from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and after hours’ service is possible with advance notice. Although, given the inter-island ferry’s schedule, we doubt that you’ll need after hours’ service. In most instances, the ferry will have you in Oak Bluffs by supper time (4 to 4:30 p.m.). To learn more about securing a motor vehicle for your upcoming, Nantucket to Martha’s Vineyard weekend, please contact us at (800) 627-6333 or access our easy-to-use reservation system online.