Directions to the Ferries

Approximate distance by car to Woods Hole Ferry
Boston 85 miles Providence 85 miles
New Haven 165 miles Hartford 187 miles
New York 271 miles

Getting to Winnetu Oceanside Resort on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard

Directions to Falmouth Ferries

From Boston to Falmouth:

Take the Southeast Expressway  — Route 93 South to fork at end. Bear right, staying on Route 93 South toward Route 95. Stay on the left, as you will soon come to Exit 4. Bear left, heading toward Brockton, Fall River. Continue to Route 495 South and exit on the right toward Cape Cod. Continue over the Cape Cod Canal on the Bourne Bridge and follow Route 28 to Falmouth. (See directions below for either Pied Piper or Island Queen.) NOTE: Allow yourself two hours, at non-peak times, to drive, park and connect with the ferries.

From the Northern and Western Suburbs of Boston to Falmouth:

Take Interstate 95 South (also known in Massachusetts as Route 128) to Interstate 93 North toward Braintree/Cape Cod. After you leave Interstate 95, get in the right lane. Take Exit 4 toward Brockton, Fall River. Continue to Route 495 South and exit on the right toward Cape Cod. Continue over the Cape Cod Canal on the Bourne Bridge and follow Route 28 to Falmouth. (See directions below for either Pied Piper or Island Queen.) NOTE: Allow yourself two hours, at non-peak times, to drive, park and connect with the ferries.

From New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island to Falmouth:

Take Interstate 95 North to Providence, Rhode Island. Then, follow the Cape Cod indicators to Interstate 195. Travel through New Bedford. At the end, take a right onto Route 25 East to Cape Cod. Cross over the Cape Cod Canal on the Bourne Bridge and follow Route 28 to Falmouth. (See directions below for either Pied Piper or Island Queen)

Directions to Pied Piper: Stay on Route 28 to Falmouth. Continue after the divided highway ends to the first set of lights  — just after a gasoline station and small shopping center on your left. Take this left onto Jones Rd. Go 1.1 miles to the second traffic light. Take a right back onto Route 28. Go less than ½ mile to a 7-11 Convenience Store on your left. Take a left on Scranton Avenue, approximately ½ mile to the Falmouth Marine parking lot on your left. The ferry departs from here.

Directions to the Island Queen: Stay on Route 28 to Falmouth. Continue after the divided highway ends to the first set of lights  — just after a gasoline station and small shopping center on your left. Take this left onto Jones Road. Go 1.1 miles to the second traffic light. Take a right back onto Route 28. Go ¼ mile to Falmouth Heights Road. Take a left. The dock and parking is ¼ mile down the road on the right.

Directions to New Bedford Ferries

From New York, Connecticut and Points South:

Take 95 North to Exit Number 20, marked I-195 East towards Providence/Cape Cod. In approximately 28 miles, take Exit Number 15, marked Route 18 South Downtown. Turn Left at the 2nd traffic light. (Note: This is a left lane turn). Drive straight onto the State Pier where the Ferry Terminal is located. You will see a ticket office marked with a sign reading “Vineyard Ferries.” To park, take a right out of the State Pier and proceed approximately a half mile to the “Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot” on the right side of the street. Free Shuttle service is provided to the ferry. The shuttle runs about every ten minutes.

From Boston and Points North:

Take I-93 South. The highway forks; stay right. (Note: The Highway sign reads, “93 South, Dedham-Providence”). Take Exit Number 4: Route 24 South. (Note: This is a left-lane exit). Proceed for approximately 24 miles. Take Exit Number 12: Route 140 South, towards Taunton/New Bedford for approximately 19 miles. Take Exit Number 2E/A: I-195 East towards Cape Cod for approximately 1.3 miles. Take Exit Number 15: Route 18 South/Downtown. Turn Left at the 2nd traffic light. (Note: This is a left lane turn). Drive straight onto the State Pier where the Ferry Terminal is located. You will see a ticket office marked with a sign reading, “Vineyard Ferries.” To park, take a right out of the State Pier and proceed approximately a half mile to the “Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot” on the right side of the street. Free Shuttle service is provided to the ferry. The shuttle runs about every ten minutes.

From Providence and Points West:

Take I-195 East to Exit Number 15, marked Route 18 South/Downtown. Turn Left at the 2nd traffic light. (Note: This is a left lane turn). Drive straight onto the State Pier where the Ferry Terminal is located. You will see a ticket office marked with a sign reading, “Vineyard Ferries.” To park, take a right out of the State Pier and proceed approximately a half mile to the “Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot” on the right side of the street. Free Shuttle service is provided to the ferry. The shuttle runs about every ten minutes.

Directions to Woods Hole Ferries

From Boston to Woods Hole:

Take the Southeast Expressway — Route 93 South to fork at end. Bear right, staying on Route 93 South toward Route 95. Stay on the left, as you will soon come to Exit 4. Bear left, heading toward Brockton, Fall River. Continue to Route 495 South and exit on the right toward Cape Cod. Continue over the Cape Cod Canal on the Bourne Bridge and follow Route 28 to Woods Hole. If you ARE bringing your car  — continue on Route 28 to Falmouth/Woods Hole. If you are NOT bringing your car, watch for side of road, electronic parking information, posted along Route 28, or listen to Radio 1610 AM. Proceed to parking lot as directed. Shuttle bus service is conveniently provided from each parking lot to Woods Hole. Parking is not allowed in Woods Hole. NOTE: Allow yourself two hours, at non-peak times, to drive, park and connect with the ferries.

From the Northern and Western Suburbs of Boston to Woods Hole:

Take Interstate 95 South (also known in Massachusetts as Route 128) to Interstate 93 North toward Braintree/Cape Cod. After you leave Interstate 95, get in the right lane. Take Exit 4 toward Brockton, Fall River. Continue to Route 495 South and exit on the right toward Cape Cod. Continue over the Cape Cod Canal on the Bourne Bridge and follow Route 28 to Woods Hole. If you ARE bringing your car  — continue on Route 28 to Falmouth/Woods Hole. If you are NOT bringing your car, watch for side of road, electronic parking information, posted along Route 28, or listen to Radio 1610 AM. Proceed to parking lot as directed. Shuttle bus service is conveniently provided from each parking lot to Woods Hole. Parking is not allowed in Woods Hole. NOTE: Allow yourself two hours, at non-peak times, to drive, park and connect with the ferries.

From New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island to Woods Hole:

Take Interstate 95 North to Providence, Rhode Island. Then, follow the Cape Cod indicators to Interstate 195. Travel through New Bedford. At the end, take a right onto Route 25 East to Cape Cod. Cross over the Cape Cod Canal on the Bourne Bridge and follow Route 28 to Woods Hole. If you ARE bringing your car  — continue on Route 28 to Falmouth/Woods Hole. If you are NOT bringing your car, watch for side of road, electronic parking information, posted along Route 28, or listen to Radio 1610 AM. Proceed to parking lot as directed. Shuttle bus service is conveniently provided from each parking lot to Woods Hole. Parking is not allowed in Woods Hole.

Directions to Quonset Point, Rhode Island

From New York, Connecticut and Points South:

Take I-95 North to Exit 8A (Rt. 2 South). When you get off the exit, immediately get into one of the two Left lanes. At the first light, go Left (there will be a Showcase Cinema on your Left). Go 300 yards to second traffic light and turn Right onto Rt. 4 South (toward Quonset Point). Continue on Route 4 South for 2 miles and take Exit 7 (Quonset Pt/Route 403). Stay Left at top of exit and continue on for 2 ½ miles. You will pass under a small overpass and come to a traffic light. Turn Right; this is Roger Williams Way. Vineyard Fast Ferry is located 2 miles down at the end of the road on the Right. We are approximately 35 minutes from the border of Connecticut and offer dockside parking for $8 per day.

From Providence, Boston and Points North and West:

Take I-95 South to Exit 9 (Rt. 4 South). Continue on Rt. 4 South for 2 ½ miles and take Exit 7 (Quonset Pt/Route 403). Stay Left at top of exit and continue on for 2 ½ miles. You will pass under a small overpass and come to a stop light. Turn Right; this is Roger Williams Way. Vineyard Fast Ferry is located 2 miles down at the end of the road on the Right. We offer dockside parking for $8 per day.

Directions Once on the Island

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From Vineyard Haven to Edgartown  — via Inland Road

From the Steamship Wharf, turn left. Stay in the right lane to the Stop Sign. Take a right. Stay in the left lane. Continue straight, past Main Street on the right, and up hill approximately ½-mile to Edgartown Road. Take this left. Follow for 7 miles to Edgartown. Nearing Edgartown, you will pass the Stop & Shop Grocery Store on your left. Continue to fork in the road. Bear right, following signs to Katama. You will pass Cannonball Park on your left. Continue to the 2nd Stop Sign. Take this right, immediately after the cemetery, onto Pease’s Point Way. Continue with the directions from Edgartown below.

From Vineyard Haven to Edgartown  — Scenic Route via Oak Bluffs

This route is slightly longer, but worth the detour! From the Steamship Wharf, turn left. Stay in the left lane to the Stop Sign. Take a left, following signs to Oak Bluffs. Continue with the directions to Edgartown below.

From Oak Bluffs to Edgartown

From the Steamship Wharf, take a left onto Beach Road. This is a beautiful, 5-mile drive along State Beach to Edgartown. As you near Edgartown, you will pass the Stop and Shop Grocery Store on your left. Continue to fork in the road. Bear right, following signs to Katama. You will pass Cannonball Park on your left. Continue to the 2nd Stop Sign. Take this right, immediately after the cemetery, onto Pease’s Point Way to Katama.

After reaching Edgartown…

Pease’s Point Way turns into Katama Road at the first Stop Sign. Continue straight to fork in road. Bear left. Continue approximately 2-½ miles. On the way, you will pass the Mattakesett Tennis Club. Continue past the Mattakesett Community Center on your left. Just before the beach, on the right, are stone pillars and Dunes Road. Take a right and drive to reception.

Scenic alternate route…

This is the scenic route during daylight hours — past the beach and well worth the short detour!

Pease’s Point Way turns into Katama Road at the first Stop Sign. Continue straight to fork in road. Bear right. Continue approximately 2-½ miles to the end. This is South Beach. Take a left onto Atlantic Drive. Continue to the end, noticing The Winnetu on your left. At the end, take a left to the stone pillar entrance to reception (also on your left). Take Dunes Road and drive to reception.



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