Expert Travel Advice to Martha's Vineyard
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Top Answers To Martha's Vineyard Travel Questions
You don't say where you're getting into, but there's a nice ride from Edgartown to South Beach along Katama Road. More info on biking on Martha's Vineyard via the "Bicycle Riding" link at http://www.mvy.com.
Answer this1 AnswerThere's a car/passenger ferry that operates between Woods Hole on the mainland and either the Oaks Bluff or Vineyard Haven terminals on Martha's Vineyard. The crossing takes approximately 45 minutes and there's over a dozen daily sailings in the summer months. Prices vary depending on passengers, vehicle type, etc., but it's between $67-$77 per car (one-way) in the summer high season. Visit www.steamshipauthority.com or www.mvy.com for more info.
The Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce is a good first stop for finding wedding planning info. They have a helpful page about getting a proper marriage license, and this page also has a link to officiants, including Justice of the Peace: http://bit.ly/csSCkk
Pieter answered:Fishbones is kind of touristy. Nancy's, right near the OB dock also, is better. The best is if you take a bus Up Island to Menemsha and order food at this little shack called "The Bite." You can also get seafood (cooked or not) right off the boats there (Larson's seafood runs a shop) and watch a sunset over water. Bring beach chairs. And wine.