For those coming from out of town, we will work with you to make housing possible in Boston. You must notify us when you will be getting to town, so that we may make arrangements accordingly. The price of lodging for Martha’s Vineyard is included in your workshop fee. Arrangements are made ahead of time for you to stay with other workshop attendees in a few Island homes which include rentals and workshop coordinator homes. It is possible you will have a roommate, so please notify us if you have any specific needs. If you are not comfortable with us arranging your housing, there are many reasonable options on the Vineyard at that time of year for you to take advantage of, but that will not be covered in your workshop fee. Please also note you will then need to arrange for your own transportation on the Island. For planning purposes, please notify us ad soon as possible if you will be using our housing options or arranging something else for your stay.
For Some Other Lodging Options Check Out: www.mvol.com
Please let us know if you need transportation to the Ferry. We are happy to help get you there by arranging carpools and are also looking to utilize the Peter Pan bus out of South Station. You need to be on one of the following ferries to be on-time for the rest of the days’ activities and to be assured a ride to your housing. Steamship Authority Ferry- Woods Hole (www.steamshipauthority.com) Pricing: $16 Round-Trip 9:30AM Steamship Authority Ferry departs from Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs or 10:45AM- Steamship Authority Ferry departs from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven -OR- Island Queen Ferry- Falmouth (http://www.islandqueen.com) Pricing: $20 Round Trip (Cash Only) 9AM or 10:30AM- Island Queen Ferry Departs from Falmouth to Oak Bluffs (You Must Make One of These Options)
NOTE: Prices are not included in workshop fee. If you are bringing a car to Martha’s Vineyard, you can only leave from Woods Hole and you need to make a reservation months in advance. You can do that through the Steamship Authority online and view pricing there as well. If you are not bringing a car across, you will park at the designated lot that is en route to the Ferry. Once you go over the Bourne Bridge, there are signs that will tell you the designated lot to park in as well as a radio station ( ) giving you the latest ferry information. If you would just like to meet there, we are encouraging people to take the Peter Pan bus out of South Station. This will bring you right to the Steamship Authority Ferry in Woods Hole. It departs from South Station at 8:30AM and arrives at 10:25AM which will be plenty of time for the 10:45AM Ferry. Pricing is $26.10 One-Way.
To purchase tickets and view the schedule for your return go here: https://ws.peterpanbus.com/purchase/(S(sw3ar5elz23njk5dyihzfygd))/default.aspx If you are not bringing a car, you may choose to board the Island Queen out of Falmouth, MA. You can pull right up here, drop off your bags, and parking is not far at all.
On-Island Transportation: If for some reason, your schedule does not coincide with the above options, on the island there are numerous cab companies as well as the Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) to get you from the ferry to the housing. There are also car rentals i.e. AAA Island Rentals as well as Thrifty, Hertz and Budget located at the airport.
VTA: http://www.vineyardtransit.com/Pages/index Adam’s Cab: http://www.adamcab.com/