Looking for Cape Cod Recommendation

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by saopm, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. saopm

    saopm Member

    721
    Oct 6, 2010
    North Fork - Long Island, NY
    2007 340 Sundancer
    Mercury 8.1s Inboards
    We are planning a trip leaving this Saturday and heading towards the Cape. We will probably grab a mooring in Cuttyhunk our first night (approx 80 mi / 3.5 hrs from Greenport).

    We want to hit the Cape for a few nights and thinking Hyannis Marina. Is that a good spot or should we find a marina in Falmouth or Woods Hole? We would like a resort type marina with nice floating docks, pool, laundry, etc. We will probably rent a car for a day or two to explore.

    Our next jump would be to Oak Bluff for 2-3 nights, then Block for 2-3 nights and back to Greenport. All this is weather dependent.
     
  2. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    Newport, RI
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    yes to hyannis marine - just got an email from them and ther are running a late season transient special.... $3.50/ft. Hadley Harbor is also a great spot to anchor in woods hole or grab a mooring just off the red building. lamberts or tarpulan coves are great day spots, lake tashmoo is ok too....make sure to visit edgartown, if you decide to take the boat there, dockwa is the only way to reserve a mooring, if you stay in OB, just use the public trans.....have fun and update us with pics
     
  3. swaterhouse

    swaterhouse Active Member

    371
    Jan 7, 2015
    Mattapoisett, MA
    2007 Sundancer 44
    Cummins QSC 8.3
    Hyannis Marina is a good choice, as is renting a car while there.

    We walked into town, about 15 minutes from Marina to the start of the action on Main Street, but a car would have been nice and is necessary if you want to explore more of the cape.

    You itinerary sounds good to me, personally we're not huge fans of Oak Bluffs, but it's a good central location as long as you don't mind rafting with other boats on the mooring or being in the public eye on the dock. Definitely get to Edgartown at least for a few hours.

    The bus system on the vineyard is excellent, and some great bike rides as well.
     
  4. saopm

    saopm Member

    721
    Oct 6, 2010
    North Fork - Long Island, NY
    2007 340 Sundancer
    Mercury 8.1s Inboards
    Are there any docks in Edgartown or is it just moorings? We will try to dock at OB. Planning to be there Wednesday through Friday. Figured we could take the bus to Edgartown.

    Any highly recommended kid friendly restaurants in OB and Edgartown?
     
  5. timemachine

    timemachine Member SILVER Sponsor

    392
    Jul 11, 2009
    Watch Hill, RI
    2005 48 Sundancer
    Cummins 530HO
    My boats stuck in Hyannis now. Going to get it back tomorrow as they told me i have to pay with cash or wire transfer since I am a transient. Boat died in Nantucket yet this never told me this when I brought the boat to them.

    So if you break does stay clear of Hyannis
     
  6. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Member SILVER Sponsor

    711
    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2005 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer, 2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    496 Mercruisers with Bravo IIIs, Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    There is limited dockage in Edgartown. Mad max marina is a little 2 pier marina that is very expensive. ($550 a night for my 340). Other than that there is a condo complex that has limited transient dock space but has no shore power so you will be on genny the whole time docked up to other boats so not ideal. Seafood shanty has decent food and great view of the harbor from the top deck. It is very family friendly.
    OB is a great spot for kids. Lots to do and see. The Lookout restaurant has great food and views. As stated on previous post, OB is very public as the slips are along a wall with a busy sidewalk above so no privacy unless you go bow in which people do. Mooring field is first come first serve with up to 4 boats wide rafting and is tight maneuvering when it is busy.
    If you can’t get into edgartown or OB Vineyard Haven is a nice town as well. The Black Dog restaurant is there and is a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The bus system is great on the island as well as Uber so if you get into one port it is easy to get to the others.
    As another option Falmouth is a nice harbor. Macdougals marine has transient dockage as well as the town docks. It is a short 10 min walk to town with lots of shopping and restaurants
     
  7. saopm

    saopm Member

    721
    Oct 6, 2010
    North Fork - Long Island, NY
    2007 340 Sundancer
    Mercury 8.1s Inboards
    Well, we left Greenport this morning a little before 10am and still didn’t know where exactly we were going, Cuttyhunk, Hyannis; Falmouth, but we ended up at Oak Bluffs by 2pm. Not a bad ride considering all the rain nearby. We seemed to follow a small patch of blue sky all the way here. At first we rafted on a morning, then 1/2 hr later an empty morning opened up. It is a little busy for us here so I reserved a morning in Edgartown for tomorrow. Figured we will make the rounds.

    After a few night here on MV we are going to head to the Cape. I have quite a few free nights for Safe Harbor Marinas, so we were thinking of Fiddlers Cove and renting a car. Anyone have any input on Fiddlers?
     
  8. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    Newport, RI
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    you'll need to go through woods hole - i dont think there is much around that marina - clean harbor has gotten really stingy with the free night.....make sure they honor them at that location - i know plymouth and mystic are off limits if you end up there check out bassetts island
     
  9. ziekman@cox.net

    ziekman@cox.net Active Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    Old Saybrook, CT
    2012 45 Yacht
    D6 Volvo Penta IPS
    We used our SHM Black Card at Fiddler's Cove (no blackouts /restrictions), due to need for mechanical service, while we were in Cuttyhunk. We did same, rented a car and it was perfect for that, as your in driving distance to many areas of interest. We went to Chatham, then walked along the Canal.

    The final approach into Fiddlers is narrow, but well marked. Enjoy your trip, wherever you end up!
     
  10. timemachine

    timemachine Member SILVER Sponsor

    392
    Jul 11, 2009
    Watch Hill, RI
    2005 48 Sundancer
    Cummins 530HO
    There’s nothing at fiddlers cove. Around the corner is Kingman yacht center. I love it there and a great little island out front to hang out on and a great restaurant at marina.
     
  11. saopm

    saopm Member

    721
    Oct 6, 2010
    North Fork - Long Island, NY
    2007 340 Sundancer
    Mercury 8.1s Inboards
    Wind has been brutal out here the last few days. We ended up staying at OB another night then braved the NE 20 kt winds to Edgartown. Absolutely love it here. Wish we skipped OB. Unfortunately, we are moving on tomorrow. Decided to go to Hyannis. Just need less wind and more sun.

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