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Parking for the Steamship Authority ferries from Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard can be complicated and expensive. Here's how to assure your car will not be towed away.

by Tom Brosnahan
Travel Info Exchange

15 Minute Parking sign, Woods Hole, Cape Cod, Massachusetts



If you plan to visit Martha's Vineyard island for only a day or two, it's probably best to leave your car in a parking lot in Woods Hole, ride the ferry as a passenger, and use public transportation on the island.

In summer, it is impossible to find a free, legal parking place for a full day or for overnight. You must park your car in a Steamship Authority parking lot, or a small private parking lot. (The Steamship Authority's lots are easier, though perhaps a bit more expensive than the few small private lots.)

The Steamship Authority has numerous parking lots in Falmouth, connected to the Woods Hole car ferry dock by free shuttle buses. Use them! More...

For the latest ferry and parking information, look at the Steamship Authority Mobile website or full website; or, as you drive to Falmouth and Woods Hole, tune your car radio to the AM radio station indicated on the signs you'll see as you approach Falmouth.

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