The cheapest way to get to Nantucket island is to drive to Hyannis, a town located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and then take a ferry boat over to Nantucket. There are two companies that offer ferry boat services to Nantucket from Hyannis: the Steamship Authority and the Hy-Line. Each company offers two types of boats - a slow ferry that takes over two hours, but costs less, a "fast ferry" (hydrofoil) that takes about an hour and is more expensive. Cars can only be taken onto the slow ferries, and require reservations in advance.
- Road Trip
- Family Travel
For the fit there are bicyle rentals.....mopeds for the less so. I forget my credit card so I had no choice but to use public transportation. It actually turned out to be the best.
You can get a daily unlimited pass for $5 and visit the surrounding towns quickly.