My girlfriend and I are traveling to Martha’s Vineyard June 12-16, 2018. She lived there for a summer years ago but I have never been there. I have a few questions.
1. Is the traffic leaving the Cape especially heavy on a Saturday in early June?
2.Should we have a car? As in, is the convenience worth the expense and challenge of getting across on the ferry. Is renting a bike enough to enjoy MV?
3.Is it a long/trafficky drive from the Edgartown to Vineyard Haven/Oak Bluffs ports during the morning on a summer Saturday? The ferry leaving MV’s Edgartown port are sold out already, at the time we want to leave on Saturday so we are considering driving from our rental to Vineyard Haven/Oak Bluffs.
4. Does anyone know how long in advance we should arrive before the ferry (WoodsHole to MV and back) departs and what happens if we miss our ferry? Are we allowed to board the next one, room permitting?
5. And finally, it is an option to board the ferry in New Bedford MA, or in Rhode Island, and avoid all Cape Cod traffic. Is this advisable in order to avoid traffic this early in the season? Or is the traffic still light June 12- June 16?