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I've only done ACK by ferry or plane. It is one of may favorite places to unwind. Early September is a wonderful time to visit. Columbus Day weekend the shops have a huge sale. Besides, you might run into Steve Forbes, Billy Joel, or at least their deck hands and housekeepers!
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You never know what may happen, anywhere.

We've spent quite a few August nights at anchor and I don't recall anything too drastic for wakes. We dragged once when the wind piped up, and got a mooring(many say that's impossible without a reservation,...) It is not the best anchorage from any angle, but it's not the worst we've seen.

The moorings are pricey but for how often we go(from Maine), what the heck. We like it for provisioning(good market), the bus service to places too far to walk and the dinghy sailing is great.

September is a good time to go to the Cape from Maine(for us). It's sort of like stealing an extra August week or two and the crowds are gone right after labor day.

For instance, we were the only ones on the two Menemsha inner moorings last visit for one night(had company the next). Only boat anchored off Edgartown(not counting +100ers farther out) and the only boat anchored for days inside Cuttyhunk. In fact, there were very few on moorings.

We're headed there next week(weather permitting) and hope to get to Nantucket. Off season rates,...

My profile pic above was taken at the Head of the Harbor. Now that's an anchorage.

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Out of interest .... what do you call an expensive mooring fee ?

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A lot of locals think Block is ruined by the folks from N.J. and Nantucket by the folks from N.Y. I think the presence of ferries have ruin both. A lot of locals cruise Maine. I'm sure the downeast folks complain about us.
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Out of interest .... what do you call an expensive mooring fee ?
For us its $75/night, I think it's a tad lower for lighter moorings. A bit high, but good chafing protection on pennant, well maintained and an escort to your reserved ball, so you can arrive as you wish. No rush for first come first served.


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A lot of locals think Block is ruined by the folks from N.J. and Nantucket by the folks from N.Y. I think the presence of ferries have ruin both. A lot of locals cruise Maine. I'm sure the downeast folks complain about us.
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I think of Block as NY metro and Nantucket as Boston metro tourists.


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For us its $75/night, I think it's a tad lower for lighter moorings. A bit high, but good chafing protection on pennant, well maintained and an escort to your reserved ball, so you can arrive as you wish. No rush for first come first served.
hmm ... yes expensive for a mooring but OK I guess for an overnight stay.

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Minnie-Admirals always on me I dress below my station ( have too many friends who are cranberries growers). Still,learn more that way talking with folks. I was speaking to the rudeness quotient not crude numbers. Oldest daughter got married at the White Elephant. Grossly over rated and over priced just like the rest of the island. Good place to miss.

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Minnie-Admirals always on me I dress below my station ( have too many friends who are cranberries growers). Still,learn more that way talking with folks. I was speaking to the rudeness quotient not crude numbers. Oldest daughter got married at the White Elephant. Grossly over rated and over priced just like the rest of the island. Good place to miss.
The White Elephant is owned by the same corporation, Nantucket Island Resorts, that owns the Boat Basin, the Wauwinet and several more. They market to those that want that sort of thing. No way the whole island conforms to that model, but I do agree they are grossly over rated. You just need to get local. Get outside of the center of town and the island becomes very serene.

Murtagh's Irish pub
Lobster Trap
Fog Island Cafe for breakfast
Juice Bar for ice cream

All within walking distance of the dinghy dock and reasonably priced, considering it is summer on the water in New England.


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Have been with Beacon Hill crowd who own property there. Just doesn't feel like a friendly place. Because of that have limited experience so take my opinion with a grain of of salt. Guess I'm a memensa,oak bluff kind of guy. Have no problem anchoring in edgartown and using public transport or a bike or hanging in cuttihunk if going further north through the canal. Don't care for Nantucket.

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