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There are a number of things that are important to know about your visit to OceanQuest and Woods Hole in general. There is a lot to do in a very small geographic area. You can have an incredible day here in Woods Hole and do it all without a car! We have attempted to give you a basic overview stemming from the most common questions that we get on the phone and at the boat. Our goal here is to give you the pertinent information you need and direct you to other resources that can help you have the best family experience of you summer!
OceanQuest Contact Info
We are here for you and happy to answer any questions!
Business email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boat Address: Office Address:
100 Water Street P.O. Box 926
Woods Hole, MA Falmouth, MA
We accept all major credit cards, cash and travelers checks. We will only accept regular checks drawn on a local bank.
If a trip is cancelled due to weather or other uncontrollable issues we will do everything possible to reschedule your cruise and offer a free pass for a later date. On trips which we require a 50% deposit if the cancellation is not made at least 24 hours before the cruise you will forfeit your deposit. Please try to make every effort to make your scheduled cruise.
We will not pay for parking tickets. Sometimes due to circumstances beyond our control, we arrive back to the dock late. We cannot be responsible for any parking tickets received by our guests.
It would be an understatement to say that parking is difficult in Woods Hole. Public spaces are limited and metered. You must plan accordingly.
Here are some of our tips:
1) Parking is free at the Falmouth Walmart and on Main Street, Falmouth. Park there and take the WHOOSH Trolley. The Trolley leaves Walmart every half hour on the 15's and 45's. It travels down Main Street and around the bus station. You can just wave it down, hop on, pay your fare and your on the way. $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children. Tell the driver you are going to OceanQuest and he'll direct you to us. A link is at the bottom of the page.
2) Come early! Many folks have missed their schedule cruise because they were waiting for the drawbridge or looking for a parking space. Please allow plenty of time to park, find us and get ready for the cruise. If you are taking the trolley you should catch the one an hour before your trip. That gets you into Woods Hole about 20 minutes before your trip.
3) Bring Quarters! The meters only accept 8 quarters(that's 2 hours), you can feed the meter if you like but it is difficult to find some down here in Woods Hole. The meters ONLY take quarters, no dimes or nickels. We often have some stocked but we do run out. If you are parked within sight of our ticket booth we will feed the meter for you while you are on a cruise. The Police Officer is vigilant.
You've driven for 30 minutes and started the trip with apple juice and a banana. We all know the drill.
The public bathrooms in Woods Hole exist in the following places:
1) Steamship Authority
2) Woods Hole Exhibit Center
3) NMF Aquarium
Those are the only public restrooms available in Woods Hole. The closest one to OceanQuest is the NMF Aquarium
We have heads on the vessel and we are happy to let you use them but it is not always convenient to get on and off between cruises.
The Rest of Your Day!
Woods Hole is full of interesting, educational and exciting things to do. For a very small area there is lots to see, eat and great places to shop.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Places to Go!
Great exhibits and behind the scenes!
Woods Hole Exhibit Center-Free
Kids can climb in the Deep Sea Submersible Alvin!
Marine Resources Center- By Appt.
A behind the scenes tour of the world renowned MBL collection facility.
Places to Eat:
Phusion Grill: Feed the Striped Bass that gather around the deck on Eel Pond.
Quicks Hole: The best lobster tacos, bar none!
Under the Sun: A great locally owned shop featuring great gifts and local art.
Howlingbird Studios: Fantastic t-shirts and summer gear, designed, created and made right here in Falmouth!