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How to get to Woods Hole Marine

By Sea-

If this will be your first visit to Woods Hole, your best bet is to plan your arrival and departure for slack tide. The currents in Woods Hole Passage can exceed 7 knots-some of the swiftest in the world! Don't set out without good, up-to-date nautical charts for the area. These are a must in any case, but here especially, as the buoy set-up is pretty tricky. We favor Maptech's Waterproof Charts, which are widely available. www.maptech.com  

Once you reach Woods Hole you must pass under a drawbridge to enter Eel Pond to reach Woods Hole Marine's dock. 

The schedule for the Eel Pond Bridge is as follows: 

  • May 15-June 14: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • June 15-Sept. 15: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Sept. 16-Oct. 15: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Oct. 16-May 14: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The bridge opens every half hour and you must signal the bridgetender with 4 short blasts, or you can hail him/her on VHF 13. The bridge is closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, as well as all Sundays in January and February.

Construction on the Eel Pond Bridge is now finished.Click Here for pictures.

By Land-

Getting to Woods Hole: MapQuest map / directions.

Click Here for a chart showing where we are once you are in Woods Hole.



  Woods Hole Marine, Inc.  |  91A Water Street,  P.O. Box 746  Woods Hole,  Ma  02543 
508-540-2402  |  Fax:508-540-7927  |  VHF Channel 9  |  info@woodsholemarine.com