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Following is some information to help you plan attending the "Understanding Future Sea Level Rise" Workshop at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) from September 21-25, 2009.

The workhop will be held on WHOI's Quissett Campus (please see attached campus maps)
starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 21st,  and ending the afternnoon of Sept. 25 with a public forum on Friday, Sept. 25th,  to be held in Redfield Auditorium on Woods Hole Village Campus.

Travel & Area Transportation
The nearest airports to Cape Cod are Boston’s Logan Airport and Providence’s T.F Green Airport.  Both airports are about equal distance from WHOI, but bus service from T.F. Green to Cape Cod is very poor, so if flying into Providence, R.I. best to rent a car to travel to WHOI. 

Directions to WHOI and Campus Maps

The bus service (Peter Pan/Bonanza) from Boston's Logan Airport is very convenient.  The bus leaves directly from Logan airport for Cape Cod, Falmouth and Woods Hole (please note that the village of Woods Hole is within the town of Falmouth), and is very reliable, but there's only 6 trips per day, so if you'd like to take the bus, it's best to try and coordinate your flight arrival and departure times close to the bus scheduled times.  The current bus schedule is copied below for your convenience. 

To catch the Peter Pan/Bonanza bus to Falmouth from Boston's Logan Airport, you will need to exit the baggage claim area on the ground floor.  The bus stops outside of each terminal under a sign titled "Scheduled Buses" and you can buy a ticket on board.

The bus ride down from Boston to Falmouth and Woods Hole will take about 1.5 hrs.  As mentioned the Falmouth bus stop is directly behind the Inn on the Square, just a few minutes walk down Depot Avenue and around the corner to your left.  The Inn is on the corner of Depot Ave. and North Main Street.

Peter Pan Bus Lines (Website)

Destination: FALMOUTH MA
Arrives Frequency One Way Round Trip Online Special
9:30 AM 11:30 AM Daily $30.00 $55.00 $25.00
11:30 AM 1:30 PM Daily $30.00 $55.00 $25.00
1:30 PM 3:30 PM Daily $30.00 $55.00 $25.00
3:30 PM 5:25 PM Daily $30.00 $55.00 $25.00
5:15 PM 7:35 PM Daily $30.00 $55.00 $25.00
7:30 PM 9:30 PM Daily $30.00 $55.00 $25.00


Departs Arrives Frequency One Way Round Trip Online Special
5:45 AM 7:45 AM M, Tu, W, Th, F $30.00 $55.00 $25.00
6:30 AM 8:20 AM M, Tu, W, Th, F $30.00 $55.00 $25.00
7:10 AM 9:00 AM Daily $30.00 $55.00 $25.00
8:20 AM 10:00 AM Daily $30.00 $55.00 $25.00
10:50 AM 12:30 PM Daily $30.00 $55.00 $25.00
12:15 PM 1:50 PM Daily $30.00 $55.00 $25.00
2:35 PM 4:15 PM Daily $30.00 $55.00 $25.00
5:05 PM 7:05 PM Daily $30.00 $55.00 $25.00
7:20 PM 8:50 PM Daily $30.00 $55.00 $25.00


Securing hotel rooms will be at your discretion but if you do not want to bother with a rental car and driving we recommend that participants stay at the Inn on the Square in Falmouth ( because of the following advantages:

  1. There's a direct bus from and to Boston's Logan Airport that stops behind the hotel at the Falmouth bus station.
  2. WHOI shuttle service will be provided each morning from the Inn to the workshop venue with return transport back to the Inn in the late afternoon or early evening.
  3. Falmouth village center is within easy walking distance with a wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, and stores available to occupy your leisure time.
  4. A block of rooms have been reserved at a rate of $89/night plus tax from Monday, Sept. 21 - 24th, and $129/night for the weekend nights preceding and following the meeting.  
  5. Important: When reserving a room, to secure the proper rate, please tell the reservationist that you are with WHOI's Sea Level Rise Meeting.
We have booked a block of rooms at the Inn on the Square and to make a reservation please call 1+508-457-0606 or 888-744-5394.  Please let them know that you are with the Sea Level Rise Meeting at WHOI.


There are many other hotels in the area including the following where WHOI has negotiated a reduced rate.  To avail of the special rates please mention that you are with WHOI.

Coonamessett Inn,
Our rate: $69 plus room tax per night.  This is the place to stay if you have your own transport.  Great rate and very popular with WHOI Trustees.

Sands Of Time Motor Inn and Harbor House, Woods Hole:

Our rate: $142.00 per night, plus tax.  The rate will be the same for single or double occupancy.  This is a good place if you want to stay in the village of Woods Hole
.  The Peter Pan bus stop is a block away (near the Ferry Terminal to the Islands) and you can avail of the regular WHOI shuttle (Schedule) running between WHOI's Village Campus (Dyers Dock) and the Quisseett Campus (front of Clark Laboratory).


Partial listing of other Hotels, Inns, B&Bs in the Woods Hole and Falmouth area

Visitor Information
General Information about WHOI and Cape Cod

For Assistance Please Contact
Andrew Daly
Institute Administrator
Clark Lab 240, MS#22
360 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

office phone: 508-289-2852

Last updated: September 16, 2009

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