Buzzards Bay

Buzzards Bay Itinerary Chart
Regional Chart:
Cape Cod Bay
Regional Chart:
Buzzards Bay
overnight pic


for lunch

Instead of Hadley, you can look into Megansett or Wild Harbor, both on the east side of Buzzards Bay. They are less compelling, for sure, but a good variation, especially in an easterly. For a beach, anchor off Kettle Cove on the north side of Naushon.

for the night

Mattapoisett is less sheltered than Marion, but still attractive in most weather.
New Bedford is a thoroughly industrial harbor, but the city offers more shoreside diversions than any nearby harbor if you're stuck for a stretch of bad weather.
Red Brook Harbor across the Canal entrance from Onset, is a popular alternative.

for a shorter cruise

Skipping either Marion or Padanaram makes for a 6 day trip with little change in tenor. Skipping both gives a 5 day trip with time to enjoy at least a couple stops.

minots light model

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