Weekend Ferry service may return to Hull, MA’s Nantasket Beach this summer.
Service would run between Boson's Long Wharf and Steamboat Wharf in Hull. Water Transportation Alternatives Inc., which does business as Boston’s Best Cruises, was the sole bidder on a request from the Town of Hull for ferry service runs between Steamboat Wharf in Hull, MA and Long Wharf in Boston, MA. Steamboat Wharf is located on the Bay side of Hull just across from the Paragon Carousel and next to the famed Jake's Seafood & Restaurant. This is a short walk to Nantasket Beach, and the many good eating establishments along Hull Shore Drive. Last year Hull attempted to restore a summer ferry service to Nantasket Beach but efforts failed. I for one, commend The Town of Hull for attempting to restore the service as it will only help many local businesses. The town won a three-year, $110,000 federal grant to pay for the revived ferry service as part of a nationwide effort to offer alternatives to automobile travel. An estimated 500,000 people visit Nantasket Beach in Hull each summer. As of yet, a decision of whether or not to accept the bid from Water Transportations Alternatives, Inc. has not been made. Let's all hope it gets the green light.