After months of planning and waiting, it’s finally that time of year again. You’re on your way to your Martha’s Vineyard vacation and nothing can stop you now — well…except for that pesky Woods Hole ferry. Even with the best of intentions, we’ve all missed the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard once or twice. Luckily, your vacation doesn’t have to wait for the next ferry. Jump start your Vineyard vacation with these engaging things to do in Woods Hole.
Set against a picturesque Cape Cod with a backdrop of sun-kissed docks and surrounded by stunning water, the Captain Kidd is the picture perfect waterfront venue for your intimate wedding, rehearsal dinner, anniversary, bridal shower, holiday dinner or any special event you are celebrating. Relax and enjoy spectacular views of Eel Pond Harbor from any one of our comfortable indoor or outdoor dining areas in the charming village of Woods Hole. Our stunning renovation has retained quintessential charm and history while creating the most beautiful indoor and outdoor waterfront venue in Woods Hole.
As a gracious THANK YOU to all Soldiers Protecting Our Freedom, THE CAPTAIN KIDD offered a free meal to all military vets and active military personnel from a special menu on Friday, November 11th all day in honor of Veterans Day. Veterans from all over visited the Captain Kidd and received a free meal off a special menu. The menu included: Crispy Cod Sandwich, Captain Kidd Burger, Chicken Salad Roll Up, Vegetable Lasagna, Shepard’s Pie, and Pan Seared salmon. This is our second year offering this and we look forward to making it a tradition. Read More
As a destination, Woods Hole somehow slips under the radar. An utterly majestic locale, the tiny haven lies at the extreme Southwest corner of Cape Cod and encompasses just over 2 square miles.
One of Falmouth’s eight villages, Woods Hole, the terminus for the Steamship Authority’s ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard, is typically viewed as a stopover. In the summer, the tiny village swells with travelers loaded up with gear en route to the island. While they might grab a quick lunch or an ice cream cone before they head to the ferry staging area, few take the time to pause and absorb the authenticity of the enclave. Please click for entire article
The Captain Kidd hosted a “Grand Tasting to Benefit the Homeless” on May 5th from 5-8 pm in conjunction with Falmouth’s ‘Belonging to Each Other’ program. The Captain Kidd, together with multiple vendors graciously providing donations, provided a multiple spirit tasting with complimentary cheese, cracker, breads and meat platters along with delicious appetizers. This one night raised $3,500, a kick off to a more focused fundraising event in October hopes to provide greatly needed shelter for Falmouth residents in need. Read More
The Captain Kidd grows up, this century old bar located on the waterfront in Woods Hole, carries great history along with a remodeled décor that exudes class, charm and comfort. This picture-perfect water front venue provides the perfect ambiance for that romantic dinner date, a night out with the family and friends, drinks at the bar, holiday dinners, anniversaries, weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers or any special event you are celebrating.
Our initial reaction to news that Jamie Crowley is renovating the Captain Kidd Restaurant was that of an old sentimentalist. Ye gods man! The place is steeped in history. A thousand stories could be told. And Joe Miron’s mural: would that go out with the new?
Not long after Spencer Fullerton Baird, first director of the U.S. Fish Commission, established a research station in the village, in 1875, the Woods Hole Science Aquarium opened its doors—the nation’s first such marine animal showcase.