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Traveling to Woods Hole and WHOI

The Symposium will take place in Redfield Auditorium in the village of Woods Hole (Water Street, WHOI’s Village campus) with a reception to follow on the 5th Floor of Clark Lab (Woods Hole Road, WHOI’s Quissett Campus).

To attend the symposium in-person, one must be fully vaccinated for Covid19.

Please be aware that parking is very limited in Woods Hole Village and it’s recommended that if you have your own transportation to park on Quissett Campus in the Clark Lab parking lot where a shuttle is available that goes back and forth between the two campuses -- WHOI Passenger Shuttle Schedule

WHOI and maps and directions:

Air Travel

The two airports nearest to Woods Hole are Boston Logan Airport (BOS) and Providence T.F. Green Airport (PVD). Both airports are just under 80 miles from Woods Hole.

Available Ground Transportation

Logan Airport has good direct bus service (Peter Pan Bus Lines) to Falmouth and Woods Hole.

At Boston’s Logan Airport, Peter Pan buses (9x/day) leave directly for Falmouth and Woods Hole, and take about 2 hours.  Outside each terminal on the ground floor (exit the baggage claim floor) is a sign that says “Scheduled Buses”.  Wait here for the Falmouth/Woods Hole bus.

Please note that the bus service from from T.F Green Airport in Providence, RI, is time consuming and involves a couple transfers and is not near as convenient as buses from Boston’s Logan Airport to Falmouth/Woods Hole.

If you are planning to utilize the bus service, it’s best to try and coordinate your flight arrival time close to the bus departure time.


Alternatives to bus transportation
Green Shuttle
Long’s Taxi & Airport Transportation
White Tie Limousine
Enterprise Car Rental
Falmouth Taxi


Where To Stay?

Suggestions for accommodations

Inn on the Square

40 North Main Street
Falmouth, MA
Phone: (508) 457-0606

25 rooms available from Sunday - Tuesday, Sept 26 -28 at $119/night.

Room Guests can call 1-888-744-5394 and ask for the WHOI’s Stommel Symposium when making reservations, or online at:

The cutoff date for this time and rate is September 6, 2021

Note: This hotel is within easy walking distance to Falmouth shops, cafés and restaurants. Very convenient if traveling down by bus from Logan Airport and Boston.  Separate transport to the symposium venue from the Inn on the Square will be provided on Sept. 27th.

Sands of Time

Motor Inn & Harbor House
549 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, Cape Cod, MA 02543
Phone: (508) 548-6300

20 rooms available starting at $130/night. Book online at by going to the booking page, enter your information and click on ‘Advanced Options’, choose ‘I have a group number’, and enter #10042020, which will take you to a block of rooms available for our group. Might be easier to call or email directly and book under the WHOI’s Stommel Symposium.

Treehouse Lodge

527 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone: (508) 548-1986

Rooms at the Treehouse Lodge are available. Offering 10% off room rates. Use special code STOMMEL at check out.  Guest can reserve on their website, , please type in STOMMEL under "special rates" or by calling them at the above number.


Note: Both the Sands of Time is within easy walking distance from the Woods Hole bus stop, and to the WHOI transport shuttle that runs between campuses . A few cafés and restaurants are also nearby.


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For More Information please contract Andrew Daly, event coordinator