Day trip

From Boston: Martha's Vineyard with Optional Island Tour

Activity provider: New England Trips

From Boston: Martha's Vineyard with Optional Island Tour

Activity provider: New England Trips

From US$ 119 per person

Discover the island of Martha's Vineyard on this Boston day trip. Admire the extraordinary gingerbread cottages in Oak Bluffs, the quaint shops of Edgartown, and the breathtaking Gay Head Cliffs. Enhance your trip with a fully narrated 3-hour island tour.

About this activity

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Duration 13 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please call the number on your voucher at least 48 hours prior to your trip date to arrange and confirm your pickup time and location. Be ready to depart at the prearranged location 10 minutes prior to the designated pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a comfortable, small-group day trip to Martha's Vineyard
  • Relax on the 1.5-hour ride to Cape Cod and roundtrip ferry service
  • Marvel at the beautiful ocean waters off Cape Cod during your 35-minute ferry ride
  • Experience what the 100 square miles of Martha's Vineyard has to offer at leisure
  • Enhance your experience with a 3-hour, fully narrated, guided tour of the island
Full description

Explore the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard on a day trip from Boston. Visit the gingerbread cottages of Oak Bluffs, the town of Edgartown, the iconic lighthouse of Aquinnah, and more. Choose from either joining a fully guided tour or exploring the island at your leisure.

Start your day with a pickup from your downtown Boston hotel in a mini-coach for the 1.5-hour journey to the ferry in Falmouth, Cape Cod. Enjoy complimentary snacks and bottled water while browsing the Martha’s Vineyard guidebook as you plan your 6 hours on the island.

After a short ferry ride, prepare to discover the beautiful island. Admire the amazing gingerbread cottages in the town of Oak Bluffs, and see the town of Edgartown known for its whaling captains' homes and quaint downtown shops. Next, you will head to breathtaking Gay Head Cliffs and marvel at the famous lighthouse in the town of Aquinnah.

Bike and jeep rentals are available for purchase or use public transportation to see the island. After your day on Martha's Vineyard is complete and you return on the ferry, sit back and relax on your comfortable minibus ride back to Boston.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (subject to hotel location)
  • Round trip mini-coach transportation from Boston to the ferry to Martha's Vineyard.
  • Round trip ferry to Martha's Vineyard
  • Complimentary snacks and bottled water on the mini-coach
  • Martha's Vineyard Island guide book
  • Approximately 6 hours at Martha's Vineyard
  • 3-hour guided tour on Martha's Vineyard (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Optional 3-hour narrated tour (unless upgrade is chosen)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • For both options, will be provided with a discount card valid at some of the island's restaurants and attractions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 184 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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I had a wonderful experience! As a first timer, having the 3 hour narrated tour was a great introduction to the island and learning about its history. It gives a great set up to be able to roam the island on your own for the next time. I highly suggest this tour!

September 28, 2022

A long but wonderful day. Our van driver, David, was personable and informative. We opted for 3/hr Vineyard tour and Tom, a local, had a ton of interesting anecdotes. The ferry ride to & from the island was a perfect way to observe the pristine beauty of the land & sea.

August 27, 2022

Pick up was delayed. There is a quick stop at McDonalds to pick up breakfast. Best to eat beforehand though. Ferry ride was amazing both ways with plenty of seating. On the island you get on a bus and start the tour. You're dropped off at the first city and given 50 mins to explore. Then to another city to look at the lighthouse, clay cliffs, and a few shops. Then we come back to Oak Bluffs to get lunch and check out shops for about 2 hrs. The wait for the ferry was in the open with the sun pounding down on us. It was a hot day but a good experience.

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August 6, 2022

Product ID: 143184