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From Boston: Martha's Vineyard with Optional Island Tour

1. From Boston: Martha's Vineyard with Optional Island Tour

Start your day with 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. Choose from either joining a 3-hour guided tour or exploring it at your leisure. For both options, you will be provided with a discount card valid at some of the island's restaurants and attractions. Be sure to visit the amazing gingerbread cottages in the town of Oak Bluffs. See the town of Edgartown known for its whaling captains' homes and quaint downtown shops. Head to breathtaking Gay Head Cliffs and see 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.

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What people are saying about Gay Head Lighthouse

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 147 reviews

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.

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.

Excellent experience. Driver was prompt and efficient. Snacks and water provided on the drive. We chose not to do the optional island tour and enjoyed time on our own exploring the beauty of Martha’s Vineyard. Highly recommend!

Jenny was fabulous and was very knowledgeable and personable. The ferry to the Martha’s Vineyard was great with plenty of free time.

Everything was on time. Bus driver was very informative and pleasant.