Martha's Vineyard Daytrip from Boston with Round-Trip Ferry & Island Tour Option 728 reviews
 
Boston, United States

  • Operates Daily - 12 hours
  • Refundable
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Activity Highlights
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Island Queen Ferry, 75 Falmouth Heights Rd, Falmouth, MA 02540-3543

Once in Falmouth, you'll be dropped off at the Island Queen Dock where you'll board the passenger ferry. Your ferry ticket is included so you won't have to wait in line at the dock. Relax on a short 35-minute mini-cruise as you sail across the sparkling waters off the coast of Massachusetts.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Oak Bluffs Town Beach, Seaview Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA

You will arrive at the island of Martha's Vineyard around 9:30am. You will then have approximately six hours to explore Martha's Vineyard on your own. Your bus driver will be happy to provide you with more information and maps of the area should you wish to book additional activities.

Stop At: Gay Head Light (Aquinnah Light), 15 Aquinnah Cir, Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02535

Upgrade to a 3-hour narrated island tour to get an initial overview of the island. On the tour you will have a 15-20-minute stop at the Gay Head cliffs in scenic Aquinnah, where the first lighthouse was built.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Aquinnah Cliffs, State Rd., Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA

Upgrade to a 3-hour narrated island tour to get an initial overview of the island. On the tour you will have a 15-20-minute stop at the Gay Head cliffs in scenic Aquinnah, where the first lighthouse was built.

Stop At: Gay Head, Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA

Upgrade to a 3-hour narrated island tour to get an initial overview of the island. On the tour you will have a 15-20-minute stop at the Gay Head cliffs in scenic Aquinnah, where the first lighthouse was built.

Stop At: Edgartown Lighthouse, 121 N Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8016

Next, you'll pass through the beautiful historic village of Edgartown. Along the way, enjoy the commentary from your professional tour guides as they share their knowledge of the island's history and present-day events. You will then have approximately 2.5 hours to explore Martha’s Vineyard on your own.

Stop At: Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA), 80 Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557

Upon completion of your day on the Island, you will board the ferry which departs at 3:45pm for a relaxing sail back to Falmouth, where the shuttle will be waiting to complete the final leg of your unforgettable day trip experience. A light snack and water will be provided on your trip back to Boston.

Stop At: South Beach, Katama Road, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA

Free time to explore Martha's Vineyard on your own.

Stop At: Flying Horses Carousel, 33 Lake Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557

Free time to explore Martha's Vineyard on your own.

Stop At: The Steamship Authority, 69 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4013

Please note: For departures from April 2-May 26 and October 11-October 30, ferry service will be provided by The Steamship Authority. For departure from May 27-October 10, ferry service will be provided by Island Queen Ferry.

Ferry schedules and locations may vary slightly. Times will be advised during reconfirmation.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: The Steamship Authority - Martha's Vineyard, 1 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1021

Please note: For departures from April 2-May 26 and October 11-October 30, ferry service will be provided by The Steamship Authority. For departure from May 27-October 10, ferry service will be provided by Island Queen Ferry.

Ferry schedules and locations may vary slightly. Times will be advised during reconfirmation.

Duration: 35 minutes

Activity Details
Don't be fooled by copycats. We are Boston's ORIGINAL Martha's Vineyard day trip and Boston's #1 day trip service to the island since 2011. Our professional guides, approved Boston Hotel pickups and newer air-conditioned mini-coaches will help provide you with the personalized passenger experience that our guests truly deserve. Transportation to the island has never been this easy! You will also receive complimentary snacks, bottled water, island guidebooks and a discount card with some island perks! Once on the island, explore on your own or upgrade with our 3 hour fully narrated island tour. Let us help you Discover Martha's Vineyard!
Departure & Return
Departure PointBoston Marriott Long Wharf, 296 State St, Boston, MA 02109, USA Traveler pickup is offered Departure Point: Provided Boston Hotel Pick-Up Locations: Boston Harbor Hotel, Colonnade, Custom House, DoubleTree by Hilton Boston (Washington Street), Fairmont Copley Plaza, Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown Center, Hilton Back Bay, Hilton Boston Downtown (Financial District), Hotel 140, Hyatt Regency Boston, Intercontinental Boston, Liberty Hotel, Loews Hotel, Marriott Copley, Marriott Long Wharf, Millennium Bostonian Hotel, Omni Parker House, Park Plaza Hotel, Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Revere Hotel, Seaport Hotel, Sheraton Boston Hotel, W Hotel, Westin Boston Waterfront, Wyndham Beacon Hill *For those who do not require hotel pick-up, please meet at the  Marriott Long Wharf Hotel main entrance (must be confirmed as your pickup location) Departure Time6:15 AM
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Boston to Martha's Vineyard Day-Trip Excursion
  • Round-Trip Transportation on Air-Conditioned Mini Coach Bus
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off included at select Boston hotels
  • 3-Hour Narrated Martha's Vineyard Island Bus Tour (option available at checkout)
  • 50-minute stop to explore downtown Edgartown at your leisure (Island Tour upgrade)
  • 15-minute stop to view the Gay Head Cliffs in Aquinnah (Island Tour option)
  • See all 6 Martha's Vineyard Towns during your island tour including Vineyard Haven & Aquinnah
  • Drive through charming downtown Falmouth and along the Cape Cod Canal on the way to the ferry
  • Scenic 35-45 min ferry cruise from Cape Cod to Oak Bluffs or Vineyard Haven (based on travel date)
  • Bonus stop at Nobska Lighthouse in Falmouth in Cape Cod (based on travel date)
  • Complimentary Bottled Water, Snacks and Island Guidebooks
  • Narration during Mini Coach Bus Ride
  • Restroom stop halfway between Boston and Cape Cod
  • 6 hours total time on the island
  • Entry/Admission - Island Queen Ferry
  • Entry/Admission - The Steamship Authority
  • Entry/Admission - The Steamship Authority - Martha's Vineyard
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (dining options available on Martha's Vineyard)
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Provided Boston Hotel Pick-Up Locations: Boston Harbor Hotel, Colonnade, Custom House, DoubleTree by Hilton Boston (Washington Street), Fairmont Copley Plaza, Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown Center, Hilton Back Bay, Hilton Boston Downtown (Financial District), Hotel 140, Hyatt Regency Boston, Intercontinental Boston, Liberty Hotel, Loews Hotel, Marriott Copley, Marriott Long Wharf, Millennium Bostonian Hotel, Omni Parker House, Park Plaza Hotel, Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Revere Hotel, Seaport Hotel, Sheraton Boston Hotel, W Hotel, Westin Boston Waterfront, Wyndham Beacon Hill
  • Please note: PICKUPS ARE ONLY PROVIDED AT HOTELS THAT ARE ON THE LIST.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Due to State Regulations masks are required while traveling inside of our buses.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews
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Average based on 728 reviews.

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  • Very much appreciated Steve and Jay taking such good care of us! I will recommend this company highly! Thank you

  • Ferry ride
    Guided tour was exceptional
    Bus driver gave great real life experience in Caoe Cod
    It was the only way to see the island
    The tour covered everything

  • Learning about this place. We really enjoyed it. The island tour option is a must. Tom, our tour guide, was born and grew up there and is extremely informative.

  • The trip from Boston over to MV was smooth and informative. Our driver knew a lot of history about the Boston area. Once in MV, Tom took over, and he does an excellent job of giving you a wealth of info about the beautiful island. Beautiful area…great tour!

  • Our driver to and from the ferry was great, had breakfast bars, water and chips. Gave us history throughout the tour, once we arrived on island we met Tom our tour guide for the day, he was amazing, grew up on island and had lots of history and information for us, I highly recommend this tour!! Just the right amount of time. We were worn out at end of day but would do it again!!!

  • Tom was very knowledgeable and kind. He gave us an opportunity to explore the island. Learning about the Native American was great. I wish we could have had the chance to visit their land.

  • Transport to the Ferry from my hotel was on time and we were given very informative information by Elaine throughput the hour drive. The ferry trip was great although it was foggy to the island. On arrival Tom was there to meet us. He took us to all 6 towns on the island and provided very informative information on each. He knew information about all the famous people lived there. This included Presidents and their families. Tom was born, raised and still lives on the island and was amazing. It was an outstanding trip.

  • This tour was amazing! It’s appropriate for all ages! My family really enjoyed it! It was a arcade on Martha’s Vineyard that my teenage son enjoyed; which gave me time to shop.

  • Loved the trip! Kevin was amazing at pointing out historical points along the way to Cape Cod. He also provided water and breakfast bars in the morning plus a quick bathroom stop halfway. Kevin made the trip smooth and had a great sense of humor. We also purchased the extra 3 hour tour with Tom. Tom was non-stop full of facts regarding famous people who live on the island, important history moments and showing those places, as well as sharing his personal experiences growing up on the island. From being an extra in Jaws to bar-b-quing with Clinton. He was very chill, humble and nice.

  • Tom was so knowledgeable and loved his classroom method with information about the island the bus ride was comfortable we felt like we knew him from way back. The van trip to the Ferry was also a very good experience she knew her stuff and her way around the city we were so tired on the trip back she made sure to get us back in a timely and safe manner what I really liked about her is that she sung to us what a beautiful voice. We will come again and leave the hard work up to y’all so that we can just sat back and enjoy. Thanks Texas

  • Our driver to and from Martha’s Vineyard was excellent! Very friendly and knowledgeable about the area.
    The tour guide on Martha’s Vineyard was excellent and also very knowledgeable and friendly!

  • Tom was a phenomenal guide.... couldn't ask for better! Not only did I learn the history of the island, I also gained a real appreciation for the local culture

  • Our driver/guide Tom was very informative. We loved his stories about the history and people of this beautiful island. We highly recommend this tour.

  • We loved the Martha’s Vineyard tour because the guide was so knowledgeable because he was born and raised on the island. His stories and facts about the past history and current history really made the island a personal favorite. I liked also how he described the different ways that the natives make their own natural products to sustain their living there. I liked the stops to view and visit the 2 areas

  • Timmy trips was a great bus driver and tour person. He was very knowledgeable of the area. Made the trip very comfortable.

  • The four hour tour of Martha’s Vineyard it’s worth getting to see everything on the island but it is a very quick look. There is really not much stopping or ability to explore. Oak Bluff is where you spend most of your time and it has a lot to offer with the restaurants and shops and ice cream parlors! The guides are all very knowledgeable.

  • The ferry ride to the Island was beautiful and relaxing. We didnt get the added tour of the island and we should have. We did end up finding a tour that turned out to be very good but suggest strongly to get the whole package. Our time on the island we informative and pleasant. We enjoyed every bit of it.

  • Our tour guide Tom, was a local to Martha’s Vineyard and he knew so much about the island. I loved his personal stories about growing up on the island and advised how much has changed in 40 years. Tom was a outstanding tour guide and I highly recommend people visit Martha’s Vineyard and do the extra island tour. Hands down you will have a fantastic day and learn so much about MV.

  • Very good communication and the tour ran according to schedule. Time to explore on our own was appreciated.

  • I thought this experience was well worth the value. I especially loved the wealth of knowledge our island guide Tom had to share. Being born and living his whole life on the island offered such an in depth perspective of what life is like year round. I would certainly recommend this to anyone who wants to experience Martha's Vineyard to it's fullest. I absolutely suggest upgrading to the 3 hour island tour!

  • This is a “must do” trip if you are staying in Boston. Elaine, was a great guide/driver. She picked us up and dropped us off at the door of our hotel right on time. Throughout the ride, she provided great information about Boston, and The Cape. We loved hearing her stories of enjoying the cape as a child, especially her and her father’s clamming activities. The bus tour on the island with Tom was excellent. Again, a great guide/driver with a lifelong knowledge of the island. The ferry ride over and back on the Island Queen was great. We loved the charm of Oak Bluff and had a great Lobsta Roll and Chowda at Coupe De Ville, overlooking the harbor.

  • Anyone can go to Martha's Vineyard and walk around aimlessly, but going and having someone tell you what you are looking at is priceless. The guides to and from the island and the island tour were amazing. Highly recommend.

  • Both bus drivers made the trip.
    Great service from pick up at the hotel, the island tour and finally drop off. All excellent

  • Kevin was great! Full of knowledge and trivia and very friendly and welcoming. Had a great day and it was nice not to have to worry about traffic. We did not take the island tour, but found plenty to do in Oak Bluffs to keep us occupied. Trip back to Boston was easy as well. A lovely day!

 
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