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Boston: Discover Martha's Vineyard with Optional Island Tour

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

Fall in love with the scenic island of Martha's Vineyard on a day trip from Boston. Admire the gingerbread cottages of Oak Bluffs and the iconic lighthouse of Aquinnah. Enhance your day by booking the guided tour or choose to explore the island at your leisure. Start your day with a pickup from your downtown Boston hotel in a minibus and enjoy a smooth transfer to the ferry in Falmouth, Cape Cod. Enjoy snacks and bottled water onboard while browsing the Martha’s Vineyard guidebook as you plan your six hours on the island. After a short ferry ride, disembark on the beautiful island. Admire the picturesque gingerbread cottages of Oak Bluffs and explore the quaint downtown shops of Edgartown. Soak up the views at the Gay Head Cliffs and marvel at the famous lighthouse in the town of Aquinnah. Bike and Jeep rentals are available for purchase, or simply explore the island with public transportation. You will also be provided with a discount card valid at some of the island's restaurants and attractions. After your day at Martha's Vineyard has come to an end, take in the views once more from the ferry before unwinding on your comfortable transfer back to Boston.

Martha's Vineyard: 6 Town Island Group Tour

2. Martha's Vineyard: 6 Town Island Group Tour

Tour the 100 square mile island of Martha's Vineyard and hear the charming history of its 6 towns from a local guide. As you drive across the picturesque island, admire curiosities like America's oldest carousel and the cliffs of Aquinnah. Start in Oak Bluffs, known for its distinctive Victorian architecture with 300 colorful cottages designed to look like gingerbread houses. Turn a corner and see "The Flying Horse Carousel," America’s oldest carousel, operating since 1876. Continue to Edgartown, with its quaint harbor complete with an 80-year-old lighthouse. A former hub for the whaling industry, admire the stately Greek revival mansions built by ship captains. Travel along the idyllic countryside and small fishing villages before stopping for some clam chowder or lobster bisque in Menemsha. Next, arrive at the technicolor cliffs of Aquinnah before swinging by the bridge made famous in the movie Jaws.

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4.6 / 5

based on 333 reviews

Wonderful experience! Jenny our shuttle driver was funny, knowledgeable, and nice! Tom was our guide through Martha’s Vineyard. He was so informative, providing wonderful history and interesting facts about the area. What a beautiful place! Thanks, so much!

Our driver Jennifer was fabulous! Funny, entertaining, & informative! She was the best. Tom, our guide on the 3 hour island tour was also amazing. He provided so much history & made the day so enjoyable! Highly recommend this excursion & a great value.

Long full day but very worth it - lots to see and great back stories. Tid bits about the Jaws movie filming locations and other history was valuable. Time to explore on your own at each stop. Great weather helped.

Definitely worth doing and taking the guided tour. Not sure how else you will be able to get around the island.

Excellent from start to finish. Incredible guide in Tom.