Day trip

Boston: Martha's Vineyard Day Trip with Optional Island Tour

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46 reviews

Activity provider: New England Excursions
Day trip

Boston: Martha's Vineyard Day Trip with Optional Island Tour

Activity provider: New England Excursions

Experience Martha's Vineyard on a scenic day trip from Boston. Take in the island’s astonishing beauty while shopping, relaxing on the beach, or taking advantage of the optional 3-hour guided island tour.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
New England Excursions will contact you directly at least 24 hrs prior to your trip to confirm pick up hotel and time. Please be ready in the hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to prearranged pick up time. Your driver will wait 5 minutes after your scheduled pick up time before leaving.


  • Learn the exciting history of Martha's Vineyard on a 3-hour island tour (if option selected)
  • Gaze at celebrity homes, gingerbread houses, and the country's oldest carousel
  • Experience Martha's Vineyard with a full narrated 1-day excursion
Full description

Start the tour, with an early morning pick-up at your hotel between 6:45 and 7:30 AM. Take advantage of the complimentary snacks, water, maps, and discount food cards that are included in the vehicle.

Arrive at the Martha's Vineyard Steamship Authority Ferry in Woods Hole, MA. Before boarding, there will be time for a spot of shopping or to enjoy breakfast. The vessel departs at 9:30 AM. Take an enjoyable 45-minute ferry ride to Oak Bluffs or Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard.

Food and drinks are available on the ferry, at your own expense. Inside air-conditioned seating, as well as outside sun deck seating, is available. There is plenty of room on this vessel to explore and take many pictures.

Upon arrival at Martha's Vineyard, spend approximately 6 hours exploring the beautiful island. Guests who have chosen to take the 3-hour island tour will be greeted directly at the ferry dock.

Everyone will depart Martha's Vineyard at 3:45 PM on the Steamship Authority Ferry. When you arrive back at Woods Hole, your guide will be waiting to take you back to Boston.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from the Greater Boston area
  • Round-trip ferry tickets
  • Island tour (if option chosen)
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Island map
  • Discount food card
  • Commentary
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Alcohol beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  Guest may be asked to meet at another location other than their hotel; this ensures timely exiting of the city
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 46 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Matt was great, picked us up at our hotel which was a big plus for us. He was very informative with facts about Boston and made the trip fun. We felt comfortable with instructions about the ferry trip. Would recommend taking the 3 hour island tour as well. Tour guide Ray pointed out facts that we would never had known if we had not gone. Highly recommend!!

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March 25, 2023

Great overall trip for the family.. our tour guide Matt was top notch! He guided us through the Cape and to pier at Woods Hole. He was well organized and made for an enjoyable experience Highly recommended for sure! Of course the Vineyard experience was exceptional.. easy to navigate, great shopping, touristy with great retail offerings. The dining options were superb. This is a great trip to take.. value packed!

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March 25, 2023

Great tour. The guides were very informative. Just a little too much time in the van. Would have liked more time to get out along the way but for a gal who generally does not like tours and who prefers to drive everywhere I was pretty satisfied. Saw a lot in a short period of time.

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 225789