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Martha's Vineyard: 6 Town Island Group Tour

1. 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.

Martha's Vineyard: All Island Tour

2. Martha's Vineyard: All Island Tour

Sit right back and enjoy the most unique tour on Martha's Vineyard. Hop on an exciting fun-filled bus and hear about the fascinating history of the area narrated by 3rd and 7th-generation islanders.  Start at the amazing town of Oak Bluffs (once known as Cottage City) where you will learn about the Methodist Campgrounds and their history of bringing tourism to MV.  Next, travel through Vineyard Haven (also known as Tisbury), the oldest port of 200 years, and hear about the hardships of living on an island devastated by fire in 1888 and ransacked by General Grey in 1778.  See the beautiful vistas of rolling hills and ancient stone walls as you make your way to the western side. Learn about the af/am heritage and how the island became a stop on the underground railroad.  Hear about the indigenous peoples of Martha's Vineyard and how Thomas Mayhew converted the Native Americans to Christianity. After this, the south shore and two sounds blanket the island and have a gorgeous chain of islands called the Elizabeth Islands that have an amazing history of their own. Watch a screen that shows what certain sites looked like in the 1800s to get a better view of how the area has evolved.  Don't forget the movie JAWS, there will be many sites to see where all the scenes from the movie were filmed. End the tour with a gift bag including maps, guides, coupons, and handmade trinkets. There are plenty of opportunities for photos and much more.

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What people are saying about Martha's Vineyard

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 114 reviews

I was really interested in getting an overview of the whole island. That’s what we got and our pleasant guide, RichM gave us insights which we never would have known had he not given so much effort to his presentation. I was mainly interested in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown and both of these towns were covered in detail. Thank you, RichM ‼️

Our guide, Jim, was knowledgeable, personable, and accommodating. This tour was worth the price especially on a gloomy day. I only wish we were able to spend some time in Edgartown.

Our guide JP is a year round resident and educator. He was so knowledgeable about the island and gave such great commentary throughout the tour.

We had a great tour, very informative as the guide ha a great knowledge of the Vineyard as he was a native of Martha's Vineyard.

Tour was very informative. First trip to the island and it gave us a nice overview of where to go.