Martha's Vineyard Shore excursions

Our most recommended Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County Shore excursions

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.

From Boston: Martha's Vineyard with Optional Island Tour

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

Explore the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard on a day trip from Boston. Visit the gingerbread cottages of Oak Bluffs, the town of Edgartown, the iconic lighthouse of Aquinnah, and more. Choose from either joining a fully guided tour or exploring the island at your leisure. Start your day with a 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. Admire the amazing gingerbread cottages in the town of Oak Bluffs, and see the town of Edgartown known for its whaling captains' homes and quaint downtown shops. Next, you will head to breathtaking Gay Head Cliffs and marvel at 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 Martha's Vineyard

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 39 reviews

Our guide was the best! (I can’t remember his name? He uses his first name and the first letter of his last long Italian name.). He was informative and very knowledgeable of the area. He also had a sense of humor. Loved the different towns!

Wonderful, wonderful. The tour provided the opportunity for us to have a better understanding and history of Martha's Vineyard. It was delightful.

Very enjoyable tour with much information about MV. We had a full van that was a little snug until a party of 5 left the tour early.

Awesome Guide; interesting material and sites covered and comfortable accommodations!

Our guide did a great job!! He was so knowledgeable!