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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.

From Boston: Martha's Vineyard with Optional Island Tour

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

Start your day with 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. Choose from either joining a 3-hour guided tour or exploring it at your leisure. For both options, you will be provided with a discount card valid at some of the island's restaurants and attractions. Be sure to visit the amazing gingerbread cottages in the town of Oak Bluffs. See the town of Edgartown known for its whaling captains' homes and quaint downtown shops. Head to breathtaking Gay Head Cliffs and see 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 Aquinnah

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 250 reviews

It was awesome, thank you! I strongly recommend an option with a tour! One HUGE SUGGESTION: Please allow/encourage your staff (including tour guide) to have QR codes printed and visible for Venmo/Zillow/Cash app, so people could tip. Thank you!

It was wonderful! The optional tour on the island with Tom is a must! Bus to Martha’s Vineland with our bus driver was also pleasant. It included water and snacks. Martha’s Vineyard is a picture postcard island! Go there.

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 experience with Kristin as our driver. She was so knowledgeable about the area and We felt very safe with her driving skills.

Great service and efficient process, from hotel pick up to ferry ride, to MV tour, and back to hotel. Highly recommended.