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From Boston: Martha's Vineyard with Optional Island Tour

1. 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.

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

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

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

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What people are saying about Falmouth, Massachusetts

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 180 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.

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.

Tour guide was punctual and informative, appropriate amount of time on the island; excellent 3-hour optional island tour.