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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Join Boston's only award-winning, original, Martha's Vineyard Day Trip! Leave the trouble of driving to someone else and enjoy a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard from Boston. Then, take a short cruise to Martha's Vineyard then enjoy free time to explore or upgrade to add an island tour. Complimentary snacks, bottled water, island guidebooks and a discount card with island perks are provided during the drive.
  • Hassle-free ride from Boston to Cape Cod aboard air-conditioned Mini Coach Bus
  • Panoramic ocean views on a cruise between Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard
  • Spend hours exploring Martha's Vineyard at your leisure - beaches, shopping, and dining available.
  • Narrated Island Tour upgrade available with stops in Edgartown and Gay Head Cliffs

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Explore the island at your own pace while someone else handles bus and ferry transport—or upgrade to a guided group tour.
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Boston to Martha's Vineyard Day-Trip Excursion
Round-Trip Transportation on Air-Conditioned Mini Coach Bus
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off included at select Boston hotels
3-Hour Narrated Martha's Vineyard Island Bus Tour (option available at checkout)
50-minute stop to explore downtown Edgartown at your leisure (Island Tour upgrade)
15-minute stop to view the Gay Head Cliffs in Aquinnah (Island Tour option)
See all 6 Martha's Vineyard Towns during your island tour including Vineyard Haven & Aquinnah
Drive through charming downtown Falmouth and along the Cape Cod Canal on the way to the ferry
Scenic 35-45 min ferry cruise from Cape Cod to Oak Bluffs or Vineyard Haven (based on travel date)
Bonus stop at Nobska Lighthouse in Falmouth in Cape Cod (based on travel date)
Complimentary Bottled Water, Snacks and Island Guidebooks
Narration during Mini Coach Bus Ride
Restroom stop halfway between Boston and Cape Cod
6 hours total time on the island
Gratuities
Lunch (dining options available on Martha's Vineyard)

Departure Point

296 State St, Boston, MA 02109, USA

*For those who do not require hotel pick-up, please meet at the  Marriott Long Wharf Hotel main entrance (must be confirmed as your pickup location). Boston Marriott Long Wharf, 296 State St, Boston, MA 02109, USA

Departure Time

6:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin with hotel pickup followed by relaxing drive by mini-coach from Boston to Falmouth, MA. Water and a morning snack and light commentary is provided on the trip.

Upon arrival in Falmouth, it’s off to the Island Queen Dock to board the ferry (ticket included) to Martha’s Vineyard. Enjoy a brief mini-cruise across Vineyard Sound to the island destination, Martha's Vineyard. From there, each passenger has ample time to explore Martha's Vineyard at their leisure.

For an introduction to the island, an optional tour is available. Visit the Gay Head Light, an iconic island lighthouse in Aquinnah. Travel through the beautiful historic village of Edgartown and learn about the area’s history from a guide.  After the tour, you have free time to continue to explore the island on our own.

Board the ferry for an afternoon departure and leisurely cruise back to Falmouth, where a return shuttle awaits to complete this great island experience. Water and a light snack is provided on the trip back to Boston and your designated hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Island Queen Ferry
Once in Falmouth, you'll be dropped off at the Island Queen Dock where you'll board the passenger ferry. Your ferry ticket is included so you won't have to wait in line at the dock. Relax on a short 35-minute mini-cruise as you sail across the sparkling waters off the coast of Massachusetts.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Oak Bluffs Town Beach
You will arrive at the island of Martha's Vineyard around 9:30am. You will then have approximately six hours to explore Martha's Vineyard on your own. Your bus driver will be happy to provide you with more information and maps of the area should you wish to book additional activities.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gay Head Light (Aquinnah Light)
Upgrade to a 3-hour narrated island tour to get an initial overview of the island. On the tour you will have a 15-20-minute stop at the Gay Head cliffs in scenic Aquinnah, where the first lighthouse was built.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Aquinnah Cliffs
Upgrade to a 3-hour narrated island tour to get an initial overview of the island. On the tour you will have a 15-20-minute stop at the Gay Head cliffs in scenic Aquinnah, where the first lighthouse was built.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gay Head
Upgrade to a 3-hour narrated island tour to get an initial overview of the island. On the tour you will have a 15-20-minute stop at the Gay Head cliffs in scenic Aquinnah, where the first lighthouse was built.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Edgartown Lighthouse
Next, you'll pass through the beautiful historic village of Edgartown. Along the way, enjoy the commentary from your professional tour guides as they share their knowledge of the island's history and present-day events. You will then have approximately 2.5 hours to explore Martha’s Vineyard on your own.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA)
Upon completion of your day on the Island, you will board the ferry which departs at 3:45pm for a relaxing sail back to Falmouth, where the shuttle will be waiting to complete the final leg of your unforgettable day trip experience. A light snack and water will be provided on your trip back to Boston.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
South Beach
Free time to explore Martha's Vineyard on your own.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Flying Horses Carousel
Free time to explore Martha's Vineyard on your own.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Steamship Authority
Please note: For departures from April 2-May 26 and October 11-October 30, ferry service will be provided by The Steamship Authority. For departure from May 27-October 10, ferry service will be provided by Island Queen Ferry. Ferry schedules and locations may vary slightly. Times will be advised during reconfirmation.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Steamship Authority - Martha's Vineyard
Please note: For departures from April 2-May 26 and October 11-October 30, ferry service will be provided by The Steamship Authority. For departure from May 27-October 10, ferry service will be provided by Island Queen Ferry. Ferry schedules and locations may vary slightly. Times will be advised during reconfirmation.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Provided Boston Hotel Pick-Up Locations: Boston Harbor Hotel, Colonnade, Custom House, DoubleTree by Hilton Boston (Washington Street), Fairmont Copley Plaza, Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown Center, Hilton Back Bay, Hilton Boston Downtown (Financial District), Hotel 140, Hyatt Regency Boston, Intercontinental Boston, Liberty Hotel, Loews Hotel, Marriott Copley, Marriott Long Wharf, Millennium Bostonian Hotel, Omni Parker House, Park Plaza Hotel, Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Revere Hotel, Seaport Hotel, Sheraton Boston Hotel, W Hotel, Westin Boston Waterfront, Wyndham Beacon Hill
  • Please note: PICKUPS ARE ONLY PROVIDED AT HOTELS THAT ARE ON THE LIST.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY New England Trips Inc.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Martha's Vineyard Daytrip from Boston with Round-Trip Ferry & Island Tour Option?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Martha's Vineyard Daytrip from Boston with Round-Trip Ferry & Island Tour Option.

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  • "A full day and a lot of driving but well worth the effort." See review
  • "Be aware that in mid October, many shops have closed up for the season." See review

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star-5
awesome trip
Cindy_N
, Oct 2021
our guide Luchia to the ferry terminal was great. she was very informative. The tour guide on the island Tom knows more about Martha Vineyard than you could image. We learned about the history of the island and all the current info also. It was a wonderful tour.
star-5
A must see!!
George_S
, Oct 2021
Tom was a great tour guide. Sharing his experiences with us as an MV lifer was amazing…from telling us about JAWS being filmed at MV to his jaw-dropping history of being born there and his wife having family there since the early 17th century as she is Native American. He gave a thorough accounting of everything from being a neighbor to Bill Clinton, yes he has the pics, to showing us all the interesting Jaws scenery, to the Chappadequidick(sp??) site as well as the JFK jr plane crash location. The views from the lookout on the SE point were incredible. Worth every penny of it.
star-4
Tour guide Tom was very...
Lori_C
, Oct 2021
Tour guide Tom was very informative as a native. Learning about all the town and stopping to see the scenery.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for this 4 star review of our Martha's Vineyard day trip. I am glad that you enjoyed your tour with Tom. He's the best around. I appreciate you sharing your experience. Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-5
Great
Francisco_H
, Oct 2021
Well I would tell you is both of your employees are great especially l Martha’s Vineyard tour was one of the best I’ve ever taken anywhere I Travel a lot top of the line thank you
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for this GREAT 5 star review of Boston's ORIGINAL Martha's Vineyard day trip. I am glad that you enjoyed your time with our guides. It really makes us feel good to know that you rank us right up there with the best! I really appreciate you sharing your thoughts on our trip. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-5
Enjoyed the cliffs and...
Laurel_J
, Oct 2021
Enjoyed the cliffs and lighthouses. Would like to have spent more time with those and less time in the towns. Also Enjoyed the Victorian homes.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for writing this 5 star review of our Martha's Vineyard day trip. Your feedback is appreciated. I am glad that you enjoyed your day. Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-5
Best thing we have done for ourselves! QUAINT little island!
Nina_C
, Oct 2021
This was one of the best trips we did for ourselves whilst in Boston. There are no words to describe the beauty from Boston to Cape Cod. Our guide was kind, precise, funny and thoughtful. We could not have asked for more and this will be a trip we will never forget.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for this AMAZING 5 star review of our Martha's Vineyard day trip. I am so happy to hear how much that you enjoyed your day on this beautiful island. Our guides are certainly a big part of our guest's experience and we believe that we have the best around. Your words of " a trip we will never forget" is why we do this! I really appreciate you sharing your experience. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-5
The tour from Boston to...
Anastacio_L
, Oct 2021
The tour from Boston to wood hole and the 3 hour tour at martha vineyard. The drivers were professional and did excellent tour
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for writing this EXCELLENT 5 star review of our Martha's Vineyard day trip. I am happy to hear how much that you enjoyed your day. Thanks for spending it with us. Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc..
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome experience!
Heather_G
, Oct 2021
I really enjoyed this trip. Everything went so smoothly from booking the tour to the very end. The bus ride to Falmouth was comfortable and entertaining, our tour guide was wonderful and we had lots of time to explore different parts of the island. It was a great day!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much for this AWESOME 5 star review of our Martha's Vineyard day trip. We certainly try our best to ensure that each and every one of our guests has a day as enjoyable as yours. I appreciate you sharing experience. Thanks for spending a day with New England Trips! Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-5
A day in the life
Kris_E
, Oct 2021
I would definitely recommend the island tour. Our guide was funny and extremely knowledgeable! Edgartown was our favorite!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for this 5 star review of our Martha's Vineyard day trip. I am glad that you enjoyed your day. I appreciate you sharing your experience. Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-5
Wonderful tour!
Jorge_B
, Oct 2021
Our tour to Martha’s Vineyard was wonderful. Our driver Lucia was very nice. She gave us a lot of information to make our tour a success. Once we got to the island, our tour guide and driver was Tom, who had lived on the island all his life. He was extremely knowledgeable regarding the island and it’s history. We had an amazing day!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for this WONDERFUL 5 star review of Boston's ORIGINAL Martha's Vineyard day trip. I am glad that you enjoyed your time with Lucia and Tom's tour. It always makes me feel good to know that our guests enjoyed themselves, as that is why we do what we do. I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.

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