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Leave the trouble of driving to someone else and enjoy Boston's original Martha’s Vineyard day trip. Rest and relax on a 1.5-hour drive to the town of Falmouth, MA. Then it’s on to the Island Queen ferry and a delightful 35-minute mini-cruise across the waters of Vineyard Sound to Martha’s Vineyard. Upon arrival on the island, explore at leisure or upgrade to add a 3-hour, mini-coach tour to the trip before returning.


  • Relax on a 1.5-hour mini-coach ride to Falmouth
  • Take a 35-minute scenic ferry ride to Martha's Vineyard
  • Spend six hours exploring Martha's Vineyard on your own
  • Upgrade and add on a 3-hour mini coach island tour

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What You Can Expect

Day Trip to Martha's Vineyard

Day Trip to Martha's Vineyard

Begin with a good morning hotel pickup followed by a casual 1.5-hour drive by mini-coach from Boston to Falmouth, MA. Water and a snack will be provided on the trip.

From Falmouth, it’s off to the Island Queen Dock to board the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. Enjoy a brief 35-minute mini-cruise across Vineyard Sound to the island destination. From there, each passenger will have six hours to explore Martha's Vineyard at their leisure.

For an introduction to the island, an optional 3-hour 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 knowledgeable, professional guide.

When the time comes, return to the ferry for a leisurely trip back to Falmouth, where a return shuttle awaits to complete this great island experience. Water and a snack will be served on the trip back to Boston as well.


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.

Customer Reviews

blythe c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

So glad I decided to go on this tour. A beautiful place, not to be missed. Lovely, knowledgable guides, comfortable transit and a great group of people.

Nidia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

It was a cold and rainy day but I didn't feel it. I was so hypnotized by the beauty of the towns. The tour guide with her soft words and never a negative comment made me feel so relax. If it had been a warm and sunny day, I may not have been so bewitched.
Thank you!

Sarah L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Loved this tour of Martha's Vineyard. Had a great tour driver to and from the island and a great tour driver around the island.

Christina V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great day trip, first stop in Cape Cod before boarding the ferry to Marthas Vineyard. I chose to take advantage of the bus tour around the Island and so glad I did! It's a very, very large Island
And there is no better way to see it. Had lunch at the black dog and enjoyed an amazing lobster roll with the wonderful group of friends I made in our small group. We had our picture taken together at lunch and just had a great time with lots of laughter. The guide was a local and a real estate agent so he really knew the ins and outs of the island. Lots of stops for some great pictures and souvenir shopping, my next trip out I will take the Cape Cod tour

Jean T L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Polite, know agreeable and friendly. Thank you so much!

Paula S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We had a great time. It rained heavily on and off but our guides quickly adapted the tour.

Philip P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Early morning start but well worth the money

Vicki M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fun, Fun, Fun. Bus and ferry was fun, Met nice people. Good way to see the island with adding the island tour,

Pamela C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We had such an incredible day seeing everything! Our guide, Allison, was so energetic and so accommodating to anything we needed. We were also amazed at her memory as we went by it all. She was so thorough on sharing what was there for us to see that we couldn't believe it!! She was fantastic and we would highly recommend this tour!

Helen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Absolute highlight of my trip, this was such a wonderful day out. Our tour driver was friendly, funny and knew the island like the back of his hand. Great experience and a fantastic way to see the whole island.

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