Tour code: 5491MARTHA
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

Gail B Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

On getting off the ferry we were picked up by a local for our 3 hour tour. There was nothing he didn't know about the area. He made it so interesting with all the local gossip was fun. The gingerbread houses we so quaint.

Teresa L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Phil was our tour guide on the island. He was extremely knowledgeable! It was such a memorable trip!

marie b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had a great time and our guide Ken was very informative - I highly recommend adding the 3 hour - tour of Martha's Vineyard - I didn't realize how large the island was and without a vehicle there is no way you could see everything.

Terry M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very entertaining

Lisa D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was awesome! We were picked up at our hotel and taken to the ferry for Marthas Vineyard. We took the three hour tour offered (much recommended because you need the transportation to get around the whole island). So much interesting history! I would highly recommend this trip!

Selwyn Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I really enjoyed this trip to Martha's Vineyard. The driver taking us to the ferry gave us some commentary on the way, and was a really lovely guy Chris. The mini bus tour on the island was incredibly informative, the woman driver was a 5th generation islander and had lots of knowledge. It didn't feel rushed, and we had time at the end to wander round the shops etc before catching the ferry back.

Murray G S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

we were very pleased and would recommend it to others well done

Selina P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was a very enjoyable trip. The your guide was very good and provided great detail on Martha's Vineyard. Would highly recommend.

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!

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