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. Rest and relax in a late model mini-coach on a 1.5-hour drive to the town of Falmouth, MA. Complimentary snacks, bottled water, island guidebooks and a discount card with island perks are provided during the drive.
Then it’s on to the Island Queen ferry and a 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 island 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
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.
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 morning snack and light commentary will be 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 35-minute mini-cruise across Vineyard Sound to the island destination, arriving on Martha's Vineyard around 9:30am. 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 guide. After the tour, you will have about 2.5 hours to continue to explore the island on our own.
Board the ferry for a 3:45pm departure and leisurely cruise back to Falmouth, where a return shuttle awaits to complete this great island experience. Water and a light snack will be provided on the trip back to Boston and your designated hotel.
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.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Nov 2018
The Martha's vineyard tour was excellent. We were picked up on time. The rides on bus and ferry were pleasant once we arrived we had the 3 hour island tour which was fantastic. Our driver was very knowledgeable and gave us plenty of time to explore on our own. He even stopped longer at the fish market so we could buy and eat fresh seafood. It was a wonderful tour day. I highly recommended it!!
Both the shuttle driver from the hotel to the ferry and back, as well as the local tour guide on the island, where great ! It was fun to listen to the many explanations, and seeing many really nice places.
Martha's Vineyard is a fun place to visit with interesting architecture, clean towns, good dining options and unique shops. This is a tour that lasted 12 hours, a very long, but fun day. We determined that we are more likely to book walking tours or 1/2 day bus tours next time around. This particular tour was on a 24 person bus which was good. Our driver was knowledgeable and funny, making our trip very pleasant. Be aware that in mid October, many shops have closed up for the season. Beautiful scenery to soak in, photos to take, and memories to keep!
Went on this trip on Saturday October 6th. It was a nice drive down in the mini-bus and took less time than expected. We arrived at the ferry in plenty of time. Enjoyed the boat ride over to the island. We had also booked the additional guided tour of the island. Our tour guide Anthony was great. He was very friendly and informative with a little humor thrown in. It was our first visit to Martha's Vineyard, so it was good to get an overall view of all there is to offer there. We still had plenty of time to eat and explore on our own before boarding the ferry for the return trip. Would definitely recommend this tour.
The trip was great. It was a long day but well worth it. Took a bus ride to catch the ferry and off to the island. We took the tour on the island, bus driver was okay did not let you get some of the pictures because the bus was moving too fast to take them. Had a nice lunch there. We headed back across the ferry to meet up with our bus driver, not her fault but we hit alot of traffic coming back partially from the Red Sox game.
The tour guide on the island had an accent and was hard to understand. More guidance was needed for things to see during our free time. The bus ride to the ferry was pleasant, and water and snacks were appreciated.
I am literally writing this review on the way home from this tour. My complaint is NOT in regard to the hotel pick up, the shuttle to and from, nor the ferry ride. All of these aspects were handles well and the bright spot... BUT... This regards the added 3 hour island tour. It was such a disappointment in many ways. Once we got off the ferry, the pickup was right there. The van was full with 10 customers and our driver Betsy. AC in van was either max or nothing as switch was broken and door rattled constantly but we can get over that as we are on the Vineyard for our first time. The narrative was our driver pointing out cows and the dump and each school and store and facts about chickens and where to buy liquor. Monotone and uninspiring, to say least. No history or context or anything as we rushed by interesting houses and lookouts at 40 mph. 15 minutes to see a lighthouse and cliffs, 45 minutes in Edgartown, which easily needed atleast 90, then back to Oak Bluff and out! It was not an enjoyable experience. Yes, if you want to drive down the interior roads and look at driveways at 40mph, do so. If you want to hear nothing about Marthas Vineyard in a stuffy van and literally see nothing worth the price you paid for this award winning tour, please do so. Do yourself a favor and book with someone else. I just wish someone had written an honest review like this before I booked. Very disappointed for our one and only trip to Marthas Vineyard.