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.
Hassle-free ride from Boston to Cape Cod aboard air-conditioned Mini Coach Bus
Panoramic ocean views during 35-minute sail between Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard
Spend 6 hours exploring Martha's Vineyard at your leisure - beaches, shopping, and dining available.
3-hour 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.
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.
This is an amazing trip, not just to see Martha's Vineyard, but also to see some of the surrounding area on our way down to the ferry. The island itself is so beautiful and our guide on the trip, Tom was so good and really made the 3 hours zoom buy. He was very informative with lots of info to share and some stories of his time on the island, loved it! If you want to see this island book with Steve and New England Tours Inc, they are superb!
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.