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Martha's Vineyard Daytrip from Boston with Round-Trip Ferry & Island Tour Option

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  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered 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.

What's Included

  • Boston to Martha's Vineyard Day-Trip Excursion
  • Round-Trip Transportation on our Air-Conditioned 24 passenger Mini-Coach Bus
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off included at select Boston hotels
  • 3-Hour Narrated Martha's Vineyard 44 passenger 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)
  • Complimentary Bottled Water, Snacks and Island Guidebooks
  • Narration during Mini Coach Bus Ride
  • 5.5 to 6 hours total time on the island (depending upon time of year)
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (dining options available on Martha's Vineyard)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Boston Marriott Long Wharf
    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

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Start time

06:15 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Departure Point: Provided Boston Hotel Pick-Up Locations: Boston Harbor Hotel, Colonnade, DoubleTree by Hilton Boston (Washington Street), Fairmont Copley Plaza, Hilton Back Bay, Hilton Boston Downtown (Financial District), 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 *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)

What To Expect

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.

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.

35 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

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

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Provided Boston Hotel Pick-Up Locations: Boston Harbor Hotel, Colonnade, DoubleTree by Hilton Boston (Washington Street), Fairmont Copley Plaza, Hilton Back Bay, Hilton Boston Downtown (Financial District), 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 24 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.

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A full day and a lot of driving but well worth the effort.
Be aware that in mid October, many shops have closed up for the season.
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Not worth the money to add the island tour
Tina_k, Nov 2022
Took the additional island tour. Not worth the money. You are in a large group on a school bus for hours. You get out a couple times for a picture. Otherwise the tour is just driving by things so fast hard to see. Driver Jennifer to ferry was awesome! Tom the guide was great.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for the review. Just to clarify, this is a 3 hour narrated island bus tour. An hour of which is spent outside of the bus at our 2 stops. The rest of the time in the vehicle is the time it takes to travel around Martha's Vineyard's 100 square miles. You stated Tom was great, well, he was your tour guide. If you hadn't spent the money, you wouldn't have received Tom's narration. I'm glad that you enjoyed your time with Jennifer as well. Thanks for sharing. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
Wrong time of season. ...
Robin_T, Nov 2022
Wrong time of season. Things were closed. I enjoyed Nantucket better when I went 2 years ago in June.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Martha's Vineyard is a New England Summer Vacation destination thus at the end of our season (October 30th is our last trip date) the island is not the same as in the summer months. Though, I will say that judging by our reviews the majority of our guests still have a great time. I'm sorry if you did not. Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
MV trip
PhyllisF, Nov 2022
Experience was really nice. Drivers were both great. Tom was very knowledgeable about the island and gave us so many details
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for this wonderful 5 star review of our Martha's Vineyard Day trip from Boston. I am glad that you enjoyed your day and appreciate you sharing your experience. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
Loved it
Beverly_S, Oct 2022
Learning the history, the structures and that the people are very nice. The drivers were great explaining everything. And took care of our needs.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for the GREAT 5 star review of our Martha's Vineyard Day trip from Boston. I am glad that you enjoyed both your time with our guides and your day on the island. Thanks for sharing. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
A great way to see Martha’s Vineyard.
BARB_P, Oct 2022
I loved the island tour with Anthony. It was very interesting and in late October was great way to see the island. The ferry ride was enjoyable and a great way to and from the island. A long day but worthwhile.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for the GREAT 5 star review of our Martha's Vineyard Day trip from Boston. I am very happy to hear how much that you enjoyed your island tour with Anthony. He is a fabulous guide. We all appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
Excellent Tour!!
HOLLY_S, Oct 2022
Tom our guide for Martha’s Vineyard was fantastic!! He made it come alive!! So much great information!! Made our trip so enjoyable!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for the EXCELLENT 5 star review of Boston's ORIGINAL Martha's Vineyard Day trip. I am very happy to hear how much that you enjoyed Tom's tour. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
Scenic & interesting tour
Nixsa_S, Oct 2022
They picked us up at the hotel and the bus driver who took us to the ferry provided excellent service. We had a great tour guide who was both informative and entertaining. He provided interesting information on the island and it’s history. The island had scenic views. I’d definitely recommend this tour to anyone.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for this EXCELLENT 5 star review of our Martha's Vineyard Day trip from Boston. I am very happy to hear how much that you enjoyed both the time spent with our guides and your day on the island. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. Thanks for sharing your experience. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
Anthony was a great tour...
Sandra_S, Oct 2022
Anthony was a great tour guide! Very knowledgeable and funny. We were surprised at how large MV was. Some of the things that stood out were the courthouse where Kennedy was tried for the accident where Mary Jo died, the area where Jacqueline Kennedy bought land to build on and where young Kennedy and his wife's plane crashed. Also the old tree that Marilyn Monroe climbed.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for this GREAT 5 star review of our Martha's Vineyard Day trip from Boston. I am very happy to hear how much that you enjoyed Anthony's tour and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
An excellent tour with excellent service
Christine_R, Oct 2022
Elaine picked us up promptly, provided snacks and water for the ride, was friendly and informative with history about Cape Cod. Tom the tour guide at Martha’s Vinyard was excellent. He has lived there his whole life and knows so much about the island, the different towns and the RIch and famous who frequent Martha’s Vinyard that you are entertained the entire trip. It was nice to get off the bus to explore, shop or grab a coffee in a couple of the towns. A great way to learn all about the island. I highly recommend!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write this EXCELLENT 5 star review of Boston's ORIGINAL Martha's Vineyard Day trip. I am so happy to hear how much that you enjoyed your time with Elaine and Tom. They are both amazing at what they do. We all really appreciate your HIGH RECOMMENDATION! Thanks for sharing your experience. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
Very Informative but just...
Janet_C, Oct 2022
Very Informative but just we could have got out of the bus at a few more places to see. Overall was very good.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for the 4 star review of our Martha's Vineyard Day trip from Boston. We try to fit in as much of the island and it's history as we can in 3 hours. Not an easy task, but we do our best. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
Love the island never...
Shannon_G, Oct 2022
Love the island never knew part’s of the Jaws movie was filmed there tour guide was great the people and atmosphere was wonderful
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for this WONDERFUL 5 star review of our Martha's Vineyard Day trip from Boston. Some of our guest's actually take our trip mainly because of Jaws being filmed on the island. I am glad that you enjoyed your day with us and appreciate you sharing your experience. Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
Wonderful island history tour
Kenneth_B, Oct 2022
Went to Martha’s Vineyard on a dreary day late in the season but the trip was excellent due to to the skill and knowledge of the two drivers we had during the day. We learned much on the way to the ferry from our first guide. She set the stage for what we experienced on the island. Our island guide was a native and has a perfect perspective of what Martha’s Vineyard is all about. He had intimate knowledge of all of the villages on the island, and the fact that residents don’t allow modernization on the island. There are almost no solar panels or even electric cars seen while on the island although we heard concerns about global warming causing problems on the island. The foliage on all the trees was beautiful and the shops that were open were very nice as we had time to walk through them on the tour. I highly recommend this tour. You will learn so much about the history of this place as you get to see why so many people seek to visit during the summer.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for this EXCELLENT 5 star review of Boston's ORIGINAL Martha's Vineyard Day trip. I am very happy to hear how much that you enjoyed your time with our guides. All of our guides are amazing at what they do and take great pride in the service that they provide our guests. I'm also glad that you got to see some foliage as it's a beautiful time of year in New England. We all appreciate your HIGH RECOMMENDATION. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
Houston, Tx ladies
Francis_H, Oct 2022
Enjoyed touring Martha’s Vineyard however, be aware that the main tour ($110) basically includes the ferry fees and transportation to and from the ferry location . The optional tour of the island is an additional $55. While it was a good tour, I would have liked for it to go somewhat slower and make a couple of more stops. Jennifer and Bon were great…both were very knowledgeable, friendly and patient .
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for the review. I am not sure exactly what you mean by "be aware" as $110 for the (2) 80 mile bus rides and roundtrip ferry tickets is extraordinarily inexpensive. I am quite sure that you could not find more convenient, less expensive transportation to the island (and this includes a professional guide bringing you to the ferry). I am glad that you enjoyed your time with Jennifer and your island tour. Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
It was a modified school...
Nadine_A, Oct 2022
It was a modified school bus that took us around martha’s vineyard. A lot of stores were closed. No instruction that lunch would be at end of tour. At late october, should be an earlier boat back to woods hole cuz nothing to do in vineyard haven.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for the review. I apologize if you did not enjoy the trip as much as most. The island tour vehicle is the same vehicle that produces 5 star review after 5 star review all season long. It's kind of ironic that a couple days ago another guest's review stated that they did not have enough time on the island. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. All we can do is try our best! Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
Love Lucia
Amy_H, Oct 2022
Loved our shuttle driver Lucia ! She was calm friendly informative kind Beautiful scenery. Thoughtful guides and drivers. Snacks water bathroom breaks all appreciated Long day like our 12 hour shifts in the nursing world Got to see cape cod in addition to MV so if you have to decide between cape cod tour and MV .. pick this one. You see both !
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for this wonderful 5 star review of our Martha's Vineyard Day trip from Boston. I am very happy to hear how much that you enjoyed your time with Lucia and your day on the island. We all appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
Long day, quick stops.
MELISSA_A, Oct 2022
Decent experience. The tour guide was very nice, but spoke quickly as he was driving and everything he was explaining seemed like a blur. Lots of shops were closed and the coolest place we went had the shortest stop. The ferry ride was cool and so were the Cliffs. It's 4 hours total in the mini bus to get to and from the ferry so plan to be sitting along time.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for the review. I apologize if you did not enjoy the trip as much as most of our guests do. Remember that Martha's Vineyard is a New England Summer vacation destination so there is not as much to do now as there is in the summer months. There is also quite a bit of transportation involved to get to the island from Boston but there is not a more convenient, more enjoyable way! Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
Great fun and very interesting
KA_L, Oct 2022
Our tour guide, Anthony, on the island bus tour was great. Funny and extremely knowledgeable. Bus driver to ferry was also very good. So accommodating and interesting
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for this GREAT 5 star review of our Martha's Vineyard Day trip from Boston. I am very happy to hear how much that you enjoyed your island tour with Anthony. He has been giving tours of Martha's Vineyard for years and is a wonderful tour guide. We all appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
Beautiful area! Great...
Kelsey_H, Oct 2022
Beautiful area! Great guides and very knowledgeable! Wish I could have spent more time on the island!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for this GREAT 5 star review of our Martha's Vineyard Day trip from Boston. I am glad that you had a 5-star day and appreciate you sharing your experience. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
Fantastic
Wenn_J, Oct 2022
Coach and Tom were excellent tour guides, drivers, historians, and comedians. They kept everyone safe, well-informed, and on-time
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for this FANTASTIC 5 star review of Boston's ORIGINAL Martha's Vineyard Day trip. I am very happy to hear how much that you enjoyed your time with both Coach and Tom. They are both amazing at what they do. We all appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
We especially enjoyed...
CLAUDIAS_M, Oct 2022
We especially enjoyed this day trip. Lovely day and especial nice weather. Nice at the end of the season so not too many tourists. Guide Tom was home grown and a kick!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for this LOVELY 5 star review of our Martha's Vineyard Day trip from Boston. I am very happy to hear how much that you enjoyed your time with Tom and your day on the island. There is nothing like a beautiful October day in New England! Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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