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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered 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.
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Boston to Martha's Vineyard Day-Trip Excursion
Round-Trip Transportation on Air-Conditioned Mini Coach Bus
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off included at select Boston hotels
3-Hour Narrated Martha's Vineyard 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)
Bonus stop at Nobska Lighthouse in Falmouth in Cape Cod (based on travel date)
Complimentary Bottled Water, Snacks and Island Guidebooks
Narration during Mini Coach Bus Ride
Restroom stop halfway between Boston and Cape Cod
6 hours total time on the island
Gratuities
Lunch (dining options available on Martha's Vineyard)

Departure Point

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

Departure Time

6:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
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.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
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
Stop At:  
Gay Head Light (Aquinnah Light)
Upgrade to a 3-hour narrated island tour to get an initial overview of the island. On the tour you will have a 15-20-minute stop at the Gay Head cliffs in scenic Aquinnah, where the first lighthouse was built.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Aquinnah Cliffs
Upgrade to a 3-hour narrated island tour to get an initial overview of the island. On the tour you will have a 15-20-minute stop at the Gay Head cliffs in scenic Aquinnah, where the first lighthouse was built.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gay Head
Upgrade to a 3-hour narrated island tour to get an initial overview of the island. On the tour you will have a 15-20-minute stop at the Gay Head cliffs in scenic Aquinnah, where the first lighthouse was built.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Edgartown Lighthouse
Next, you'll pass through the beautiful historic village of Edgartown. Along the way, enjoy the commentary from your professional tour guides as they share their knowledge of the island's history and present-day events. You will then have approximately 2.5 hours to explore Martha’s Vineyard on your own.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA)
Upon completion of your day on the Island, you will board the ferry which departs at 3:45pm for a relaxing sail back to Falmouth, where the shuttle will be waiting to complete the final leg of your unforgettable day trip experience. A light snack and water will be provided on your trip back to Boston.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
South Beach
Free time to explore Martha's Vineyard on your own.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Flying Horses Carousel
Free time to explore Martha's Vineyard on your own.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Steamship Authority
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.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Steamship Authority - Martha's Vineyard
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.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Provided Boston Hotel Pick-Up Locations: Boston Harbor Hotel, Colonnade, Custom House, DoubleTree by Hilton Boston (Washington Street), Fairmont Copley Plaza, Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown Center, Hilton Back Bay, Hilton Boston Downtown (Financial District), Hotel 140, 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 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY New England Trips Inc.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Martha's Vineyard Daytrip from Boston with Round-Trip Ferry & Island Tour Option?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Martha's Vineyard Daytrip from Boston with Round-Trip Ferry & Island Tour Option.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Martha's Vineyard Daytrip from Boston with Round-Trip Ferry & Island Tour Option?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Martha's Vineyard Daytrip from Boston with Round-Trip Ferry & Island Tour Option.

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star-5
Extraordinary
Jackie_F
, Sep 2021
Very much recommend the tour on the island. History lesson along with tips and personal take by the guide. Overall wonderful experience
star-3
If you travel a distance rent transportation and talk with pedestrians there. They are informative and accessible.
Albert_B
, Sep 2021
The transport from our hotel was great, but the island tour by Tom was rushed, yet informative. He announced facts but drove fast, didn’t allow for pictures , once the bus was moving - there was no opportunity for questions. He spoke about the Vineyard as if it was another country, not part of US. I felt cheated!
star-5
I have to come back next year!
Taylor_F
, Sep 2021
I visited this beautiful place with my mother, and we both had the best time. Everyone was so friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the island. Our tour guide Jay/Tom, were great and had so many amazing history facts to share. Tom lives on the island, so he knew everything about everything and was so pleasant the whole time. The weather was perfect, the food and drinks were amazing. I would absolutely recommend using this guide, and the only reason why I personally wouldn’t use it again is because everyone was so knowledgeable that I know where everything is and believe I would be just fine on my own. Had I not taken this tour I would not be able to say that! Which is a great thing! Thank you!
star-5
Good information...
Cathy_S
, Sep 2021
Good information Well informed guides Was interesting to Learn about the area and the view from the lighthouse
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for writing this 5 Star review of our Martha's Vineyard day trip. I am glad that you enjoyed your day. Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-5
Great day at Martha's Vineyard
kathleen_d
, Sep 2021
The drive over to Martha's Vineyard and back went very smoothly. We had an excellent driver. He was knowledgeable and made the trip go by quickly. The stops were well planned and they provided water and snacks on the mini-van. Pick up was prompt and near our hotel. Martha's Vineyard is a must for anyone visiting Boston. It was a most memorable and pleasant day.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for this GREAT 5 star review of our Martha's Vineyard day trip. I am glad that you enjoyed your day with us. Martha's Vineyard is an amazing place and certainly worth the visit. I appreciate you sharing your experience. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-4
We’ll come back next summer
Alysa_P
, Sep 2021
The tour hit the main highlights of the island (“Jaws” Bridge and gingerbread cottages included). Just make sure you take the tour during the busy summer season, or there won’t be much of interest to see.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for writing this 4 star review of our Martha's Vineyard day trip. I appreciate your sharing your experience. Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-4
Lucia our tour guide from...
Jenna_S
, Sep 2021
Lucia our tour guide from Boston was a fantastic host with plenty of stories and fun facts. She really kept a difficult tour with a lot of moving parts on track, on time, and interesting at all times.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for writing this 4 star review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with Lucia. She certainly is a wonderful guide. Thanks for spending a day with New England Trips! Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-5
Wonderful day trip
Renae_G
, Sep 2021
The bus driver was excellent. Wonderful personality. Everything was easy to find and they gave you water and snacks for the trip. It was definitely worth doing.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for this EXCELLENT 5 star review of Boston's ORIGINAL Martha's Vineyard day trip. I am happy that you had such a wonderful day. Thank you for sharing your experience. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-5
Great way to see Martha's Vineyard
Donna_D
, Sep 2021
Our driver was amazing getting us out of Boston and getting us back to our hotel. She told us what to expect when we got to the Ferry and to make it back to our destination. The tour guy was very informative. Showed us all around Martha's Vineyard. A perfect day
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for writing this GREAT 5 star review of our Martha's Vineyard day trip. I am so happy to hear how great a time that you had on the island. Thank you for sharing your experience. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-5
very good trip with very informative excellent driver
Luther_H
, Sep 2021
just a good trip..all was interesting. Enough said. that is it....excellent trip. I have said it all..enough said.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for this EXCELLENT 5 Star review! You said all that was needed and I appreciate it! Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.

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