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Martha's Vineyard Day Trip from Boston with Optional Island Tour (Small Group)

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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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.
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

Boston Marriott Long Wharf, 296 State St, Boston, MA 02109, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: 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
*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)

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 Day Trip from Boston with Optional Island Tour (Small Group)?
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 Day Trip from Boston with Optional Island Tour (Small Group).
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Martha's Vineyard Day Trip from Boston with Optional Island Tour (Small Group)?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Martha's Vineyard Day Trip from Boston with Optional Island Tour (Small Group).
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Martha's Vineyard Day Trip from Boston with Optional Island Tour (Small Group)?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Martha's Vineyard Day Trip from Boston with Optional Island Tour (Small Group).
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Martha's Vineyard Day Trip from Boston with Optional Island Tour (Small Group)?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Martha's Vineyard Day Trip from Boston with Optional Island Tour (Small Group).
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Martha's Vineyard Day Trip from Boston with Optional Island Tour (Small Group)?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Martha's Vineyard Day Trip from Boston with Optional Island Tour (Small Group).

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Traveler Tips


  • "Check timetables for return trips - usually about every 20/30 minutes - this will save you time just sitting waiting at a bus stop." See review
  • "A full day and a lot of driving but well worth the effort." See review

Reviews

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Martha’s Vineyard
Susie
, Oct 2020
The driver was excellent in explaining many facts about the island that were of interest. I would change this tour by stopping in Edgartown for about an hour to shop and eat instead of going back to Vineyard Haven for 1 1 /2 hours. There was more to do in Edgartown than VH.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you for this 4 star review. The Vineyard Haven ferry terminal is the only year round terminal open on MV. Thus at the end of our season (your trip was taken on our last weekend) all other terminals are closed. Normally the ferry goes into the town of Oak Bluffs and we do provide a 50 minute stop in Edgartown during the tour. Our trip changes out of necessity the last week or so of our season. Thank you for your feedback as it is always welcome. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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star-5
Lovely Experience
Amy_W
, Oct 2020
The owner of the tour was extremely accommodating and easy to contact. I went with my parents and they absolutely loved it! Marthas Vineyard is surprisingly large, and having an organized tour was easily the best way to fully explore it. I would strongly recommend this service if you want to get the most out of the island. Also, if you want to beat the crowds it was suggested to go in June. I have heard the island can get quite packed in the summer months.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful 5 Star Review! I am so happy to hear that you and parents loved your day trip to Martha's Vineyard. Being Boston's #1 day trip service to the island since 2011 we hold ourselves to a very high standard. Taking care of the guests that we are privileged to serve is always a top priority. Your strong recommendation is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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Fun trip
Key
, Oct 2020
Great trip! Kevin is an amazing driver. He took us from Boston to Falmouth and back. Tom was our guide. He knows about this island so much! A lot of interesting facts. Three hours flew by. I was a little bit nervous about the ferry ride, but it turned out to be very smooth.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write this AMAZING 5 Star Review! Kevin and Tom are both fabulous guides and I am not surprised to hear that you enjoyed your time spent with each of them. Having been born and raised on the island, Tom certainly has many stories to share. Thank you for choosing to spend a day with us! Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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Perfect and beautiful
Sheri_S
, Oct 2020
Highly recommend. Our tour guide Tommy was a native and shared so much insight. Shared this entire beautiful island with us
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you for this PERFECT 5 Star Review! Martha's Vineyard truly is a beautiful Island and and a special part of New England. I am glad that you enjoyed Tom's tour. Your HIGH RECOMMENDATION is greatly appreciated! Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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A delightful day
Dorothy_B
, Oct 2020
It was a great tour our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly after driving long he pointed out places that famous people had stayed told about what people did when the island shut down for the season yeah it was a very very good sure the only thing I would have to complain about was that he had mentioned several times that his wife family I had been there since the founding of the island he gave the date but to be honest with you I can't even remember it now once or twice would have been fine but I think he said at least 12 times during the teacher
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you for the DELIGHTFUL 5 Star Review! I am happy to hear that you had a great day and enjoyed Tom's tour. Tom certainly is proud of the island he was raised on and certainly very proud of both his and his wife's island heritage. Thank you for choosing to spend your day with New England Trips! Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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Tour guides shared their personal experiences living on the Cape and MV.
Nanette_L
, Oct 2020
Great trip and information to Cape Cod and on Martha’s Vineyard! Drivers were on time, informative and accommodating.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We sincerely believe that our guides are the best in the business. We try to make every trip a journey as if we are traveling with a group of our closest friends. Having been Boston's #1 day trip service to Martha's Vineyard since 2011, we have plenty of experience and enjoy making the trips almost as much as our guests do! Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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Awesome Tour
Odessa_B
, Oct 2020
awesome tour, very informative, tour guides were nice and pleasant and assisted us with finding a pick up location since our hotel wasnt on the route
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you for the AWESOME 5 Star review! Here at New England Trips we take great pride in being Boston's #1 day trip service to Martha's Vineyard since 2011. It all starts with wonderful guides and an awesome customer service staff! Thanks again for choosing to spend a day with us, I'm glad that you enjoyed it! Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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Great experience!
Roberta_V
, Oct 2020
We had a wonderful experience! Kevin, our driver that took us to the ferry was great, very informative! Our driver for the 3-hour tour around the MV was also full of information and lots of history. Would definitely recommend this tour and this company for future adventures in and around Boston!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you for this WONDERFUL 5 Star review! Though it has been a difficult year for our industry, our company has not waivered in our commitment to be the best at what we do. Our main goal (besides safety of course) is to provide our guests with an unforgettable day trip experience. Thank you again for choosing New England Trips. Your high recommendation is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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You don’t get what you pay for
Tavy_P
, Sep 2020
First of all. When we were picked up from Wharf Marriott the driver drove extremely too fast. Next when. We got to the Island we got on the tour van and the plastic obstructed the view it was not a 3 hour tour more like 2.25. Was not able to spend time and enjoy the sights more like a drive by tour. It was a bit deceitful. If I had known I would have certainly gotten on another tour group. However both drivers were very courteous. I feel I should be refunded a portion of my money back.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hello, I apologize if you did not enjoy our 3 hour narrated tour. (And yes it was actually over 3 hours due to an extra stop made by our guide) When you initially booked your reservation, you did not purchase the 3 hour tour nor did you say that you wanted to take it the day before your trip when I called you to ask. You stated that you were not interested thus we planned for a maximum of 5 instead of 7. If we knew it was going to be 7 we may have substituted a larger vehicle. When you told our guide that morning you wanted to take the tour we let you because we always try to accommodate our guests whenever possible. For you to state that our tour was not 3 hours and deceitful is just not accuate at all. We pride ourselves on the level of service that we provide and I feel that what we provided is exactly what we advertise. This is the first under 4 star review that we have received this season. Though I am sorry that you did not enjoy the trip as most of our guests do, I honestly feel that your statements are certainly not an accurate description of our trip on that day or anyday. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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Highly recommended
Lotoyus_B
, Sep 2020
Amazing first time at the vineyard!!! I wouldn’t change a thing, very diverse and engaging history lesson given by our local driver!!! Our driver from Boston to the ferry was detailed, invested and entertaining coming & going. There is no other way to experience the vineyard!! A must do Viator experience!!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you for the AMAZING 5 Star review! I am so happy to hear how wonderful your day was. We take great pride in being the best at what we do and reviews like this are very gratifying. Your HIGH RECOMMENDATION is greatly appreciated. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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