Martha's Vineyard Day Trip with Optional Island Tour from Boston


Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration13 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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Visit Martha’s Vineyard on a day trip from Boston to experience the island beauty without the hassle of booking ground and ferry transport. From hotel pickup and drop-off to included ferry tickets, snacks, water, and sightseeing maps, this Martha’s Vineyard excursion is designed for maximum time exploring, with the option to upgrade and include a guided tour of the entire island aboard a high-top, small-group van and explore all six towns on the island, indulge in lunch, and spend more time learning about scenic New England.


Ground and boat transport get you to the Vineyard with one booking
Customizable tour: choose between independent and guided options
Early departure for more time on Martha’s Vineyard
Ferry trip is a great chance to see the coast and marine wildlife


Enjoy being picked up directly from your hotel's front door. Our large 12-14 passenger coach will provide an outstanding customer experience. Live, historical commentary provided by your driver as you traverse around Boston.
While traveling to the Steamship Authority, enjoy engaging in full, live commentary by your driver/guide. Learning about historic locations such as; Plymouth, Cape Cod Canal, Bourne and local Native Americans reservations.
Once on Cape Cod, your excursion includes a mini tour of Falmouth. We travel through downtown, view the marvelous cedar shake houses and travel the coast for views of the Vineyard Sound.
After a short trip around Falmouth, let's take a beautiful visit at the Nobska lighthouse. This historic locations offers amazing picture opportunities, an outer house walk-around and cliff views.
We arrive at the Woods Hole Steamship Authority at about 9:00am. That is 30 minutes before your vessel departs the terminal. This allows our guest plenty of time to explore town or stop in a local cafe for a coffee and a breakfast sandwich before boarding the 9:30am ferry to Oak Bluffs. We are the only company in Boston that offers this experience.
Your ferry ride from Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs is 45 minutes. While on-board you may enjoy inside, A/C seating or walk about the massive passenger deck for outstanding pictures of both Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod. Concessions and restrooms are on the ferry for your convenience. As always, round-trip ferry tickets are included.
Once on Martha's Vineyard, all guest will have roughly 6 hours to explore at their leisure. You are welcome to rent bikes, take the city bus, order a ride share or take a 3-hour island with our affiliate partners (additional fee).
Those who wish to take the 3-hour tour option will be greeted by the tour directed at the Oak Bluffs harbor
Your ferry leaves Oak Bluffs at 3:45pm. Relax after a bustling excursion of the island on your 45 minute ride back to Woods Hole. You will be greeted by your original tour guide in Woods Hole at 4:30pm.
From Woods Hole to Boston is roughly a 2-hour ride. Feel free to offer feedback on your day to one of our expert drivers. We strive to get guest back in the Boston area for about 6:30 pm
Your expert guide will provide you with local Boston cuisine recommendations and events


Bottled water
Discount food card
Live commentary on board
Ferry Tickets
Hotel pick-up and drop-off


Island tour only available as an add-on
Food and drinks on the ferry and the island are up to the traveler unless specified otherwise

Additional Information

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 28 people per booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible, very sorry for the inconvenience
  • Guest may be asked to meet at a different location other than the hotel listed. This is to ensure smooth and timely departure from Boston.

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.