- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Enjoy a Martha's Vineyard tour, structured for travelers aged 12 and older on this small group tour.This tour leaves from Oak Bluffs, in front of Steamship Authority - 1 Seaview Avenue.
- Choice of several departures throughout the day
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Fully narrated tour
- 3-Hour Island Tour of Martha's Vineyard from Oak Bluffs
- Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
- Professional Driver/Guide
- Live commentary on board
- Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority Terminal (located at 1 Seaview Ave, Oak Bluffs)
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority Terminal
This 3 hour tour (2.5 hour narrated tour and 15-minute stops each in Menemsha and Cliffs of Aquinnah) will introduce you to our 100 Square mile island by giving you the history both past and present of our six unique towns. You will learn about and see:
Oak Bluffs: A Victorian seaside resort that was built around the Methodist campgrounds. The campground is now known for it’s beautiful open-air tabernacle and the 300 plus Victorian gingerbread cottages from the mid 1800’s, that replaced the tents once used for summer revival meetings. The Flying Horse Carousel one of the oldest platforms carousels still in use resides here.
Edgartown has a picture book setting with its harbor and waterfront, along with its stately white Greek Revival houses built by whaling captains and carefully maintained. The Old Whaling Church with its six massive columns, the Edgartown Harbor Lighthouse, and the historic Harborview Hotel make Edgartown a museum piece community.
The busy harbor town of Vineyard Haven – entry port to Martha’s Vineyard since the mid 1600’s and our year-round port.
We will take a drive through the scenic up-Island country-side passing through the historic farming towns of West Tisbury and Chilmark, making a 15 min stop in Menemsha an Idyllic fishing village where you can sample some “clam chowdah or lobstah bisque”.
You’ll see the breathtaking multi colored clay cliffs of Aquinnah (Gay Head), with its impressive light house where you will have an opportunity to get out take pictures and stretch your legs.
Because the island is so diverse, on your drive you’ll catch glimpses of centuries old stone walls, views to the Atlantic shoreline, grazing livestock, rolling hills and historic homesteads. and will go over the bridge used in the filming of the movie Jaws.
Our tour guides are all long time island characters who love sharing their love of the island with you, so sit back and enjoy all our island has to offer when you, come and tour with us.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Minimum age is 12 years
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
- Tours depart from the Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority Ticket Office. Look for mini-bus or van marked "MV Transport" along the curb in front of the ticket office.
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We took the ferry to Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard. The tour was about 3 hours long 7 people in a 12 passenger van. They wanted to put in 4 more people which would have made it extremely crowded given that everyone had a camera bag, purse or day pack, plus our rain gear. That would have been very uncomfortable. After al they billed it as a small group tour.
The guide was knowledgeable but there was no time for photography except at maybe 3 stops for bathroom or food breaks. Taking photos through tinted and scratched van windows that don't open doesn't work. Basically we were disappointed with the restrictions of this kind of touring.
After the tour we went back to the Methodist church camp to take photos of the gingerbread cottages which was quite nice