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Martha's Vineyard Day Trip from Boston with Optional Island Tour (Small Group) provided by New England Trips

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Martha's Vineyard Day Trip from Boston with Optional Island Tour (Small Group)
Both our guests and our guides safety is our top priority thus we have implemented numerous new safety procedures including: Limiting bus seating to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Having masks available to our guests as needed.
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Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
When the sun's shining in Boston, nothing beats a jaunt to the ocean to feel the sand in your toes. Avoid the trouble of renting a car with this hassle-free full-day excursion, complete with travel from Boston to Martha's Vineyard. Just hop aboard your bus from the city to the shore, where you take a ferry from Cape Cod, and enjoy the day soaking up the sea breeze.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Boston Marriott Long Wharf
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Island Queen Ferry
    Stop: 35 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Oak Bluffs Town Beach
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  • 3
    Gay Head Light (Aquinnah Light)
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    Aquinnah Cliffs
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  • 5
    Gay Head
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  • 6
    Edgartown Lighthouse
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  • 7
    Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA)
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  • 8
    South Beach
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  • 9
    Flying Horses Carousel
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  • 10
    The Steamship Authority
    Stop: 35 minutes - Admission included
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Highlights
  • Head to the Martha's Vineyard for a beach day, with easy travel from Boston
  • Enjoy panoramic views on your ferry ride from Cape Cod to Martha's Vineyard
  • Spend the day exploring independently, or upgrade for a guided island tour
  • Hassle-free travel by mini-coach and ferry—from Boston hotels—is included
Important Information
Departure Point
Boston Marriott Long Wharf, 296 State St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Island Queen Ferry
  • Entry/Admission - The Steamship Authority
  • Entry/Admission - The Steamship Authority - Martha's Vineyard
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (dining options available on Martha's Vineyard)
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Donny1215 wrote a review Oct 2020
Westchester County, New York150 contributions81 helpful votes
Great day, even without the optional island tour (which we would do next time). Kevin our driver was great, he arrived on time, picked us up from the Marriott Long Wharf. He gave very thorough instructions, made sure we all understood how the day would go. We were given a
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Steve B, Owner at Martha's Vineyard Day Trip from Boston with Optional Island Tour (Small Group)
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to write this extremely informative 5 star review. We certainly believe that we do offer the best way to get to Martha's Vineyard from Boston. Our guides are very well versed in the New England, Boston and Cape Cod area's, all having years of tour guide experience. We try to make the trip enjoyable and fun as if we are traveling with a group of our closest friends. I am glad that you enjoyed your day despite the weather. We would love for you to join us again on Boston's ORIGINAL Martha's Vineyard day trip or another one of our New England Trips! Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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Julie H wrote a review Oct 2020
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We had a fantastic time on this trip! I will say there is a lot of driving involved, so if that’s not your thing you may not enjoy it as much. For us, after 2.5 days of walking all over Boston and Salem, we needed some down time but still wanted to get out and see things, so
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Steve B, Owner at Martha's Vineyard Day Trip from Boston with Optional Island Tour (Small Group)
Responded 22 Oct 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write this FANTASTIC 5 Star Review! I am happy to hear that you had such a wonderful and relaxing day! There certainly is a bit of travel involved to get to Martha's Vineyard from Boston but we believe that it is well worth the journey. Our guides do a great job of making the bus part of the trip both informative and fun. Tom on the island is also in a class of his own when it comes to island knowledge. Thank you again for the review and hopefully we'll see you again on another New England Trip! Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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Jeff_Frazier wrote a review Oct 2020
Louisville, Kentucky42 contributions60 helpful votes
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Our trip was great because Ken, who drove us to Martha’s Vineyard, was friendly and knowledgeable. Tom drove us around the island and, since he is a native, he had a bunch of stories to share. It was a great one day excursion
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Response from Steve B, Owner at Martha's Vineyard Day Trip from Boston with Optional Island Tour (Small Group)
Responded 18 Oct 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write this GREAT 5 Star review! Tom's knowledge of Martha's Vineyard is unmatched and he loves sharing his stories with our guests. I am happy that you enjoyed your Martha's Vineyard Excursion! Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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Stephanie B wrote a review Oct 2020
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Very friendly, knowledgeable, and on time! Tom was amazing and was so gracious. His knowledge of the history of the island was truly amazing! We had an amazing day! The price was excellent as well. If we took an Uber from Boston and then the ferry by ourselves it would have cost
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Steve B, Owner at Martha's Vineyard Day Trip from Boston with Optional Island Tour (Small Group)
Responded 12 Oct 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write this EXCELLENT 5 Star Review! Tom certainly is an amazing tour guide and his knowledge of the island is matched by few. We believe our trip is very fairly priced. There is not a more convenient, better priced option (including the perks) to get to Martha's Vineyard roundtrip from Boston. I am glad that you and your wallet enjoyed your day with us! Thank you again! Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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Amir J wrote a review Oct 2020
10 contributions4 helpful votes
The tour involves lots of driving only. You are driven 2.5 hours to the ferry. You cross the ferry, another driver picks you up drives you around for 3 hours with lots of history. You get to get out twice to tour the lighthouse That’s about it. Than you are dropped off at the
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Steve B, Owner at Martha's Vineyard Day Trip from Boston with Optional Island Tour (Small Group)
Responded 10 Oct 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review us. There are a few things that you failed to disclose, let me explain to ensure our potential guests get an accurate description of their day. 1. We pickup early to ensure we get to the ferry on a timely basis. 2. The drive to get to the ferry is approximately 75 miles and is not a 2.5 hour drive. We usually (based upon timing) will do some touring of the beautiful Cape Cod town of Falmouth on the way to the ferry and even make a stop at a lighthouse, which our guests usually love and appreciate. 3. You have 5.5 to 6 hours on the island based upon the ferry we are using that particular day. 4. Within the 5.5 to 6 hours on the island we offer an optional 3 hour narrated bus tour of the island. Key word being OPTIONAL. If you are someone that doesn't want to spend time in a vehicle then my suggestion would be not to take the island tour. Problem with that being the island is 100 square miles and you'd never be able to see all of it's beauty and learn about it's history without taking the tour. You would then miss out on the highlight of the majority of our guests day trip. What this review failed to mention, is you are out of the vehicle for an hour of the 3 hours exploring on your own during the tour. Thank you for letting our future guests know how wonderful our guides are. 5. After the tour you have approximately 2.5 hours of free time for lunch and whatever else you choose to do. Unless you have a very long lunch it is usually plenty of free time. 6. Once you take the return ferry we do need to drive you back to Boston as that is a necessary part of the journey. 7. All in all, to get to Martha's Vineyard from Boston involves some travel. We try to make it enjoyable for our guests and judging by all of our positive 4 and mostly 5 star reviews, we do a great job of it.. I appreciate your input, though perhaps your day would have been more enjoyable if you opted not to take the island tour as some do. There are many wonderful ways to spend your time on the island if you choose not to take the tour. Either way New England Trips would love to have any future guests join us on Boston's ORIGINAL Martha's Vineyard Day Trip! Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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Dwight A
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Wonderful women guide.
Christine was a great tour guide and personal chauffeur. It was a very hot day and she made herself available for
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Jackielove13
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Great trip for the prive
Boston is a must have city while in US and as well as good planned tour. Would definitely recommend it
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1210Dragonfly
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Cape cod/plymouth day trip
Kristen was very knowledgeable of the area and made the trip fun and informative at the same time! Enjoyed seeing t
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GoGoMamaFish
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A nothing burger
But to be fair. It was bad timing. What was unfortunate is that we were not told that it was bad timing. We paid fu
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mittenismyhome
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Great day trip!!
What a great way to learn about Boston and see some fantastic sites. From the moment we stepped onto the bus Krist
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almazmd
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Newport day Breakers/Elms
It was a great tour but not enough time to see the mansions. I would recommend only doing one Breakers better, red
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Victoria M
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Great day trip
A delightful day trip - well worth the effort! Many houses to pick from - we did the Vanderbilt properties based on
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Footprints819948
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Mrs
Just lovely tour guided by Kristin. Very enjoyable. She was very informative, amusing and gave us ample time at all
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Dennis M
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Rainy Day At Cape Cod
We had an informative and fun day with Kristin our guide. Thought the rain and wind would slow us down but it did
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LeGrande H
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Great Tour!
Krisin made what would have been a "bad" (rainy) day into a great one! She took us to so many places we wouldn't h
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Bobby T
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Excellent service
Are travel guide/driver Kristin made the trip great. Took us to spots that we thoroughly enjoyed and was a great na
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Be48
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Great Trip
Took this tour in September. Kristen was our tour guide and she was fantastic. We saw so much in just one day and
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KVoyageur
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In edition to the mansions, had time for the International Tennis Hall of Fame - didn't know it was there!
Enjoyed the tour. Well organized. Enjoyed the scenery and the mansion tours. There was enough time to see everyt
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Marilyn Z
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Wonderful experience!
We had a great trip to Cape Cod and Plymouth (plus Plimouth plantation) with great explanations of historical event
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Debbie H
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Amazing trip to Cape Code
This one day trip from Boston to Cape Cod/Plymouth Rock was by far the best trip we've ever taken! Our Tour Guide,
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  • Duration: 12h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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