One of the most popular Day Trips for our guests is a visit to Martha’s Vineyard during their stay with us. They love that the island is located only seven miles off the Massachusetts coastline and it is only a 45-minute ferry ride from Woods Hole, Falmouth. We invite you to scroll down for a brief video, as well as some pictures of the Vineyard and a sample itinerary.

There are many ways to get around and explore the island. For example you can use the Martha’s Vineyard transit authority bus system where for $7,a day pass will take you on varying routes, and you can hop on and off as you please. You could also opt to rent mopeds, bicycles or a car to explore the island.  In addition to self touring the island there is a popular 2 and 1/2 hour bus tour of the island that many guests take once they get off the ferry and then they use the rest of their day to explore the island on their own.

A sample itinerary for a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard is provided below:

  • 8am Breakfast at The Captain’s Manor Inn
  • 8:50am A short walk from The Captain’s Manor Inn to the Steamship Authority Ferry Shuttle Bus
  • 9:30am The Ferry departs from Woods Hole
  • 10:15am The Ferry arrives in Oak Bluffs Martha’s Vineyard
  • 10:30am Depart on the Martha’s Vineyard Sightseeing Tour
  • 1pm Arrive back in Oak Bluffs following the tour
  • 1:15pm Enjoy lunch at Nancy’s overlooking Oak Bluffs  Harbor
  • 2:30pm Walk about Oak Bluff and explore the Gingerbread Houses by the Tabernacle and visit the beach
  • 4pm Board Bus #13 to head to Edgartown4:15 PM  Explore Edgartown’s shops and beautiful historic homes
  • 6pm Enjoy Atlantic on the Edgartown harbor for drinks and dinner
  • 7:45pm Board Bus#13 to head to Oak Bluffs
  • 8:15pm Ferry departs for Woods Hole