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Boston To Martha's Vineyard Day Trip

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    What to Expect
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    Stop At: New England Excursions, 177 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115-3134

    Your day will begin by being picked up at greater Boston area hotel between 6:45am and 7:30am depending on stop quantity and location.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Plimoth Plantation parking, 137 Warren Ave, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA

    Enjoy live commentary by your guide on the 1.5 hour ride to Woods Hole, MA to include historical insight about the Plimoth Plantation.

    Pass By: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543

    Learn of the WHOI and what makes this facility so special to New England.

    Stop At: Nobska Point Lighthouse, Nobska Road, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA

    Enjoy a quick stop and pictures at one of the oldest lighthouses on Cape Cod

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: The Steamship Authority - Martha's Vineyard, 1 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1021

    Your vessel with embark on a smooth and enjoyable 45 minute ride across the Vineyard Sound to either Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs depending on time of year or weather conditions. Departure time is 9:30am.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Vineyard Haven Marina, 52 Beach St, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568-5478

    Guest who chose to do a 3 hour island tour will be greater directly from the ferry terminal

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Gay Head Lighthouse, 15 Aquinnah Cir, Aquinnah, MA 02535, USA

    The Gayhead Lighthouse is one of your stops on this majestic island tour

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Edgartown Lighthouse, 121 N Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8016

    Visit the famous Edgartown Lighthouse on a tour from Martha's Vineyard Excursions

    Pass By: Chappaquiddick, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA

    Learn history of Chappaquiddick island made famous by Ted Kennedy

    Pass By: Oak Bluffs Town Beach, Seaview Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA

    See where Jaws was filmed in the lovely town of OB

    Pass By: Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA), 80 Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557

    Enjoy the gingerbread cottages of Oak Bluffs on a tour or by foot

    Pass By: The Black Dog, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA

    Enjoy lunch and shopping at the world famous Black Dog Tavern

    Stop At: The Steamship Authority - Martha's Vineyard, 1 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1021

    All guest must be on the 3:45pm vessel leaving either Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs headed back to Woods Hole. Your driver will direct you to which town the ferry departs from.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Boston Common, 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1318

    At 4:30pm you will be picked up from Woods Hole and brought back to your local Boston hotel.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If you are not staying at a greater Boston hotel you may be asked to meet at one of the many pickup points within the city. The tour coordinator will contact you 24 hours in advance to make arrangements. Thanks!

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    Departure Time
    6:30 AM
    Return Details
    Passengers will be dropped off at the hotel or location from where they were picked up.
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • maps
    • Discount food card
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - The Steamship Authority - Martha's Vineyard
    • 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
    • Entry/Admission - Vineyard Haven Marina
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A maximum of 14 people per booking.
    • Not wheelchair accessible, very sorry for the inconvenience
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The 14 passenger van ride was excruciatingly uncomfortable for 1.5 hours to the ferry. We were packed in, literally, like sardines. If you want to take this tour, make sure the numbers is nor more than 12. It was utterly ridiculous. The tour company definitely...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank nglord
    MatthewH4987, Owner at New England Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Hi, thanks for your feedback. I wish you would have informed me of your discomfort so I could have assisted in any way possible. So happy despite your lack of approval for this service you still gave us 3 stars. Seems pretty evident by all...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The tour guides were knowledgeable and professional. The vehicle the company provided was not large enough for 14 adults. At most there should have been 12 adults in the van. We had 6 large adults in our group and had to ride for an hour...More

    Thank N3636MBsharonm
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Matt is extremely knowledgeable and gave us a great overview of Martha’s Vineyard on our 75 minute drive from Boston to the ferry. He did a great job of telling us step by step what we needed to do to get on the ferry and...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank fairwayBarbie
    MatthewH4987, Owner at New England Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hello there, Thanks for taking the time to write a nice review. I agree, it can be tight at time, but I do thank you for your patience and understanding. Unfortunately, someone always has to be last. Tim is a great tour guide and a...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    It was a Very fun and beautiful trip. The tour guides were excellent. Much history was shared. Recommend

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank vlhowell
    Reviewed 2 September 2019

    Trip was a great part of our few days in Boston. Matt was a great host in getting us to and from Martha's Vineyard. Moe our guide on the island was very knowledgible and gave us some great information about the island. Worth the trip!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Gina S
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    Addie M
    2 August 2019|
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    Response from staceyfeeney | Reviewed this property |
    Yes meeting at the ferry is totally possible. Not sure if they can pick up from hotel, but probably. Call Matt to confirm.
    11 July 2019|
    Response from MatthewH4987 | Property representative |
    Yes you will
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    • Languages Offered: English
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