Martha's Vineyard: All Island Tour

Martha's Vineyard: All Island Tour

From $55 per person

Enjoy a comfortable air-conditioned ride to see the beautiful sights of Martha's Vineyard. Explore quaint towns and taste exquisite cuisine surrounded by rolling hills with ancient stone walls and amazing clay cliffs that hold historical secrets.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn how American Sign Language came to be used
  • See the amazing clay cliffs that hold treasures from long ago
  • Enjoy the beauty of rolling hills, ancient stone walls, and gorgeous vistas
  • Venture through the Gingerbread Cottages in the Weslyan Grove Campgrounds that started in 1835
  • Learn about the African American Heritage that was brought to the Vineyard by escaped slaves
Full description
Sit right back and enjoy the most unique tour on Martha's Vineyard. Hop on an exciting fun-filled bus and hear about the fascinating history of the area narrated by 3rd and 7th generation islanders. Start at the amazing town of Oak Bluffs (once known as Cottage City) where you will learn about the Methodist Campgrounds and their history of bringing tourism to MV.  Next, travel through Vineyard Haven (also known as Tisbury), the oldest port of 200 years and hear about the hardships of living on an island devastated by fire in 1888 and ransacked by General Grey in 1778. See the beautiful vistas of rolling hills and ancient stone walls as you make your way to the western side. Learn about the af/am heritage and how the island became a stop on the underground railroad. Hear about the indigenous peoples of Martha's Vineyard and how Thomas Mayhew converted the Native Americans to Christianity. After this, the south shore and two sounds blanket the island and have a gorgeous chain of islands called the Elizabeth Islands that have an amazing history of their own. Watch a screen that shows what certain sites looked like in the 1800s to get a better view of how we have evolved. Don't forget the movie JAWS, there will be many sites to see where all the scenes from the movie were filmed. End the tour with a gift bag including maps, guides, coupons, and handmade trinkets. There are plenty of opportunities for photos and much more.
Includes
  • Ferry pick up and drop off
  • Air conditioned vehicles
  • Cold bottled water and lite snacks
  • A screen to show what certain sites looked like in the 1800s
  • Charging station for phones and tablets (no puters please)
  • Photo opportunities and great fun
  • Narration by 3rd and 7th generation islanders
  • Swag (gift) bags for every customer
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Prepare for the activity

The details below may change if you update your current selection:

    Meeting point

    1 Seaview Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, USA. Look for the blue bus with HomeGrown Tours logo on the side of it.

    Open in Google Maps ⟶
    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses

    Not allowed

    • Smoking in the vehicle

    Know before you go

    • Cancellations made 72 hours in advance will receive full refund; cancellations made 48 hours in advance will receive 50% refund; cancellations made 24 hours in advance will not receive a refund
    • You cannot park in Woodshole Parking Lot for the steamship authority; you must park in Falmouth at the Palmer Ave Parking Lot - a shuttle will bring you to/from the ferry or you will miss the boat and tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4 /5

    based on 11 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      3.7/5
    • Transportation
      3.7/5
    • Value for money
      3.8/5
    • Safety
      4.2/5
    Sort by

    Sort by

    My husband and I booked a group tour for this past weekend. Due in part to it being off-season, and in part to COVID-19, DeeDee and Donna gave us a private tour of the island. We really enjoyed the history, geography and personal antidotes relayed by our guides. They were very informative and personable.

    March 17, 2020

    Horrible!!!!@@

    We showed up, but nobody else did. We were text it was delayed till 1:00p.m. No one came, end up calling the person who told us that it was cancelled. So I am looking for a full refund since your people did not show and it was a waited day by that time!!!!!!

    September 11, 2019

    It was an educational, pictorial experience and I recommend it.

    August 12, 2019

    Organized by

    Product ID: 231882