One of the most frequent day trips that our Palmer House guests take is a ferry ride to Martha’s Vineyard.
For your convenience, we sell the tickets at the inn. After disembarking the ferry we recommend taking the tour bus to get an over view the island.
The sightseeing busses on the Vineyard run from Memorial Day weekend through September. They meet every Steamship Authority and Island Queen ferry from 9:00 am through 3:15 pm. They give a fully narrated tour with state-licensed drivers who are also professional guides.
The towns on Martha’s Vineyard offer surprising diversity, each with its own character and personality. For those who are interested in history, Edgartown presents an architectural memorial to whaling’s golden age. Aquinnah or Gay Head as it was named in the past is recognized world-wide for its clay cliffs and natural beauty, while West Tisbury is a typical New England village right out of a Currier and Ives print. Menemsha is a working fishing village and its claim to fame is that it is where the motion picture “Jaws” was filmed. Oak Bluffs is internationally known for its charming Victorian “ginger bread style” cottages.
The tours take approximately two and a half hours and includes a thirty minute stop at the Aquinnah cliffs.
Tickets are $29.00 and can be purchased aboard the bus.
For more information on a Martha’s Vineyard day trip take a look at our Martha’s Vineyard Post.