Plan a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard from our Cape Cod bed & breakfast and experience an unforgettable local landmark! Martha’s Vineyard’s gorgeous landscapes have been one of the most enduringly popular day trip destinations for our guests year-round, and with two ferry boat services that take you there in under an hour, it’s easy to reach from the inn. Keep reading for all our local tips and tricks for getting the most out of your mini escape to the island.
Traveling the short distance from the inn to Martha’s Vineyard is a breeze. Simply choose one of the local ferry options and enjoy the ride!
- Take the Steamship Authority ferry and sail from Woods Hole and take a free shuttle bus service out of the Falmouth terminus, which is an easy walk from the inn. (In season, ferries leave more than hourly and give you the choice of going to Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs. You can also return to the mainland from either town, regardless of where you landed on the island.) Take your car on the ferry with an advanced reservation. Be sure to book early, as nearly all of our guests leave their cars on the mainland when visiting the island.
- For a smaller, more intimate boating experience, take the Island Queen ferry which operates in-season and leaves for Oak Bluffs every 90 minutes from the Falmouth Harbor. (A parking lot is available for Island Queen passengers and is a 5 to 10-minute drive from the inn.)
Grab Tickets & A Picnic Before You Go
- Finger Sandwiches or Pressed Italian Sandwiches*
- Fresh fruit
- LaCroix Naturally Essenced Sparkling Water or a bottle of Martinelli Sparking Grape Juice
- 2 round-trip ferry tickets to Martha’s Vineyard on the Steamship Authority, out of Woods Hole
*We are able to substitute a Caprese Sandwich for a non-meat option. Please notify us at the time of booking. A 7-day advance notice is needed to book this package.
Martha’s Vineyard has three main villages to explore, and shuttle buses are available on the island to make travel time easy with services between the major villages. Each destination is unique and worth visiting just to appreciate their rich history!
- Vineyard Haven is known for its quaint boutiques, art galleries and atmospheric restaurants serving healthy and tasty meals.
- Oak Bluffs has charmed visitors for generations with its singularly unique streets of impeccably maintained, richly decorated gingerbread Victorian cottages.
- Edgartown is the most elegant part of the island with its streets of stately Colonial homes and Gilded Age oceanfront estates.
- Aquinnah boasts the extraordinary clay cliffs at Gay Head, a favorite destination for our most adventurous guests. Although they are easily the most remote destination on Martha’s Vineyard, the multi-layered wonders and intense, vibrant colors have delighted visitors for centuries and tower over a fine, shell-covered swimming beach. If you’re willing to make your way to Aquinnah, your patience will more than be rewarded with stunning natural beauty unlike anywhere else on the island.