One of the best ways to acclimate yourself to Martha’s Vineyard is by taking one of the Island’s popular sightseeing tours. Tours allow you to sit back, relax and take in the rich history and captivating points of interest across our gorgeous 100 square mile Island. If you’ve never visited before, are new to the area, or have limited time, a sightseeing tour can help you get up to speed on all things MV–or most of them anyway! With six unique towns each boasting their individual character and charm, there’s a lot to see and discover on a Martha’s Vineyard sightseeing tour.
Many of the Island’s most experienced tour guides have been conducting tours for decades and are part of the fabric of the Island community. Their helpful insight ensures you’ll get the most out of your time here, in a fun and entertaining way, and you’ll leave with an authentic and memorable Island experience under your belt (and possibly a new friend!). From full day tours to sunset tours, to JAWS themed tours or customized options that fit every timeline and budget, a sightseeing tour will connect you to Martha’s Vineyard more than ever.
There are numerous group and private tour companies available to help you see the beauty of Martha's Vineyard. Here’s a round up of the local fleet and what they can offer the most curious of travelling minds.
ResortMan, a luxury transportation service provider offers fully customizable private and group tours. Options include a three hour tour, four hour tour, and custom half or a full day tour in one of their top of the line luxury vehicles.
Martha’s Vineyard Excursions offer one hour, two hour, three hour and custom tours, along with a JAWS tours by special request in air conditioned passenger vans and shuttles.
Martha’s Vineyard Tours and Transport offers two hour, three hour, customized tours, and a JAWS tour in their comfortable 14-passenger touring vans, as well as historical walking tours.
Martha’s Vineyard All Star Tours has over 40 years of tour guide experience and offer knowledgeable and family friendly tours including a down Island tour, a full Island tour, an African American History tour, a JAWS tour and custom tours for up to eight hours.
Oak Bluffs Land and Wharf Co. Tours offer historic Martha’s Vineyard tours that last between 2.5 and 3 hours and engage visitors of all ages, in their comfortable luxury vans.
Greetings from Martha’s Vineyard Tours offers you the opportunity to explore all six of the Island’s unique towns in their luxury air conditioned vans, ending with a picnic in Menemsha, a quaint fishing village known for its fresh seafood and stunning sunsets.
Martha’s Vineyard Sightseeing provides the only bus and trolley tours of Martha’s Vineyard, and offers full island bus tours and a shorter version in a vintage trolley that brings you to four of the Island’s six towns.
Edgartown Tour Company’s options range from 1-2 hour long historical walking tours, JAWS tourm paddle boarding adventures, and half, full or multi-day packages that allow you to see and experience all that Martha's Vineyard has to offer.
Many local companies accommodate handicapped passengers and those with special needs. If you require specific accommodations be sure to ask your tour operator when booking. Please note that most tours are seasonal and run from May through October. For our comprehensive list of Martha’s Vineyard Sightseeing Tours click here.
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