Discover Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

 

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Explore the island by motor coach or in your own car -- with one of our experienced "step on" guides
We are a small group of island residents who love showing visitors why we live here and how you, the visitors, can get the most enjoyment out of your time on the Vineyard.

Our Vineyard guides offer you a wonderful opportunity to learn the charms of our island from the comfort of your own car or motor coach. No need to find parking spaces and figure out the maps!  One of our guides can show you the Vineyard the way you want to see it, going to places with which we are familiar.
The Island
From Aquinnah to Chappaquiddick, Menemsha to Oak Bluffs, we can guide you to the island’s most charming places quickly and easily.

We customize tours to your wishes. Here are some of the sights and places we may focus on:

-- The island’s lighthouses, five in all, from Cape Pogue on Chappaquiddick to Gay Head in Aquinnah.

-- The island’s unique natural history. Explore the glacial formations that give Martha’s Vineyard so many different geologic characteristics, see some of the island’s impressive bird life – great blue herons, great egrets, oystercatchers, kingfishers, osprey, among others. Get up close and personal with some plant species found only on Cape Cod and the islands.

-- Historic homes, museums and landmarks. We’ll show you the fairy-tale gingerbread houses of Oak Bluffs, Edgartown’s stately old whaling captains’ houses, the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society hall and the Polly Hill Arboretum in West Tisbury, the Wampanoag tribal lands in Aquinnah, the beetlebung trees and the crossroads corner named after them in Chilmark.

-- Working farms, and there are plenty. Farmers on the Vineyard raise sheep, cows, and working teams of oxen.  Farmers here also grow delicious vegetables in season. The West Tisbury Farmer’s Market, running on Wednesdays and Saturdays from May to October, is not only a great place to get farm-fresh produce, pies, bread, nursery-grown plants, jams and other locally produced items.

-- The island is home to many famous writers, artists and entertainers, actors of stage and screen, musicians and T.V. personalities.

-- Something to remember your visit. Dozens of island craftspeople sell their high-quality wares at various spots around the Vineyard. In warm weather, there are regularly scheduled crafts shows featuring weavers, woodworkers, jewelry makers, photographers, painters and much more. June through September, at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury, juried shows are held every Sunday and Thursday, rain or shine.


So the idea is for you to invite one of our guides along in your motor coach or vehicle, tell us what you’d like to see, and we’ll take you there – at your own pace. Call Vineyard Guides at (508) 889-1974 or (508) 693-2957 for your customized look at our beautiful island. Or e-mail us at manager@vineyardguides.com OR jayschofield@me.com. We’ll look forward to hearing from you. Vineyard Guides services are available seven days a week, in season and off season, at an hourly rate (please call for our current prices). Our guides can meet you at the ferry, your hotel, or wherever you select. Our docents will always tailor your tour for you. We provide step-on guide services for motor coaches visiting the Vineyard from all across America.

Member, Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce

For ferry information, Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority