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Martha’s Vineyard Tours and Transportation

Oak Bluffs, MA, USA
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About Martha’s Vineyard Tours and Transportation
Martha’s Vineyard Full Island Tour–MINIMUM 8 PEOPLE This 3 hr. tour includes Oak Bluffs: A Victorian seaside resort built around the Methodist campgrounds and the 300+ Victorian gingerbread cottages and the Flying Horse Carousel. Edgartown: stately white Greek Revival houses, The Old Whaling Church, the Edgartown Harbor Lighthouse & the historic Harborview Hotel. Vineyard Haven: entry port to Martha’s Vineyard since the mid 1600’s & our year-round port. Drive through the scenic up-Island country-side passing historic farming towns of West Tisbury, Chilmark & Menemsha, an Idyllic fishing village, the breathtaking clay cliffs of Aquinnah with its impressive light house. On your return you’ll see centuries old stone walls, views of the Atlantic, grazing livestock, rolling hills & the bridge used in Jaws. Our tour guides, all long time island characters will share their love of the island. Come & tour with us! **Please note, the minimum age for our Shared tour is 12**
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Get to know Martha's Vineyard with the benefit of a half-day small-group island tour from Oak Bluffs. Learn from your guide about the island's history and residents as you see places such as the historic towns of Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, and have time to explore at Menemsha and Aquinnah (Gay Head Light). The group size is limited to 14 participants to ensure a more personalized experience.
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dvrenken2021 wrote a review 22 Oct
Gaithersburg, Maryland1 contribution
Our 3 hour trip with Phil, our tour guide, was beyond our expectations. He took us to all the areas of interest had many good though knowledge along with many stories of his years on the island
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Date of experience: October 2021
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luvtravel88 wrote a review 21 Oct
Louisville, KY536 contributions221 helpful votes
This would have been rated a 5 star review, if it weren't for our tour guide. I wanted to rate the tour only 3 stars because of the tour guide, but didn't feel like that was fair to this tour company. We booked a 4 hour private tour several months before our visit to Martha's Vineyard. The woman I spoke to when we made our reservation was very nice and the process was very easy. I wanted our tour to be a bit different than what was on their website, so I called instead of doing an online reservation. She understood our needs and readily made a tour for us. We had never been to Martha's Vineyard and only had a few hours. We requested a 4 hour tour with a very quick lunch that basically took us to most of the well known sites on the island. Our tour was to be from 9:45-1:45 and our guide was to meet us as we got off the ferry. All was well, and the tour company confirmed our tour a few days before. The tour guide called us about 10 minutes before we arrived at Oak Bluffs and told us what he was wearing and what he was driving. He picked the two of us up in a large van so we had a lot of space. As we boarded the van to leave, I told Jim we had to be on the 2:15 ferry and our tour was over at 1:45. He said,"Duly Noted", and off we went. Jim was very knowledgeable and had lots of stories to tell. However, he didn't seem very plugged in to us. He would ask a question, but if one of us knew an answer, he went ahead and explained anyway, like he had to maintain a script. Overall though, he did a good job and we learned a lot of things along our way, that we would not have otherwise known. We had a very quick lunch at a sandwich stop, which was perfect for our needs, and we were on the road again. The trouble began about 12:30. At that time I said, "Jim, we have about an hour and 15 minutes before we need to be back". Duly noted, I was told. "I'll have you back on time." So he continued taking us where he wanted us to go. At 1:00, I asked him if we were heading back to the pier and he said he had two more places he wanted to take us. At 1:30, I asked him again if we were heading back and his response was,"you won't be late". At that point I asked him to take us back to the pier. I knew we were a pretty good distance away and we wouldn't be back before 2:00. About 1:50, I spoke up again. I was pretty upset at this time and quite anxious that we wouldn't make the ferry. Things did get a little heated, but he stepped on the gas to get us back. He told me he didn't realize that we wanted to be back before 2:15. I was pretty incredulous. Not only had a asked about returning several times, this man has lived on the island for over 30 years, so he had to know the ferry schedules and know they board about 20 minutes before leaving. If we had arrived at 2:15, it's likely we would have been waving at the back of the ferry. He got us to the pier at 2:10 and had the audacity to say,"see, I got you back early"! I had made arrangements when I booked the tour, to pay in cash on the day, and had money to give Jim. When I wanted to pay him, he said he didn't know anything about that and wouldn't take my money. He tried to call someone to find out what to do, but no one answered. I ended up giving him my cc info, which I was not happy about at all. Of course we tipped him well anyway and had treated him to lunch. The tour itself was excellent, the tour guide, not so much.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Roger W wrote a review 21 Oct
Gallatin, Tennessee2 contributions
Had a wonderful time with Dave as our guide. The tour was just the right amount of history, culture and local gossip related to Martha’s Vineyard. Interesting to have a perspective from someone who had lived on the island for more than 40 years. Highly recommend this tour.
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Wind475 wrote a review 20 Oct
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania1 contribution
Six of us did the tour with Harry, our van driver and guide , in September. It was wonderful!. Harry has lived on the island for most of his life and is extremely knowledgeable, interesting, and often funny. We made a stop for lobster rolls and greatly enjoyed the three hour trip around Martha's. Dave
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Bobby D wrote a review 18 Oct
Greenville, Illinois1 contribution
This tour is not worth the time or money, the van was very uncomfortable I sat in the middle I could not see the things that the guide was trying to point out he drove by places too fast no photo opps when he did stop we only had 10 minutes to look around we waited at least 30 minutes for road construction I actually fell asleep during from his long boring stories
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from MVToursTransport, General Manager at Martha’s Vineyard Tours and Transportation
Responded 1 week ago
We are sorry you feel this way. We wish you had called the office. We would love to know who your guide was. We can not help road construction and the time it took to get through it. Unfortunately you did not give us and opportunity to correct the matter. We try our best to be number 1 and it's with the help of people like you that make us that. Your constructive criticism helps us grow. We wish you had given us that opportunity. Thank you for the somewhat helpful review
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