Welcome to Oak Bluffs

All ferries dock in the center of town; the Steamship Authority boats along Seaview Ave and the other ferries along Circuit Ave Extension. The two roads connect together as a single loop. The area between the two docks is filled with trinket shops, eateries and bike-rental outlets.

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$120 Day Trips & Excursions

Martha's Vineyard Day Trip from Providence

Your day trip to Martha's Vineyard from Providence begins with hotel pickup in the morning for the 35-minute drive to the port town of New Bedford, Massachusetts, where you'll hop aboard the SeaStreak Fast Ferry (departs at 9am). During the 1-hour ride, admire views of the New Bedford and Fairhaven seascapes before docking at Oak Bluffs on the island. Your time on Martha's Vineyard is independent to see the attractions that interest you, from historic sites to sandy beaches to seafood restaurants. You can ride the shuttle bus anywhere on the island (own expense; $8 for the whole day), and check out popular locations like the Aquinnah Cliffs, Edgartown Harbor Lighthouse, the gingerbread houses, and more. Or perhaps do some shopping and enjoy the serenity of strolling down island roads without ever leaving Oak Bluffs. Whatever you choose to do, make sure you return to Oak Bluffs in time for the 5:45pm ferry departure back to New Bedford, where you'll be met at the dock by your driver for the return drive to Providence for hotel drop-off.

$50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Island Tour of Martha's Vineyard

Enjoy a two and a half hour bus tour of Martha's Vineyard, sightseeing the beautiful vistas and rolling landscapes lined with ancient stone walls. Connect the island's historic past to its present as you learn about Martha's Vineyard's incredible history. Experience both the "then" and "now" of the island with your local guide, and explore all of the rich history and culture that Martha's Vineyard has to offer with two options for exploring. On the Aquinnah Tour, depart from the Vineyard Haven boat terminal and stop in Aquinnah (formerly Gay Head) to see the majestic lighthouse and breathtaking views of the clay cliffs and Elizabeth Islands. Explore the variety of charming shops owned by locals and try a new cuisine. After your guided tour, return to the boat terminal to continue your day on the island. If the iconic Martha's Vineyard gingerbread cottages are more your style, opt for the Down Island Tours instead. Depart from the Boat Terminal and begin sightseeing the historical towns around Oak Bluffs. Enjoy a half hour walk through the amazing weslyan grove methodist campgrounds and see the gingerbread cottages dating back to the mid 1800s. After exploring this quaint section of the island, you'll return to the boat terminal to conclude. Whether you want to explore the cliffs and shops of Aquinnah or the gingerbread cottages in Oak Bluffs, this tour is sure to be a highlight of your time on Martha's Vineyard. Cold bottled water is available upon request, and all tours are wheelchair accessible.