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Martha's Vineyard: All Island Tour

1. Martha's Vineyard: All Island Tour

Sit right back and enjoy the most unique tour on Martha's Vineyard. Hop on an exciting fun-filled bus and hear about the fascinating history of the area narrated by 3rd and 7th-generation islanders.  Start at the amazing town of Oak Bluffs (once known as Cottage City) where you will learn about the Methodist Campgrounds and their history of bringing tourism to MV.  Next, travel through Vineyard Haven (also known as Tisbury), the oldest port of 200 years, and hear about the hardships of living on an island devastated by fire in 1888 and ransacked by General Grey in 1778.  See the beautiful vistas of rolling hills and ancient stone walls as you make your way to the western side. Learn about the af/am heritage and how the island became a stop on the underground railroad.  Hear about the indigenous peoples of Martha's Vineyard and how Thomas Mayhew converted the Native Americans to Christianity. After this, the south shore and two sounds blanket the island and have a gorgeous chain of islands called the Elizabeth Islands that have an amazing history of their own. Watch a screen that shows what certain sites looked like in the 1800s to get a better view of how the area has evolved.  Don't forget the movie JAWS, there will be many sites to see where all the scenes from the movie were filmed. End the tour with a gift bag including maps, guides, coupons, and handmade trinkets. There are plenty of opportunities for photos and much more.

Oak Bluffs: Martha's Vineyard Scavenger Hunt Experience

2. Oak Bluffs: Martha's Vineyard Scavenger Hunt Experience

Immerse yourself in charming Martha's Vineyard with an interactive scavenger hunt game on your phone in Oak Bluffs. Uncover the area's rich culture and visit influential landmarks like the Flying Horses Carousel, The Lazy Frog, and the Island Alpaca Company, while solving quizzes and puzzles. After learning the rules of the game, begin your adventure by reading the details on your phone and answering riddles and trivia to advance to the next location. Among the many tour stops is the Flying Horses Carousel, the oldest operating platform carousel in the United States. Take in the beauty of Nantucket Sound as you continue your tour, including The Lazy Frog, a historic store located in downtown Oak Bluffs, and the Island Alpaca Company, an alpaca farm sprawling across 19 acres of rolling farmland. Chat with the locals as you explore the region at your own pace.

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What people are saying about Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 44 reviews

The docent was brilliant. He was super patient with all my silly questions. He showed us really cool landmarks based on our preferences. I can’t recommend them enough.

We had areally great tour with an excellent driver/guide in a small bus. Really well done.We saw a lot of tje island and learned a lot about it! First class.

We had a great tour, very informative as the guide ha a great knowledge of the Vineyard as he was a native of Martha's Vineyard.

Tour was very informative. First trip to the island and it gave us a nice overview of where to go.

very hearsay lot about the islands and the movie stars. bigger thani thought