Roundup of Fun Activities/Experiences on Martha's Vineyard 🗺️
Beach, eat....and then what? We've got a roundup of some fun attractions you can do while on island.
Our all-encompassing activities guide is here for the season! I had so much fun gathering this and adding to my Martha’s Vineyard Bucket List as I went along.
This list is intended to be purely experiences - not beaches, hikes, restaurants, private boat rides, athletic options, farmers markets, attractions, events or all the other goodies that may fill your time.
We hope to edit and add to this list over time :) We do already have a Family Friendly Guide - but this is more generalized than that! For this guide, we thought it would be best to categorize these by cost - premium experiences and those under $25!
Please note: the quoted, approximate prices listed here are as of June 2022, are for 1 adult unless noted, and are subject to change.
Oyster Farms Tour
Cottage City Oyster Farms - Enjoy a floating raw bar experience right from the source, BYOB, ~$150 Link
Signature Oyster Farm - Learn how oysters on Marthas Vineyard are grown while soaking up some sun in the middle of Katama Bay, BYOB, ~$450 for 2 Link
Black Dog Tall Ships - day and sunset sails aboard a historic schooner, 3 hours, ~$100, Link
Mad Max - day and sunset sails aboard a Catamaran sin Edgartown harbor + Chappy, 2 hours, ~$100, Link
Skipper’s - daily fishing trips @ 8am + 1pm, includes all licenses + bait, 4 hours, ~$85, Link
Vineyard Flyers Biplane
Classic Aviators at Katama Airfield offer several options ranging from 15-60 minutes to see the island from above, ~$349-849 for 2 people, Link
Cheese Tasting at Grey Barn
Tour that talks you through the dairy farm – from milking cows to making cheese - ends with a cheese platter as a host guides you through the history and technique behind three of our signature cheeses ~$300-450/6-8 people, Link
Island Spirit Paddle Boarding + Kayak Tours
Guided paddle Boarding or Kayak tours - or rent your own options. Options for sunset or glow tours, or private group sessions ~$30-60+, Link
Fly Fishing Lesson with Kismet
Kismet Outfitters offers full and half day guided fly-fishing trips for beginners or advanced anglers. Trips include equipment, transportation, beverages and lunch on full day trips, ~$60-110 Link
$25 or Under
The Cove Golf
The miniature golf course at The Cove is an adventure themed course, ~$15, Link
Visit Island Alpaca
Island Alpaca hosts a daily walk with friendly alpacas where you can learn the basics of handling an alpaca safely and go for a walk with one ~$20, Link
Pirates Puzzle Escape Room
New to the scene in 2021 in Edgartown, this is MV’s first and only escape room, ~$25, Link
Chappaquidick Wood Company Class
A woodturning demonstration showcasing the process of turning bowls from roughly milled blanks on a lathe. ~$25, Link
Featherstone Center for the Arts - Link
Children’s + adult classes + workshops - daily or longer - check their schedule
Outdoor Music @ 6p on Mondays + Fridays all summer, $20
Outdoor Film Series @ 8:30p on Wednesdays, $12
MV Sharks Baseball Game
The MV Sharks, a minor league baseball team, play at the MVRHS for home games often throughout the summer. There is ice cream from Mad Martha’s and food available ~$8, Link
Vineyard Sound Acapella Show
All male acapella group offering several shows weekly at churches across Edgartown, Chilmark and Oak Bluffs ~$5+, Link
Polly Hill Arboretum
Explore Martha’s Vineyard horticultural and botanical landmark and browse rare plants and walk the expansive grounds. Check their programs calendar for the schedule of Arboretum guided tours (included with price of admission) ~$5, Link
Head over to Chappy and visit Mytoi- an intimate Japanese-style garden flourishing with both native flora and exotic plants ~$5, Link
Martha’s Vineyard Museum
The Martha’s Vineyard Museum explores the history of the Island and its diverse heritage, featuring expansive grounds and an interactive, children’s exhibit. Check out their site for rotating exhibits and events. ~$18, Link
The Carnegie Museum Historic Walking Tour
A daily, historic tour takes you on a guided walking tour of Edgartown leaving from The Carnegie at 11am to explore maritime history and landmarks around town, ~$25, Link
African American Heritage Trail Tour
A tour of 30 sites dedicated to the formerly unrecognized contributions made by people of African descent to the history of the island ~$30-80, Link
On Fridays at the YMCA you can attend a weekly drive-in movie out of your car, oftentimes with food trucks available. Schedule + Ticketing for 2022 still TBA will update price here when announced, Link
I also would love to mention here that we have an expansive variety of libraries on the island with great events schedules, free programming and activity options for all ages. Check those out too!
We hope you have a great time, tag us @MVacay when you do!