What You Can Expect on Your Martha’s Vineyard Day Trip!

When you think of Cape Cod, where does your mind take you? For us at The Captain Farris House, we are transported to stunning shorelines, historic sites, and cultural hubs. Perhaps one of the most iconic experiences is Martha’s Vineyard day trip! This breathtakingly beautiful, chain of three islands invites thousands of visitors every year. Whether you want to delight in our coastal culture or learn about our history, a visit to this Cape Cod gem is a must!

Before planning your Martha’s Vineyard day trip, request 24-hour access to our free Online Vacation Guide! You’ll find our top recommendations for Cape Cod beaches, whale watching adventures, and lively entertainment venues. Our guide also features the luxurious accommodations and delightful amenities at The Captain Farris House!

A Snapshot of Your Martha’s Vineyard Day Trip  

You’ll find a collection of coastal charm boutiques, scenic golf courses, and exceptional sailing, to just to name a few, on your Martha’s Vineyard day trip. Before you set sail, read our local insights and find out everything you can experience what to do in Nantucket for one day!

How Far Is Martha’s Vineyard from Cape Cod?

Your gateway to the true culture of Cape Cod is nearby.  It is just 2 hours from the Captain Farris House to Martha’s Vineyard. When you leave our bed and breakfast, you’ll drive to Woods Hole Port to board the ferry. Then, you’ll cruise across the Vineyard Sound to the port at Vineyard Haven. From there, the real adventures will begin at several Martha’s Vineyard attractions!

Historic Lighthouses

As you arrive in Martha’s Vineyard, you’ll be welcomed by many lighthouses shining above sandy white stretches. One of the most stunning is the Gay Head Light. Open daily for tours, this lighthouse is situated on the island’s westernmost point and is defined by a red brick facade, single entrance door, and panoramic views from the lookout platform. Or, you can visit East Chop Light. This lighthouse showcases Italianate architecture and features unparalleled views of the Vineyard Haven Harbor!

Peaceful Sanctuaries  

From the moment you step foot onto this Cape Cod treasure, you’ll discover many natural paradises. If you want to see our native flora and fauna, walk around the Polly Hill Arboretum, which features stunning trees and offers a quiet place to unwind. Or, take a short ferry or boat ride from the main island to Cuttyhunk Island. It’s the outermost island in the chain and offers 581 acres of relaxation!  

Landmark Attractions

Our melting pot greeted the first Americans who paved the way for our great nation. Their abandoned buildings have now been restored to their former glory. Some of these beautifully appointed establishments include the Flying Horses Carousel, Wesleyan Grove, and Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Each of these places tells the story of our region and teaches visitors about our history!

The Captain Farris House Is Your Cape Cod Vacation Destination!

After your Martha’s Vineyard day trip, relax in the comforts of the elegant Captain Farris House! Our charming bed and breakfast offers easy access to many area attractions and provides the perfect retreat for your next getaway. As you plan your vacation, we invite you to browse our beautifully appointed selection of accommodations and reserve the ideal one for your vacation!

As you search our guest rooms, consider booking intimate Bray’s Retreat! This bright, airy escape boasts a comfortable bed, antique furnishings, and an abundance of natural light from the three windows! This gorgeous guest room also provides a spa-like oasis with a large Jacuzzi tub and plush bathrobes. From your room, you’ll be captivated with views of our lovely gazebo garden blooming with blue hydrangeas.

Recharge on your getaway with us this year!