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All Island Bus Tour provided by HomeGrown Tours

All Island Bus Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
14
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    14
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Our All Island Bus tour is for those that want to get an overall idea of what Marthas Vineyard is and be able to do a little shopping, eating and sightseeing. Being narrated by a third generation Islander, we have loads of history to tell along with personal stories to highlight.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 40250P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lite snacks: pretzels, fritos, chips, crackers, cookies
  • Rain ponchos
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Screen at front of bus shows what certain sites looked like in the 1800s
  • Feel the Vineyard thru items passed around: cedar shingles, quahog shells, wool, etc
  • Tshirts, homemade items (key chains, jewelry) available for sale
  • Charging station for your phones or tablets.... no computers.
  • swag bags: Every passenger receives a swag bag: included are maps, guides, coupons and surprises
  • Entry/Admission - Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 1 Seaview Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, USA When coming off Steamship Authority Boat that lands at the Oak Bluffs wharf, we will be located across the street from the ticket office at the end of the ramp... you will see a blue bus with HomeGrown Tours logo on the side. When arriving to the Vineyard by way of the Island Queen: At the end of the ramp continue straight ahead up the hill til you arrive at the Steamship Authority (about a 5 minute walk) we will be parked across from the ticket office. You will see a blue bus with HomeGrown Tours logo on the side. When arriving to the Vineyard by way of Hy-Line from Hyannis: At the end of the ramp bear right to walk into town. At the center of town will be an information booth. Look to your left (towards the water) and you will see a very large flag, that is the Steamship Authority and Police Station. That is where we are parked. We are across the street from the ticket office. You will see a blue bus with HomeGrown Tours logo on the side. When arriving to the Vineyard by way of Steamship Authority that has landed in Vineyard Haven: You will need to get on the Vineyard Transit Authority and take the bus to Oak Bluffs and get off at the Ocean Park stop. The ride shouldn't be more than 20 minutes. When debarking from the bus, look to your left and you will see the Steamship Authority. We are parked across the street from the ticket office. You will see a blue bus with HomeGrown Tours logo on the side. The best method of travel to meet our bus tour is by way of Steamship Authority that leaves Woodshole at 9:30 am....arriving at 10:15 am..... NOTE: You CANNOTpark in Woodshole to get on the boat!!!!!! You must park in Falmout lot and take shuttle (free) to the Woodshole Steamship and vice-versa. Ride to Woodshole Steamship is approx 20 minutes.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • not recommended for children under 10
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lite snacks: pretzels, fritos, chips, crackers, cookies
  • Rain ponchos
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Screen at front of bus shows what certain sites looked like in the 1800s
  • Feel the Vineyard thru items passed around: cedar shingles, quahog shells, wool, etc
  • Tshirts, homemade items (key chains, jewelry) available for sale
  • Charging station for your phones or tablets.... no computers.
  • swag bags: Every passenger receives a swag bag: included are maps, guides, coupons and surprises
  • Entry/Admission - Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA)
Departure details
  • 1 Seaview Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, USA When coming off Steamship Authority Boat that lands at the Oak Bluffs wharf, we will be located across the street from the ticket office at the end of the ramp... you will see a blue bus with HomeGrown Tours logo on the side. When arriving to the Vineyard by way of the Island Queen: At the end of the ramp continue straight ahead up the hill til you arrive at the Steamship Authority (about a 5 minute walk) we will be parked across from the ticket office. You will see a blue bus with HomeGrown Tours logo on the side. When arriving to the Vineyard by way of Hy-Line from Hyannis: At the end of the ramp bear right to walk into town. At the center of town will be an information booth. Look to your left (towards the water) and you will see a very large flag, that is the Steamship Authority and Police Station. That is where we are parked. We are across the street from the ticket office. You will see a blue bus with HomeGrown Tours logo on the side. When arriving to the Vineyard by way of Steamship Authority that has landed in Vineyard Haven: You will need to get on the Vineyard Transit Authority and take the bus to Oak Bluffs and get off at the Ocean Park stop. The ride shouldn't be more than 20 minutes. When debarking from the bus, look to your left and you will see the Steamship Authority. We are parked across the street from the ticket office. You will see a blue bus with HomeGrown Tours logo on the side. The best method of travel to meet our bus tour is by way of Steamship Authority that leaves Woodshole at 9:30 am....arriving at 10:15 am..... NOTE: You CANNOTpark in Woodshole to get on the boat!!!!!! You must park in Falmout lot and take shuttle (free) to the Woodshole Steamship and vice-versa. Ride to Woodshole Steamship is approx 20 minutes.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • not recommended for children under 10
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 4 Jul 2020
A note from All Island Bus Tour
one of the specialties of our tours is the passing around of items to get a better feel of how we began and continue to live here... in lieu of Covid19 we will not be passing around any items at this time... in place we will explain in detail what each item represents... thanks for the understanding
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Seaview Ave
    1 Seaview Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, USA
    When coming off Steamship Authority Boat that lands at the Oak Bluffs wharf, we will be located across the street from the ticket office at the end of the ramp... you will see a blue bus with HomeGrown Tours logo on the side. When arriving to the Vineyard by way of the Island Queen: At the end of the ramp continue straight ahead up the hill til you arrive at the Steamship Authority (about a 5 minute walk) we will be parked across from the ticket office. You will see a blue bus with HomeGrown Tours logo on the side. When arriving to the Vineyard by way of Hy-Line from Hyannis: At the end of the ramp bear right to walk into town. At the center of town will be an information booth. Look to your left (towards the water) and you will see a very large flag, that is the Steamship Authority and Police Station. That is where we are parked. We are across the street from the ticket office. You will see a blue bus with HomeGrown Tours logo on the side. When arriving to the Vineyard by way of Steamship Authority that has landed in Vineyard Haven: You will need to get on the Vineyard Transit Authority and take the bus to Oak Bluffs and get off at the Ocean Park stop. The ride shouldn't be more than 20 minutes. When debarking from the bus, look to your left and you will see the Steamship Authority. We are parked across the street from the ticket office. You will see a blue bus with HomeGrown Tours logo on the side. The best method of travel to meet our bus tour is by way of Steamship Authority that leaves Woodshole at 9:30 am....arriving at 10:15 am..... NOTE: You CANNOTpark in Woodshole to get on the boat!!!!!! You must park in Falmout lot and take shuttle (free) to the Woodshole Steamship and vice-versa. Ride to Woodshole Steamship is approx 20 minutes.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Aquinnah Cliffs
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
32 reviews
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Terrible
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Trina M
1 contribution
Oct 2021
What a wonderful experience! From the beginning, Dee Dee was so lovely, helpful and accommodating with all of my questions with booking the tour! She went the extra mile and called me the day of the tour to make sure we didn't miss our ferry, she's awesome!
Our tour guide, Paul was very friendly, nice, knowledgeable and enthralled us with the history of the island! We had such a fantastic time and enjoyed every minute of the bus tour. We look forward to taking the tour again with HomeGrown Tours! Excellent!
Written 3 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TrailBlazer757406
1 contribution
Oct 2021
Very personable - we rode with the owner of the company. She was born and raised on the island, and knew lots of interesting history anecdotes. Great first exposure to the island.
Written 1 January 2022
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Michelle S
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
Booked a tour in August, rescheduled to 9/25 due to hurricane, arrived on date of tour and was never picked up. Apparently driver had Covid exposure. I appreciated them taking precautions. However, By the time someone called to tell me, it was too late. And they stated they emailed me the night prior- they hadn’t, I’d been checking. After apologizing they said they’d refund me the cost and recommended a different tour to take. So we spent $80 day of for another tour. Now they’ve all but ghosted me. Never answer phone, didn’t reply to my emails (direct or via their website) so I expect as it’s 2 months later there is no refund coming. (I have provided PayPal as requested). Very depressing as the women I’d been working with was very pleasant and responsive initially. Good tour? I’ll never know.
Written 15 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for the review... we try our best to accommodate.... We will make sure things like this dont happen again...thanks so much for bringing it to our attention... We hope you have a great rest of your year....
Written 27 November 2021
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Peter C
4 contributions
Sep 2021
DeeDee was outstanding. Her knowledge of the area and of the events in the past were amazing. She kept us informed and entertained throughout the trip.
Written 30 September 2021
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LuckyFilly
Louisville, KY42 contributions
Sep 2021
Such a great way to see the island! DeeDee is a wonderful guide. She grew up on the island, and her personal stories made the tour much more interesting. She is an excellent story teller. Good communication regarding booking and where to meet. We thoroughly enjoyed our day!
Written 25 September 2021
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Jacqueline G
Crown Point, IN87 contributions
Sep 2021
Our group of 3 had so much fun listening to our bus tour guide who grew up on the island. She and her classmates were all given $10 to film the beach scene in Jaws by running into and out of the icy water in April to film the 4th of July scene. The film had to be done by Memorial Day in time for the islands short tourist season. She told us so many other cute stories about growing up on the island as well as facts about the island. She drove a blue van so I hope I am reviewing the right Island bus tour, there seems to be many!?
Written 22 September 2021
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19ns49
Warsaw, VA42 contributions
Without any doubt, the absolute best tour guide we have ever had - and we’ve been on plenty of tours. Allison’s knowledge of Martha’s Vineyard and the people who live there or have lived there was amazing. She knows the history, mystery, intrigue and local lore by heart. A non-stop monologue for over 3 hours and fascinating. We were all riveted. Can’t rate her high enough.
Written 1 August 2021
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FellowTraveler770254
1 contribution
Jul 2021
Not what I expected. Our original tour was cancelled die to the driver coming in contact with some one who tested positive for corona virus. We were booked on another tour before we arrived and was a van that fit about 17 people. Very hot, tight and not enough stops. The driver also could not get the microphone to work. So he yelled for the 3 hours of the tour. We Couldn't really see good out of the van either. It was an ok tour. The operator did his best "sharky" .
Written 20 July 2021
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DeeDeeonMV
Im terribly sorry you were unable to tour with us... and im terribly sorry that your vehicle with the other tour company was not up to par... we take great strides to make your tour as pleasant as possible... due to covid, the law prevents us from working if there was contact... however, if you ever do get to come back, please let us know and we would be more than happy to give a 20% discount to make up for the other tour company .... please let us know in advance and i hope you have a great summer....
Written 21 July 2021
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Jeannie R
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Friends
our guide was personable....the fumes from the bus were OVER POWERING....Unfortunately we were never offered any snacks. I asked for water and the water was WARM..
Written 18 July 2021
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DeeDeeonMV
Thanks for your review... snacks are available upon request as is cold bottled water... announced at the begining of the tour..... we fill up with ice daily... not sure how the water was warm, but we take every measure to make sure that our customers are comfortable.... thanks again... have a great summer.
Written 19 July 2021
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Elena F
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
For my Milestone birthday trip, I booked an all island tour for 13. Dee Dee was aware it was my birthday and arrived with a shuttle decorated with balloons, signs, and a little birthday surprise that made the group smile! Being a third generation islander, she had great stories and customized the tour to what we wanted to see, giving the highlights and a good sense of the entire island.
I highly recommend traveling around with Homegrown Tours. Well worth the $50! Thank you Dee Dee, for making my birthday, so very special.
Written 5 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Three hour tour of Martha’s Vineyard.
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100% recommended!
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Great way to see Martha's Vineyard
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Fantastic tour-- Being a third generation islander DeeDee was so knowledgeable. Loved all her insights and stories.
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Wonderful Tour
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Unfortunate Communication
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