When most people think of Martha’s Vineyard they envision a picturesque island that has all the character of a small New England village, but with the addition of some of the world’s best beaches, most incredible restaurants, and the finest shopping. However, Martha’s Vineyard is an island that’s surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. That means you can only get there by small airplane, helicopter or by boat. Yet most of us don’t own a small airplane, helicopter or boat, and it costs a fortune to rent or charter them.
So, how can you get to this magical island in the most affordable and easiest way? By ferry of course. Although the Massachusetts Steamship Authority has vessels traveling throughout the day to the island of Martha’s Vineyard from multiple areas of the mainland, the very best place to catch the ferry is in Woods Hole in Cape Cod. The best part is that the fare from Woods Hole to Martha’s Vineyard is only $8.50 one-way or $17 round-trip. Children must ride with an adult and the price drops down to only $4.50 one-way and $9 round-trip.
Children under four (4) years old ride free. In addition, if you’re active military, you get a nice discount and only have to pay the child’s price. The ride is short but sweet. The entire trip from Woods Hole to Martha’s Vineyard is only 45 minutes long. On the way, you’re sure to enjoy some amazing scenery, especially when you cross Vineyard Sound. You may even see a whale, especially if you’re traveling during the height of Cape Cod’s whale watching seasons that goes from May to October each year.
If you’re planning to take the Wood’s Hole Ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, it absolutely makes sense to rent a vehicle. That way you can come and go as you please without having to walk, pay for an Uber or Lyft or go by the bus schedule. We even provide complimentary pick-up at all of the Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven and Edgartown Inns and Hotels to make it even easier for you.
MV Auto Rental is by far the most popular choice for vehicle rentals on Martha’s Vineyard. We have proudly served the island and its many visitors for over 25 years. We’re proud to offer low rates for daily, weekly, and monthly vehicle rentals. Our wide selection of new Jeep Gladiators, Convertibles, 4-Door Cars, SUV’s and Minivans not only meet but exceed the needs of any visitor. Our team of dedicated professionals are famous for providing fast service and the utmost attention to detail that you truly deserve.
We have four convenient locations, so whether you take a ferry to Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs, our offices are within walking distance to each terminal. We also have an office at 196 Upper Main Street in Edgartown and offer complimentary pick-up/drop off service at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport. Please make your reservation online or call us. Our hours of operation are 8am - 6pm in Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs. If you require before or after-hours pick-ups, please call us to make arrangements.