Set sail with a seasoned local fisherman, reel in the ocean’s freshest fare, and explore the history and ecology of Martha’s Vineyard’s beaches, hatcheries, and wildlife sanctuaries. This is an island steeped in the history of the Wampanoag tribe, the whaling industry, and—at one point—secessionist politics. From rich fishing traditions to intricate coastal ecology, join us as we experience another side of Martha’s Vineyard in the company of the people who call it home.
Our trip begins at the Martha’s Vineyard Steamship docks in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Travelers should arrive at the Steamship docks by 10:15 a.m. on September 12 to meet the group before the 10:45 a.m. ferry. Our trip concludes in the afternoon on September 15. Your guide will accompany the group back to Woods Hole via the ferry. You'll have the option of taking the 2:30 p.m., or 3:45 p.m. ferry back to the mainland (depending on how many oysters you want to stay and eat).
Woods Hole is located about a two-hour drive from Boston, Massachusetts and an hour and a half from Providence, Rhode Island. If arriving by air, we recommend Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) or Providence's T.F. Green Airport (PVD). There is shuttle bus service from both airports to Woods Hole.
We recommend you have a medium fitness level to fully participate in this trip. You should be comfortable staying on your feet for long stretches at a time, and walking anywhere between 3 to 5 miles a day. We will be out and about most of each day, with time to rest at lunch and dinner. We’ll also spend significant time on small boats, so this trip is not recommended for travelers who experience severe seasickness.
We'll be staying in a pair of spacious and comfortable shared homes with communal bathrooms, kitchens, and living spaces. Single travelers should be prepared to share a room with another traveler of the same gender, depending on the composition of the group.