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Geting Here

GETTING HERE IS PART OF THE JOURNEY 

Our unique island locale means there are only two ways to arrive and depart – by sea or by air. With pristine beaches, shops, restaurants, and activities just outside our doors, we encourage you to leave the car behind. Should you need to travel to other parts of the island, Harbor View will arrange for luxury SUV car service.

Maybe it’s the sun on your face. Maybe it’s the wind in your hair…the distant cries of gulls overhead, or the briny scent of the churning sea.

Whatever the reason, the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard does more than take you to Oak Bluffs or Vineyard Haven; it transports you...escorts you to a different, more carefree state of mind. The ocean air and the beauty of the sea will make your realize your vacation's already begun, even before you make landfall on this classic island paradise.

Welcome, one and all, to the magic of Martha’s Vineyard.

GETTING TO THE ISLAND BY AIR AND BY SEA 

The Harbor View Hotel is located in Edgartown, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Transportation is only available by plane or by boat.

Direct flights depart from:

  • Boston, Hyannis, Nantucket and New Bedford, MA
  • Westchester and New York, NY
  • Washington DC
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Charlotte, NC

Ferries depart from:

  • Falmouth, Woods Hole, Hyannis, New Bedford and Nantucket, MA
  • New York, NY
  • North Kingston, RI
  • Highlands, NJ

Luxury Car Service is available to the ferries from Boston. The Harbor View Hotel will arrange this for you and pass along our exclusive, pre-negotiated rates. Parking is also available at all the ferries.

Click here for an easy to read table of all the flights and ferries to get you here.

ON ISLAND TRANSPORTATION

Harbor View Hotel is in a central location to many summer activities making it easy to get around by foot or with local transportation.

  • Golf Cart - Once at the hotel, Harbor View Hotel will provide complimentary trips in our golf cart to town, the beach, the market, and nearby destinations
  • Mercedes-Benz Drive Program - Guests may use one of three luxury Mercedes-Benz vehicles at Harbor View Hotel. Vehicles can be booked for 2 hours at a time based on availability
  • Luxury SUV Car Service - Through an exclusive partnership with Lighthouse Taxi Service our front desk is happy to arrange transfers to and from the hotel upon arrival and departure and bill to your hotel folio. Guests really enjoy the luxury vehicles, the direct route to the hotel and the ease of billing. Many other island taxis are shared, each passenger is charged for the whole trip, and payment is cash only. Our pre-negotiated, discounted rates are availabe only to Harbor View Hotel guests. 
  • Rental Cars - Through our exclusive partnership with local rental car agencies, we are able to offer our guests a convenient Arrive and Drive package. We will have your rental car waiting for you when you get off the ferry. We can do all the paperwork over the phone, and you will the get our discounted hotel guest rate.


 

Upcoming Events

Sep 26

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Saturday, Sep 26th

Explore historic Edgartown by horse and buggy. Whether you are looking for a romantic excursion or a little family fun, the magnificent Percheron draft horses and beautiful carriage will offer an unforgettable experience and a perfect photo opportunity for your holiday greeting card. The 30-minute tour will take you by beautiful homes, picturesque meadows overlooking the ocean, Eel Pond, historic Edgartown village and Edgartown Harbor. Enjoy hot cider while cozying up with a throw on cooler days. This Harbor View Hotel experience is one you don't want to miss. 

Each carriage ride is booked by parties traveling together in order to adhere to the Covid-19 safety guidelines. The maximum number of guests is 6 per ride. The pickup and drop off is in front of the hotel. Please meet the driver at the designated location 5 minutes before your scheduled time.

Times offered every Saturday at: 2:30 –3:00 | 3:15 – 3:45 | 4:00 – 4:30 | 4:45 – 5:15 | 5:30 – 6:00

Cancellation Policy: Please keep in mind that tour sizes are limited due to the covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, if you need to cancel, you will be required to notify Harbor View Hotel 10 days prior to the event in order to receive a full refund, less 10% transaction fee. In the case of inclement weather, we will reschedule the trip to the following day. We have carriages with covers that will allow us to operate in light rain, creating a beautiful atmosphere. If your schedule does not accommodate the change, you will receive a full refund. 

FOR INQUIRIES, BOOKINGS AND
RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS AT BETTINI

CALL 508-627-7000

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Sep 26

Chappy Bike & Over-the-sand Vehicle Tour

Saturday, Sep 26th

Includes a guided bike tour to Mytoi Japanese Garden on Chappaquiddick Island, and an over-the-sand vehicle tour that will take you onto East Beach and to a tour of the Cape Poge Lighthouse. Our tour guide will lead you by bicycle from Harbor View Hotel to the famous Chappy Ferry which served as a setting in a pivotal scene in the movie, “Jaws”.

The 5-minute ferry ride will take you 527 feet from Edgartown to Chappaquiddick Island. You will bike 3.7 miles to Mytoi Garden where you can explore the beautiful gardens before boarding an over-the-sand vehicle. The vehicle will take you on an hour and a half ride over the “Dike” bridge onto East Beach to Cape Poge Lighthouse. You will tour the lighthouse and then return the same way you came. The tour will end at Harbor View Hotel, where we encourage you to stay for lunch at the popular Bettini Restaurant. Ask us to make a reservation at time of booking.

Bikers must be able to ride 7+ miles. Please be mindful that if you are not booking a private tour, you will either have to keep up with the group or agree to lag behind and meet at the Mytoi Gardens in time for the 10am Over-the-Sand Vehicle Tour. You will have plenty of time for a leisurely ride. Chappaquiddick roads are mainly flat, but there are small inclines. You must be able to bike on dirt and sandy roads as the roads are not all paved.

The Harbor View Hotel can provide a complimentary leisure bike which has only one gear. Guests are encouraged to bring their own bikes or the hotel can recommend a local bike shop if you would prefer a more traditional road bike. Chappaquiddick Island does not have indoor restrooms, restaurants or shops. There are porta potties at Mytoi Gardens and Cape Poge Lighthouse, as well as a water fountain at Mytoi Garden.  Please bring a water bottle and dress comfortably for biking and the forecasted weather. In order to adhere to all all Covid-19 guidelines , guests should wear their face covering at all times. Each excursion is limited to a maximum of 8 guests only. Tour starts at 8:45am. Please meet the tour guide at Harbor View Hotel under the port cochere at 8:30 am.

Cancellation Policy: Please keep in mind that tour sizes are limited due to the covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, if you need to cancel, you will be required to notify Harbor View Hotel 10 days prior to the event in order to receive a full refund, less 10% transaction fee. In the case of inclement weather, we will postpone the trip to the following day. If your schedule does not accommodate the change, you will receive a full refund. 

FOR INQUIRIES, BOOKINGS AND
LUNCH RESERVATIONS AT BETTINI

CALL 508-627-7000

Learn More
Oct 3

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Saturday, Oct 3rd

Explore historic Edgartown by horse and buggy. Whether you are looking for a romantic excursion or a little family fun, the magnificent Percheron draft horses and beautiful carriage will offer an unforgettable experience and a perfect photo opportunity for your holiday greeting card. The 30-minute tour will take you by beautiful homes, picturesque meadows overlooking the ocean, Eel Pond, historic Edgartown village and Edgartown Harbor. Enjoy hot cider while cozying up with a throw on cooler days. This Harbor View Hotel experience is one you don't want to miss. 

Each carriage ride is booked by parties traveling together in order to adhere to the Covid-19 safety guidelines. The maximum number of guests is 6 per ride. The pickup and drop off is in front of the hotel. Please meet the driver at the designated location 5 minutes before your scheduled time.

Times offered every Saturday at: 2:30 –3:00 | 3:15 – 3:45 | 4:00 – 4:30 | 4:45 – 5:15 | 5:30 – 6:00

Cancellation Policy: Please keep in mind that tour sizes are limited due to the covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, if you need to cancel, you will be required to notify Harbor View Hotel 10 days prior to the event in order to receive a full refund, less 10% transaction fee. In the case of inclement weather, we will reschedule the trip to the following day. We have carriages with covers that will allow us to operate in light rain, creating a beautiful atmosphere. If your schedule does not accommodate the change, you will receive a full refund. 

FOR INQUIRIES, BOOKINGS AND
RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS AT BETTINI

CALL 508-627-7000

Learn More
Oct 10

Chappy Bike & Over-the-sand Vehicle Tour

Saturday, Oct 10th

Includes a guided bike tour to Mytoi Japanese Garden on Chappaquiddick Island, and an over-the-sand vehicle tour that will take you onto East Beach and to a tour of the Cape Poge Lighthouse. Our tour guide will lead you by bicycle from Harbor View Hotel to the famous Chappy Ferry which served as a setting in a pivotal scene in the movie, “Jaws”.

The 5-minute ferry ride will take you 527 feet from Edgartown to Chappaquiddick Island. You will bike 3.7 miles to Mytoi Garden where you can explore the beautiful gardens before boarding an over-the-sand vehicle. The vehicle will take you on an hour and a half ride over the “Dike” bridge onto East Beach to Cape Poge Lighthouse. You will tour the lighthouse and then return the same way you came. The tour will end at Harbor View Hotel, where we encourage you to stay for lunch at the popular Bettini Restaurant. Ask us to make a reservation at time of booking.

Bikers must be able to ride 7+ miles. Please be mindful that if you are not booking a private tour, you will either have to keep up with the group or agree to lag behind and meet at the Mytoi Gardens in time for the 10am Over-the-Sand Vehicle Tour. You will have plenty of time for a leisurely ride. Chappaquiddick roads are mainly flat, but there are small inclines. You must be able to bike on dirt and sandy roads as the roads are not all paved.

The Harbor View Hotel can provide a complimentary leisure bike which has only one gear. Guests are encouraged to bring their own bikes or the hotel can recommend a local bike shop if you would prefer a more traditional road bike. Chappaquiddick Island does not have indoor restrooms, restaurants or shops. There are porta potties at Mytoi Gardens and Cape Poge Lighthouse, as well as a water fountain at Mytoi Garden.  Please bring a water bottle and dress comfortably for biking and the forecasted weather. In order to adhere to all all Covid-19 guidelines , guests should wear their face covering at all times. Each excursion is limited to a maximum of 8 guests only. Tour starts at 8:45am. Please meet the tour guide at Harbor View Hotel under the port cochere at 8:30 am.

Cancellation Policy: Please keep in mind that tour sizes are limited due to the covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, if you need to cancel, you will be required to notify Harbor View Hotel 10 days prior to the event in order to receive a full refund, less 10% transaction fee. In the case of inclement weather, we will postpone the trip to the following day. If your schedule does not accommodate the change, you will receive a full refund. 

FOR INQUIRIES, BOOKINGS AND
LUNCH RESERVATIONS AT BETTINI

CALL 508-627-7000

Learn More
Oct 23

Chef Nate Gould at Harbor View Hotel

Friday, Oct 23rd

Chef Nate Gould, founder and creator of the popular Sweet Reaper Hot Sauce and Martha’s Vineyard Smoke House will be visiting Harbor View Hotel to collaborate with Harbor View Hotel's Culinary Director, Chef Hart Lowry, to create a delicious tasting dinner utilizing Japanese inspired, cooking techniques and flavors. Chef Nate worked for several years on Martha's Vineyard at our very own Harbor View Hotel as the Executive Chef before moving to Boston to become Chef De Cuisine at the James Beard Award winning restaurant O YA, where he met Chef Hart. Join two good friends, Chef Nate and Chef Hart, for a six- course tasting dinner accompanied by incredible wine pairings. Tickets are $200 per person. 

Space is limited. Call to purchase a ticket today. CALL 508-627-3761 or Email us at: [email protected]

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Wines Around The World Tasting Package

Book a two night stay, and join us for a complimentary tasting of wines around the world, Friday from 4-5pm in Bettini Restaurant. Wine Tasting is only offered Friday. Must be 21 or older to book the package. 

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RISE AND DINE

It's been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why not make it the most rewarding one, too?

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