Martha’s Vineyard: an island made for exploring

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Experience this special island through a choice of fun activities.

Domestic Outdoors
About the Trip

Packages offer three adventures to help visitors learn more about this special island, the largest on the East Coast not connected to the mainland by a bridge or tunnel.

Kayak in Sengekontacket salt pond, separated from the ocean by a beautiful barrier beach.

Travel by oversand vehicle to the Cape Poge Lighthouse on Chappaquiddick Island. This naturalist-led tour includes admission to the lighthouse.

Visit the Island Alpaca Farm for one of the popular discovery programs that offers hands-on time with the animals. Get a glimpse of the thriving agricultural side of Martha’s Vineyard.

 

Where You Go

Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

What to Know

Adult Leaders/Advisors must accompany girls.

You don’t have to complete an application form for this event. Just contact the project manager for a registration form and GO! Remember to notify your council that you are traveling on a Getaway and to follow all of your council’s travel and activity guidelines.

Hostel staff will provide information about options for travel to the island, getting around the island without vehicles, and about other activities you might want to plan—a sunset in Menemsha, visiting the cliffs at Aquinnah, exploring the gingerbread cottages, a day of cycling.

The Dates

May 19 - October 8, 2017


What to Bring

Clothes that are okay to get wet during kayaking. Closed-toe shoes for the alpaca farm visit. Bathing suit and beach towel. Sunscreen, hat, insect repellent for outdoor activities. Toiletries (including soap and shampoo), face cloth.

The Cost

Two nights with kayaking adventure: $127-$177 per participant. Add $20 for one-day bike rental; the kayak put-in is located along the coastal bike path.

Two nights with either Lighthouse Tour or Island Alpaca Farm Discovery Program: $107-$157

Three nights with kayaking and either Lighthouse Tour or Alpaca Farm Program: $193-$243

All options include overnights, linens, breakfast, and use of the fully equipped kitchen and gas grill for preparing other meals. Hostel staff can help with calculating transportation costs.

Contact Information

vineyard@hiusa.org