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Plan your visit

Make the most out of your trip to Chappaquiddick Island and Martha's Vineyard. These are many of our communities' helpful resources. Use these to find what makes your stay exciting, relaxing, and enjoyable. Find things to do, ways to get around, and more!

Visitor Guides & Info

The Best Read Guide to Martha’s Vineyard free visitor’s guide available throughout the island, website includes maps, calendars, things to do and more.

Insider’s Guide to Martha's Vineyard: Eat, Stay & Play.

Visit Edgartown Historic waterfront village of Edgartown, home to a variety of galleries, boutiques, restaurants, inns, and museums, and many annual events such as fireworks, parades, sandcastle & sculpture contests, and Christmas in Edgartown.


Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce


Wikitravel Guide to Martha’s Vineyard


Martha’s Vineyard Online Island directory & resources.

Current local weather and tide charts

Public & Tribal Lands

The Trustees of Reservations Membership based nonprofit with a mission to preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts. Maintains almost 1000 acres on Chappaquiddick including Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, Mytoi Gardens, Norton Point Beach, and Wasque. (508) 693-7662


Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Maintains properties on Martha’s Vineyard and Chappaquiddick including conserved properties and trails in North Neck with staircases down to Cape Poge Pond, the Three Ponds Reservation in the center of the island, and Poucha Pond Reservation.


Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation The Packard Preserve allows public access along a walking path to a scenic overlook above Katama Bay. 


Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) The ancestors of Wampanoag people have lived for at least 10,000 years at Aquinnah (Gay Head) and throughout the island of Noepe (Martha’s Vineyard). Today, the tribe continues to be self-governing and proudly cares for 477 acres of ancestral lands, much of it set aside for common use and benefit. At the stunning cliffs of Aquinnah, the tribe maintains a gift shop and cultural center.

Other Resources & Services

ATMs: Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank


Community Center & Library: 

Chappaquiddick Community Center The Center offers a variety of events and classes, WIFI access, a small library and a video collection. Anyone who owns land or comes and stays on Chappy is welcome to be a subscriber to the CCC for $75. You must be a subscriber to register for tennis and sailing classes and to rent the building for private events.


Edgartown Free Public Library Free wireless access, books and magazines, DVDs and videos, audio books, compact discs and more. Public computers are available for all visitors for 15 minute sessions (No library card required). A visitor may purchase a library card for an annual fee of $10.

Concierge: My Vineyard Concierge

Linen Service: Takemmy Linen Rental


Newspapers & Media:

The Martha’s Vineyard Times

Vineyard Gazette

Martha’s Vineyard Radio 92.7 WMVY Vineyard Haven and 96.5 Newport, RI 

The Cape and Islands NPR Station WCAI 90.1, WNAN 91.1 and WZAI 94.3

The Martha’s Vineyard Magazine



Steamship Authority Ferry from Wood’s Hole to Martha’s Vineyard.

Chappy Ferry from Edgartown to Chappaquiddick.

Public Transportation:

Martha’s Vineyard Regional Transit Authority Year-round, island-wide public transportation with maps, fares and schedules. (508) 693-9440


Car Rentals:

Sun ‘n’ Fun Rentals
Stagecoach Taxi
Budget Car Rental

A-A Island Auto Rental
Hertz Vineyard Haven (508) 693-4196, Airport (508) 693-2404

Dining & Entertainment

Dining: Tip: During peak season, it’s a good idea to make advance dinner reservations. A good rule of thumb is to call about two weeks prior to your scheduled arrival.


Martha’s Vineyard Clambake Company offers “Clambake-To-Go” for a do-it-yourself clambake experience

Espresso Love casual dining and take out garden cafe, free wireless internet access

Détente fine dining hip restaurant and bar and lounge

Atria fine dining restaurant and bar

The Dunes at Winnetu fine dining and family options

Alchemy Bistro & Bar fine dining restaurant and bar

L’etoile fine dining

Town Bar & Grill MV casual dining, sushi, and bar

The Newes from America at the Kelly House Hotel casual dining and bar

The Seafood Shanty casual dining

Movie Theater: Edgartown Cinemas  65 Main Street (508) 627-1076


There's a lot to learn about Martha's Vineyard & Chappaquiddick Island

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