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Day Trip to Martha's Vineyard on Saturday August 12th

Boston "Onyxbirds" Travel Group
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Aug 12 7:00AM - 9:00PM

Our first 2017 Obirds day tripto Martha's Vineyard, the ideal place for being outside and expected to be another Summer vacation destination for the Obamas.

For those who don't know, Martha's Vineyard is an island consisting of several towns with Oak Bluffs being the most well known and having the most activity.


We'll meet on Martha's Vineyard at 10:30 AM Saturday 8/12/17 at the bandstand (which some refer to as a gazebo) in Ocean Park on Beach Road also known as Seaview Avenue in Oak Bluffs.

Ocean Park Bandstand is our meetup point

Here's your chance to take a dip in the world renown, Inkwell, get a taste of Mad Martha's ice cream or visit The Black Dog.

If you decide to stay over on Martha's Vineyard, there are a variety of accommodations from a hostel to inns to cottages to bed and breakfasts to vacation homes to hotels.

Check out mvol.com/accommodations/for lodging suggestions.

As with all Onyxbirds trips everyone is expected to make/book their own lodging arrangements.

Your travel options from Boston to Martha's Vineyard :

1) Park at Garages Close to South Station:

1) ProPark in South Station 700 Atlantic Avenue Boston MA 02111
Open 24/7 for $9 per day on weekends
Phone: (617)[masked] Fax (857)[masked]
http://www.proparkboston.com/rates/boston?width=1020

2) SP+ Parking Chinatown Garage 125 Lincoln Street Boston MA 02111
Open 24/7 for $12 per day on weekends:
(617)[masked]
http://bostonparking.spplus.com/Boston-125-Lincoln-Street-Parking.html

thentake 7:30 AM Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus Lines


(https://tds.peterpanbus.com/) in South Station to make 9:30 AM Woods Hole ferry to Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard round trip cost $58.50 one way travel time 1 hour 45 minutes then connect to Steamship Authority Ferryin Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard round trip cost $17 one way travel time 45 minutes

Return on the 6:15 PM ferry from Oak Bluffs to depart on 7:15 PM bus from Woods Hole arriving at 9:00 PM in South Station

YOU MUST HAVE A PRINTED TICKET TO BOARD THE BUS

SHOWING TICKETS ON YOUR PHONE/LAPTOP/IPAD IS NOT ACCEPTABLE

total round trip cost $75.50 per person & one way travel time 3 hours

2)Usehttp://mbta.comto plan yourtravel to South Station (via red line or SL4 silver line) round trip cost $8 one way travel time 30 minutes

thentake 7:30 AM Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus Lines

(https://tds.peterpanbus.com/) in South Station to make 9:30 AM Woods Hole ferry to Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard round trip cost $58.50 one way travel time 1 hour 45 minutes then connect to Steamship Authority Ferry (https://www.steamshipauthority.com/schedules)in Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard round trip cost $17 one way travel time 45 minutes

Return on the 6:15 PM ferry from Oak Bluffs to depart on 7:15 PM bus from Woods Hole arriving at 9:00 PM in South Station

YOU MUST HAVE A PRINTED TICKET TO BOARD THE BUS

SHOWING TICKETS ON YOUR PHONE/LAPTOP/IPAD IS NOT ACCEPTABLE

total round trip cost $75.50 per person & one way travel time 3 hours

3) Drive from Boston to Woods Hole $30 in gas plus daily parking rate $13 (address of closest parking lot to ferry is 222 Palmer Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540, here is a google map link from which you can create your directions

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=222+Palmer+Ave,+Falmouth,+MA

Take the Steamship Authority shuttle bus from Buzzards Bay one way travel time 2 hours (Saturday mornings are heavy traffic days to the Cape) to the Steamship Authority Ferry (https://www.steamshipauthority.com/schedules) from Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard round trip cost $17 one way travel time 45 minutes

total round trip cost $60 ($43 shared among riders) & one way travel time 2 hours 45 minutes

4)Drive from Boston to Woods Hole $30 in gas plus daily parking rate $13 (address of parking lot is222 Palmer Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540, here is a google map link from which you can create your directionshttp://maps.google.com/maps?q=222+Palmer+Ave,+Falmouth,+MAshuttle bus brings you to Steamship Authority ship)one way travel time 2 hours (Saturday mornings are heavy traffic days to the Cape) then connect to Steamship Authority Ferry (https://www.steamshipauthority.com/schedules) from Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard round trip cost $17 one way travel time 45 minutesthen connect Martha's Vineyard Regional Transit Authority (VTA) Bus #13 (http://vineyardtransit.com/Pages/VTA_Schedule/june17_sept17/route1) from Vineyard Haven Steamship Authority to Oak Bluffs Ocean Park stop round trip cost $5 one way travel time 30 minutes

total round trip cost $65 ($43 shared among riders) & one way travel time 3 hours 15 minutes

5) Drive from Boston to Falmouth $30 in gas plus daily parking rate of $15 one way travel time 2 hours (Saturday mornings are heavy traffic days to the Cape) then connect to Island Queen (http://islandqueen.com/schedule/summer/) in Falmouth to Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard round trip cost $22 one way travel time 35 minutes
total round trip cost $67 ($45 shared among riders) & one way travel time 2 hours 35 minutes (CASH ONLY for Island Queen parking and ferry)

6)FlyCape Airfrom Logan Airport to Martha's Vineyard Airport in West Tisbury round trip cost $637.99 one way travel time 40 minutes

Taxi from West Tisbury airport to Oak Bluffs round trip cost $40 one way travel time 20 minutes
total round trip cost $677.99 one way travel time 1 hour

7) Usehttp://mbta.comto plan yourtravel to South Station (via red line or SL4 silver line)

round trip cost $8 one way travel time 30 minutes

then take 8:00 AM CapeFlyer train (http://capeflyer.com/reservations-tickets/capeflyer-trainpricing-routes/#sthash.URYhqPWj.dpbs) from South Station to Buzzards Bay

Train departs from Boston only on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Returns to Boston Friday, Saturday and Sundayevenings

round trip cost $35 estimated one way travel time1 hour 30 minutes

where a free shuttle buswaits to bring you to the10:45 AM (or later if heavy traffic) Steamship Authority Ferry (https://www.steamshipauthority.com/schedules) in Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard

You MUST let the conductor or cafe car attendant know if you are taking the Steamship Authority Shuttle from Buzzards Bay to Woods Hole

round trip cost $17one way travel time 45 minutes

total round trip cost $60 per person & one way travel time 3 hours 15 minutes

8) Use (http://mbta.com)to plan yourtravel to South Station (via red line or SL4 silver line)

round trip cost $8 one way travel time 30 minutes

then take 8:00 AM CapeFlyer train (http://capeflyer.com/reservations-tickets/capeflyer-trainpricing-routes/#sthash.URYhqPWj.dpbs) from South Station

Train departs from Boston only on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Returns to Boston Friday, Saturday and Sundayevenings

$35 roundtrip ticket estimated one way time 1 hour 30 minutes

to Buzzards Bay where a $2 shuttle bus (http://capeflyer.com/capecod-transportation-getting-around/transportation-to-marthas-vineyard/#sthash.mOO6EUai.dpbs) waits to bring you
to the Island Island Queen ferry in Falmouth for the 10:30 AM (or 12:00 PM with heavy traffic) ferry Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard
round trip cost $24 one way travel time 2 hours 45 minutes
total round trip cost $69 & estimated one way travel time 3 hours 15 minutes (CASH ONLY for Island Queen ferry)

If your RSVP is Yes, please indicate in the comment section which activities are of interest to you.

If you're on Martha's Vineyard at 7:15 AM join me to hang with the Polar Bears at the Inkwell which is the Oak Bluffs town beach. The Polar Bears is warm and welcoming group who love to begin their day in the water either exercising in waist deep water or swimming between the jettys. You don't have to get in the water you can stay on land to witness this wonderful ritual.

Breakfast at Biscuits which is black owned and offers bomb breakfast.

Daytrippers actually anyone who is on MV we meet up at 10:30 AM at the bandstand in Ocean Park on Beach Road also known as Seaview Avenue in Oak Bluffs which is across the street from the ferry terminal.

Then ride the 13 bus to Edgartown to visit the Lighthouse and Harlem Art Show in the Harborview Hotel across from the lighthouse.
Depending on time will have lunch in Edgartown or Oak Bluffs.

Then make our way back on the 13 bus to Oak Bluffs to check out the historic Tabernacle and iconic ginger bread houses on the MV Campground which is an old-fashioned neighborhood of tiny colorful cottages in the center of Oak Bluffs.
Walk along Circuit Avenue to check out the stores (support two black owned shops, C'est La Vie and MV Allston) and/or people watch.
Hang out at the Inkwell which is Oak Bluffs town beach.

For those staying overnight join me at the high school for the MVAAFF to view selected scenes from the Netflix series She's Gotta Have It followed by a Color of Conversation with Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee and Dewanda Wise

Attend MVAAFF wrap party

Bus fare is $5 roundtrip or get an $8 day pass if you want to also check out Vineyard Haven.

Text/call me[masked] if you miss the Oak Bluffs ferry and/or need help finding us.

Other options for activities:

People watch $0

Laze around $0

Go Fly a Kite on Ocean Park - $15 for kite $0 for wind

Walk aimlessly all while getting to know each other Priceless

Travel on the local busses to explore the other towns on Martha's Vineyard $2 per ride.

Eat at various restaurants suggest Linda Jean's orSweet Life or Biscuit or Lola's or Nancy's or Lobsterville Grill.

Activities (prices from web pages....You MUST call to confirm accuracy)

Bike - rental $20/day suggested companyhttp://www.andersonsb...

Jet Ski - $135 to $185/hour or Banana Boat (30 minute) Ride $30/person or Waterskiing $200/hour or Para Sailing $[masked] minute flight suggested company <a>http://mvoceansports....</a>;;

Kayak - private lesson $[masked] hours or rental (kayak/paddle/life jacket/basic instruction) $42-$90 1-3 hours or kayak adventure @ 1 PM 2.5 hour guided tour (equipment/basic instruction/guide/snack) $66 suggested companyhttp://www.islandsspi...

Beach - Oak Bluffs Town Beach (Inkwell) or Katama Beach in Edgartown (South Beach)http://www.mvol.com/b...

Catamaran Cruise - Enjoy the views from the water 2 hours on Nantucket Sound at 2 PM on catamaran $60 suggested companyhttp://www.madmaxmari...

Sailing Lessons - private 1 hour $85 or 2 person 1 hour $95 or 3 person 1 hour $105 suggested companyhttp://www.windsupmv....

Windsurf - introductory group lesson $65/person private lesson $75/person 1 hour suggested companyhttp://www.windsupmv....

Fish -My Brother Charters http://www.mybrothercharters.com/

Tour-explore lighthouses, gardens, cliffs as well as historic and cultural sights fees are free to $48
http://www.mvheritage...
http://www.vineyardtr...
http://www.mvmuseum.o...

Lodging

Shearer Cottage - 4 Morgan Avenue Oak Bluffs 02557 call (508)[masked] or (508)[masked] or (781)[masked]

Oak Bluffs Inn- 64 Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs 02557 call[masked]or[masked]

Arbor Inn - 222 Upper Main Street inEdgartown02539 [masked]

Kathleen's Kottage-59 Naushon Avenue in Oak Bluffs 02557 call[masked]

Madison Inn-18 Kennebec Avenue in Oak Bluffs 02557 call[masked]or[masked]

Nashua Inn- 30 Kennebec Avenue in Oak Bluffs 02557 call[masked]or[masked]

Oak Bluffs Inn- 64 Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs 02557 call[masked]or[masked]

Pequot Hotel- 19 Pequot Avenue in Oak Bluffs 02557 call[masked]

Hostel - 525 Edgartown-West Tisbury Road in West Tisbury 02575 call[masked]

PLEASE NOTE - from Oak Bluffs 30 minutes by car and 60 minutes by public bus to hostel.

How to find us:Meet at the Ocean Park bandstand in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard located on Beach Road aka Seaview Avenue.

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