About Martha's Vineyard

An island off Cape Cod, south of Boston in Massachusetts, only accessible by boat or plane, Martha’s Vineyard is divided into six towns, each with a distinct personality. During the whaling era, sea captains and merchant traders created elegant homes on the Island. From 1872, when the railway came to Wood’s Hole, summer residences began to be built. In 1974, Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster ‘Jaws’ was filmed on the Island, with many island residents appearing in scenes. The film is still shown regularly at local theatres. Today the Vineyard is a place where people go to relax and enjoy its pleasant summer weather and many beautiful beaches.

General information

MV Chamber of Commerce (800) 505-4815 (508) 693-0085

Wikipedia information about Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Online


The Steamship Authority 508-477-8600

Vineyard Fast Ferry 401-295-4040

Hy-Line Cruises 508-548-4800

Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus 800-343-9999

Vineyard Transit Authority 508-693-9440

Cape Air 508-771-6944

MV Airport 508-693-7022

Town of Tisbury (Vineyard Haven) 508-696-4203

SeaStreak 800-262-8743



Local News

The Martha's Vineyard Times 508-693-6100

The Vineyard Gazette 508-627-4311

WMVY Radio 508-693-4994

WVVY Radio 508-693-9379