Marthas Vineyard Family Campground is
located just one and a half miles from the Vineyard Haven ferry terminal.
Ferry Transportation to and from the
Island: An exciting bonus to your Island camping vacation is the delightful 45
minute ferry trip across Vineyard Sound from Woods Hole to the Vineyard. The Marthas
Vineyard Steamship Authority is the only ferry that carries motor vehicles and trailers of
all sizes. Ferry reservations are needed for vehicles
only. We recommend
that you travel on weekdays whenever possible, and we remind you that
reserving early will make travel much easier. It is advisable that you
call the ferry for availability prior to reserving a campsite with us.
However, if you plan to rent one of our cabins OR trailer sites, please
contact us first to confirm availability prior to making your ferry
When making advance reservations for vehicles on the ferry,
book to Vineyard Haven, if possible. (Its closer than Oak Bluffs.) Auto
rates apply to standard passenger vehicles, vans, and pickups only. Charges may vary by
length, height of vehicle, and if there are exterior loads. The Steamship Authority will
need to know the exact height and length (of all vehicles when connected), including
exterior loads such as bicycles and roof racks.
(Measurements and license plate
numbers are required for price quotes, so be prepared when making your reservations.)
Weekends and holidays book early in the season, and we suggest you plan accordingly.
Online reservations begin on January 14th, and phone reservations begin
on January 21st. Bicycles and passengers are welcome anytime, with no
reservations necessary. Parking is available, with shuttle service to the ferry from the
Coming to the
Campground from the Steamship Authority in Vineyard Haven: At the first
intersection (just past the Stop & Shop), take a right and go uphill (away from the
Ocean) for 1/4 mile. Take your first major road (Edgartown Road) on the left. This is also
uphill, and the street sign reads To Edgartown. We are 1.2 miles up this road
on the right, with a large blue sign.
Coming to the Campground from Oak
Bluffs and all other ferries: Go to Vineyard Haven via Beach Road. Continue
1/4 mile past the Cumberland Farms convenience store, and take a left onto Edgartown Road.
If you would like to obtain more information about our Island,
please visit the Marthas Vineyard Chamber of Commerce
web site at http://www.mvy.com.
The Chamber of Commerce
web site has links to us, the ferries, bus schedules, and loads of great travel
information. Shuttle Buses
are available island-wide and stop
at our campground. For schedules and rates, visit
More information on ferry service can be obtained directly from
the Steamship Authority:
Marthas Vineyard Steamship Authority
Suite 1C, 509 Falmouth Road, Mashpee, MA 02649
(508) 477-8600 or (508) 693-9130
(Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven & Oak Bluffs - 7 days a week - 45 minute trip)
For passengers and bicycles only, ferries and parking are also
available from the following cities:
Falmouth via the Island Queen:
http://www.islandqueen.com/ - 45 minutes (508)
Hyannis via the Hy-Line:
http://www.hy-linecruises.com/ - 90 minutes
New Bedford via the traditional ferry - 90 minutes
or Fast Ferry -
http://www.nefastferry.com - 60 minutes
Quonset Point, RI to Oak Bluffs on the new
Vineyard Fast Ferry:
http://www.vineyardfastferry.com - 90 minutes (401)-295-4040
Peter Pan Bus Lines
(Bonanza Bus Division):
- provides convenient bus service to Woods Hole from both Boston and New
York. They can be reached at 1 888 331-7500.