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Island Experiences

Surrounded by the ocean and miles of beaches… rich in history and natural beauty… the magical island of Martha’s Vineyard offers an unparalleled array of unforgettable experiences. For over 130 years, Harbor View Hotel has famously welcomed and captivated guests from around the world. Luxury hospitality is our passion. We have crafted amazing itineraries for countless couples, friends and families, as well as Hollywood A listers and famous dignitaries.


Chappaquiddick Island

Cape Poge Lighthouse Tour & Refuge Prowl

Explore the only wildlife refuge on Chappaquiddick by open-air, over-sand vehicle as you trek to the remote Cape Poge Light. Learn about the local and natural history of this special place, how man and nature have lived with and shaped the land, and meet the local wildlife! Don’t forget a camera for a climb up the Light’s wooden staircase to unmatched views of the Muskeget Channel, Cape Cod, and Nantucket!

Cape Poge Kayak & Safari

Discover the pristine waters of Chappaquiddick and the life within on this 1.5-mile paddle and bayside beach exploration. Learn the local and biological history of our treasured brackish pond, salt marsh, and eel grass lagoon! Sea snot, dead man’s fingers, and sea pickle included.

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Guided Island Tours

All tours begin and end at the historic Harbor View Hotel. With 130 years of history behind it, the historic Harbor View Hotel has been faithfully restored. Dubbed the Crown Jewel of Martha’s Vineyard, Harbor View Hotel was at the heart of the tourist trade that saved Edgartown after the dawn of the whaling industry. This grand hotel continues to attract a diverse guest list from the famous and far flung to families and couples looking for the perfect summertime escape. Experienced tour guides will take you to all the major towns and Vineyard landmarks while entertaining you with local knowledge and folklore.

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Oyster Farm Tours (Seasonal)

Harbor View Hotel guests get an up-close look at the raising and harvesting of oysters from seed to market, while enjoying as-fresh-as-it-gets oysters. The tour is educational and lasts about one hour.

Two men in the ocean with oysters on Martha's Vineyard.

Private Yacht Charters (Seasonal)

Make your Vineyard vacation a memorable one with a chartered yacht excursion. Relax and enjoy the view of the Vineyard from the water. Pass by Chappaquiddick Island, Edgartown Harbor, Katama Bay, beautiful homes, beaches and lighthouses. Breakfast, lunch and sunset cocktail cruises are available. Guests also may enjoy sunbathing, swimming, paddleboarding and kayaking in the inner Edgartown Harbor.

A blue and white yacht in the ocean.

Yoga on the Great Lawn

Rejuvenate the mind and body while on vacation. Book a class for yourself or your group. Our instructors will tailor the instruction based on your ability and goals.

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Harbor View Hotel is happy to assist you with reservations at one of the local Edgartown Spas. In-room massage is offered seasonally based on availability. Contact the concierge for assistance.

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Horse Drawn Carriage Rides for Weddings

Add a special touch to your wedding or private event. The magnificent Percheron draft horses and beautiful carriage will pick you up and take you to your venue. Trot along the harbor, passing historic homes, lantern lined streets and beautiful views in an elegant wedding carriage pulled by a team of magnificent Percheron draft horses. The horses are meticulously groomed, and the drivers dress for the occasion.

Horse drawn carriage ride at a Harbor View Hotel wedding.

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