Activities Brochure 2024

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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. This guide will provide you with information about unique excursions curated specifically for Harbor View Hotel guests, as well as a list of our favorite places to go and things to do on Martha's Vineyard. If you need any assistance planning your trip, please contact us.


WHAT'S INSIDE OYSTER TOURS

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BOATING EXCURSIONS

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FISHING EXCURSIONS

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KAYAKING & PADDLEBOARDING EXCURSIONS

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YACHTING EXCURSIONS

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CHAPPAQUIDDICK ISLAND

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SIGHTSEEING TOURS

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BEACHES

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BIKE TRAILS

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ACTIVITIES FOR THE FAMILY

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OTHER RESOURCES

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CONTACT US

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AWARDS & ACCOLADES

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Many of our local business partners offer exclusive gifts or discounts to Harbor View Hotel guests. Look for the promo codes on each activity and mention them when booking to receive VIP benefits.


OYSTER TOURS

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Harbor View Hotel supports the oyster farmers on Martha’s Vineyard who supply the island restaurants with fresher-than-fresh oysters plucked just off the shores of our beautiful island. Local purveyors, like Dan and Greg Martino of Cottage City Oysters, offer Harbor View Hotel guests an up-close look at the raising and harvesting of oysters, while sharing their passion for the environmental benefits of sustainable oyster farming. Venture out to the peaceful waters of the farm, where tiny buoys mark the location of 100 cages sitting on the ocean floor. After pulling out some of the cages, they’ll explain how the oysters are culled and properly shucked – all while guests enjoy all the oysters they can eat. WHAT WE LOVE:

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

“Having invested over $5.5 million to make our property more energy efficient and eco-friendly, we love to support local businesses who share our same goal of protecting the natural resources of Martha’s Vineyard,” says Bernard Chiu. Through this tour, guests experience the beauty of Martha's Vineyard, learn about the local oyster industry, as well as enjoy tasty oysters and whatever beverages they decide to bring. 1-hour educational tour aboard a 31" custom, open-deck oyster farm tour boat. As-fresh-as-it-gets oysters Lemons and hot sauces will be available. A cooler full of ice for storage and complimentary bottles of water. For those of you who want something stiffer than water, the tour is BYOB so come prepared.

DURATION:

1 Hour

DISTANCE:

20 minutes by taxi to Oak Bluffs

SHARED TOUR:

$150 per person, capacity 20 people.

VIP PRIVATE TOUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES

$250 per person. Max of 5 People. $250 for each additional hour over one hour. Email to inquire or call 508.299.7745

NOTES:

Unfortunately, the boat is not handicap accessible. The boat does not provide much shade, so wear sun protection.

Book Direct: info@cottagecityoysters.com or call (508) 299-7745 | Promo Code: HVH

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BOATING EXCURSIONS

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Explore Martha's Vineyard from the water on a safe, private, boat excursion. Captain Eamonn and his wife, Becca, are excited to share their love of Martha's Vineyard and its surrounding waters with you. See the Gay Head Cliffs at sunset, snorkel from a pristine Elizabeth Island beach, explore remote islands, spend the day on Nantucket and more! The boat is the perfect size for traversing in and out of many of the most beautiful locations around Martha's Vineyard, as well as for anchoring in safe areas for swimming and rafting. Beauty, natural history, secluded beaches, and fun on the water await! WHAT WE LOVE:

These excursions can be customized for you. They are casual and allow guests to explore the hidden coves, pristine beaches, and secluded places only accessible by boat.

LOCATION:

Standard pick up location is Owen Park in Vineyard Haven, which is a 20 minute car ride from the Hotel. For an additional $225, the captain can pick up in Edgartown at the Finger Piers to the left of Edgartown Yacht Club, which is a half mile from the Hotel. Request a ride in our golf cart shuttle or it's a short walk. 6 people

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ELIZABETH ISLANDS & CUTTYHUNK EXCURSIONS:

Duration: 4-6 Hrs | Private Tours Only: $925 - $1,375

Travel along the Elizabeth Islands chain, with a stop at picturesque Tarpaulin Cove to explore the beach and lighthouse. Visit the seal colony at Gull Island, view Highland Cattle, and swim in secluded coves. Choose to extend your trip by an hour to explore Cuttyhunk Island’s breathtaking views, unique history, and local shops. On the town dock, several food vendors include a raw bar, ice cream, and a taco stand. Opt for the grand tour, and return via Martha’s Vineyard’s national landmark, the Gay Head Cliffs, tour Menemsha Harbor, and cruise home along the Vineyard’s North Shore. FAMILY ADVENTURES: TARPAULIN COVE TREASURES:

Duration: 4 Hours | Private Tours Only: $900

Motor to a pristine beach on Naushon Island’s Tarpaulin Cove. Historically said to be Captain Kidd’s last stop before his capture, and currently known as a secluded stop for boaters, Tarpaulin Cove is truly a treasure. Swim and snorkel in clear water, walk to the lighthouse, and learn about the history of the area. Scavenger hunt & nets for kids! Duration: 3 Hours Private Tours Only: $875 After a short tour of Edgartown Harbor, head to Chappaquiddick’s Cape Pogue Bay for a remote island experience. View local shellfish and critters while snorkeling and swimming the pristine waters of this special area. Walk one of our most remote beaches. Pick-up is in Edgartown. CAPE POGUE ADVENTURE:

Book Direct: (774) 563-8323 or info@islandgirlexcursions.com | Promo Code: HVH

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SUNSET CRUISES:

Duration: 2-3 Hours | Private Tours Only: $650-725

Escape the crowds and experience the beauty of a Vineyard sunset by boat. Tour the harbor, view lighthouses, learn about local wildlife and aquaculture efforts. Stop for an evening swim, grab seafood or ice cream in Menemsha, or head to the Gay Head Cliffs if the weather allows. We are also happy to supply food and beverages for an additional fee.

NORTH SHORE, MENEMSHA & GAY HEAD CLIFFS:

Duration: 4 Hours Private Tours Only: $925

Journey along the Vineyard’s North Shore, see celebrity homes, nesting Osprey, the old Brickyard, and more. Visit Menemsha for some JAWS movie lore and seafood takeout (optional), and view the Gay Head Cliffs. Enjoy a swim stop at Tashmoo or Lambert’s Cove on the return.

NANTUCKET DAY OUT

Duration: 5 - 7.5 Hours | Private Tours Only: $1,250 - $1,695 Tour Nantucket Harbor, view iconic lighthouses, learn about the island’s whaling history, and observe the seal colony. Enjoy shopping, lunch, and museums along Nantucket’s cobble stone streets.

Book Direct: (774) 563-8323 or info@islandgirlexcursions.com | Promo Code: HVH

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FISHING EXCURSIONS

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Kismet Outfitters offers guided fishing trips, schools, hosted travel, corporate events, and casting clinics for both beginner and seasoned anglers alike. Our goal is to make each trip unforgettable. We achieve this by not only guiding but teaching. We guarantee you will leave the day with a better and broader understanding of this beautiful sport and Martha's Vineyard. WHAT WE LOVE:

Fishing is a big part of the local culture on the Vineyard. Guests get to experience the Vineyard like a local, learn new skills and have fun. No experience is necessary. FULL DAY: 8 Hours $950 boat, $700 shore HALF DAY: $550 boat, $400 shore*

GUIDED FLY FISHING TRIPS:

We offer both boat and shore trips for a full or half day. The boat leaves out of Edgartown Harbor, but we fish the whole island. We run a 23-foot Parker and an 18-foot Beavertail. Our shore trips are typically on Chappaquiddick. We have all the beach permits, so we can drive down the beach and get to more remote, beautiful areas. All of our trips included equipment and beverages. Full-day trips include lunch. Spin gear can be provided if the client would prefer that over fly fishing gear. PADDLE BOARD FLY FISHING:

2 HOURS: $250 | 4 HOURS: $500*

Experience the unparalleled adventure of fly fishing Martha’s Vineyard’s world-class flats via paddle board. Our exceptionally stable boards give users a high vantage point which enhances the sight-casting experience. All equipment is included along with snacks and beverages! No experience necessary! CASTING LESSONS:

1 HOUR: $60 | 2 HOURS: $110*

Everyone can benefit from a casting lesson, no matter if you have been fishing your whole life or just started. Casting lessons are a great way to learn the basics of the fly cast, brush off the cobwebs or get rid of bad habits. With a better cast you can spend more time catching fish. We offer 1 or 2 hour long casting lessons. Casting lessons are held at the Edgartown Lighthouse Beach. All equipment included. PADDLE BOARD TRIPS:

2 HOURS: $90 PER BOARD*

There is no better way to see the beauty of Martha's Vineyard than by paddle board. Our guides are very knowledgeable and passionate about the island and will introduce you to the island’s secluded natural beauty. We offer 2-hour guided paddleboard trips. Our trips are held in Katama Bay or Fuller Street Beach. PADDLE BOARD RENTALS:

FULL DAY: 8 Hours $85 per board HALF DAY: $65 per board | WEEK: $275 per board*

We offer half, full and multi day rentals. We can pick and drop off the boards, lifejackets and paddles for no additional charge. HARBOR CRUISE:

2 HOURS: $500 | 5 PERSON LIMIT*

Enjoy Martha's Vineyard from the water! Sit back, relax and enjoy life on the water! We provide non-alcoholic drinks and snacks. Alcoholic drinks may be brought and put in our iced cooler. Our 23-foot Parker leaves out of Edgartown Harbor. *All trip pricing is based on one or two anglers. Add $50 pp for shore and $100 pp for boat. Page 8 Book Direct: (774) 549-5921 or info@kismetoutfitters.com | Promo Code: HVH


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KAYAK AND PADDLEBOARD EXCURSIONS

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Island Spirit Kayak offers a variety of kayak and stand-up paddleboard tours to guests of all ability levels. Choose from Glow Tours, Sunset Tours, Adventure Tours, “Eco” Tours, and even Yoga Paddleboard Tours. Have fun while enjoying the natural beauty of Martha’s Vineyard. Private and group tours, as well as rental kayaks and paddleboards are available. WHAT WE LOVE:

Spirit Kayak shares in Harbor View Hotel's passion for preserving the natural beauty of Martha's Vineyard and sharing it with our guests. Their tours are fun and offer a wide variety of options.

KAYAK OR PADDLE BOARD

GLOW TOUR:

$105 PER PERSON

New this year! Join us at sunset to enjoy the water at dark. Hop into your glass bottom kayak or paddle board and take off for a cruise around the pond, where wildlife beneath the water will be visible from the glow of your lights! BONUS: Solar-Powered Tour Duration: 1.5 Hours | Where: Little Bridge, Oak Bluffs | Distance: 15 Min by Car | Min Age: 7 SUNSET KAYAK OR PADDLE BOARD TOUR:

$55 KIDS / $75 ADULTS PER PERSON

Kayak or paddle out in the calm, colorful waters of dusk, enjoying the wildlife & beauty of the coast. Land for a beach picnic as the sun sets! We use the moonlight to explore the pond on our return trip. Duration: 2 Hrs | Where: Little Bridge, Oak Bluffs | Distance: 15 Min by Car | Min Age: Any 2-HOUR KAYAK ADVENTURE:

$45 KIDS / $65 ADULTS PER PERSON

Paddle during the day in Sengekontacket pond with our experienced tour guides! Common tour activities include wildlife sightings, oceanside kayaking and various games. Duration: 2 Hrs | Where: Little Bridge, Oak Bluffs | Distance: 15 Min by Car | Min Age: Any PADDLE BOARD TOUR:

$55 PER PERSON

Whether you have never been on a paddle board or you're a pro, we have a tour that will be perfect for you. Our tour guides are on hand to give lessons, help people up. Duration: 1.5 Hrs | Where: Little Bridge, Oak Bluffs | Distance: 15 Min by Car | Min Age: Any SUNRISE TOUR:

$55 KIDS / $75 ADULTS PER PERSON

Watch the sun’s reflection on the water’s glassy surface and the gentle ripples from your wake as the sun slowly rises over the water. Breakfast and coffee are provided. This is Chick’s favorite time on the water, the owner-recommended trip! + Private Tour Option Duration: 2.5 Hrs | Where: Little Bridge, Oak Bluffs | Distance: 15 Min by Car | Min Age: Any PADDLE BOARD YOGA:

$40 PER PERSON

Whether you have never been on a paddle board or you're a pro, our relaxing paddle board flow is the best way to start your morning. Our instructor will be there to guide you through a peaceful flow on the water! Duration: 1.5 Hrs | Where: Little Bridge, Oak Bluffs | Distance: 15 Min by Car | Min Age: Any Book Direct: (508) 693-9727 or ​chick@islandspiritkayak.com | Promo Code: AMITY

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FULL DAY TOUR:

$120 PER PERSON

The full-day Kayak Adventure is available seven days a week at 9 am. Lunch picnic, and snacks provided, a true sea kayaking experience. Departure locations based on wind & tides. Full Day locations: Aquinnah loop around the cliffs, Edgartown to the Chappaquiddick ‘Gut’, one-way Tashmoo to Menemsha drift, or East & West Chop day in the rip! Start: 9 am | Where: Little Bridge, Oak Bluffs | Distance: 15 Min by Car | Min Age: Any Age PEDAL PADDLE:

$125 PER PERSON

The bike tour begins & ends in the center of Oak Bluffs town, making it easy to find! The tour pedals around many beautiful sites and will be determined based on the guide and group. Surrounded by water and the sea air, we park our bikes for a snack break on State Beach and fuel up for the next adventure - a kayak tour! All equipment, guides, and snack break included! Min party of 3. $300 MIN

PRIVATE PADDLE BOARD OR KAYAK TOUR:

Daytime kayak or paddle board tour, but private! Set off with your own guide who will customize the tour to your group's interests! Paddle around the pond or head out into the ocean. Spot wildlife along the way and relax while improving your paddle skills. Duration: 2 Hours | Where: Little Bridge, Oak Bluffs | Distance: 15 Min by Car | Min Age: Any RENT A PADDLE BOARD OR KAYAK:

CLICK FOR PRICING

Rent a paddle board or kayak and have it delivered to Edgartown. Harbor View Hotel will provide a golf cart shuttle to the boat landing where you are free to take off on a self-guided adventure.

Book Direct: (508) 693-9727 or ​chick@islandspiritkayak.com | Promo Code: AMITY

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YACHTING EXCURSIONS

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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.

WHAT WE LOVE:

This tour can be customized to guests' preferences with options for relaxing, water activities, and sightseeing. An added benefit is convenience. The Captain picks up guests directly from Edgartown Harbor. Pre-order food from Bettini Restaurant that will be delivered to the boat for you. Ask for a complimentary golf cart shuttle from the hotel or take a short walk to the excursion.

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST CRUISE:

Includes a harbor cruise of Oak Bluffs and Edgartown with continental breakfast on board. LUNCH CRUISE:

Includes a tour of the outer and inner harbor to Katama Bay. The yacht will tie up to a mooring in the inner harbor. Spend the remaining time enjoying lunch, sunbathing, swimming, paddleboarding, and kayaking SUNSET COCKTAIL CRUISE:

Includes a tour of Oak Bluffs and Edgartown Harbors. Enjoy dinner and the view from the airconditioned main salon, covered aft deck or open air flybridge. LOCATION:

Leaves from Edgartown Harbor. 5 minutes. Walk or request complimentary golf cart shuttle from Harbor View Hotel.

FOOD:

Order from Bettini Restaurant. The Captain will have the food waiting for you on board. View menu.

DRINK:

BYOB

CAPACITY:

6 people (for one party)

DURATION:

2 hours, 3 hours and 4 hours

COST:

$500 per hour, plus price of food

Book Direct: (508) 627-0750 or alewifecharters@gmail.com | Promo Code: HVH

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Book Direct: (508) 627-0750 or alewifecharters@gmail.com | Promo Code: HVH

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EXPLORE CHAPPAQUIDICK ISLAND

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Chappaquiddick Island is a must-see see for explorers, nature lovers, and beachgoers. Located across the harbor from Harbor View Hotel, it is accessible by a 2-minute ferry from Edgartown Harbor. "Chappy", as the locals call it, is a rural island with only one main road, paved for approximately four miles from the ferry landing to the southeastern end of the island. Mytoi Gardens, Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, and East Beach are located off the main road at the end of a one-mile-long dirt road. There is just one retail business, the one-room Chappy Store, located two miles from the ferry on the main road. The only bathrooms are porta potties at the Mytoi Gardens. More than a thousand acres (about a quarter of the island) on Chappy is in conservation, much of it oceanfront and open to the public. Three large conservation areas - Wasque ("way-skwee"), Mytoi, and the Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge are owned and managed by The Trustees of Reservations, a statewide conservation group. Others are overseen by the Martha's Vineyard Land Bank Commission. HOW TO GET THERE:

The best way to get to Mytoi Gardens, Cape Poge, and East Beach is by car or bicycle. Renting a Jeep to drive onto the beach is lots of fun, but requires a permit, and drivers must follow specific guidelines. Some rental car companies offer assistance with permits, but permits are limited. There is also parking at Mytoi Gardens within walking of the beach which does not require a permit. If taking a bike, be prepared to bike 3 miles each way with one mile of dirt road. Whether you chose to take your vehicle or bicycle, you will need to board the 2-minute Chappy Ferry that departs from Memorial Dock in Edgartown. BEST WAYS TO EXPLORE:

With a Tour: Trustees of Reservations offers several beautiful tours in season, including kayak tours and over-the-sand vehicle tours. Depending on availability, they occassionally offer a shuttle bus from the ferry to the tours that start at Mytoi Gardens or the Dyke Bridge near East Beach. If the shuttle is not available, you can drive or bike to meet up with the tour. Self-Guided: Bike 3 miles to Mytoi Gardens. Tour the gardens and take a bathroom break. Bike to Dyke Bridge and walk to East Beach. RESOURCES:

On-Time Ferry: Info on the Chappy ferry, as well as fun facts about Chappy. Trustees of Reservations: Tours of Mytoi Gardens, Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, & Wasque Over-Sand Vehicle Permits and Regulations MV Auto: Vehicle Rental. Beach permits are limited but some of their Jeep Gladiators them. Chappy Map Chappy Community Center Slip Away Farm DURATION:

Plan for half day or full day.

COST:

$5 for entrance to Mytoi Gardnes, Wasque or Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge. Check website for tour prices & OSV Permit pricing. For Assistance Contact the Concierge: concierge@harborviewhotel.com

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SIGHTSEEING

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Martha's Vineyard has six towns, six histories, and a hundred square miles of farms and forests, villages, and beaches. Residents often divide the Vineyard into up-Island and downIsland. Up-Island is the western area, which comprises the three rural towns of Aquinnah, Chilmark, and West Tisbury. Down-Island is the eastern portion, home to the larger historic villages of Edgartown Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. Aquinnah at the westernmost tip of Martha's Vineyard, is best known to visitors as the home of the colorful Gay Head Cliffs and historic Gay Head Lighthouse. Chilmark & Menemsha: Chilmark is known for its rolling hills and stone walls, nature preserves, and dramatic coastlines. The quaint fishing village of Menemsha, located in the northern section of Chilmark, features beautiful landscapes and sunsets, as well as fresh seafood from right off the fishing boats. Edgartown, home of Harbor View Hotel, is the oldest English settlement on Martha's Vineyard. Architecturally, Edgartown is famous for the white-painted captain's houses and picturesque churches that speak to the great prosperity of the whaling era. The plains district south of the town center, near the popular South Beach, is known as Katama (Kah-TAY-mah). Oak Bluff: North of Edgartown are the two main ferry ports of Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, and Tisbury. Oaks Bluffs is known for its Gingerbread Houses, Flying Horse Carousel, public beaches, and lively nightlife scene. Vineyard Haven (also known as Tisbury) is the main port of entry to the Vineyard. In addition to its scenic harbor, Vineyard Haven has a lively Main Street shopping district. West Tisbury: West Tisbury is a rural town, southwest of Vineyard Haven. Its small downtown center features the historic Alley's General Store and the Field Gallery. West Tisbury is also home to the popular agricultural fair held every August. WHAT WE LOVE:

Martha's Vineyard is rich in history and natural beauty. There are many ways to explore the island and various tour options. Pick the top attractions or explore the whole island. Our concierge will help arrange a tour based on your interests and availability.

RESOURCES:

All-Star Tours: 508.696.8687 | allstarmvtours@gmail.com Edgartown Tours: 303.709.7631 | egartowntours@gmail.com

DURATION:

Plan for half day or full day.

COST:

Varies. Visit tour websites or ask the concierge for assistance. For Assistance Contact the Concierge: concierge@harborviewhotel.com

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BEACHES

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Harbor View Hotel provides guests with beach chairs and towels for their enjoyment and a ride in our golf cart to the beach. Contact the front desk. Fuller Beach: Within walking distance from the hotel Located along Edgartown’s Outer Harbor, this public beach has warm, calm waters and is a popular place for families with young kids and picnicking. Walk north and west along the beach to Little Beach which extends into the even-warmer waters of Eel Pond. Stay away from the nesting Piping Plovers, which are a protected species! Lighthouse Beach: Within walking distance from the hotel Located directly in front of the Harbor View Hotel this quiet beach is the perfect place to picnic, read a book, or watch the sailboats float in and out of the harbor. Open to all. Chappy Point Beach & East Beach Chappaquiddick Island: Call Trustees Superintendent’s Office for details at (508) 627-7689 http://www.thetrustees.org/placesto-visit/cape-cod-islands/mv-osv-permits.html To get to Chappy, take the Chappy Ferry, a 5-minute ferry ride across Edgartown Harbor. Walk onto the ferry, and take a bike or a vehicle. If you are walking, visit Chappy Point Beach which is within walking distance of the ferry dock. There is no entrance fee. If you have a bike or a vehicle, visit East Beach near the famous Dike Bridge. East Beach links Wasque Reservation and the Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge. There is a small fee to walk onto the beach. To drive onto the beach, an over-sand vehicle permit is required. South Beach is accessible by bike or car. Approximately 4 Miles from the hotel. Three miles of barrier beach on the south shore at the end of Katama Road. Fine surf on one side, protected salt pond on the other. Open to all. Vehicles with permits are allowed on marked trails. Joseph Sylvia State Beach: One of the most popular beaches on the Island, State Beach is particularly attractive to families with young kids due to the fairly easy, free parking, warm quiet waters, and sandy, shallow waters. The beach runs along Beach Road between Edgartown and Oak Bluffs and was the setting for most of the beach scenes in the movie Jaws. There is a lifeguard at the Edgartown end of the beach and many people go to jump off the bridge, although there are signs asking people not to jump off the bridge! OFF-SEASON MAGIC

Lucy Vincent Beach: Located near Chilmark, Lucy Vincent Beach is a beautiful stretch of golden sand that runs along the Atlantic coast. The beach is backed by sections of clay cliffs, and there are some large rocks at various points. To the rear of the beach are a series of lagoons that are a haven for birdlife. The far end of the Lucy Vincent beach is clothing optional, but the lower end is family-friendly. This beach is only open to nonresidents from mid-September through May. Lambert's Cove: Lambert's Cove is a beautiful beach. The fine sand and clear waters are visually stunning. There are views of Vineyard Sound and the Elizabeth Islands. In the summer months, this beach is limited to town residents only. However, it is open to the public before 10 AM and after 5:30 PM. Page 18


PICNICS ON THE BEACH:

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BIKE TRAILS

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Beach Road Between Oak Bluffs & Edgartown: Go West on North Water Street toward downtown Edgartown. Take a right on Main Street. At the triangle, bear right onto Beach Road. Follow the paved bike path all the way to State Beach. Enjoy 6 miles of bike trails with a view of Nantucket Sound on one side and a 7-acre Sengekontacket Pond on the other. Approximately 2 miles from the Hotel to the beginning of the beach and 3 miles with a view on either side. The path continues on for 3 more miles to Oak Bluffs. Katama Loop: Set your GPS for South Beach in Katama. Enjoy a 10-mile jog or bike ride from the hotel to South Beach along Katama Road, Atlantic Drive, and over to Herring Creek Road. Riders pass open fields, farms, South Beach, and the Katama Airfield. Felix Neck Sanctuary: Edgartown | Four miles of trails through woodlands, meadows, ponds, salt marsh, and along shorelines allow for exploration, discovery, and quiet contemplation. Caroline Tuthill Preserve: Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road | Part of Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation, this trail is located conveniently off Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road and is a favorite among islanders. Just a few easy miles will take you to the beautiful views of Sengekontacket Pond. Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary: Vineyard Haven | Explore the habitats and vistas that make Martha’s Vineyard such a special place. Menemsha Hills: 211 acres allowing hikers to climb to the second-highest point on Martha’s Vineyard, offering spectacular ocean views. B I C Y C L E R E S O U R C E S Mention Promo Code "HVH" for an exclusive discount.

Harbor View Hotel: Contact the front desk to request a complimentary bicycle. Bicycles are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and can not be reserved in advance. Edgartown Bicycles: (508) 627-9008 Martha's Vineyard Bike Rentals: (800) 627-4052 Wheel Happy Bicycle Shop: (508) 627-5928

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ACTIVITIES FOR THE FAMILY

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Flying Horses: Oak Bluffs | The Flying Houses Carousel is the nation’s oldest platform carousel. Originally operated as an attraction on Coney Island, it was moved to Oak Bluffs in 1884 and includes stationary carved wooden horses with manes and tails of real horse hair and inset glass eyes. Each horse is brightly painted and fixed to the rotating platform by a metal post. Island Alpaca: Oak Bluffs | Island Alpaca Company of Martha’s Vineyard began in 2004 with the purchase of 19 acres of land and an antique post-and-beam barn. They breed Alpacas to produce alpacas with the highest quality fleece. They encourage kids and families to come and visit the farm. You can even buy or sponsor an Alpaca! Horseback Riding Arrowhead Farm: (508) 693-8831 | West Tisbury This full-service horse farm boards horses and offers lessons and pony rides. For the horseman looking to expand their skills to those who enjoy music by the barn, this farm has it all. Send the kids to horse camp for a week or explore the private lesson and ride options with a group.

For Assistance Contact the Concierge: concierge@harborviewhotel.com

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OTHER RESOURCES

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TRANSPORTATION:

MV Auto Rentals: 196 Upper Main Street, Edgartown | (508) 627-6800 AA Island Auto Rentals: 4 Water Street, Vineyard Haven | 508-696-5300 Adam Cab: 256 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd, Edgartown | (508) 627-4462 SPA SERVICES:

We recommend Sea Spa Salon in Edgartown which is within walking distance of HVH, or we would be happy to escort you there and back in our HVH complimentary golf cart. Show your Harbor View Hotel room key for a seasonal gift with service. Promo Code: HVHGuest for booking online or by phone. YOGA:

Yoga on the beach is such an amazing way to practice. Abbie Shuster is a certified yoga instructor who has been teaching for 9 years and owns Kismet Outfitters. Classes are onehour vinyasa style. Mats can be provided if needed. Please bring a towel. Towels and Mats are available at the Hotel for guest use. Contact Abbie at 860-944-5225 or abbie@kismetoutfitters.com MUSEUMS:

MV Museum: 151 Lagoon Pond Rd., Vineyard Haven | (508) 627-4441 The Carnegie: 58 N Water Street, Edgartown | (774) 549-9107 Vineyard Preservation Trust: 99 Main St., Edgartown | (508) 627-4440 ART GALLERIES:

Eisenhauer Gallery: 38 N Water Street, Edgartown | (508) 627-7003 North Water Gallery: 27 N Water Street, Edgartown | (508) 627-6002 Old Sculpin Gallery: 58 Dock St, Edgartown | (508) 627-4881 Michael Blanchard Inspirational Photography & Crossroads Gallery: 93 Dukes County Ave, Oak Bluffs | mblanch601@mac.com | (617) 448-3934 Field Gallery: 1050 State Road, West Tisbury | (508) 627-4881 Featherstone Center for the Arts: 30 Featherstone Lane, Oak Bluffs | (508) 693-1850 PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Randi Baird Photography | studio@randibaird.com | (508) 505-5909 | Promo Code: HVH23 OTHER WATER ACTIVITIES:

Catboat Charters: Up to 6 people | catboatcharters.com | 508-524-6903 Island Classic Charters, Inc: Up to 15 people | sailmagiccarpet.com | 508-627-2889 Mad Max Sailing: Up to 49 people | madmaxmarina.com | 508-627-7500 Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Surfing, Windsurfing Wind’s Up: windsupmv.com Jetski, Parasail, Water Sports MV Ocean Sports: mvoceansports.com | 508-693-8476 Fishing: Walk out the front of the hotel and fish off the shore of Lighthouse Beach Fishing Charters: mvskipper.com | 508-693-1238 | Oak Bluffs Harbor For more information on Fishing,visit Martha‘s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce mvy.com/fishing.html Page 24


CONTACT US

CONTACT US

concierge@harborviewhotel.com www.harborviewhotel.com Physical Address: 131 North Water Street Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7 Edgartown, MA 02539 FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL

@HarborViewHotel #HarborViewMV

For Assistance Contact the Concierge: concierge@harborviewhotel.com

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AWARDS

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Harbor View Hotel and Bettini Restaurant have received multiple awards and accolades. Voted as a favorite hotel by American Express Card Members and Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts in 2022, Harbor View Hotel is listed among the best hotels in the world. Harbor View Hotel offers a one-of-a-kind setting, top-tier accommodations, an award-winning restaurant, and an experienced hospitality team.

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