We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Island tour

We took the tour offered by the land trustees and our driver, Mark, made it a lot of fun. Driving... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
via mobile
The Look and Feel of an Untouched Paradise

It starts on a very small 3-car barge to travel upwards of 500 feet from Edgartown on Martha's... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Holliston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Read all 269 reviews
All photos (65)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“chappy ferry”(27 reviews)
“ferry ride”(18 reviews)
“cape pogue”(15 reviews)
The infamous name marks a small, scenic island perfect for bike-riding.
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
+1 508-627-3599
Improve This Listing
Reviews (269)
Filter reviews
265 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews chappy ferry ferry ride cape pogue mytoi gardens japanese garden small ferry lighthouse tour ted kennedy short ferry four wheel drive lovely island quiet island martha's vineyard famous bridge great bike ride preserves explore the island
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 265 reviews
Reviewed October 7, 2018

There really is nothing to see on Chappaquiddick. A lot of dirt roads and driveways. No shops or restaurants.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Theresa L
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We took the tour offered by the land trustees and our driver, Mark, made it a lot of fun. Driving along the beach and seeing the flora and fauna was very relaxing. We toured the lighthouse and Mark gave s a lot local insight and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EvanR930
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

It starts on a very small 3-car barge to travel upwards of 500 feet from Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard across the harbor to Chappaquiddick Island. As you travel through the seemingly desolate land you come upon beaches that are vast an untouched and feel more...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank TravelingNAL
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Chappaquiddick may be a beautiful place; I can't say as we saw nothing. We took the Choppy Ferry, not knowing that unless you had a bike, or took your car on the ferry, you were in for several miles of walking. After walking for about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bb0nsall
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Only a couple of minutes on the walk-on/Drive-on ferry that runs continuously from Edgartown. Ferry was $4 each. There is a small beach immediately adjacent to the ferry dock and great views over Edgartown and the lighthouse. There are nice walks if you venture further,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank leighb69
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

What a disappointment, no place to walk, or anything to see really. Lots of private property with signs to keep out. No beach to speak of and a $4 ferry ride to no where. Ferry took less than 1minute. Skip it and be glad you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 957gaylee
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

So worth the little ferry just for the gardens and the private beaches that are off road are very exclusive and private. Must visit!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hajer1417
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Great bike ride from Edgartown. The ferry is awesome!truly a great rest and relaxation place. One store open. BeUtiful beach.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank TravelingT4
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I first learned of Chappa from a book by a popular Martha’s Vineyard author. Reading about the Japanese garden intrigued me and I am so glad that it did. You have to take a short ferry from MV over to Chappa from Edgartown.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank roquitac
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Great island just outside Edgartown. Great Park and beach. There is rip tide there so not good for for swimming on Wasque.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank John A
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 11 nearby hotels
Harbor View Hotel
1,089 reviews
3.19 miles away
Harborside Inn
155 reviews
3.42 miles away
The Richard
29 reviews
3.62 miles away
Winnetu Oceanside Resort
750 reviews
3.66 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 201 nearby restaurants
381 reviews
3.41 miles away
Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar
227 reviews
3.40 miles away
Among The Flowers Cafe
659 reviews
3.38 miles away
Seafood Shanty
1,540 reviews
3.31 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 200 nearby attractions
South Beach
435 reviews
3.29 miles away
Edgartown Lighthouse
548 reviews
3.17 miles away
120 reviews
.44 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Caroline B
September 7, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 957gaylee | Reviewed this property |
It is pricey to cross and I think you have to factor it in as we asked if there were any deals, discounts, etc and we were told no!
Debra W
August 3, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from jrridgway | Reviewed this property |
April 11, 2018|
Response from jmoeling | Reviewed this property |
I brought my own. Search for Edgartown Bicycles or Wheel Happy for rentals. Most rental places can bring bikes to you if you ask