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Top 4 Decisions To Make Before Booking One Of Martha's Vineyard Private Charters

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Situated just south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Martha's Vineyard is a popular tourist destination and for good reason. This beautiful island has inviting sandy beaches for hours of fun in the sun, luscious green parks with plenty of space for recreation and picnicking, and the Edgartown Harbor Lighthouse for a bit of history. When booking one of Martha's Vineyard private charters to reach this paradise, you'll want to keep a few things in mind. 

Boat Size

The first thing you'll need to do is decide what size boat you'll require. There are charters on smaller 26-foot boats that are perfect for a family or small group of friends. Although they cost a bit more, this option allows for both privacy and bonding time. Another option is to go with a larger boat that holds a group of people. This is a cost effective way to get to the island and travelers may even meet and make a few friends along the way.

Time Requirements

Next, you need to know whether you'd like to spend just a half day at Martha's Vineyard, or a whole day. Half days are ideal for families with small children who need to return to their hotel for a nap, or for anyone who needs to be careful how much time they spend in the sun. Booking one of Martha's Vineyard private charters for the entire day allows for spending the morning swimming and sunbathing, and the afternoon sightseeing. There are plenty of charming restaurants to visit for your mid-day meal. 


Knowing what you want to do is also important when booking one of the charters. Not all boats have the same drop-off points or offer the same services. Perhaps you wish to spend some time whale watching before you go ashore. If so, you'll want to find a captain who is willing to do this. You may also wish to see the iconic carousel at Oak Bluffs, the Old Whaling Church in the historic district, or attend the Agricultural Society Fair in August. 


Finally, you'll want to inquire about any extras that the Martha's Vineyard private charters may offer. This will give you the information you need to make your ultimate decision. Some charters provide drinks and snacks for a fee, while others are happy to take special requests to make your day a memorable one. You'll even find charters that have fishing gear in the event that you'd like to do some fishing in the afternoon.  

For more information, contact companies like Martha's Vineyard Sight Seeing Tours.