Guests of our boutique Martha's Vineyard hotels visit the island to enjoy the unique culture and natural beauty. Getting out on the water is a great way to explore and see the Vineyard from a different perspective. Grab a paddle and SUP or kayak around the island's protected waters or take a guided tour to learn about the area's ecology. Check out the shoreline, look for whales, seals, and birds, and soak up the Cape Cod sun with these kayak and SUP rentals on Martha's Vineyard.
Island Spirit Kayak | Edgartown Oak Bluffs Rd, Oak Bluffs | (508) 693-9727
This Oak Bluffs kayak and SUP company will rent you boards or kayaks for the day or a week, and rentals include paddles and life jackets. If you'd like some guidance and instruction, take a group tour—Island Spirit Kayak offers a wide variety of trips, from sunset paddles and glow board tours to SUP yoga and fitness paddles. If you're brave, check out the special event, Jaws Night—a screening of Jaws from the water in partnership with Martha's Vineyard Film Festival.
Wind's Up Natural Watersports | 199 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven | (508) 693-4252
This waterfront board shop in Vineyard Haven will provide you with everything you need for a day of fun on the water. With SUPs, kayaks, sailboats, canoes, surfboards, and windsurf boards, you'll find your favorite way to enjoy time on the water. If you're looking to try out a new activity, the shop also offers lessons, along with its kayak and SUP rentals on Martha's Vineyard. Shop for gear at the board shop so you look the part too.
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary | 100 Felix Neck Dr, Edgartown | (508) 627-4850
This Mass Audubon property sits on Sengekontacket Pond, which is perfect for exploring by kayak. Sanctuary staff leads kayak tours through the pond in the summer, on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings. Learn about the geography of Martha's Vineyard on this kayak tour and spot wildlife like shorebirds, songbirds, turtles, and insects.