​Bathed in unique beauty, Martha's Vineyard attracts day-trippers, celebrity home owners, and urbanites seeking a restful getaway; its year-round residents include many artists, musicians and back-to-nature types.

 

For more than a century, prominent and wealthy Blacks from New York and Boston have transformed this once segregated town in Martha’s Vineyard into what is known today as the “Black Hamptons.”

Built by Black servants, Oak Bluffs is now a place to see and be seen, as America’s Black elite and well-heeled come to

party hard in a town that’s delightfully stuck in time.

"The Black Hamptons"

 

 

​The Vineyard remains untouched by the kind of rampant commercialism found on the mainland – there's not a single chain restaurant or cookie-cutter motel in sight. Instead you'll find cozy inns, chef-driven restaurants and a bounty of green farms and grand beaches.

And there's something for every mood here – fine dining in gentrified Edgartown one day and hitting the cotton candy and carousel scene in Oak Bluffs the next.

Be prepared to be astonished as it is not uncommon to run into President Obama on “the island.” In 2018, some of our own members ran into our former president coming off of the golf course where he is known to frequent!

Grab your girls and go!
ITINERARY

Thursday,

August 12, 2021

(Times are estimated)  

7:30 AM: Our driver will pick us up from our meeting point in Providence, Rhode Island (most likely the hotel attached to the Providence, Rhode Island airport, Fairfield by Marriott) and whisk us away to the ferry dock.

 

8:30 AM:  The adventure begins! The ferry departs for Martha's Vineyard. Relax and enjoy the scenery on our 95 minute ride to the island.

 

10:05 AM:  Arrive at the Oak Bluffs Ferry Dock.

 

10:30 AM: Get ready as we set off to discover the six towns of Martha's Vineyard and stop at some of the sites along the African American Heritage Trail.

 

11:45 AM: Enjoy a sumptuous Martha's Vineyard lunch at a location TBD, (Included)

 

1:00 AM: Resume tour.

2:45 PM: Arrive and check in to the Pequot Hotel.

Evening at your leisure.

(Included: Lunch)

Friday

August 13, 2021

Breakfast on your own. Served 7:30 am - 10:00 am.

Independent day on your own.

 

Optional things to do: 


Pequot Hotel's Friday evening porch party.


Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival - More Info


Try some lobster ice cream at Ben and Bill’s Ice Cream Emporium - More info
 

Check out the fireworks at Ocean Park - More info
 

Have lunch or shop at the Black Dog Cafe/Store - More info

 

(Included: Breakfast)

Saturday

August 14, 2021

Breakfast on your own. Served 7:30 am - 10:00 am.

Independent afternoon on your own.

Evening: The GoGIRL's Farewell All White Affair (Location/Time TBD)

Optional things to do: 


Soul of Sonoma at the Vineyard -  More info


Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival - More Info


Stake out the Farm Neck Golf Club for a chance President Obama sighting - More info

 

 

(Included: Breakfast)

Sunday,

August 15, 2021

 Breakfast on your own. Served 7:30 am - 10:00 am.

 9:45 AM: Our driver will pick us up to drive us to the Oak Bluffs Ferry Dock

11:00 AM: Depart for Providence, Rhode Island. Enjoy the amazing scenery.

12:40 Arrive in Rhode Island

1:15 PM: Have a safe trip home as our driver drops us off at the T.F. Green Airport in Providence Rhode Island.

(Included: Breakfast)

*Itinerary is subject to change.

Vacation package: (Flights not included)

From PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

Package includes:

  • Transportation to/from T.F, Greene Airport (Providence, Rhode Island) to ferry dock

  • Ferry to and from Martha’s Vineyard

  • Martha's Vineyard and African American Heritage Tour with lunch

  •  Roundtrip transfers to your hotel

  •  3 night stay at Pequot Hotel or similar – Rooms with 2 beds or 1 bed available

  • Daily Continental Breakfast

  • All White Farewell Affair

Vacation Package rates:

$1450 per person / double occupancy
$1965 per person / single occupancy

Deposit:  
#1 - $200 per person. Deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
#2 - $300 per person additional deposit due by January 2, 2021. Reservation is subject to cancellation without refund if deposit #2 is not paid by the due date.

Balance due:

June 26, 2021 - Payments may be made at your convenience; you may make regular payments monthly, as your pay periods allow, or one lump sum provided balance is paid in full by the due date.

This is a group trip. Girls only. We reserve the right to refuse any reservation from any person.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy

If cancellation is made 60 days prior to departure a $300 per person charge will apply.
If cancellation is made 60-45 days prior to the package start date a charge equal to 50% of the package price will apply.
Any cancellation made 45 days or less prior to departure will be 100% non-refundable.
If full payment is not received 45 days prior to departure, your reservation will be cancelled without refund of any deposits or payments.

GOT QUESTIONS? WE HAVE ANSWERS!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. May flights from my city be included in my package?

A. Flights for this group trip are not available. Package includes land portion only.

Q. Do roommates have to make their reservations at the same time?

A. It is not necessary for roommates to save their spot at the same time. However, if there is only one person on the reservation who has paid her deposit, the single occupancy rate will apply. If and when a roommate books her part of the reservation, the reservation will revert to the double occupancy rate. Please note: Naming your roommate in the comments of a reservation request does not make a reservation eligible for double occupancy. Double occupancy rates apply only when two people on a reservation have paid deposits.

Q. Can I set up a payment plan?

A. Yes. Send an email to travel@ebonyvacations.com and Include the date to start your payments, the amount of each payment and the dates the payments are to be processed.

Q. Who is Ebony Vacations?

A. Ebony Vacations is the travel agency extension of GoGIRLS! Black Travel Club.

Q. Does GoGIRLS! offer roommate matching?

A. Because each girl is better at selecting her roommate than we are, we do not offer roommate matching. We do post for roommates on the Facebook page so members may contact each other.

Q. If something comes up and I cannot go on the trip, can I get my deposit back?

A. Deposits are nonrefundable.

Q. Is insurance included in my package?

A. Insurance is not included however, we do provide options to you after your reservation is confirmed.

Q. What happens if COVID-19 interferes with the trip?

A. Should Ebony Vacations | GoGIRLS! Black Travel Club be forced to cancel the trip due to border restrictions, cancelled hotel, etc., all payments will be refunded.

Q. Can I use my credits / vouchers from trips cancelled due to COVID?

A. If you have credits issued to you by Ebony Vacations, you  may use those credits for this trip. Credits from vendors such as Delta Vacations, Funjet Vacations, Vacation Express, American Airlines Vacations, etc., cannot be used for this trip.

Still have questions?

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