Nothing says summer on Martha's Vineyard like summer on the water. Whether you’re visiting for a day or a week, making sure to get out on the Vineyard waters is a must to make your vacation the best ever.

MV Oceansports is Martha’s Vineyard’s premier ocean sports company. They offer everything to make your watersports experience memorable. Whether you see the island on a guided jet ski tour, soar overhead parasailing or have an experience of a lifetime flyboarding, they will make it an experience to remember. The variety of water sports they run is also amazing: parasailing, jet skis, flyboarding, banana boat rides, watersports charter, boat rentals, and charter rentals. ​

MV Paddle Co. makes it easy by providing gear and an experienced guide to help with your paddling technique and tell you about local wildlife and history. They offer some creative stand up paddle tours, such as:

  • Eco SUP Tour: Explore the salt marsh and see baby fish and shellfish. Freshwater ponds offer even more diversity like frogs and turtles. Out on the ocean, you never know what could be swimming underneath you. Keep your eyes open on this tour you never know what you will see.
  • Sunset Paddle Tour: Relax and reflect during the best time of the day while checking out some great locations. Lake Tashmoo is one of the best spots because it has the best view of the sunset, in addition to being protected from the wind. East Chop is an amazing place to paddle for sunset. Get moving and paddle past the lighthouse, beach hopping; it's the best spot for duel sunset and moonrise, as you paddle around, for a downwind trip. Menemsha is peaceful and serene, and Quitas Pond has magnificent views of the sunset. Away from the crowded beach, we have a special experience on the water.
  • SUP Fitness is for the fit travelers that want to get on the water and get their workout done. From novice to intermediate, they will help you build strength and stamina. This tour will show you how to paddle quickly and mindfully, plus it’s a solid core workout.
  • SUP QiGong: this incorporates paddling, qigong, and meditation, such a perfect activity to rest and reflect while on vacation or even if you are a local and need a break from the summer craziness.

​Island Spirit Kayak is a well-rounded company that focuses on kayak and stand-up paddleboarding; they do tours but also offer kayak rentals every day right on State Beach in Oak Bluffs, as well as delivering to all locations on island both paddleboards and kayaks. Tours offer include: two-hour kayak adventure, sunset kayak paddle, sunrise kayak tour, full-day tours that include a lunch picnic and snacks, full moon yoga on the paddleboards, paddleboard tours, sunset paddleboard tour, LED paddleboard tour, peddle paddle tours (combining biking and paddling), and paddleboard yoga.

​Aloha Paddle MV has certified ACA SUP instructors offering lessons for all ability levels, guided outings, multi-sport adventures, and catered paddle events. Aloha Paddle MV has a great diverse portfolio of services offered to get you on the water. Some of the most notable and distinctive tours are Guided HIke & Paddle, Paddle & Paella, Kid’s Stand-Up Paddle, and Aloha Paddle MV Camp

Wind's Up is Martha's Vineyard's offers stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, sailboats, canoes, windsurfers, surf and beach clothing/gear, lessons, and sales/rentals. Stop by their shop, located on 199 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven, to get your beach gear, rent one of their kayaks, take a windsurfing or sailing lessons, and even paddleboard and kayak lessons.

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