Vineyard Haven Harbor: Island Hub
Two glaciers crashed together over 20,000 years ago to form Vineyard Haven Harbor. Today, small coastal tankers and ferries use it regularly to transport freight, vehicles, and passengers between the mainland and Martha’s Vineyard. The harbor also serves as an anchorage and refuge for vessels passing through Vineyard and Nantucket Sounds.
A Vibrant Working Waterfront
Vineyard Haven has been a ferry port since the late 1600s – that’s a long time! Today, Vineyard Haven Harbor is a vibrant working waterfront: home to boatyards, ferry terminals, and a maritime towing company. Sea-worn tugboats and gleaming ferries tie up alongside classic schooners and locally built wooden boats. You may even see a black dog lounging around town.