Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Provincetown

It is amazing how it happened. While the first documented Blacks, many who were from Angola, landed in Boston the year 1638, Blacks were visiting Cape Cod island territories with merchant traders and voyagers. But they didn’t mix with the Blacks living in Boston. In the beginning, there was no connection between their communities.

We took a speed boat to Provincetown. It is nice over there. Beautiful beaches, vibrant shopping districts, artists and street performers are out and about and their are bachelor pads everywhere. $55 a person takes you out on a magnificent sale boat to catch fish. You get to keep it all so take a big bucket. Take two buckets, you’ll catch a lot of fish.

The Provincetown trolley tour bus we on could barely fit down streets so narrow, that walkers on the sidewalk had to stop and give them space to pass by. Select transportation and tour tickets.

leaving Boston on the fast boat to Provincetown

A trolley bus is a way to go on local sightseeing trips because windows are big and wide and close to ground level making for a near-perfect sightseeing experience. Provincetown is a peninsula, not an island like Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Motorcoach buses regularly roll into the wharf area to let off their riders.

Unlike descendants of the Plymouth Mayflower boat, there are no Blacks in Boston today who can trace their ancestry to the African 1638 cohort who were the first documented Blacks in Boston. You will have better luck finding their DNS markers in lower Canada. The tour guide on the trolley pointed out a Provincetown house where Robert Perry or was it Peary once lived.

Perry was a famed yacht designer. Peary was with brother Mathew Henson, the black man who carried that Perry to the North Pole he was credited with “discovering.” I told the tour guide about that. She said she would look it up. Yeah, that’s the thing about tours. Tour guides run past a lot of Black folklore and heritage – narrators will totally skip on the subject – until you point it out to them.

watching the block at Nantucket Island


The Black Boston Sprint Tour
Summer, Winter or whenever you want to go – We’ll start near Back Bay hotels and the Copley Place shopping complex at the Orange Line MBTA Back Bay T Stop. The historic South End awaits us. This is the only Black Heritage walking tour from the Back Bay to the heart of African American culture in Black Boston. Destination: ROXBURY CULTURAL DISTRICT.

You’ll see and learn about Roxbury Day Zero. This tour connects civil rights, to cool jazz, Black businesses to Black artists. The best Black-owned restaurants are on the path. See the MLK apartment, Harriet Tubman memorial park, the artwork murals of Lower Roxbury and what’s happening in the center of African American culture.
$30 pp Book it here.

Bus transportation for groups

We supply mini-coach and motor coach buses for groups going anywhere they want to go. Use our large group airport pickup and transfer service to go to hotels and event meetings. Request a quote for your trip or text us at 617. 417.7456 (ph) about your trip for a quote. A smaller lux SUV for up to 7 persons is available as well. Ride-for-hire vehicle seat counts are 7, 14, 24, and 55 pax persons.

onward to the Vineyard and Nantucket

The Steamship Authority ferry boats run like taxi cabs between the island. The two-way adult fare is $18. You can drive your auto on. Depending on size it will cost between $125 to $180 for the roundtrip from Woods Hole to the island of Martha’s Vineyard when you take your own car. If you don’t plan to take your car on the island you could go to Falmouth for the Island Queen ferry to Oaks Bluff. We recommend a $55 Martha’s Vineyard whole island tour. You can ferry over to Nantucket island from there.
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boarding the Woods Hole Vineyard ferry

walking the cobblestone streets of Nantucket