Contact the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, at 24 Beach St., Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 (tel. 800/505-4815 or 508/693-0085; fax 508/693-7589), or visit their website at www.mvy.com. Their office is just 2 blocks up from the ferry terminal in Vineyard Haven and is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm year-round, plus weekends in season. There are also information booths at the ferry terminal in Vineyard Haven; across from the Flying Horses Carousel, in Oak Bluffs; and on Church Street, in Edgartown. You'll want to poke your head into these offices to pick up free maps, tourist handbooks, and flyers on tours and events or to get answers to any questions you might have. Most inns also have tourist handbooks and maps available for guests.
Always check the two local newspapers, the Vineyard Gazette (www.mvgazette.com) and the free Martha's Vineyard Times (www.mvtimes.com), for information on current events.
In case of an emergency, call tel. 911 and/or head for the Martha's Vineyard Hospital, 1 Hospital Rd., Oak Bluffs (tel. 508/693-0410), which has a 24-hour emergency room.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.