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Private Tours available on request!

Do you want to learn more about our private tour options?

Break from the hustle and bustle of the city and embark on an adventure to explore
the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard while supporting black-owned businesses.

All-Inclusive Exclusive Private Tour

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Martha’s Vineyard Black Biz Day Tour

May , 20th 2023

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In collaboration with MV Black Business Directory, Live Like A Local Tours Boston has curated an inclusive tour of Martha’s Vineyard sponsored by BECMA and Boston Ujima Project! BECMA and Ujima Members are invited to eat, drink, shop, and support Black-owned businesses at this inclusive event in Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, and across the Island.



The MV Black Biz Day Tour allows BECMA and Ujima members to escape the city and explore the Island of Martha’s Vineyard to support Black-owned businesses. India Rose started the MV Black Business Directory to ensure that visitors knew where to go to support black businesses Island. 

Tour Includes

 Lite breakfast at Dudley Cafe
♦ Round-trip transportation to and from Wood’s Hole 
♦ Round trip ticket on the Steam Ship Authority to & from Oaks Bluff
♦ Tour of Oaks Bluff on the African American Heritage Trail* 
♦ Sip & Shop to support Black businesses in Vineyard Haven 
♦ A Caribbean-inspired Lunch at Chef Deon’s

*There will be a morning and afternoon tour due to capacity limits.

About Us
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MV Tour Black Business Spotlight

 Explore Martha's Vineyard, Learn it’s Black History, while Supporting black-owned businesses! 


Sideline/MV Streetwear Company

Streetwear apparel and gift shop. Sip & Shop!

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Lennox and Harvey

A modern home goods and lifestyle shop.

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Deon's Kitchen

Authentic Caribbean food with American fare options.

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C'est La Vie

Clothing and gift store, also carrying Black fraternity and sorority goods.

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Island-Life Studio

Resortwear, gifts and Black art gallery.

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See what's on the Island 




Advancing the economic well-being of Black people across MA

BECMA’s mission is to advance the economic well-being of Black business, organizations, and residents in Massachusetts through advocacy, business and leadership development, and strategic partnerships.

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Boston Ujima Project

Focuses on creating a model for deep democracy through community planning and non-extractive finance.

Ujima was born from a shared desire for real solutions to racial wealth inequality, poverty, unemployment, and displacement in our neighborhoods.

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Live Like A Local Tours Boston

Food, History, Culture Tour

Live Like A Local Tour Boston is designed for you to experience all that and way more. We've created a tour where people can explore Boston from a passionate local's perspective. We will guide you through these hidden gems to explore the food, history, and culture of Roxbury, Dorchester, and Jamaica Plain.

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MV black-owned business Directory

Investing in black-owned businesses and shopping with a purpose on Martha's Vineyard.

The Martha’s vineyard black-owned business listing is a directory that was created as a resource to empower visitors to make supportive buying decisions, with the additional knowledge of the island’s ever-growing african american community.

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