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Going Stag on the Island: 5 Martha’s Vineyard Bachelor Party Ideas

BY VINEYARD SQUARE HOTEL | 05 May 2017

Fellas, there’s enough room on this island for bachelorette and bachelor parties to go down. Whether you’re saying “I do” here or simply looking for a low-key destination to spend time with the boys, we’ll help you out with Martha’s Vineyard bachelor party ideas that’ll pull the guys away from their man caves and onto the island.

 

Farm Neck Golf Club Bachelor Party Ideas
Farm Neck Golf Club | Photo: Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism via flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Take a Swing Before Exchanging Rings

It’s all about friendly rivalry on this bachelor party outing. Martha’s Vineyard has a selection of greens where golf aficionados can tee off against each other in a round of nine (or perhaps a “Caddyshack” and “Happy Gilmore” quote-off?). Plan in advance if you’d like to take a secluded swing at the Royal & Ancient Chappaquiddick Links course or earn bragging credit by playing the same course as former Presidents at Farm Neck Golf Club.

 

Reel in (Another) Great Catch on a Fishing Excursion

You can take that “plenty of fish in the sea” saying literally now that you’re officially off the market. Put the phrase to the test and hook Striped Bass or Bluefish aboard the 31 ft. Mary Sea fishing charter, courtesy of Menemsha Blues Charter. If you’d rather save all the best catches for you and the guys, reserve an entire boat from The Skipper in Oak Bluffs, and bring your own cooler filled with food and brews to enjoy while you wait for a bite.

 

Reminisce About the Good Ol’ Days with a Classic Night Out

Sometimes the best bachelor party ideas are the ones that make you feel like a kid at heart. If the microphone and stage are calling your name, channel your inner rock star during an island karaoke night (but don’t be surprised if a video sneaks its way into that Best Man speech). To take it back even further, head to The Loft Nightclub in Oak Bluffs. A self-proclaimed “playground for adults,” it’s easy to spend hours here between the array of pool tables, pinball machines, and board games.

 

Get Your Heart Racing with an Island Adventure

If a little adrenaline rush is missing from your list of bachelor party ideas, we can fill it fast on the water. Venture over to Joseph A. Sylvia State Beach, and take leap of faith off the iconic Jaws Bridge (you’ll know it by the crowd of people waiting to dive in). If you’d rather spendtime riding the waves, head to Wind’s Up in Vineyard Haven to glide across the water during a windsurfing lesson. To up the ante even more, weigh your adventure options at Oak Bluffs’ Ocean Sports. Kick it up a notch with jet ski rentals, or experience the feeling of flying during a parasailing or flyboarding outing.

 

Flyboarding Bachelor Party Ideas
Take flight and try flyboarding! Photo: Hans Vollebregt via flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

Say “I Brew” to a Martha’s Vineyard Bar Crawl

Spend your days by the water and save that energy for some island nightlife. Start the evening by fueling up with a good beer and full meal at Offshore Ale Co. in Oak Bluffs. You can choose to hit a few more bars in that area, but we suggest heading back to Edgartown if you want to create a true bar crawl within walking distance of your hotel. Begin at the refined Port Hunter for a whiskey drink, and mosey your way to The Seafood Shanty by 10 PM if you plan your trip around one of their themed parties or DJ nights.
Before getting too caught up in the excitement of brainstorming bachelor party ideas, find the right Martha’s Vineyard hotel to designate as your crash pad. The beachfront may be relaxing to snooze on during the day but it’s far from an ideal option for spending the night.