Steamship Authority Information 2019 Season

2018 was an incredible year! Sandpiper Rentals would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday with family and friends!

We would like to go ahead and inform everyone about the schedule for purchasing ferry tickets for 2019.

Tenants can begin to purchase tickets starting January 22 for travel starting May 15th through the rest of the year.

Owners may purchase tickets beginning January 8-14 and purchase up to 3 transferrable tickets.

For more information please visit:

Time to Catch the Fish of the Day 73rd Annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby

September 9th- October 13th
All ages
Registration includes your badge number, pin, and hat for the derby.
Youth $25, Adults $60,
Seniors $35

The derby has been an annual event for 73 years. It brings the community and lovers of fishing together in a multi-week fishing tournament.
The derby was set up to help support the community, and focuses its overall goals on boating safety, conservation causes, and youth organizations. Every year money raised goes to The MV Rod and Gun Club, Red Stocking Fund, American Hero’s Saltwater Challenge, Sancy Pachio Memorial Youth Scholarship, and towards College Scholarships. Last year these contributions were around $43,250.

Weigh In times are 8am-10am and 8pm-10pm daily, at the Edgartown Junior Yacht Club throughout the length of the derby. Don’t have a fish to weigh in? That’s ok head on in anyway, it’s fun to check out what fish are being weighed in, and to see how big they are. During weigh ins you can also check the Board and see who is leading the catch. Gear is available to purchase at the Club House, another great way to support the event if you don’t fish.

Did you catch a fish? There is always someone on the docks available to fillet your fish. That can be a bit of a messy sight, worth checking out if you haven’t before. Fishermen/women can get their fish filleted or can donate. Tons of fish from the Derby is donated for meals to local schools, the local jail, and to elderly services every year.


Daily, weekly, and grand prizes add to the fun for each fish you weigh in. Daily and weekly prizes range from gear to use or wear fishing to monetary winnings. The grand prizes; from shore a Cape Codder 19 Center Console Boat, from boat a 2018 Clay Subaru Car.

Get further information about the event at:

Want to participate? Here are the rules and regulations:

Tag The Bag #tagthebagsp

Sandpiper Rentals wants you to have fun, be creative, and share with us how you reuse your check-in bag.


Whether you find a great use for it on-island or off-island, take a snapshot and share with us. Tag your photos on Instagram with #tagthebagsp, post on Facebook and tag us in it, or email us a copy and we will post on your behalf. At the end of the summer, all the names will be entered into a drawing and one name will be pulled at random to win a fabulous Martha’s Vineyard Beach Blanket.

Enjoy your stay on Martha’s Vineyard and don’t forget to #tagthebagsp

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