There is so much to learn about Block Island and so many ways to learn about it from locals! Tours of Block Island are one of the most popular ways to get around the island. Guided tours are offered by land (Taxi and Bike Tours), air (Helicopter Tours) and sea (Kayak tours, Harbor tours).
Sure, you can read guide books, study maps, download apps and review online travel blogs. But the best way to learn the most about Block Island in the least amount of time is to take in the sights with a narrated taxi tour. And since there are no tour bus or trolley companies on the island, a taxi tour is the way to go.
In just about an hour’s time, you can travel the entire island, from the granite North Light overseeing the Block Island Wildlife Refuge at our northernmost point to the stunning Mohegan Bluffs, rising 150 feet above the sea below.
Many of the drivers are long-time island residents, so you’ll learn the all about the island of today and yesterday, while getting the inside track on where the locals like to eat, drink, shop, fish and enjoy sun and surf.
Most Block Island taxis fit between 8 and 11 people, so no worries about the whole gang fitting in if you’re with a group. Just head down to the Taxi Stand at Old Harbor to grab a cab, or you can call a taxi to pick you up wherever you’re staying. Links to Taxi's below.
Enjoy seeing the island on 2 wheels! Go at your own pace on the Self Guided tour or get a guide! Links to both below.
Seeing Block Island from above is a magical experience. Tours depart from the Island's only airport, on Center Road.
Guided Kayak tours are available in Great Salt Pond, the Block Island Maritime Institute runs a Harbor Tour (from a boat) in the Summer Season, and some Charter boats offer tours as well. Links below.