People are always wondering what there is to do year-round on Martha’s Vineyard. You may be surprised to find out just how much is actually going on. A special place that is open all year is Island Alpaca. Here, you can enjoy an interactive experience with their adorable alpaca. It’s is a fuzzy and fun addition to our Martha’s Vineyard Bucket List: Discovering Island Alpaca.
Martha’s Vineyard Bucket List: Discovering Island Alpaca – The Basics
Located on 19 rolling acres of farmland off the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, you will discover Island Alpaca. Open year-round, Island Alpaca features a herd of 40 – 50 Huacya Alpacas. These adorable four-legged friends are not only wonderful to look at but are also so sweet. If you’re lucky enough, you will sometimes have the opportunity to see babies as well!
At Island Alpaca, you can have as interactive an experience as you want. You can walk around the barn, seeing all the different alpaca, do alpaca yoga in the summer, visit the gift shop, have birthday parties or weddings there, and even walk an alpaca and more.
Martha’s Vineyard Bucket List: Discovering Island Alpaca – Walking An Alpaca
For this month’s Martha’s Vineyard Bucket List experience, we got to take out some alpaca and walk them. I was walking Top Shot, and Island Alpaca Barn Manager Lexi, had his brother. And she knows so much about these adorable animals.
It’s one thing to walk your dog, but another thing entirely to walk an alpaca. It was something special, and to make it even better, I was able to hug and get a “kiss” too. I was on cloud nine. Have you ever wrapped your arms around an alpaca? It feels amazing — like hugging the softest thing ever. Take a look.
It is $30.00 per person to walk an alpaca, and this activity is available year-round. Want to make the week special? Walk an alpaca. Want to do something memorable for a friend, co-worker or family member? Have them walk an alpaca! It’s easy and fun!
Martha’s Vineyard Bucket List: Discovering Island Alpaca – More Info
As mentioned before, there are a lot of activities available at Island Alpaca. Visit the website to find out when Alpaca Yoga returns, and if you want to host an event there or have alpacas at your event on-location. Island Alpaca is also a breeding farm. They focus on breeding the “highest quality fleece, diverse in color, and with excellent conformation.” And if you have your own alpaca, you can also board them as well at Island Alpaca.
Exploring Island Alpaca is a magical journey through time, and belongs on everyone’s Vineyard Bucket List.
*Featured photo courtesy of Island Alpaca
The Martha’s Vineyard Bucket List is our ongoing curated collection of the best Martha’s Vineyard vacation experiences and first-hand travel adventures. From exploring the island by tall ship or biplane to touring its African American Heritage Trail and historic lighthouses to discovering the best beach walks, sunsets, and farm to table adventures, the Martha’s Vineyard Bucket List is your ultimate insider guide. Click here to see the entire library.
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