About The Captain

MV Boat was the idea of Captain Ed Miano.   Captain Ed has spent over 40 years on the water, the last 30 off the shores of Martha’s Vineyard.

Initially conceived as a perk for guests in the Family rental home, MV Boat grew into the first power boat day sail.

As Captain Ed explains it;

“When I first started coming to island in the late 80’s, I remember taking my dad out on a day sail as a gift and really loved it.  As I looked around for the power boat equivalent, there weren’t any.   There were plenty of fishing charters, but no power boat leisure cruises, and only 2 day sail sailboats.  So I started small, just taking rental home guests as a perk for renting with us.  I really enjoyed it, went to Mass Maritime to get a Captains License and around 2002, created MV Boat, Martha’s Vineyards Original Leisure Boat Charter company.

In 2006, the original ‘Island Time’, a 20′ Hydrasports Dual Console was replaced with the current boat, a Hydra Sports 2500VX, also name “Island Time’.

I love the name and the idea of island time, which is to be unhurried, away from the pace and madness of mainland life. Our trips are chill, casual and relaxing.  I appreciate and enjoy each group that I meet and take out.”

Island Time has played host to celebrities, weddings, engagements and engagement reunions,  – but mostly it is a sanctuary for friends, families, couples and individuals to relax and enjoy the unique beauty of Martha’s Vineyard in a way that can only be done from the water.

We thank you for having a look and hope you become one of the countless groups that make Island Time and its pleasures an annual tradition.