Tourism and Tours

Nantucket | Where the sun, the sea, and the sand meet

Nantucket (/ˌnænˈtʌkɪt/) is an island about 30 miles (50 km) south from Cape Cod. Together with the small islands of Tuckernuck and Muskeget, it constitutes the Town and County of Nantucket, a combined county/town government in Massachusetts, a U.S. state.

The name “Nantucket” is adapted from similar Algonquian names for the island, but is very similar to the endonym of the native Nehantucket tribe that occupied the region at the time of European settlement.

Nantucket is a tourist destination and summer colony. Due to tourists and seasonal residents, the population of the island increases to around 80,000 during the summer months. The average sale price for a single-family home was $2.3 million in the first quarter of 2018.

The National Park Service cites Nantucket, designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1966, as being the “finest surviving architectural and environmental example of a late 18th- and early 19th-century New England seaport town.”

Nantucket is accessible by boat, ferry, or airplane.

Places to Stay in Nantucket

  • Nantucket Lodging

Nantucket Island has lodging options by the beach, in the heart of downtown Nantucket, and in ’Sconset Village that include resorts, inns, and hotels. Vacation rental homes and cottages can be found all across the island. When you visit Nantucket, you can leave your car at home: there are shuttle busses, taxis, bike and walking paths that give you access just about everywhere. Tour guides can take you to less accessible areas, and auto and jeep rentals are available if needed. Learn more about how to get around Nantucket Island without a car at MoreNantucket.com.

  • Nantucket Inns

Many Nantucket inns and Nantucket bed & breakfasts offer in-town locations and appealing amenities. Some are converted whaling-era mansions with modern conveniences and others are brand new. Nantucket innkeepers are often able to help make their guests stay extra special. Browse through this list of Nantucket Inns and Nantucket B&Bs to find one perfect for your island visit.

How to Get to Nantucket

  • Nantucket By Air

Nantucket is within reach of the world! Several commercial airlines and charter companies offer direct flights in-season to Nantucket Island from Cape Cod, Boston, New York, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago, and more US cities.

By Private Plane

Nantucket Memorial Airport – Nantucketairport.com is tower controlled year-round between 0600 and 2200 hours. Runway 24 (6303′) has an instrument landing system, touch-down zone, and centerline lights. Fuel is available 24 hours a day with overnight parking and tie-downs available.

  • Nantucket By Boat

Travel to Nantucket is easy by boat

Traditional ferries carry passengers and cars on a trip that takes a little more than 2 hours. High-speed ferries carry only passengers and bicycles for a trip that can be as short as 1 hour from Hyannis, but also depart from Harwich Port, New Bedford, New Jersey, and New York. Nantucket also has marinas and moorings for private boats.

Hy-Cruises – 508.228.3949

Streamship Authority – (508) 228-0262

Nantucket Boat Basin – 844-213-6500

Anderson’s stillwater moorings – 508-367-9023

Nantucket Concierge & Travel

Whether you need your entire trip to Nantucket planned, need help with a destination wedding or other celebration on-island, or just need some special amenities for traveling with children, the travel professionals listed here can help.

Acktive Fitness Rentals
Rent In-Home Fitness Equipment on Nantucket Island. We Deliver, Install and Pick-up! Check out our site for packages and deals.

Nantucket Lodging Association
Professional membership of licensed and inspected lodging establishments.

Nantucket Baby Rentals
Imagine the ease of arriving at your Nantucket accommodations to find top of the line baby products that you can’t live without.

Best of Nantucket
Corporate meeting groups, wedding groups, recreational groups.

Nantucket Accommodations
With over 39 years of experience and a large inventory of B&B.

Nantucket Bike Rentals

  • Young’s Bicycle Shop
  • Cook’s Cycle shop
  • Easy Riders
  • Island Bike Shop
  • Windmill Auto rental
  • Nantucket Regional Transit Authority
  • Don Allen Ford