Nantucket Island, located just 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, feels like its own little world. An ideal one, where the beaches are always perfectly windswept, the lighthouses are straight out of a postcard, and life goes at a slower pace. Could it be “the best island in the world”? National Geographic said it was. Did you know you don’t even need a car on Nantucket? It’s too charming for cars. Swimming, shopping, fishing, and dining on fresh seafood are all glorious ways to spend a day, or a week, here.

Best Time to Visit Nantucket

In the summer months, typically from early May until late August, the town is warm and welcoming, not just the weather! 

Getting to Nantucket

Traveling to and from Nantucket can be a wonderful experience, whether you arrive by boat or by plane. Let us take you there! 

Things to Do in Nantucket

Windswept beaches, sand dunes, blinking lighthouses and a charming pace of life await on this 50-square mile island. Leave the car and take the tender or charter to explore the historic harbors. Once it is time to go overboard the boutique stores, chowder shacks and upscale dining delights can provide you and your party with unforgettable experiences. Swim or load up the tackle for Nantucket's excellent striper, bluefish and bonito fishing.

Travel Distance

6 h 49 min (222.9 mi) via I-95 N


Name Location Rate Per Foot Phone # Website
Vineyard Haven Marina 1 Swain's Wharf Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554
Dock: $1.95/ft - $12.25/ft
Nantucket Boat Basin 1 Swains Wharf Nantucket, MA 02554 Dock: $1.95/ft - $12.25/ft
Nantucket Moorings 140 Main St, West Dennis, MA 02670 Dock: $1.95/ft - $12.50/ft