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Nantucket, MA

Fishing In Nantucket: A World-Class Coastal Experience

The waters surrounding our beautiful island are renowned for their abundant sea life. That's why fishing and boating in Nantucket is a favorite past-time of locals and visitors alike. Book a day-long offshore fishing charter and troll the deep blue chasing marlin, tuna and sharks. Try your hand at fly fishing in the flats around Tuckernuck and Muskeeget and hook a bonefish, permit or striped bass. Or take the whole family along for a half-day of inshore fishing for favorites like bluefish, bonito and false albacore. Even if fishing isn't on your radar, a day out on the sapphire Nantucket waters gives you a fresh perspective. Whale and seal watching excursions and chartered sailing excursions take you on unforgettable adventures. Reserve a private Barton & Gray Hinckley Yacht for  half-day and full-day excursions, as you tour Nantucket Harbor, motor over to Coatue for a private picnic, swim off  Tuckernuck Island, or cruise to Martha's Vineyard. We'll be happy to assist in planning your itinerary.


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  • Annual Big Game Battle
  • Bluefin Bash
  • Inshore Classic Fishing Tournament


  • Whale Watching Tours
  • Offshore Fishing Charters
  • Seal Watching Tours
  • Fly Fishing 
  • Sailing Cruises
  • Inshore Fishing Charters


  • What are some popular boat outings in Nantucket?

    Explore Nantucket like a local by taking one of the favorite boat outings. Toppers at the Wauwinet Hotel is an island institution, opposite Great Point Beach, where you can indulge in their legendary blueberry souffle. Head to Great Point & Monomoy where a stunning lighthouse and seals greet you along the sandy shores. Take a harbor cruise and check out the megayachts as they make the turn into the channel past Brant Point Lighthouse. Or slip away to any number of secluded coves, like Galley Beach, Tuckernuck and Polpis Harbor.
  • Do I need a fishing license to fish in Nantucket?

    If you plan to go fresh or saltwater fishing and you're over the age of 15, you will need a license. However, there are some exceptions, such as for disabled people and those over the age of 60. More information on fishing licenses can be found here

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