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Nantucket Island Attractions & Transportation

Just 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the small and beautiful island of Nantucket is famous for its picturesque beaches, ferries, lighthouses, and historic homes. Arrive by air or ferry, rent a car, or bike to all the best sights. Explore the cobble-stoned sidewalks of Petticoat Row, lined with gas lamps, or set out for a day of boutique shopping, and historic sightseeing, followed by an afternoon on the beach. 

Nantucket Attractions

  • Children's Beach
  • Brant Point Lighthouse
  • Nantucket Whaling Museum
  • Old South Wharf
  • Straight Wharf
  • Cisco Brewery & Nantucket Vineyards
  • Seal Cruise
  • Whale Watch Cruise
  • Nantucket Boat Basin
  • Maria Mitchell Association
  • Jetties Beach
  • Bartlett's Farm
  • Surfside Beach
  • Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
  • Sconset Bluff Walk
  • Great Point Lighthouse
  • Coskata Coatue Wildlife Refuge
  • Sankaty Lighthouse
 

Airlines

For guests arriving by air and by sea, Nantucket is quite accessible. Many cities offer seasonal air travel to the island, including Boston, Providence & New York.
 
 
 

Ferry Service

Regular ferry service is available from Hyannis, Massachusetts on the Hy-Line Ferry and the Steamship Authority. Both offer one-hour, high speed ferry service and the Steamship Authority offers the car ferry. (We discourage our guests from bringing automobiles on island.) Please let us know if you are arriving via ferry, as we can arrange free van pick up. New ferry service is available with SeaStreak ferries, traveling to Nantucket from New Bedford, New Jersey, and New York City.
 

CapeFlyer Train from Boston to Hyannis

The CapeFlyer train service runs from South Station in Boston to the Hyannis Transportation Center, just a short walk to the ferry docks, from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Trains depart from South Station on Friday evenings as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings, trains depart from Hyannis on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Travel time is two hours. 
 

On-Island Transportation

Rental car companies, The Wave (island transit) and taxis are available. The White Elephant Hotel, the White Elephant Village, The Cottages, and the Nantucket Boat Basin are all a short walk to to town. Jared Coffin House is located on Broad Street--right in town. Free shuttle service to town provided for Wauwinet guests.
 
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