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Nantucket Ferries

Getting to Nantucket

We are 30 miles south of Cape Cod, so it is important to plan accordingly when coming to Nantucket. There are many options for air and ferry service, but planning ahead and making a reservation is imperative.

Weather Tips

As the saying goes, “Fog Happens” on Nantucket. In foggy conditions the ferries are usually the only way to get here. Nantucket has its own weather (do not rely on mainland forecasts since we are so far offshore), so we recommend using one of the following sites for better predicition of the conditions:

Weather Underground www.wunderground.com

Accuweather www.accuweather.com 

For the marine forecast try the NOAA site at http://www.nws.noaa.gov

By Ferry

Hy-Line Cruises

The Hy-Line operates a fast ferry year-round, and a slow ferry which operates during the high-season only. In addition to the Hyannis-Nantucket route, they have a daily Nantucket-Martha's Vineyard route during the summer. Click on the link above to find out the most current schedules and fares.

The Steamship Authority

The Steamship Authority operates the only vehicle ferry service between Hyannis and Nantucket. They also run a high speed ferry between Hyannis and Nantucket between the middle of April and the end of December. For current schedule and fare information please click on the link above.

Seastreak

Seastreak is a new ferry line offering service seven days a week from New Bedford to Nantucket, and a weekend schedule between NYC and Nantucket. They operate seasonally, May 18th - September 5th. Please visit their website for more information or to buy tickets.

By Air

Cape Air

Cape Air is one of two local airlines which have multiple daily flights to and from Hyannis on the hour. In addition, there are flights to Boston, New Bedford, Martha's Vineyard and other locations depending on the time of year. Please visit their website for the most up to date information.

Jet Blue

Jet Blue has flights from JFK and Boston to Nantucket on a seasonal basis. Please go to their website for the availability.

Tradewind Aviation

Tradewind Aviation gives the opportunity to travelers to share a charter to and from various locations around New York City to Nantucket. They operate between Daffodil Weekend and Christmas Stroll. Please check out their website to find out more about scheduling, fares and frequent flyer books. 

Getting Around the Island

Nantucket has car and moped rental services, bike rentals, taxis, and public transportation. Coming to the island without a car is much easier with all of these options. Downtown Nantucket is pedestrian friendly, and it can be faster to get around on foot due to the congestion in the summer. The island has an extensive network of bike paths which make traveling by bike quite efficient. Walking and biking are also a great way to experience the many historic sites and natural beauty on Nantucket.

Car Rentals

Nantucket Island Rent-a-Car

Nantucket Memorial Airport

800-508-9972

www.nantucketislandrentacar.com 

 

Nantucket Windmill Auto Rental

Nantucket Memorial Airport

800-228-1227  

www.nantucketautorental.com 

 

Hertz Rent-A-Car

Nantucket Memorial Airport

800-654-3131  www.hertz.com

 

Affordable Rentals

6 South Beach Street

877-235-3500  

www.affrentals.com

 

Young’s 4X4 Rentals

Steamboat Wharf

508-228-1151

www.youngsbicycleshop.com

Bike Rentals

Young’s Bike Shop

Steamboat Wharf

508-228-1151

 www.youngsbicycleshop.com 

 

Nantucket Bike Shop

Steamboat Wharf

800-770-3088 

www.nantucketbikeshop.com 

 

Island Bike Shop

25 Old South Road

508-228-4070 

www.islandbike.com 

 

Easy Rider Bicycle Rentals

65 Surfside Road

508-325-2722 

www.easyriders.com 

 

Cook’s Cycle Shop

6 South Beach Street

508-228-0800

Public Transportation

Nantucket Regional Transit Authority

3 East Chestnut Street

508-228-7025 

www.shuttlenantucket.com

For additional transportation information try these sites:

Town of Nantucket- Bike paths, walking routes, and additional bus information  

www.wheelsheelsandpedals.com    

Nantucket Chamber of Commerce  

www.nantucketchamber.org 

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