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.
As the saying goes, “Fog Happens” on Nantucket. In foggy conditions, 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 prediction of the conditions:
Weather Underground www.wunderground.com
For the marine forecast try the NOAA site at http://www.nws.noaa.gov
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 car congestion in the summer. The island has an extensive network of bike paths which makes traveling by bike quite efficient. Walking and biking are also great ways to experience the many historic sites and natural beauty on Nantucket. For detailed information, please visit More Nantucket!
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
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