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Boating, Fishing & Water Sports

You've come to an island, of course you want to have fun on and in the water on Nantucket! Here are suggestions for boating, fishing, seal cruises, whale watching, sailing, yachts, and more! Check out our Fishing Information to learn where to get your fishing license and more.

Boat Charters

Endeavor Sailing Adventures
Get acquainted with Nantucket's maritime history and see sights along the waterfront.   View Map

Cap'n Tobey's Native Water Taxi
We'll take you where most visitors never get to go: Great Point Light, Coatue, Tuckernuck.

Nantucket Seal Cruises
Yankee Magazine's pick for the best eco-tours, whale watches, and seal cruises on Nantucket.

Shearwater Excursions Whale & Seal Trips
Observe the varied wildlife, explore coves and inlets of Nantucket's pristine shoreline.

Boat Rentals

Brant Point Marine
Boat rentals and a full supply of marine hardware, electronics, foul weather gear, fishing supplies, moorings, trailers.

Boating Services & Supplies

Anderson's Stillwater Moorings
A full service mooring company, owned and operated by Matthew C. Anderson. With over 15 years experience in the mooring industry, we provide the boat owner with the stress-free assurance that their vessel is safe and secure. Mooring systems are designed and built to meet or exceed the Town of Nantucket's chapter 137 bylaws.

Nantucket Marine
Finest quality boats & equipment backed up with responsible, professional service in a state-of-the-art service facility.

Madaket Marine
Boat sales, service, dockage, trailer sales, electronic sales, launching service, dockside gas and oil

Brant Point Marine
A full supply of marine hardware and electronics, foul weather gear, fishing supplies, boats, moorings and trailers.

Fishing Charters

Sport Fishing on the 'Herbert T'
Spend the day catching blues and bass aboard our Parker XL 2550. All quality custom tackle is provided.   View Map

Althea K Sport Fishing
Striped bass, bluefish, shark, tuna, cod fishing, whale watching

Albacore Fishing Charters
Troll, cast, or flyfish for striped bass, bluefish, shark, tuna, fluke, cod. Fish guaranteed.

Just Do It, Too
Captain Marc will put you on the bass, blues and bonita off our beautiful shores

Captain Toms Charters
Unforgettable! Since 1971; Fly and Spin; 4 boats covering Inshore, Offshore, and Flats!

Fishing Supplies

Brant Point Marine
A full supply of fishing supplies, marine hardware and electronics, foul weather gear, boats, moorings and trailers

Mooring Rentals

Nantucket Moorings
125 rental moorings available to transient boaters. Conveniently located in Nantucket Harbor!


Nantucket Island Surf School
Since 1999 we've been teaching surfing at Cisco Beach to students of all ages. We offer private and group surfing and SUP lessons and week long mini camps for kids. We also rent surfboards, SUPs and wetsuits at Cisco Beach.

Fishing Information

Fishing permits are issued by the state and are available online -

Shellfish permits are issued by the Town of Nantucket at the Marine & Coastal Resources Department, 4 Fairgrounds Rd.

Bay Scallops: Closed Season; permit required.  Recreational Season: (Wed. - Sun.) Oct. 1 - March 31.  Recreational limit is one bushel per week. Scallops must have a well-defined raised growth ring.

Blue Claw Crab: Open season from May 1-Dec. 31; no permit required unless using traps. Return egg-bearing females. 4-1/8 inch shell width spine to spine. 50 crabs a day.

Mussels: Open Season. No permit required.

Oysters: Recreational Season: Sept. 1 - April 30; permit required. Limit: one-half bushel per wk. Oysters must be 3 inches.

Quahogs: Open Season; permit required. Limit: one-half bushel per wk. Shell must be 1 inch at the hinge.

Steamers: Recreational Season: (Sun. only) Sept 15 - June 14. Permit required. Limit: one 10-quart pail per week. Steamer shell must be 2 inches



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