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Nantucket 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.

Nantucket Boat Charters

Endeavor Sailing AdventuresEndeavor Sailing Adventures
Slip 1015, Straight Wharf • 508.228.5585

Get acquainted with Nantucket's maritime history and see sights along the waterfront.

Nantucket Blue Moon Sailing AdventuresNantucket Blue Moon Sailing Adventures
Town Pier • 508-241-SAIL

Sail Nantucket Sound aboard the 70' private luxury yacht, "Blue Moon." Charter Our classic 1 1/2 hour sail, half day or full day. The perfect way to see Nantucket. Toast our sunrise, celebrate our sunset.

Shearwater Excursions Whale & Seal TripsShearwater Excursions Whale & Seal Trips
Town Pier • 508-228-7037

Shearwater Excursions offers family fun and adventure on the water! Whale Watches, Seal Cruises, Harbor Tours, Ice Cream Cruises, Cocktail Cruises, Coastal Clamming, and Flyboarding should all be on your Bucket List!!

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

Nantucket Fishing Charters

Captain Toms ChartersCaptain Toms Charters
F Street, Madaket • 508.228.4225

Book Today #508-228-4225 or online Nantucket Fishing at its best for over 45 years! Fly and Spin; Inshore, Offshore, and Flats! Whether you've mastered the sport, want to try it for the first time, or simply love the water and great company, we hope you make us part of your Nantucket experience. Check out our #1 reviews on Trip Advisor

Sport Fishing on the Sport Fishing on the 'Herbert T'
Slip 1014, Straight Wharf • 508-228-6655

Spend the day catching blues and bass aboard our Parker XL 2550. All quality custom tackle is provided.

Topspin Fishing ChartersTopspin Fishing Charters
Town Pier, floating Dock • 508.246.6210

Our specialty is inshore sport fishing in the waters surrounding Nantucket, where Captain Carl Bois knows where to find striped bass, fluke, black seabass, bonito, false albacore, & bluefish. We can comfortably accommodate parties of up to 6. We're on the Town Pier at 34 Washington St with easy parking in the town lot. 508-246-6210.

Albacore Fishing ChartersAlbacore Fishing Charters
Slip 1017, Straight Wharf • 508-228-5074

Second generation charter captain with over 45 years experience. Fish inshore for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Seabass & Fluke or offshore for Tuna & Sharks. 2.5-hour, 5-hour & full day trips. FISH GUARANTEED.

Althea K Sport Fishing
Striped bass, bluefish, shark, tuna, cod fishing, whale watching
West Wind Fishing Charters
There is an old Nantucket saying, "When the wind is out of the east the fishin's the least and when the wind is out of the west the fishin's the best." If it's a hands-on fishing experience you're looking for, "West Wind" is your ride for Fishing Nantucket!
Just Do It, Too
Captain Marc will put you on the bass, blues and bonita off our beautiful shores

Nantucket Boat Rentals

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

Nantucket Surfing

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.

Nantucket Boating Services & Supplies

AndersonAnderson's Stillwater Moorings
PO Box 883 • 508.367.9023

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.

Madaket Marine
Boat sales, service, dockage, trailer sales, electronic sales, launching service, dockside gas and oil
Nantucket Marine
Make sure that your summer boating experiences are enjoyable and hassle free. Let our certified technicians take care of all the maintenance of your boat so you can spend your time out on the water! New boats, pre-owned boats, moorings.
Brant Point Marine
A full supply of marine hardware and electronics, foul weather gear, fishing supplies, boats, moorings and trailers.

Nantucket Fishing Supplies

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

Nantucket Mooring Rentals

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

Nantucket Fishing Information

Fishing Permits
Fishing permits are issued by the state and are available online -
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.
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.
Shellfish Permits
Shellfish permits are issued by the Town of Nantucket at the Marine & Coastal Resources Department, 4 Fairgrounds Rd.
Open Season. No permit required.
Recreational Season: (Sun. only) Sept 15 - June 14. Permit required. Limit: one 10-quart pail per week. Steamer shell must be 2 inches
Open Season; permit required. Limit: one-half bushel per wk. Shell must be 1 inch at the hinge.
Recreational Season: Sept. 1 - April 30; permit required. Limit: one-half bushel per wk. Oysters must be 3 inches.

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