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.
Shearwater Excursions Whale & Seal TripsTown 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
Topspin Fishing ChartersTown 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.
Just Do It, Too
Captain Marc will put you on the bass, blues and bonita off our beautiful shores
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!
Captain Toms Charters
Unforgettable! Since 1971; Fly and Spin; 4 boats covering Inshore, Offshore, and Flats!
Brant Point Marine
Boat rentals and a full supply of marine hardware, electronics, foul weather gear, fishing supplies, moorings, trailers.
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
Anderson's Stillwater MooringsPO 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.
Brant Point Marine
A full supply of marine hardware and electronics, foul weather gear, fishing supplies, boats, moorings and trailers.
Boat sales, service, dockage, trailer sales, electronic sales, launching service, dockside gas and oil
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.
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
125 rental moorings available to transient boaters. Conveniently located in Nantucket Harbor!
Nantucket Fishing Information
Shellfish PermitsShellfish permits are issued by the Town of Nantucket at the Marine & Coastal Resources Department, 4 Fairgrounds Rd. Oysters
Recreational Season: Sept. 1 - April 30; permit required. Limit: one-half bushel per wk. Oysters must be 3 inches.
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. No permit required.
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.
Open Season; permit required. Limit: one-half bushel per wk. Shell must be 1 inch at the hinge.
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.