Your Guide to Traveling to Nantucket
Updated: Feb 22
Planning Your Nantucket Vacation? Here are some travel tips.
1. Getting to the Island:
Since we are 30 miles out to sea the only way to get to the Island is by boat or
Hyline Cruises is a passenger only ferry service.
(hylinecruises.com) It leaves from
Hyannis, MA and the trip takes an hour.
The Steamship Authority (steamshipauthority.com) is often referred to as the
slow boat and is the ferry that transports both people and cars. It also leaves from
Hyannis and the trip takes 2 ¼ hours. The Steamship also runs a fast ferry for passengers
only and that trip is an hour.
The Seastreak (seastreak.com) offers high speed ferry service in season from
New York and New Bedford.
Be sure to make a reservation w
ell in advance of your trip!
There are daily flights from Hyannis, Boston, New York and other cities in season.
Airlines include Cape Air, JetBlue, and American Airlines.
Want to fly private? Options include Tradewind Aviation (flytradewind.com) and
Wheels Up (wheelsup.com) Our small airport has been known to be the one of the
busiest airports on the East Coast between Memorial Day and Labor Day. You will often
hear the Island referred to as ACK. That’s because those are the call letters for the
2. Where to Stay:
There are lots of accommodation options on the Island, from small bed and
breakfasts and guesthouses, to hotels or private homes. The Nantucket Lodging
Association (nantucketlodging.org) has a full list of accommodations.
If you are looking for a home to rent, I have an extensive list of properties; from
small cottages to large estate.
Call or email me for current availability!