• Lisa Sherburne

Your Guide to Traveling to Nantucket

Updated: Feb 22, 2021

Planning Your Nantucket Vacation? Here are some travel tips.

1. Getting to the Island:

By Boat:

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!

By Plane:

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!

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