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Nantucket IslandBest Boat Line to NantucketHy-Line Cruises has been voted #1 Boat Line for 8 consecutive years... readers of  Nantucket's newspaper, the Inquirer & Mirror Newspaper. We are proud to be recognized with this honor by Nantucket. 

Once the whaling capital of the world, Nantucket is now a tourist's delight. Stringent preservation rules have retained the charm and character of the Town while the pristine beaches along the island's 110-mile coastline provide sun, sand and surf for all.

Coming from the yacht filled harbor onto Straight Wharf, cobblestone streets pave a path through downtown Nantucket including  historic sites, a wealth of upscale shopes and restaurants to suit every palate.

The coastline of Nantucket, from Madaket Beach to the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge is lined with beaches and bike trails galore. Surfside Beach provides the waves for bodysurfing and the wind for kite flying, while Children's Beach is perfect for families. These beaches are accessible by shuttle or bike trail.


To Nantucket, we operate year-round high-speed ferry service aboard Grey Lady and seasonal, traditional service aboard Great Point.


When you arrive at Nantucket consider Nantucket Island Tours

Nantucket Island ToursEnjoy a fully narrated delightful historic tour of Nantucket. This tour offers a truly interesting riding tour of America’s most scenic little island. In just over an hour, become acquainted with the “Little Grey Lady,” famous as the world’s foremost whaling port in the 18th century. Our continuous narrated tour covers close to 65% of the island including: The Old Mill, “Sconset” Village with its rose-covered cottages, Low Beach, Sankaty Head Lighthouse, Cranberry bogs and Nantucket moors. Nantucket Island Tours operates May through October. You can reserve your bus tour tickets along with your ferry tickets by making reservations using the booking module on the right of this page or by calling toll-free 800-492-8082.

Some of our favorites:

Nantucket Whaling Museum

Cisco Brewers / Triple Eight Distilleries

Maria Mitchell Association

The Old Mill

Bartlett's Farm

For further information about Nantucket, please visit:

Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce

Nantucket Visitor Services

Nantucket Historical Association

Nantucket Regional Transit Authority

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Kids ride free aboard our traditional ferries to both Nantucket & the Vineyard!
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