About Us

Getting Here

Timeless Adventure

Getting to the island is timeless adventure, and it’s a Nantucket tradition shared by generations of visitors. No matter how you get here, we know that the journey will put you in the right frame of mind-leaving the mainland where it belongs, on the mainland!

Below you’ll find a few ways to get to the island. 

 The technology may have changed but the romance of the journey and the joy of sailing past Brant Point Lighthouse is timeless!

We offer complimentary pick up and drop off from the ferry, but advanced reservations are required. To reserve ferry pickup or on-site parking, please choose from the buttons below. 

Click a Travel Option and Learn How to Get to The Nantucket

The Nantucket Hotel offers a complimentary pick-up/drop-off service at the ferry for guests who pre-reserve their pick-up with us.

From Hyannis, MA via high-speed ferry (1 hour crossing time): 

  • Contact the Steamship Authority for passenger reservations on their high-speed ferry at steamshipauthority.com or by calling 508-495-3278. 
  • Contact Hy-Line Cruises for passenger ferry reservations on their high-speed ferry at hylinecruises.com or by calling 800-492-8082.

 

From New Bedford, MA via high-speed ferry – (mid-May through Columbus Day Weekend, October. 1 hour 30 minute crossing time): 

  • Contact Seastreak for passenger ferry reservations on their high-speed ferry at seastreak.com or by calling 800-262-8743.

 

From New York, NY via high-speed ferry service from E. 35th Street, Manhattan – (weekends only from late May to early- September. 6 hour crossing time): 

  • Contact Seastreak for passenger ferry reservations on their high-speed ferry at seastreak.com or by calling 800-262-8743.

From Martha’s Vineyard and Harwichport, MA – Additional seasonal high-speed passenger ferry service is provided to Nantucket from Martha’s Vineyard Island via Hy-Line Cruises, and Harwichport (located near Chatham on Cape Cod) via Freedom Cruises.

If you do choose to bring a car to the island, auto reservations are require and should be made as soon as possible with the Steamship Authority. The Steamship Authority operates the only automobile ferry service to the island from Hyannis on Cape Cod. These large vessels operate hourly, year-round. 

To arrange auto reservations, contact the Steamship Authority by either calling them directly at (508) 477-8600 or booking on-line via their website. Reservations for passengers are unnecessary.

Note: When you inquire about your automobile reservation, if you can’t get your first request, ask to have your name put on the Waiting List. It usually works out very well and, more often than not, you’ll get the reservation time you desire. By selecting a preferred Wait List time range, your reservation’s departure time will be automatically changed if a time becomes available. 

Note: If you wish to bring your car to the Island,  we require your notifying us in advance so we can reserve a parking space for you at the Hotel. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.There isn’t any charge for this service, but you need to order it in advance on our Pre-Arrival Concierge.

  • Budget and Avis have car rental offices in Hyannis at“Hyannis South Street”. One-way drop-off is accommodated. Discount Code #H855900 will give you up to 20% off your daily, weekly or weekend rates.
  • Peter Pan and Plymouth & Brockton Bus Lines operate direct service to Hyannis. The Hyannis bus terminal is an easy taxi ride to all Hyannis terminals.
  • Private car for hire services include:
  • From Boston, MA – Year-Round: Cape Air operates nine-seater aircraft. Call toll-free 866-227-3247 or visit their websiteJet Blue operates seasonal service.

  • From Hyannis, MA – Year-Round: Cape Air operates air taxi service, utilizing nine-seater aircraft. Call toll-free 866-227-3247 or visit their website.

  • From New York, NY and Washington DC – Seasonal: From New York’s JFK Airport by Jet Blue and Delta Express and from Washington, DC by American Airlines and Jet Blue.

  • Private Jet air service:  Magellan Jets offers private jet air services from mainland points such as Boston, Chicago, Florida, Texas, New York, Washington DC, California and other markets.  Call toll-free 877-550-5387 or go to www.magellanjets.com.

The Nantucket on Instagram

Clambake season is upon us and @breezenantucket’s Old Fashioned Clambakes are happening each Monday this summer. Call ahead to reserve your seat! Link in bio for details.

#nantucketing #nantucket #ack
...

Have you tried @breezenantucket this summer? Chef Adam Votaw’s menu of small plates, shareables, and coastal creations is turning heads and bringing tables together.

#nantucket #nantucketing #ack
...

Old fashion hospitality never goes out of style.

#nantucketing #nantucket #ack
...

Summer’s here. Dive right in.

📸: @erinmcginn

#nantucket #ack #nantucketing
...

Looking forward to a good old fashioned 4th of July, Nantucket-style 🇺🇸🇺🇸

#ack #nantucketing #nantucket
...

We were honored that our bus was involved in Hafsa Lewis’ installation for @fairwindsnantucket’s Blooming Bids for Nantucket's Kids last week. Our wonderful old bus was looking gorgeous for a good cause. Follow our friends at @fairwindsnantucket for more.

#ack #nantucketing #nantucket
...

Breezing into the weekend with Lobster Tacos at @breezenantucket

📸: @ingridbrown_

#ack #nantucket #nantucketing
...

Beep! beep! Next stop, Summer!

📸: @prepfordwife // @marcsford

#ack #nantucket #nantucketing
...

Happy Father’s Day to all the fun, inspiring, wise, and loving dads out there, from all of us at The Nantucket

📸: @emilyelisabethphotography

#ack #nantucketing #nantucket
...

Monday night clambake are back starting June 28th! Each Monday this summer, @breezenantucket will be serving up our signature Clambakes with good food, good company, and live music. Space fills up fast, so be sure to make a reservation! Tap the link in our bio to learn more.

📸: @jackiegreaney // @pjhavel

#ack #nantucketing #newengland #yankeemagazine #nantucket #clambake
...

Neither shaken, nor stirred. The Lobster Martini by Chef Adam. Follow @breezenantucket for more savory updates from Adam’s kitchen.

#Nantucket #Nantucketing 📸: @tasteofmassachusetts @trendsandtolstoy
...

Happy Memorial Day from the whole team at The Nantucket Hotel! 🇺🇸

📸: @alisonatalya

#ack #nantucket #nantucketing
...

Strolling towards summer

📸: @thedrk_knight

#ack #nantucket #nantucketing
...

A familiar face to any guest or friend of the hotel, our versatile General Manager Jamie Holmes. Give Jamie a wave in the comment section if you met him during a stay with us!

📸: @shorelinesillustrated

#ack #nantucket #nantucketing
...

Looking forward to the blooming colors still to come this season 📸: @jackiegreaney

#ack #nantucket #nantucketing
...

Mother’s Day is this Sunday- how are you celebrating the mom in your life? Breeze’s Mother’s Day celebration is still accepting reservations! Tap the link in our bio to learn more 📸: @ingridbrown_

#nantucketing #ack #nantucket
...

Our new director of cuisine, Adam Votaw, is passionate about shareables, small plates, and dishes that bring the table together. Experience it for yourself- tap the link in our bio to make a reservation.

📸: @trendsandtolstoy

#ack #nantucketing #newengland #igersnewengland
...

Experience spring migration on Nantucket!

Spring migration brings a rich variety of seabirds, shorebirds, and waterfowl to the island each year, drawing amateur and professional ornithologists alike to catch a glimpse of the activity along the Atlantic Flyway in the island’s unique ecosystem. American Oystercatchers, Piping Plovers, and Northern Gannets, are staples of Nantucket’s birding season each spring.

This season we’ve partnered with the Linda Loring Nature Foundation to create a one-of-a-kind week of birding, socializing, presentation, and discussion to bring Spring migration on the island to life for enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels, including complimentary daily excursions during the week.

Led by LLNF Naturalist Seth Engelbourg, an expert on the island’s flora, fauna, and avian ecology, this program takes guests and locals alike into some of the island’s most exclusive birding sites for a closer look at the island’s annual migratory guests. Complete with a full weekend program of presentations and discussion, this program is designed to accommodate all levels of interest and experience.

Join us for a night or two between May 10th and 14th and enjoy complimentary birding each morning, or join us or for the full weekend program from May 14th - 16th.

Tap the link in our bio to learn more!

#Birding #Nantucketing #birdsofinstagram #birdwatching #ack
...

Mother’s Day is around the corner! Tap the link in our bio to learn about making a trip to the island or a reservation for our Mother’s Day brunch!

#ACK #Nantucketing
...