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Swains Wharf, Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554

Getting to Nantucket Boat Basin

Nantucket lies just 26 miles south of Cape Cod. Once known mainly for its whaling port, Nantucket is now a popular destination amongst travelers longing for something more out of a vacation. Its beautiful landscape features magnificent beaches, windswept moors, salt marshes, and coastal dunes.
Set against all this beauty is Nantucket Boat Basin, a full-service marina that offers seafarers a unique glimpse of the magical island. The Boat Basin offers visitors the opportunity to explore historic architecture, pristine sand beaches, and an assortment of fun activities like biking, fishing, and shopping.
The Boat Basin is located just steps from some of the finest and freshest dining in the country along with charming boutiques and galleries. Our convenient harbor location gives guests easy access from which to explore the island.

Nantucket Boat Basin Directions

To get to Nantucket Boat Basin from the west, you'll pass along the Cross Rip Channel, which lies between Cross Rip Shoal and Horseshoe Shoal. It's best to stay within the channel markers during this part of your journey. As you enter Nantucket Harbor, you'll pass Tuckermuck Shoal on your starboard side.

You'll also see a red and white "NB" bouy. Proceed down the channel with Brant Point Lighthouse to your starboard side. Please observe the "No Wake" buoys near Brant Point Lighthouse. Nantucket Boat Basin will be on the west side of the harbor. For further information, please check the current edition of the Embassy Cruising Guide by Maptech or the Waterway Guide.

Cruising Distances to other Harbors

  • Hyannis - 26 nm
  • Vineyard Haven - 29 nm
  • Woods Hole - 33 nm
  • Newport- 71 nm
  • Block Island - 80 nm
  • Montauk Point - 89 nm
  • Boston - via Cape Cod Canal - 94 nm
  • Boston - via outside, around Cape Cod - 105 nm
  • Sag Harbor - 114 nm
  • New York City - 196 nm
  • Atlantic City - 246 nm
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