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Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket Boat Basin: Our 50th Anniversary Celebration continues throughout 2019.

It's been 50 years since the award-winning Nantucket Boat Basin officially opened for business in May 1968. Construction of the marina was completed in 1969. Today the full-service Nantucket Boat Basin pet-friendly docks offer a variety of amenities, including complimentary wi-fi, kid's fishing equipment, and pre-arrival concierge service. Named Sailing Today's "Best Overseas Marina," and recipient of's "Boaters' Choice Award," the Boat Basin is open year-round and hosts many seasonal events, including
Figawi Race Weekend (May 24-27, 2019) and Nantucket Race Week (August 10- August 18, 2019).
Click the button below to view a timeline of the history of Nantucket Boat Basin 50 years in operation and calendar of events.

Celebration Rates, Amenities & Activities From The Marina

The marina will again celebrate Throwback Weekend at Nantucket Boat Basin by honoring the nightly docking rates from 1968-1969. From May 31st - June 2nd, boats docking for one night at today's standard rate will receive their second night at the rate of $.30 per foot with a minimum charge of $10. Current nightly rates in June range between $1.95 - $3.75 per foot, based on the total length of the yacht.

3rd Annual Touch-A-Boat Day

Join us for the 3rd annual Touch-A-Boat day at the Nantucket Boat Basin on Saturday, June 8th between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Explore local boats and meet captains while celebrating Mass KIDS boating week. Children of all ages are welcome to visit Swain's wharf between
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, to touch a boat, explore the waterfront, and catch a fish. Lite snacks, crafts, and activities will be provided at the Boat Basin Office. This event is free and open to children of all ages.

Father's Day Fishing Tournament

Compete in our 2nd Father's Day Fishing Tournament, June 14 & 15, 2019. Events will kick off Friday evening with a Captain's Welcome Reception on Old South Wharf. Saturday teams will complete in a one day multi-species in-shore fishing tournament for the top title in categories such as heaviest fish and most fish caught. Target species include Bluefish, Black Seabass, Scup, Fluke and Sea Robin. The weekend culminates Saturday evening with an Award's ceremony and dinner courtesy of Slip 14 Restaurant on Old South Wharf.

Nantucket Boat Basin And Cisco Brewers Limited-Edition Of Cisco's Cranberry Pinot Grigio

The Nantucket Boat Basin has collaborated with Cisco Brewers to create a limited-edition bottle of Cisco's popular Cranberry Pinot Grigio. Aged for one year in stainless steel barrels, the wine is infused with cranberries harvested from Nantucket cranberry bogs giving it a slightly tart and refreshing taste. Wrapped in Nantucket Boat Basin 50th Anniversary labels, the bottles will be offered as a special welcome amenity for Nantucket Boat Basin guests.

Historic Marina Walking Tour | Weekly during the summer season

The Nantucket Boat Basin team will host a complimentary historic walking tour of the marina and its surrounding area. With coffee and pastries in hand, guests will visit stops such as Swain's Wharf, named after John Swain, one of the original settlers on Nantucket; and Old South Wharf, built in 1770 and the epicenter for the Nantucket whaling industry.

Bluefin Blast | September 7 & 8, 2019

Join us for a great weekend of fishing, sharing stories and enjoying the beauty of Nantucket Island during the 11th annual Nantucket Bluefin Tuna Tournament. The tournament focuses on giving fisherman a professional and fun tournament for anglers and guests alike. For more information visit or call Slip 14 Restaurant at (508) 228-2033.

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