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Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket Boat Basin: Celebrating 50 Years

In 2018, our 240-slip Nantucket Boat Basin will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Serving as a key port since the island's whaling days in the early 1700s, the award-winning Nantucket Boat Basin as we know it today officially opened in May 1968 for business.
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 Marinas.com's "Boaters' Choice Award," the Boat Basin is open year-round and hosts many seasonal events, including Figawi Race Weekend (May 25-28, 2018) and Nantucket Race Week (August 11- August 19, 2018).
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 And Cottages

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.

Throwback Weekend | June 1-3

The marina will celebrate ‘Throwback Weekend at Nantucket Boat Basin' by honoring the nightly docking rates from 1968. Boats docking for one night at today's standard rate will receive their second night at the 1968 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. To book, please mark your Reservation Form with the code NBB50 or mention it when you call 800.626.2628.

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.

Inaugural Father's Day Fishing  Tournament | June 15 & 16

Kick off Friday evening with a Captain's Welcome Reception on Old South Wharf. The next morning, teams will compete for the top title in categories such as heaviest fish and most fish caught. The weekend culminates Saturday evening with an Award's ceremony and dinner at Slip 14 Restaurant on Old South Wharf. For more information or to register for the tournament, call 508.325.1350.

Touch-a-Boat Day | June 9

The Boat Basin invites families to tour the marina and participating vessels such as the Black Pearl, a commercial lobster boat, and a United States Coast Guard vessel. Complimentary crafts and snacks will be offered to all participants.

The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin | 2018 Season

The Cottages at the Boat Basin will be offering guests a $50 Nantucket Island Resort credit to be applied to their stay or used at sister restaurants, TOPPER'S at The Wauwinet and Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant, or the White Elephant Spa. For more information on this offer CLICK HERE or call reservations on 508.325.1000 and use the code NBB50.