Nantucket Boat Basin Services
At the Nantucket Boat Basin, we offer a full range of guest services. Our knowledgeable and approachable staff is available to see to your every need. Our concierge service can assist you with restaurant reservations, bicycle rentals, sailing excursions, golf outings, taxi service, and more. We can also accommodate more elaborate requests, such as party planning and catering services, as well as on-board massage and spa services.
CHECK IN/CHECK OUT
Check-in at the Boat Basin is at 1:00 pm. Please radio our office on VHF channels 9/11 upon arrival and you will be directed to your berth. Check-out on the day of your departure should be no later than 11:00 am.
Fuel dock service that includes gas, diesel, pump-out, oil, and ice. Slip-side cable television service, easy access to potable water, coin-operated laundry located on Swain's Wharf with change and soap dispensers, and Free Wi-Fi. Ask your dock attendant for the password. Slip side check-in, welcome tote bag, power ranging from 30 amp, 50 amp, 100 amp single phase service, 100 amp three-phase service, and 480v power (please be advised, electricity is an additional nightly fee).
Waste Disposal & Pump-Out Facilities
Hazardous materials disposal, which includes oil, antifreeze, mixed bilge fluid, and contaminated gas, is available. We also offer complimentary slip-side pump-out facilities at all three wharves from 8am-5pm daily. For waste removal assistance or to schedule a free pump-out, call our office at 508-325-1350.
Greywater & Harbor Safe Products
Nantucket water is among a few remaining on the East Coast that contain commercial and recreational populations of oysters, clams, quahogs, and cold water bay scallops. Therefore we must be diligent in our attempt to mitigate all manner of pollution.
Recycling & Environment
The Town of Nantucket strictly enforces its laws on recycling and is very stringent on what refuse is allowed in its landfill. We are all expected to comply with 100% recycling. That means that there is zero tolerance for mixed, or non-complying, rubbish. For your convenience there are 35 sets of bright blue recycle bins (glass, plastic & aluminum) located throughout the docks.
Mass Saltwater Fishing License
All anglers must have a valid fishing permit to fish recreationally for finfish in Massachusetts marine waters. You do not need a permit if you are under 16 years of age, are a fisherman fishing on permited for-hire vessels, or meet the definition of a disabled person in M.G.L c. 19c. The permit is $10 and can be purchased by clicking here or call 866.703.1925.
- We allow service animals
- We have large or alternative lettering on all signage
- Accessible public restrooms
- We have accessible pathways at least 36 inches wide
- View All Our Accessible Amenities
- Fuel dock service that includes gas, diesel, pump-out, oil, and ice
- Slip-side cable television service
- Easy access to potable water
- Coin-operated laundry located on Swain's Wharf with change and soap dispensers
- Free Wi-Fi. Ask your dock attendant for the password.
- Slip side check-in
- Power ranging from 30 amp, 50 amp, 100 amp single phase service, 100 amp three-phase service, and 480v power (please be advised, electricity is an additional nightly fee)
- Welcome Tote Bag
Because Nantucket Boat Basin consists of all wooden docks, the state fire marshal prohibits any open flames on board vessels or the wooden docks. This includes propane, charcoal briquettes, and electric grills. You may grill on designated brick areas located on each wharf, where we have stainless steel, full-size grills for guest use. Please ask your dock attendant or the Dockmaster's Office for assistance.
Swimming is prohibited in the marina for safety reasons. You'll find beautiful swimming beaches located a short walk from the marina or take a dinghy ride from the Boat Basin. Please ask your dock attendant or the concierge for directions.
Town by laws prohibit jet skiing or personal watercraft use anywhere in Nantucket Harbor. You may navigate at clutch speed, out the main channel, through Nantucket Harbor and proceed to the east where you may jet ski in what is called the Chord of the Bay.
Paddleboards and Kayaks
Paddleboards, kayaks and any other boat not under power are not permitted inside Nantucket Boat Basin. Please contact your dock attendant or the concierge for directions to safe areas of the harbor.