The Ultimate Guide to Riding the Nantucket Ferry

Off the coast of Cape Cod, you’ll find the picturesque town of Nantucket. It’s known for its historic lighthouses, delicious scallops, fantastic whale watching, and more. Nantucket isn’t like all the other seaside towns around. For one, it’s an island, so it’s only accessible via ferry. Keep reading, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know about Nantucket ferries.   

Let Anchor Inn be your home base during your stay on Nantucket. Take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide to get local insight on the area’s best restaurants, beaches, events, attractions, and more! 

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All About the Nantucket Ferries 

As you’re planning your trip to Nantucket, you’ll need to book a ride on one of the Nantucket ferries. Once aboard, enjoy the ride! Your fun-filled vacation awaits you.  

High–Speed Ferry Lines  

The most popular way to travel to Nantucket is via high-speed ferries. There are many ferry lines for your convenience, and they depart from many major areas. They feature comfortable seating and modern amenities, such as complimentary Wifi. Be sure to check their ferry schedules for the most up to date travel times.   

The Steamship Authority and Hy-Line Cruises departing cities: 

  • Hyannis, MA 

Seastreak departing cities: 

  • New Bedford, MA 
  • New York City, NY 

Freedom Cruise Line departing cities: 

  • Harwich Port, MA 

Inter-Island Ferry 

Nantucket has everything you need for the ultimate getaway. However, it’s a fantastic idea to take a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard. This is made possible with an inter-island ferry! You’ll arrive on Martha’s Vineyard at Oak Bluffs. This popular summer colony is filled with quaint harbor towns, sandy beaches, scenic farmland, and fresh seafood.  

Where To Stay on Nantucket 

You did it! You’ve arrived in beautiful Nantucket. During your stay here, you’ll need somewhere you make your home base. Stay in our historic bed and breakfast, Anchor Inn. Our 13-room inn is located on Centre Street near all the best things to see and do on the island.  

What To Do on the Island 

How will you spend your Nantucket getaway? This oasis is full of so many amazing things to see and do. Some of our favorite activities include:  

  • Exploring the island by bike 
  • Admire the fascinating architecture  
  • Go fishing off the coast 
  • Visit the Whaling Museum 
  • Attend a clambake 
  • Enjoy a beer at Cisco Brewing 
  • And much, much more! 

Reserve Your Nantucket Accommodations

There’s no time to waste! Start planning your Nantucket escape today. Reserve accommodations with us at Anchor Inn and experience the combination of neighborly hospitality with pure luxury. All our guests can take advantage of our five-star amenities like our beach service, which provides beach towels and chairs, and our knowledgeable concierge service.  

Our Greyhound Room features a queen-sized bed and private bathroom. You can enjoy air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, free Wifi, plush towels and linens, and complimentary toiletries in the room. We think you’ll love this guest room so much that you’ll never want to check out!   

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