25 Aug 2023

Get Out On the Water On Nantucket

Looking for fun ways to get your feet wet while on the island? From fishing and sailing to surf lessons and harbor cruises, there is truly something for everyone on Nantucket. Here are some of our favorite ways to explore the waters with endless fun!


Nantucket Fishing Charters 

From June through mid October, Nantucket waters offer world class fishing and an opportunity to explore with Nantucket Fishing Charters. From various methods to fish types targeted, Captain Hal Herrick will guide you through everything you need to know to have a successful and enjoyable outing.

An island resident since 1980, and a Lee Real Estate agent himself, Hal has been fishing these waters since the moment he arrived on Nantucket. Through years of experience, he has managed to make quite a name for himself, even catching a jaw-dropping tuna weighing in at 965 pounds! Being as passionate as he is skilled, Hal began teaching his sons, Tyler and Sam, to fish at an early age. This teaching led to a deep appreciation from Sam, who eventually joined Hal in 2013 to help support the ever growing business. Since 1996, Nantucket Fishing Charters has been providing outstanding service to those looking to explore Nantucket waters and ocean ecosystems.

As temperatures start to drop and beach days sound less appealing, consider catching tuna or albacore on an expert-led charter, resulting in lasting memories and epic photos!

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Surfing at Nobadeer with ACK Surf School

Warm waters, gentle tides, and experts waiting to work with you? Say no more!  With a wide variety of packages and options, ACK Surf School offers Nantucket’s most personalized surfing experience.

Owned by local surfer and island-native Gaven Norton, ACK Surf School provides an authentic Nantucket surfing adventure for all. Whether a first time surfer, or someone looking to perfect their skills, they have exactly what you need to make a splash into something exciting, challenging, and fun!

For those looking for the full surf school experience, ACK Surf Schools offers a 5-day beach camp package. For a more intimate and personalized experience, they also offer private lessons for 1-2 people. Finally, group lessons are offered for those who have surfed before, designed to help brush up on skills in a group setting.

From boogie boards and paddle boards, to multiple surfing packages, ACK Surf School offers an island experience that allows you to get some exercise and have fun out on the water.

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Nantucket Harbor Launch Cruise 

Looking for a quick way to cruise the island? Open Memorial Day weekend through September, Nantucket Harbor Launch offers tag-a-long cruises, allowing you to come along as they take people to and from their boats in the harbor.

This is a quick and affordable option to get out on the water and take in Nantucket harbor and all its beauty! Purchase tickets on their website, or buy one from the launch driver when you arrive at the dock (Located in the heart of town behind the Straight Wharf Restaurant and near the Hyline ferry).

For those already aboard their own boat, Nantucket Harbor Launch also offers a food delivery service that brings delicious meals right to your mooring. Offering options from both Fresh Nantucket and Oath Pizza, this service is the ultimate convenience on the water!

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Next Level Watersports 

Level up your ocean adventures with Next Level Watersports, focused on sharing excitement for sports while providing safe and professional instruction. Wanting to try kiteboarding, wakeboarding, tubing, eFoiling, or countless other watersports, but not sure where to start? The certified instructors at Next Level are the best in the business with years of experience and a true passion for teaching the sports they love.

Founded in 2016 by Jake Hoefler and Jon Berry, Next Level Watersports is a one-stop-shop for all things watersports offering professional instructors who can deliver personalized feedback and direction. Whether you are trying out a new skill for the first time, or looking to enhance your abilities, all are warmly welcome at Next Level.

Perfect for families or groups of friends looking for an adventurous activity on-island, this safety-first island business has a wide variety of services or packages, transforming an otherwise ordinary day into one full of excitement, action, and education!

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