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Travel Tips For Visiting the City


How do you get to Nantucket?

Located roughly thirty miles off the coast of Massachusetts, Nantucket is accessible by air and sea. Several major cities, New York, Boston, and Washington DC, offer season air travel to the island. Year round ferry service from Hyannis to Nantucket is provided by HyLine Cruises and the Steam Ship Authority. Seasonal ferry service from New York, New Bedford, and New Jersey is also offered via SeaStreak Ferry.

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How do I get around on Nantucket from The Wauwinet?

Located approximately 10 miles from the center of Nantucket town, The Wauwinet provides a complimentary shuttle between the hotel and town each hour. The Wauwinet also provides bicycles to guests to enjoy the miles of paved bike path traversing the island. Vehicle parking is available at The Wauwinet. Nantucket offers a seasonal public transit system, car rentals, and taxi services. With many options for transportation on the island, traveling with a vehicle is not necessary.

What activities are offered to guests at The Wauwinet?

The Wauwinet offers incredible activities for guests, including free bicycles, boat cruises, tennis courts, and private beaches on Nantucket Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The Wauwinet also offers seasonal activities, from May through June and September through October, including paddleboarding and kayaking. Guests enjoy Jitney service to and from Hy-line ferry and a perfect location near the Coskata Wild Life Refuge and Great Point Lighthouse.

How do I get to Nantucket from NYC?

The easiest way to travel from New York to Nantucket are direct flights by JFK, LaGuardia and Westchester with flights under 1 hour. There is also a ferry service from downtown (you have the detail in this section) - Many guests drive to Hyannis, park and take the fast ferry to Nantucket.

How long is the ferry to Nantucket?

Two ferry lines - Hy-Line Cruises and the Steamship Authority - offer year-round service from Hyannis, Mass. to Nantucket. Also the Seastreak, travels from New Bedford (2 hours). The high-speed Seastreak also offers seasonal ferry service from New York and New Jersey, which takes 6 and 7 hours.