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celebrating 25 years of

nantucket adventures


choose your cruise

Welcome to Nantucket By Water, a local family-run company dedicated to providing unique tours and cruises to individuals and families of all age groups. From small kids to grandparents, we have trips that cater to your needs and taste for adventure.


Whether you take a leisurely tour around Nantucket Harbor, or a longer adventure exploring the wildlife sanctuary of Coatue or visiting the unique 5th Bend Oyster Farm, we promise you an exceptional experience.

Boat Tour Nantucket


Nantucket Boat Charter


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envisioning something different?

Customize your experience with a private charter!

Don't know which trip is best for you or want us to build a completely custom experience for you? Contact us today for a tailormade trip and experience.


We did a chartered sunset cruise with our family. It was great! Captain, crew, and bartender were perfect for us. We had the whole Shearwater boat. We played music via Bluetooth. Had food from Bartlett’s Farm brought in. And we danced on the bow for almost the whole cruise.

glorious harbor tour

Our family had a glorious ride around the harbor on the Shearwater Ice Cream tour!

Captain Max was very helpful. Rachael, who organizes the tours, was very sweet explaining available ice creams to the young ones. Kids say it was the highlight of their visit. 

chef's kiss

Don't miss this! Not only was the sunset incredible, but cruising around Nantucket Harbor was delightful. We did this on the first night of our trip and it was the best way to kick off a great weekend. Rachael and her team were so easy and helpful to work with in planning the trip, and Max was a great sailor, leaving us with great recommendations on what not to miss on island.

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