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Explore one of our most popular cruises: Sunset Cruise

You know Nantucket By Water…But do you know Nantucket by Sunset?

From May 17th through October 14th, bring along your favorite food and drinks and climb aboard a golden-hour cruise. We’ll take you around the Nantucket harbor on one of our most popular charters, and for good reason — our sunset cruises promise a magical and serene experience, combining the beauty of the island's coastline with the breathtaking colors of the setting sun.

What better way to see it than from the water?

This 1.5-hour journey accommodates up to 23 passengers and is available for both public and private charters. It’s the perfect way to start the night or host an unforgettable event against the backdrop of Nantucket and a stunning sky.

Speaking of stunning…Our sunset cruises offer excellent opportunities for photographers both amateur and professional. Capture the changing colors of the sky, reflections on the water, and the silhouette of the island's coastline — not to mention the perfect group photo background! You’ll see Nantucket from a whole new perspective.

If going with the flow is more your style, just sit back, relax, and enjoy all of the views. Our experienced captains are knowledgeable about the local waters and will be sure to offer insights into the island’s history, marine life, and interesting anecdotes along the way.

If you’re feeling extra adventurous, join us on Tuesday evenings from June 18th through September 10th for Shanty Singers. Local Nantucket thespians and musicians will provide rousing sea shanties to bring your maritime experience to life. Sing along with their infectious joy, or simply bask in the music.

Our tips for making your cruise even more enjoyable:

  • We suggest you bring cameras (for capturing those views) and your favorite food or drink

  • A cooler with ice will be provided

  • Because it’s always chillier on the water, it’s a good idea to bring a few extra layers, such as a sweatshirt or jacket

  • Wear comfortable shoes

  • Tickets must be booked in advance

  • No refunds are given for no-shows or late arrivals who miss the boat — because then we’d miss the sunset!

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to public charter departures and 30 minutes prior to private charter departures.

You haven’t experienced Nantucket to the fullest until you’ve experienced a Nantucket sunset on the water.

Summer reservations fill up fast — book your Nantucket By Water Sunset Cruise today!


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