Details for Nantucket Moorings

Nantucket Moorings

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Average rating 4.4 stars from 61 reviews

Address 85 Bartlett Rd
Nantucket, MA 02554


After hours contact

The Moorings boats normally go off the water at 5:00 p.m. After 5:00, pick up any unoccupied Nantucket Moorings mooring ball that doesn't have a 'Reserved' sign on it. The Moorings guys will catch up with you the next day. Note that there are some privately owned moorings mixed in with the Nantucket Moorings balls. Avoid the private ones if you can.

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Dennis Metcalfe



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: May 1 until mid-October.


Call Nantucket Moorings on VHF 68 as you pass Brant Point. Mooring boat will meet you at G13 and take you to assigned the mooring ball.

In strong easterly winds, there is reported to be lots of wave action from the fetch in the cove to the ENE.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 20
Transient dockage: 15
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
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Other price info: Less than 40ft - $60 plus 6.25% tax.
40-59ft - $70 plus 6.25% tax.
60-79ft - $75 plus 6.25% tax.
80-100ft - $100 plus 6.25% tax.

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

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Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Water is available for free at the end tee of the town dock to the south of the Boat Basin Marina. Workboats use this dock, so there are times with no access.

Dinghy access

Yes - There are two free dingy docks located on the town dock.

Liveaboard info


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Gas priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Pets are no problem here - many on moorings have them and dinghy them into the town dock. Nantucket is very dog-friendly.

Disability access

Launch service

Yes - Harbor Launch on VHF 68 will take you to and from your boat. It's $5 per person each way, August 2017.

Pump out

Yes - Pump-out boat Head Hunter on channel 14. Call early. Pump out is free.


Yes - You can buy bags of ice at the Grand Union or at the fuel dock in the Boat Basin. Also, there is a delivery boat, currently on Ch. 77, that will deliver block or cube ice along with water and pretty much anything else to your boat in the harbor.


Yes - Located at the town dock. Trash must be in a clear bag and separated from waste and recycling.


Yes - At the town dock.



Yes - There is a good, but pricey, laundry on Old South Wharf in the Boat Basin. You can get quarters at the Nantucket Boat Basin Dockmaster's office.


Yes - There is a modest Stop & Shop a few blocks from the town dinghy dock.


Yes - There is a ships store at the harbor next to what used to be the Grand Union supermarket. Not well equipped but has the basics especially for a quick repair.


Yes - Too many to list. vBe prepared for island pricing.


Yes - Cisco Brewery (as well as the distillery & winery) is located on the Island. A bit of a car ride but this place has really done a great job growing. They have music and food trucks that come out as well.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - WiFi is available in the harbor for a fee.

Boat ramp availability



Yes – The Island bus service is comprehensive and easy to use. The bus terminal is a few blocks from the town dinghy docks. As of 2017, an all-day ticket is $7 per person, a 3-day ticket is $12.00, and a 7-day pass is $20.00. The bus drivers are reported to also be good tour guides.

Other services


Whaling Museum is great to go to (located downtown) among a bunch of other great places.

Reviews for Nantucket Moorings
Aqua Bob Cat, 2017-09-11
Captain: , Charleston SC (601)

Had a great time on the Mooring ball, during race week. We were located at C-1 (next to the channel on a 4,000lb anchor). It did get a little rolly when as the ferry comes and goes but nothing terrible. we enjoyed the view and ship traffic, if your father in the mooring field you wont have a problem. The free water at the peir dock was great and very easy to navigate. The digny dock is always busy so ensure to have a long painter line. FYI the stop and shop has an awesome lobster roll for $5, its nothing fancy but I was impressed.

Mediocre service at outrageous prices, 2017-08-26
Captain: , Port Aransas, TX (1453)

Stayed 3 nights, 8/23-25/17. Good help leading us to our mooring and a personal "thank you" from the harbormaster boat captain the morning we left. Otherwise it was very difficult to get in touch to make a reservation or get information on the advertised wifi service. No open wifi and very slow ATT cell connection, so we had almost unusable internet access. No over-air TV here. Agree with others that dinghy dock is difficult to tie up due to overcrowding but we managed. Restrooms by dinghy dock do not belong to Nantucket Moorings. When we asked where their office is located, we were told it was quite a few blocks in town, away from the waterfront. Whaling Museum was nicely done. We enjoyed several restaurants; shops were mostly very high-end. Very small grocery had barely adequate selection at "island" prices. We won't return.

Stranded by the Launch, 2017-08-09
Captain: , Hingham, MA (317)

The moorings are as described - and very easy to work with booking through Dockwa. The launch service, however, needs to improve its communication. Recommendation for improvement: if forecast conditions might cause you to strand customers, tell them early and often! Set a deadline for announcements, or last rides during daylight hours.
Based on their website,, I assume that the launch service is separate from the mooring company. Their posted hours are until midnight, every night, during the summer. Imagine my surprise when I showed up at 9:50 p.m. on July 29th only to find the launches securely tied to the dock and no one around. Except a couple, hoping to get to their boat after dinner. With no signs, or posted phone numbers, I found the launch service's website and phone number and got a recording that lauch service was cancelled due to weather conditions. The wind was stiff, and from the northeast, and to be honest, it is up to the launch operator to decide whether to operate. I do expect the launch operators to know their harbor, read a forecast, and warn their customers of the possibility that they may be stranded ashore. Also, if launch service is cancelled, the operator should at least post a sign that says so. It was extraordinarily frustrating to be trapped on shore with my wife alone on the boat. Adding insult to injury, when my wife told the operator the next day, he said if I had called, he would have come and driven me out. I did call, left a message with my cell phone number, asked if there were any alternatives and got no response. Message to Waypoint: Notice, please. Note to self: take the dinghy and a long painter to town pier.

Great Mooring, Great Service, 2017-08-06
Captain: , Essex, CT (258)

Without a reservation, we arrived at 11:00am 8/3/2017 and by 1pm were given a mooring assignment. The next morning call when they open (7:00am) and you're pretty much guaranteed a day by day extension. Dingy docks over crowded, many never move. Town facilities at end of dingy dock excellent. Very dog friendly area and town. Check out Cold Noses on the wharf with your pooch.

A boat nut's paradise!, 2017-07-13
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (467)

In July and August a mooring is the best place to watch the continuous Nantucket boat show of the best and most expensive. Nantucket Moorings runs the best mooring operation I have experienced. Yes, it is expensive, but their season is very short and service is great. We have a 10 ft. high bow and picking up moorings is rather difficult. We asked for help and received a bare-chested temporary crewman, much to the delight of my first mate. This college boy came with boat hook and smile and snagged the painter from our bow while the first mate held his ankles. Dinghy dock is a mess. We used the harbor launch (Ch. 68) most of the time (buy the 8-trip ticket for $30).

Update: July 2017. Again got help snagging the pendant (just ask), which was huge and long in the uncrowded mooring field. They run things well on Nantucket. The launch is now $45 for ten owner. Watered up and pumped out at the town dock upon leaving with the assistance of three dock no cost, not including generous tips.

Always A Great Time, 2016-09-22
Captain: , Mt. Sinai, NY (253)

Spent 2 nights on a mooring the 2nd week of September. Rates were discounted 50%. Staff meets us as we came into the harbor and guided us to our mooring. Great time of year to visit Nantucket!!

Hurricane Hermine, 2016-09-09
Captain: , Newport (10)

Appreciated everyone's help with the boat during the storm. I know it was a busy time and you took the time to call me when conditions got rough and my boat was in trouble. Someone also went out of their way to secure the mooring line during rough weather. Its comforting knowing people are looking out for me and my craft. Thanks.

Nantucket Moorings , 2016-09-06
Captain: , Newport , RI (40)

Professional , helpful group , another great time in Nantucket

Nice but Expensive, 2016-09-04
Captain: , Southport, CT (70)

Great service, work boat meets you at entrance to harbor and guides you right to your mooring. Nantucket is expensive all around.

What can be better?, 2016-08-31
Captain: , Mystic (10)

We were ushered in to our spot. The mooring ball was a bit difficult for me to reach. The nice gentleman helped me. Thanks! Nantucket is a beautiful and unique spot. Dinghy dock was crowded, but it all worked out,

Great service, 2016-08-26
Captain: , Marblehead MA (10)

We arrived in Nantucket and were promptly escorted to our mooring. The escort waited until we were settled and helped us free and load the second pennant. the launch service was prompt and efficient. Everyone involved was extremely friendly and polite. We had a very nice time.

Nantucket Moorings Thank You!, 2016-08-22
Captain: , Sesuit Harbir (11)

WE arrived a week ea

Assistance provided, 2016-08-19
Captain: , Naples, florida (10)

I arrived with no passengers or crew. Requested assistance. Someone boarded within minutes of arrival, helped secure the mooring and hopped off when done.

Very much appreciated.

Mass friendly, 2016-08-19
Captain: , Newport, ri (10)

Having been in block island for 5-6 weeks I was truly impressedby the welcoming, boater friendly treatment received by the entire Nantucket harbor.

Beautiful Harbor, 2016-08-16
Captain: , New Bedord (20)

Not crowded and very efficient launch service.

Excellent Moorings, 2016-08-11
Captain: , Norwalk (303)

We came back and weren't dissappointed. Very courteous service, and well maintained and easy access moorings. We will be returning.

Gorgeous harbor, 2016-08-11
Captain: , Mystic, CT (20)

Acceptional service from the boat that shows you the way to your mooring to the launch service.

Love Nantucket, 2016-08-08
Captain: , wickford, R.I. (222)

Nantucket moorings are great, plenty of swing room - never any concern even when boats are moving differently. Mooring staff always attentive on radio and on the water to guide you in to your mooring or for any help. Water/ice available on channel 73. Island is great to bike/eat/shop. Only downside is the town facilities for boaters - showers/bathrooms are marginally acceptable, especially for the $ in Nantucket and their goal of zero discharge, even gray water. Get the town to clean up their facility.

Nantucket 5 Star / Bathrooms Not, 2016-08-08
Captain: , Patten Point Yacht Club, Long Branch, NJ (20)

Can't say enough about the beauty and tranquility of our stay on the moorings in Nantucket. The launch was great, the Nantucket Moorings staff was phenomenal, and as everyone says ... there is no place quite like Nantucket. What boggles my mind however is that with all of the beauty ... the bathrooms, showers, dinghy dock, and town dock (water) are not updated and maintained better. The bathrooms, showers, and dinghy dock are especially important because Nantucket works so hard not to have grey water discharged into the harbor.

Nantucket Moorings, 2016-08-06
Captain: , Wickford RI (10)

Excellent service and great Harbor Master facilities

Thanks to Karsten & Crew, 2016-08-05
Captain: , Stonington, CT (10)

Karsten and the crew at Nantucket Moorings run a great operation. Always helpful and accommodating. Thanks for a great trip.

Great mooring, great services, 2016-07-30
Captain: , Occoquan, VA (456)

Very nice...Since the field is so large, especially liked being escorted to our mooring. The numbering system is also a plus!

Nice stop on ourcryise, 2016-07-30
Captain: , Noank, CT (30)

Great harbor and town. Not too easy to refuel or water up

Outrageously expensive, too close together., 2016-07-30
Captain: , Fremont, NH (40)

This is the most expensive mooring field in New England. Additionally the moorings are too close together especially when the wind and current oppose each other it is not uncommon for boats to bang in the night. They do answer the VHF quickly and lead you to your mooring, but they no longer provide a visitor packet on arrival. The public showers are revolting, and the dinghy dock is overcrowded.

Highly recommended, 2016-07-29
Captain: , Barnegat Light, NJ (10)

I reserved and paid in advance back in March. When we arrived in July, we were greeted by Otis as we came into the harbor and escorted directly to the mooring which was easy to pick up and had good quality lines. Very happy with the service and your organization. We will definitely be back and also happy to recommend Nantucket moorings. Thank you! s/v Blue Agave

Good Moorings, 2016-07-28
Captain: , Port Lavaca, TX (451)

Easy mooring reservations with Dockwa. Mooring balls were well maintained plenty of space between them.

Nantucket Moorings Worked Hard To Make Us Happy, 2016-07-27
Captain: , Bristol, RI (10)

We recently rented a mooring for 3 nights with Nantucket Moorings and they did a great job. They quickly situated us when we arrived and provides some good tips on services in the harbor. They even accommodated us when we asked for a mooring closer to the dingy dock. The mooring itself was well maintained - no funk on the bridle. Love that. We'll be back.

stay at nantucket moorings, 2016-07-27
Captain: , manchester (10)

Great! Incredible! Extremely good!

Bump in the night, 2016-07-27
Captain: , westbrook (30)

They greeted us upon entering harbor and took us to the mooring which was nice . The mooring line was too long for area compared to other boats around us thus at night we bumped adjacent boat. Also our mooring only had one line most others had two, will request next time a mooring with two lines to help keep boat pointed into the wind

Excellent has always, 2016-07-27
Captain: , Marion,Ma (10)

We keep going back every year...great friendly service

Secure and convenient moorings on a NE gem of a harbor, 2016-07-27
Captain: , East Greenwich RI (10)

Professional and courteous in New England paradise. Easy reservations on Dockwa - hailed Nantucket Moorings when I got into the harbor and they guided me to my mooring which is great as many can appreciate when the harbor is busy and spares you the search. They provided updates to all my usual questions: pumpouts, water, and dinghy dock and checked back on my departure day in case we decided to stay longer. This harbor is priceless. Great convenience and a very large town dock for dinghies with full facilities on land including showers if you want them.

First class service and moorings, 2016-07-27
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (20)

1st class service from initial contact to final departure.

Better communication needed, 2016-07-27
Captain: , Marshfield, MA (10)

Nantucket Moorings quickly escorted us to our location. The launch service also was fine. However, better communication is needed. We needed to call Nantucket Moorings to find out where public showers were located. The launch service employee simply shrugged and said Nantucket Moorings was separate company. The launch service didn't tell us when we arrived that we could buy an 8-ticket punch card for, I believe it was $30, instead of paying $5 per person each way. We only learned of the punch card on the second day when we saw a rider pull one out. We also didn't know that another launch delivered ice and water. Nanctucket Moorings should provide Information on basic services upon arrival.

Reservation issue, 2015-12-27
Captain: , East Boothbay Maine (32)

I tried in August, 2015 to come back to the island and knowing there was no chance for a slip I tried to reserve a mooring ( as their website recommended) However, when I called the woman wouldn't commit - not that they were full, she just said they weren't taking reservations. Given that it was high season I didn't want to make the crossing and be shut out. We didn't go. I think the woman was just burnt out. Too bad because it is a great place to visit.

In a league of its own, 2015-09-01
Captain: , Newport, RI (70)

Yes it is more expensive than other mooring locations in New England. But it is a game changer when it comes to the level of service and professionalism that is shown.

Excellent facilities , 2015-08-30
Captain: , Macatawa Michigan (1144)

This has got to be one of the best mooring fields we have been in -- going on 6 years and 15,000 miles. The swing room is ample (saw 80+ foot boats on certain balls) our 50' had plenty of room. Well maintained. Responsive launch from 7am to 12pm. Bathrooms at boat basin pretty nice for the amount of use. Laundry has 10 or so of each, washer and dryer and new. Pump out boat works well and easily reached. Delivery service will bring water, groceries, etc. Farm produce, wine and cheese shops in boat basin. Stop and Shop ~ 1 block from launch drop off. More places to eat then you could try in a couple of summer seasons. Whaling Museum incredibly well done as was movie and story telling events. Great stop.

Great Anchorage, but you pay for it, 2015-08-18
Captain: , NYC - Liberty Landing (236)

Nantucket Moorings has some of the best maintained moorings and ground tackle you will see. At $70/night, you would expect it, but in comparison to slip prices on the island (if you can even get one), its nothing.

The launch is quite prompt and is either $5/person/ride, or you can buy a pack of 8 for $30.

Free water at the town dock and there is usually a dockhand there to help catch lines.

Top notch service, 2015-08-12
Captain: , Yarmouth, ME (180)

We stayed for three nights. in late June. The staff is responsive and professional. You'll need a dinghy to access the town dock where you'll find showers and close access to the town. Everything can be reached by foot. Laundry is on the neighboring docks run by the Boat Basin.

Very nice- would stay again, 2015-08-06
Captain: , Columbia, Missouri (415)

Stopped here for provisioning from Brooklyn to Nova Scotia. Called ahead and they were waiting for us. Price was $70 for a 38 ft sailboat. Led in by staff and mooring ball was easy to pick up. Used the launch service for $5 per person each way. These guys were fast and efficient. Grocery within walking distance and well stocked. Highly recommend.

very professional, 2015-07-18
Captain: , Boston (40)

Nicely maintained mooring field and every ball looked brand new. Professional staff came out and guided me to my ball. The only negatives were the $5.00 per person, per way launch and the facilities were not well maintained at all.

Cheaper than a slip., 2015-07-14
Captain: , Island Heights (340)

The field was tight on 7/4, but the crew was very accommodating in finding one for us. Showers are marginal and a bit dissapointing for this upscale location. You will rock 'n roll with winds out of the North and East. Still, well worth a visit.

Captain: , East Falmouth, MA (1643)

When you pull into the mooring field they escort you to your mooring ball. The mooring lines are long and have pick up bouys attached so they are easy to pick up. All the equipment is clean. $70 for a mooring is expensive, but $300 for a 43' slip is really expensive. The dinghy dock is overcrowded and inaccessable on one side at low tide, unless you're rowing. The town provides clean bathrooms and showers and it is a short walk to towm.

You pay for what you get, 2014-01-31
Captain: , City Island, NY (120)

Took a mooring here for one night in 2011, and paid $70. That's for a 28-foot sailboat. It makes Sag Harbor look like Skid Row. That said, the service was very professional, including an escort to the mooring ball and well-maintained ground tackle. It was nice to feel secure after a thickafog passage from Vineyard Haven. Dinner at a restaurant ashore was supervised by a winsome young waitress whose comment after every menu choice was "Superb. Awesome," delivered in a dry monotone. It's Nantucket. It comes to you on its own terms.

Fancy Balls, 2013-12-16
Captain: , Crockett (610)

Knowing we were going to be paying $70 per night for a mooring ball I was glad to see that these were the best maintained balls I'd ever seen with good sized hardware. . . ours even had a little reserved sign on it for our reservation.

Nantucket is as expensive as you've heard, hard to even get lunch here for less than $25pp, but it's worth a visit for a few days. All the rich folks dressed in their summer uniforms (men w/ white shirts and pastel pants/shorts; women in dresses with unpractical shoes for cobblestones) provided entertaining people watching and eavesdropping.

Very disappointed, 2013-07-13
Captain: , Essex, CT (1675)

We've been planning a trip to Nantucket for years and finally got there this July (2013). Little did we know we were going to Disneyworld! Cars lined up for blocks at every intersection, people jamming the streets and shopping like you landed at a high end mall (but with prices twice as much). If you're looking for quiet and peaceful - this is not your kind of place. On the positive side - we did take the bus across the island and the beaches were fabulous and the houses charming and the local people are friendly and obviously care about their island.

Nantucket Moorings, 2013-06-21
Captain: , Oriental, NC (220)

The people were knowledgable, pleasant and courteous. A launch led us to the assigned mooring, gave us some information verbally and also provided some brochures on the area.

The location is excellent, less than a 10 minute walk to the center of town. The dinghy dock can get crowded; don't know what it would be like during the busy season.

The showers are marginal, but mostly OK.

Worth the trip, 2013-06-21
Captain: , Portsmouth, NH (279)

This is truly great and a place that everyone should visit at least once. Safe harbor even in gales and when on shore only a short walk to really good pubs, restaurants, and local retail.

Only one place like this in the world, 2013-06-19
Captain: , Westport Point, MA (391)

We come here every year, even though we often plan to go elsewhere. Since the mooring prices came down a little a couple of years ago, it's well worth the price to have access to this special island. Lots of good restaurants, many of them overpriced, but easy to find an affordable one. We bring our folding bikes and spend days at either Madaket or Sconset on the beach. There is no place else like this!

Excellent harbor, friendly people, 2013-06-18
Captain: , Yorktown, VA (972)

We were on a mooring June 12-14, 2013 with an off-season rate of $50. However, water taxi not in service. Were glad to be there with the Noreaster rolled in with gale force winds. Public bus sytem nice way to visit beautifu, unique island.
Since it was off-season, we were not treated to the service of information delivered to the boat, etc. However, the price reflected the lack of attention. The pump out boat was running.

Effecient operation, pricy for what you get., 2012-08-08
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (7375)

They run a great, but pricy, service here. Boat will greet you as you come in and escort you to mooring. Another boat will come along and hand you tourist package for Nantucket. One thing they did not mention was WAVE, local bus system which will take you anywhere on Nantucket. Not included was launch service at $5 per person per trip. But easy dinghy ride to town dock (very crowded) Town dock is only couple of blocks from Grand Union, restaurants, shopping, movie theater.

Spectacular!, 2012-07-05
Captain: , Narragansett Bay, RI (446)

On the higher side for price, but not the most I've ever paid. Approx $75 per night. I think you get what you pay for. The gear all seems very well maintained, including chafe gear. They meet you and escort you to your ball, then another skiff comes by with all the literature you will need to settle in. The only exception is the launch, which is a separate business. It's very expensive at $5 per person, each way. Wow. We took our dinghy.

There is a pump out boat that is free and they do that right. They are trying to protect their clam beds and come service you quickly to make it very easy to do so. We tipped the kid $5, but it isn't required.

There is also a skiff that comes around with water and ice. You pay, but how convenient! I think I heard they would get groceries for you too.

The town can be pricey, but it's very convenient and just has that sense of being further away than you are. You can find everything from a comfortable lobster shack to a 5 star restaurant. Don't miss the Juice Bar for ice cream, across from the whaling museum. Ironically, the slips, which are breathtakingly expensive, seems very noisy and busy and have zero privacy. All the tourists have free rein to dock walk. We will be coming back to the moorings for sure.

The most expensive moorings ever!, 2012-02-01
Captain: , Boston (50)

70+ dolars for a mooring with no launch included. Free showers at dingy dock anyone can use. Someone needs to give them some competition and drive those prices down, seems to be a monopoly.

Love Nantucket, 2011-08-24
Captain: , New York, NY (17)

The mooring field is great, reservation was simple and easy with a phone call. You pay in advance, the full price, with limited refund options. Dinghy docks on both sides of the town dock located to the left of the boat basin, but it's packed and will take some some pushing and pulling to squeeze in. The whole island is like one big resort catering to your every need, but bring lots of cash because everything is twice what you're used to paying, but the service and quality is great so it doesn't feel like you're getting ripped off. We love it here.

Organized Mooring Field, 2011-08-01
Captain: , East Hampton, NY (70)

Being able to reserve a mooring in advance is a great benefit. The Nantucket Moorings boat welcomed us inside the harbor and escorted us to our mooring.

The launch service at $5 pp is a little pricey, but you can get an eight-trip pass for $30. Kids 12 and under are free. The harbor can get a little choppy making dinghy rides wetter than expecetd. Showers are by the dinghy dock in the town-run public facilities, which makes them less private than typical marina facilities.

Everything in Nantucket is expensive, but at least you often get good quality food for the expense. You can't beat the great beaches on the Southern side of the island and the cycling routes to get you there.

Nantucket is one of our favorite destinations for Northeast cruising.

Most expensive moorings and launch in New England, 2011-07-31
Captain: , Boston (621)

I recently stayed on a Nantucket mooring for two nights ($70/night). the reservation process was a pain (download and fax form, pay in full in advance) and the office did not return my call when I tried to inquire mid-trip about arriving a day early and adding a third night. the boat staff were very professional and courteous though. The launch runs from like 7am to midnight and drops off at a good spot but is $5 per person each way!! I think they said there were showers available but I never saw or used them.

It's Nantucket!!, 2011-07-21
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1290)

Would give it a 5 except that it is $$$$$. Good mooring field, expensive @ $65 plus tax. Apparently one company has a monopoly on the mooring balls. Anchoring is possible, but makes for a long and often rolly dinghy ride in a busy harbor. Didn't use facilities and the launch was $5 per person. Dinghy dock close and used by many. Great walking, shopping, restaurants, grocery nearby(Grand Union). Whaling museum was outstanding, not inexpensive @ 20 per person. Guided bus tour also good @ 20 per pserson. We had a great guide. Fuel prices over $5 gal.

Best Moorings, 2011-06-01
Captain: , Vienna, VA (320)

WE hve used nantucket Moorings many times on our trips North and have always had wonderful service and have enjoyed the stay.

There's only one Nantucket, 2011-04-13
Captain: , Pilots Point (466)

First time visiting the harbor in July '10 and the Nantucket Moorings staff couldn't have made it easier. Arrived late in the afternoon and their boat met us at the harbor entrance and guided us to our buoy. Appreciated all the local info provided and the welcome packet. Easy to dinghy to the dock so access to shore no problem.

Hard to sum up the island itself since it is so rich in beautiful landscape, charming cobblestone villages, fantastic eateries. Of course, being Nantucket, bring a big credit card, but you knew that already.

Suggest renting Mopeds to easily get to all corners of the island. Especially enjoyed sunset at Millie's in Madaket, dinghying up the Head of the Harbor and landing on the long shorelinge on the North side of the inlet, the Sankaty Lighthouse, and the unforgettable lunch at The Summer House in 'Sconset.

But beware opposing current and tide conditions, 2011-03-29
Captain: , Onset MA (20)

Dennis Metcalfe/Nantucket Moorings is first rate. However, beware opposing current and tide conditions that can make moored boats hang in substantially different directions. Not only sailboats to powerboats, but power to power and sail to sail. I have a 41 ft powerboat and often have had to relocate to another mooring to avoid colliding with a neighbor. Sometimes it takes until the next tide change to realize the problem.

Perfect mooring, 2010-08-05
Captain: , Jaluit (622)

Compared to the $7.50 a foot, this is the bargain of the island. The closer to town the easier but driving your dinghy past some of the most beautiful boats in the world is no hardship. Long leads to the mooring ball. Dinghy dock is a challenge. Water taxi ch 68 runs often.

I love this place, 2007-08-07
Captain: , Nantucket and Miami (67)

We spend at least a week every summer on a mooring in Nantucket harbor. The moorings are very well maintained and the work boats that lead you to your mooring, take your information, deliver the "welcome package", etc. are very professional. Being out in the harbor gives one a great vantage point from which to watch the constant activity - ferries, mega yachts, tiny sailboats, etc. There is always a breeze.

If you have a dingy, great. If you don't, the Harbor Launch on Channel 68 will be delighted to bring you to and from your boat for a fee. There is also a "Delivery Boat" which will bring you ice, water, your groceries, and pretty much anything else for a fee.

One travel advisory - be sure to arrive before 5:00 p.m. The Moorings people go "off the water" at 5:00 and trying to find your mooring, particularly if you haven't been there before, can be a bit of a challenge.

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