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Unforgettable Tours of Nantucket

With the rich history of Nantucket the best way to learn about the island is through tours. These are unbelievable. There is no better way to truly experience the island's natural beauty and wonder. I highly recommend any of these:

Nantucket Ghost Walk Tour; Town Route Mon., Fri., Sat. 7:45 pm; Cemetery Route June; Tues., Thurs. 7:45 pm; The Inquirer and Mirror's 'Best of the Best' poll voted the Nantucket Ghost Walk Tour as the Best Walking Tour on Nantucket in 2008 and 2009.

Nantucket Walking Tours; Moby Dick and Nantucket  May 17 – June 28; Hidden Nantucket May 17 – June 30, Mon – Sat.; Glorious ‘Sconset’ May 18 – June 29, Mon., Thurs., Sat., 1:30 pm; Great Writers on Nantucket April 20 – June 19, Tuesdays, 10:30 am; Notorious Nantucket May 26 – June 30; Wednesday, 7:45 pm. Group discounts are available. Private tours are also given upon request. For more information call 508.332.0953

Historical Walks of Nantucket; A one hour walking tour through the old streets of Nantucket where you can learn about the history of Nantucket.  Contact 508.228.5234

Architectural Walking Tour by the Nantucket Preservation Trust;  508.228.1387

A Stroll Down Main Street Wednesdays, Thursdays; June - September; 9:30 am; by the Nantucket Preservation Trust; 508.228.1387

Off Centre: The Wesco Acre Lots Fridays; July and August; 9:30 a.m.; by the Nantucket Preservation Trust; 508.228.1387

'Sconset Tour Fridays; June - September; 4 p.m; by the Nantucket Preservation Trust; 508.228.1387

Maria Mitchell Association Beachcombing & Marine Ecology Field Trips; call 508.228.5387 reservations are required.

Maria Mitchell Association Birding & Wildflower Ecology Field Trips;  508.228.9198; no reservations required

Astronomy Nights at the Observatories; 59 Milk Street; 508. 228.9273

Nantucket Historical Association; Guided Walking Tour  by NHA; 508 228-1894

Sketching Tours ; Anne B. Sutherland; 508 325-5220

 Great Point Natural History Tours; a driving tour by Trustees of Reservations; walking optional; 508.228.6799

Natural History Tours; Daily, May – October; 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Tour ; 16 miles of oversand vehicle roads and walking trails; 24 hours daily; limited access or partially closed at times to protect 'endangered nesting shorebirds'. www.thetrustees.org

Sunset Tours; July and August only

Self-Guided Walking Tours; "Master Mariners, Whaling Wives, and Tradesmen of the Whaling Era";   "A Walk Down Broadway;"   Annual Summer Kitchens House Tour

Biking Tours; ride the Nantucket trail. self guided. A definite must

References: www.nha.org, www.mmo.org, www.thetrustees.org, www.nantucketpreservation.org, www.nantucket.net

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