In celebration of its 25th season of showing visitors and island residents the
joys of exploration, Shearwater Excursions is now Nantucket By Water. This family-
run eco-tour company remains dedicated to providing adventures along the
Nantucket coastline that are fun and educational for all ages.
With their two boats—the Minke, a 26-foot Classic Crosby Launch licensed
for 23 passengers, and the Wampum, a 24-foot Carolina Skiff licensed to carry 11
passengers—Nantucket by Water offers the classic tours guests have come to
know and love as well as new cruises like their Sunset Cruise featuring Nantucket’s
Shanty Singers and the Sip & Fish private charter where children get a
hands-on introduction to the basics of catch-and-release fishing while their parents
enjoy their favorite BYOB treats.
Whether you take one of their a short, leisurely tours around Nantucket Harbor
or embark on a longer adventure exploring the wildlife sanctuary of Coatue
or visiting the unique 5th Bend Oyster Farm, Nantucket By Water gives guests an
exceptional experience of the beauty of Nantucket by water. Cruises depart from
Straight Wharf or from the Children’s Beach Pier, depending on the scheduled
tour and time.
To see all the cruises they are offering for the 2023 season, learn more about
the vessels, and to purchase tickets on the scheduled tours, visit Nantucketby-
Water.com. At this website, guests can also book and customize private tours for
any of the cruises.
“We’re excited to embark on new adventures while cruising Nantucket’s waters,”
said the Nantucket By Water team. “As we celebrate our 25th season, we
look forward to welcoming current and new customers on board to enjoy all that
Nantucket has to offer.”