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Nantucket Area Guide

The Hyannis Travel Inn offers an affordable alternative to Nantucket lodging.  We are just a short stroll and relaxing ferry ride away from Nantucket Island. On Nantucket, you'll find some of the world's most pristine beaches, charming residential areas and enough fun for a wonderful daytrip. Below are some of the island's many highlights. For more information about Nantucket travel, please visit the Nantucket Visitor's Guide.

Biking in Nantucket
There are miles of bike paths around the island, and bike rentals are available.

Easy Riders – (508) 228-2712
Island Bike Shop – (508) 228-4070
Nantucket Bike Shop – (508) 228-1999
Young's Bicycle Shop – (508) 228-1151

Nantucket Boating, Fishing & Water Sports
Water is a big part of life on the island, and there are many places that cater to water activities.

Endeavor Sailing Adventures – (508) 228-5585
Nantucket Boat Rental – (508) 325-1001
Albacore Fishing Charters – (508) 228-5074
Cross Rip Outfitters – (508) 228-4900
Shearwater Excursions – (508) 228-7037
Topspin Charter Fishing – (508) 228-7724
Nantucket Surfari – (508) 228-1235
Sea Nantucket Kayak Rentals – (508) 228-7499

Shopping in Nantucket
You'll find antiques, book shops, apparel, gourmet items and much more in the island's many stores and boutiques.

Festivals in Nantucket
For a complete listing of local events, please visit Yesterday's Island online.

Nantucket Wine Festival (spring) – Food, wine and merriment with over 100 wineries represented
Daffodil Festival (April) – Celebrate spring with flowers, parades, picnicking and more
Nantucket Film Festival (June) – Focuses on the art of screen writing
Nantucket Arts Week (October) – A celebration of the performing, visual and literary arts
Nantucket Christmas Stroll (December) – Features costumed carolers, bell ringers, and decorations.

Nantucket Museums & Galleries
African Meetinghouse-Nantucket – (508) 228-9833
Capricorn Gallery – (508) 325-9909
Egan Institute Of Maritime Studies – (508) 228-2505
G S Hill Gallery – (508) 257-4177
Lightship Basket Museum – (508) 228-1177
Maria Mitchell Hinchman House – (508) 228-0898
Nantucket Historical Association – (508) 228-1894
Nantucket Life Saving Museum – (508) 228-1885
Nantucket Lightship Basket – (508) 228-1177
Spectrum Art Galleries – (508) 228-4606

Theaters in Nantucket
Dreamland Theatre – (508) 228-5356
Gaslight Theater – (508) 228-4435
Theatre Workshop of Nantucket – (508) 228-4305

Nantucket Tours
See the island by bus, bike, boat or on foot with a guide to show you the best spots.

Adventure Tours of Nantucket – (508) 228-1686
Eco Guides: Strong Wings – (508) 228-1769
Rootles Treasure Hunts – (508) 560-0006
Sketching Tours of Nantucket – (508) 257-4057

Getting to Nantucket Island from Hyannis
There are several options for Nantucket travel from Hyannis, including air and sea transportation.

Steamship Authority – (508) 477-8600, (508) 540-1394 (TDD)
This car ferry operate year-round and take about 2 hours 15 minutes. Reservations required for vehicles.

Fast Ferry – (508) 495-FAST (3278)
This 1-hour ferry ride allows no vehicles, though bicycles are allowed. Reservations highly recommended.

Hy-Line Cruises – (508) 778-2600
This high-speed catamaran ferry operate year-round and takes about 1 hour.

For private boats or flight information from major/local airlines, charters and private planes, please visit the Nantucket Chamber online.

To find out more about Nantucket lodging at Hyannis Travel Inn, call (800) 352-7190.
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