Tip of the Day
Captain your own ship
Even if you don't own a boat, you can still see the island from a watery perspective. See our directories for businesses that rent small boats or offer short excursions. If you'd rather paddle yourself, there are kayak rentals available at Jetties Beach a
Steps from town and across from Steamboat Wharf, this is an excellent beach for families with very young children. Its in-harbor location assures that it is Nantucketâ€™s most wave-free beach this side of your bathtub.
Church Tower Tour
You really havenâ€™t seen Nantucket until you have seen it from the tower of the Old North Church. The enclosed 94-step climb has several stopping points for resting and a museum level with historic photographic displays.
Hook, line and sinker
Nantucket's fishing season begins early spring and extends until late fall. Prime species include striped bass, bluefish, scup, fluke, tataug, bonito and false albacore among many others. There is good fishing from off almost any beach on the island, but
For pleasure boaters or sailors making their first cruise to Nantucket, the site of the Congregational Church steeple and rooftops rising above the horizon before the town itself can be seen, landfall on Nantucket is a special feeling.
Nantucket Life Saving Museum
They were the 911 firefighters of the 19thCentury. Men who put their lives on the line for people they had never met. Men who subscribed to the creed: "You have to go out, but you don't have to come back."
Riding the big ones at Cisco Beach is not for the faint of heart.
Inquirer and Mirror photo