Shearwater Excursions

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    Nantucket Seal Cruise

    If you don’t sign up for this once-in-a-lifetime journey it will be the sealiest thing you ever do! Join Shearwater Excursions for a chance to see gray seals in their natural habitat. On this two-hour trip you’ll learn about the life and ecology of these wonderful animals from an experienced naturalist on board, all while enjoying the beauty of Great Point. Don’t forget to bring your camera -- this is the perfect chance to snap some memorable photos and make your social media followers green with envy! It’s up to you of course, but this adventure certainly has OUR seal of approval!
    Nantucket Seal Cruise

    Slip 1011 Straight Wharf, Nantucket

    • See Gray Seals in their natural habitat
    • Learn about the life cycle of these amazing animals from a knowledgeable naturalist
    • Experience the serene beauty of Great Point
    • Take advantage of a great photography opportunity
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    Harbor Tour and Ice Cream Cruise

    Ice cream, ahoy! Set sail and indulge your sweet tooth at the same time during this tour of Nantucket Harbor! You’ll find yourself stationed about a 23-passenger vessel helmed by a professional crew that knows how to have a good time. As you cruise the harbor, they’ll offer insights into Nantucket’s history and culture through fun facts and anecdotes. You’ll get fantastic looks at luxurious yachts at rest, sprawling mansions along the shore, and the famed Brant Point Lighthouse. This 1-hour tour is the perfect way to out on the water for some family fun … And did we mention there’s ice cream involved?
    Harbor Tour and Ice Cream Cruise

    Slip 1011 Straight Wharf, Nantucket

    • Explore Nantucket Harbor aboard a 23-passenger vessel with a professionally trained crew
    • Check out popular coastal sights such as mansions, the Brant Lighthouse, and luxury yachts in the water
    • Enjoy an included ice cream treat
    • Immerse yourself in the seafaring culture of Nantucket during a scenic tour on the water
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    Nantucket Whale Watch

    Looking for a nautical narrative in Nantucket? Treat yourself to some ocean “tales” with this full-day whale-watching cruise! You’ll be headed out to sea for six hours aboard a 35-passenger vessel helmed by a professional staff that includes an on-board naturalist. During your time on the water, you’ll learn to spot signs of activity and are guaranteed to spot whales. The Atlantic waters off-shore of Nantucket are known to be home to a variety of whale species, including humpback, finback, and minke, as well as basking sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, and a variety of seabirds. Cruise over waves, enjoy the ocean breeze, and expand your mind. A little rest and relaxation is always good for your whale-being!
    Nantucket Whale Watch

    Slip 1011 Straight Wharf, Nantucket

    • Explore the ocean waters off the coast of Nantucket during a 6-hour whale-watching cruise
    • Spot humpback, finback, and minke whales, plus other Atlantic marine life
    • Learn all about the sea creatures from an on-board naturalist
    • Enjoy a relaxing seaside adventure that will educate and inspire
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    Whaling History Tour

    Feeling a little landlocked in Nantucket? Head out to sea and enjoy a few whale “tails” during this historical adventure with Shearwater Excursions! Over the course of an hour-long tour, you’ll enjoy the comforts of an intimate, 23-passenger vessel helmed by a professionally-trained crew that know how to have a good time. As you enjoy the ocean breeze in your hair, you’ll learn about the local history, including stories from Nantucket’s whaling era, plus check out historic landmarks left over from that time. Included in the stories you’ll hear are those about the famed whaleship Essex, sunk in 1820 by a massive sperm whale, and the inspiration for Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. It should be a whopper!
    Whaling History Tour

    Slip 1011 Straight Wharf, Nantucket

    • Head out sea for an hour-long tour and learn about Nantucket’s whaling history
    • Learn about the island’s past through stories told by a professionally-trained crew
    • Check out landmarks along the coast left over from the whaling era
    • Enjoy the thrills of riding aboard a small ocean vessel as you plunge over rolling waves
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