Whaling History Tour

What to expect
  • 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
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!

Note: The tours depart from Straight Wharf, Slip #1011.
Key Highlights
Price $65.00 per guest
Duration / Session 1 hour
# Sessions 1
There are no refunds; all sales are final.

Kind words from our customers