Nantucket Boat Basin

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Swains Wharf
Nantucket, MA 02554
41° 16' 58.87'', -70° 5' 37.88''
fluttering.lowest.pine
508-325-1350
VHF Ch. 9
www.nantucketboatbasin.com
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Light rain and breezy tomorrow morning.
70℉ENE at 9 knots
Low03:09AM0.415ft
High09:42AM2.749ft
Low03:02PM0.760ft
High09:45PM3.490ft

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About


Getting your bearings is easy at Nantucket Boat Basin, a full-service marina located in historic Nantucket Harbor. The Boat Basin is the premiere luxury destination for New England area sailors and yacht captains. At this full service marina, our guests enjoy luxury amenities, pet-friendly docks, and concierge service. With 240 boat slips, the marina accommodates a variety of vessels with 30, 50 & 100 amp service. The Boat Basin is within walking distance of the island's many beaches, bike paths, cobblestone streets, and lighthouses. Nantucket town, just steps away, is filled with award-winning restaurants, museums, charming boutiques, and galleries. You'll also find tranquil spas, golf courses, and even a brewery.

As a Nantucket Island Resorts property, the Boat Basin provides the same exemplary service you will find at our other locations. Our collection of premier hotels, cottages, and lofts offer luxury accommodations, gracious amenities, and award-winning dining. Our friendly staff provides activity planning, concierge, dock-side spa bookings, and catering. The Boat Basin is one of the most environmentally conscious marinas in the U.S., and offers recycling and complimentary pump-out services.The Boat Basin has been voted the Best Small Marina in the U.S. by Marina Dock Age.

Approach


To get to Nantucket Boat Basin from the west, you'll pass along the Cross Rip Channel, which lies between Cross Rip Shoal and Horseshoe Shoal. It's best to stay within the channel markers during this part of your journey. As you enter Nantucket Harbor, you'll pass Tuckernuck Shoal on your starboard side. You'll also see a red and white "NB" bouy. Proceed down the channel with Brant Point Lighthouse to your starboard side. Please observe the "No Wake" buoys near Brant Point Lighthouse. Nantucket Boat Basin will be on the west side of the harbor.
Minimum Approach Depth:12.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:12.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Aug 08, 2017

Dockage:Yes
Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Ice:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
ATM:Yes
Security:Nearby
Cable TV on Slips:Nearby
Groceries:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Hotels:Yes
Restaurants:Yes
Ship Store:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:125.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:125.0 Feet
Electric Amps:30, 50, 100
Electric Voltage:480
Oil Disposal:Nearby
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Yes
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rigirlyAug 20, 2018
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Good location - pricy but there are no other transient facilities on the island. Friendly staff.

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benholtzAug 13, 2018
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You really cannot beat the location for this marina right at the base of Main Street. The service is great and they are very helpful for any need or request. The showers are ok, often very wet and at time crowded. It was very hot while we were onsite and the showers have little to no ventilation, which meant sweating almost immediately once out of the nice shower. We were placed on Straight Wharf, right next to the main wharf itself. It was active and noisy, but surprisingly sleeping was not an issue once we went below. Upon arrival we did wait a bit as there were several boats in front of us waiting to get in. Great Stay

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johnmartinAug 08, 2018
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Great stay,Thank u, see u next year

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barb4boysAug 04, 2018

Reservation process very easy. First and foremost we were so IMPRESSED how Christy handled the flow of traffic coming in and out of the boat basin. She is amazing, she is an ATC for boating. Docking was easy and attendant was at slip to assist if needed. Gave us the details of marina and a canvas bag (nice touch) that had info about restaurants etc... Bathrooms were nice-some remodeled and grill and laundry facilities. Location is right in town so you can walk everywhere. We rented mopeds and toured the island. Used bus to go to Jetties Beach ( little rocky for my liking). Surfside Beach much nicer. Will definitely be back next summer.

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alwsysforeverJul 12, 2018
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Beautiful Marina in a beautiful location very disappointed with the electrical contacts for the smaller vessels are electric kept tripping and we had to share with other boats they need to put the GFI’s in a main box not in the individual towers never had this issue at any other marina that we stayed at have been boating for many years

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tommcnultyJun 24, 2018
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Great marina. Friendly and competent staff, looking to please. Great stay.

Marina Response:
Good morning Mr. McNulty, thank you very much for your review, we appreciate your business and hope to welcome you back soon!
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captainmatspinksJun 24, 2018
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Great dock staff, very helpful!

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for your review. We hope you return soon!
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bobhaze101Jun 18, 2018
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We had a lovely weekend at Nantucket Boat Basin at pre-season rates. Staff were super - friendly, detailed instructions to our slip on arrival, where dock staff were waiting to take our lines, familiarize us with the marina and the town, and make us feel welcome. In-season rates are way too high for our blood, but pre and post season it's a great place to spend a couple of days.

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for your review. We love the pre and post season and are happy to offer more affordable rates at those times. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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rjgasdiaJun 18, 2018
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Staff was courteous and helpful. Great location and services

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for your review. We hope you return soon!
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omega86Jun 18, 2018
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super time! We haven't been in a few years had a wonderful time Boat Basin staff so accommodating and friendly.we'll be back very soon!

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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ptroostJun 18, 2018
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Pretty much the only game in town on Nantucket. Upon arrival I had to circle outside the boat basin for about 10 minutes because there was one boat ahead of me — seemed to take a long time or they were single threaded. When I did arrive the ladder to the dock was in a bad location for my boat. They said someone would come by to move it but no one did and then they closed at 5:00 Despite filling in the form with all my boat information they put me in a slip that was too shallow and when I went to leave in the morning I was aground. Sleeping on the boat was very noisy due to proximity to down and revelers walking down the dock at night to loudly review boats. Bathrooms are town public bathrooms — two stalls, both have showers in them and were clean but also used by all the restaurant staff so they are busy! Overall a mediocre experience

Marina Response:
Good Afternoon, thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear we were unable to provide you with a better experience. If you chose to return, please feel free to e-mail me directly and I'll process your reservation based on availability and see to is we provide a better experience. Thank you for your time. Regards, Christy Bassett Baker / Assistant Dockmaster / [email protected]
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oresa33Jun 16, 2018
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Perfect as always. Summer has started on Nantucket

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for your review. We hope you return soon, happy summer!
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cathyklimJun 15, 2018
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Love it here. Clean bathrooms/showers. Nice staff. We will be back next Summer. Prefer early in season and Sept. Less crowded and better rates.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your visit, we look forward to seeing you in 2018. PS: June and September are the hidden gems of the summer season!
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islandrunnerDec 06, 2017

We have been staying at the Nantucket Boat Basin for many years and always make it a point to visit several times each summer. From the minute we arrive in the harbor and are warmly greeted on the radio by Christy, the service is always impeccable and delivered with a smile. It is always nice to be assisted to the dock, lines tied, dockside power plugged in...they can't be helpful enough. Any and all services one might need are readily available from a knowledgeable and welcoming marina staff. The slips are tucked into a protected harbor and the facilities are first rate. The boat basin is located in the middle of downtown Nantucket, set amidst shops and restaurants, all within walking distance. The Nantucket Boat Basin is our favorite boating destination on the east coast! Claudine & Todd, Island Runner

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fstasiowskiDec 05, 2017

" For over 40 years we've been visiting the Nantucket Boat Basin as we have travelled the world on the water. During the last 3 years there is a REMARKABLE and SIGNIFICANT improvement in both the services and the design enhancements at what has always been a global destination for thousands every summer. From the reservation system and new communications once reserved all the way to the special handling by the dock attendants and then the really special personal touches like the Saturday afternoon Wine and Cheese on the docks, the NANTUCKET BOAT BASIN makes every effort to engage, comfort and relate to every individual boater that comes there. It is truly a SEVEN (7) Star experience, and this year we noticed many many boaters from further away EXTENDING their stay (If they could retain their much 'in demand' slips) just BECAUSE of how they felt dockside every day. We'll certainly be there at least another 50 years (we hope)." Frank a. Stasiowski, Owner, Hinckley 44 SERENITY.

Marina Response:
Mr. Stasiowski, we cannot thank you enough for your review. We are honored to host you at the Nantucket Boat Basin and look forward to welcoming you back for many years to come. Best wishes to you!
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reelbenderDec 04, 2017

Excellent marina always a nice stay.

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for your kind review!
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entourage5Dec 04, 2017

My Wife and I would like to thank Christina and her dock staff for a very enjoyable stay this summer. We recommend this 5 Star marina !!!!!

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for your kind review!
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mstorageDec 04, 2017

We stayed at this marina in July, the nicest marina I've ever stayed at. I had a problem with the boat and they helped me out. The service is second to none. Bill Hogan ReelBender

Marina Response:
Thank you Mr. Hogan for your review, we sincerely appreciate your business!
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djenosDec 04, 2017

Great place to stay!! Can't wait for the season to start again!!! Dois Gatos

Marina Response:
Mr. Gatos, thank you very much for your review. We sincerely appreciate your business!
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mdoorleyDec 04, 2017

Great place! Can’t wait to go back next year. Service is the best!

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for your kind review!
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coveDec 04, 2017

By far Nantucket boat basin is one of the nicest marinas in the East Coast. They have great staff from the Dock Master to the maintenance crew. Location to the shops and restaurants couldn’t be any better.

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for your review, we sincerely appreciate it!
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gabagoo50Dec 04, 2017

I'm a Rhode Island boater so I'm fortunate to have my pick of amazing places to go. While Block Island is in our back yard and always in our hearts, Nantucket Boat Basin is at the TOP of me and my entire crews list of places to stay. NBB is hands down the all encompassing stay. They have a small army of dock hands walking the docks at all times. The often know you on a first name basis. The head Dockmaster Christina bends over backwards for you every time to only only get you in, but get you in your favorite spot from previous stays. Security on the docks tight. And the very best part, all the best restaurants and bars are in walking distance to the marina. 5 Star Dining!!!! I don't write many reviews (good or bad). And this place is THAT good that I took the time to write this one. I can't wait for the season to hit. It's our first stop every season. Weekend before Memorial Day......WINE FEST!!!! Simply the best. Happy cruising my friends. Gabagoo - 50 Post

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for your review Mr. Martucci, we look forward to having you back aboard in 2018!
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cseaDec 04, 2017

Nantucket Boat Basin is just beautiful but thats just the beginning. You won't find more friendly, knowledgeable, attentive staff. From the moment you pull in to the harbor you are met with a warm welcome from dock master Christy who guides you seamlessly to your slip where a smiling capable dockhand makes sure all your needs are met. During your stay they remain in touch and committed to servicing any concerns or wishes. Nantucket Boat Basin is our most favorite place to stay. Absolutely beautiful marina in the heart of nantucket's downtown historic area. The staff at NBB make it the best of the best places to stay!

Marina Response:
Thank you so very much for your kind review! We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to having you back with us in 2018.
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jdsjrOct 19, 2017
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The crowds are gone, and the services remain outstanding.

Marina Response:
Thank you so very much, we appreciate your visit!
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schorertOct 10, 2017
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As always, probably...nah, definitely, the premiere marina in the northeast. friendly, prompt and professional staff. facilities maintained to the highest order....already planning weekends next season. oh...the only negative about this marina is the local charters who seem to delight in STEAMING up the fairways at four am. they know exactly what they're doing and their intention is to be as disruptive to visitors as possible....there is no other explanation for >10kts inside the basin.

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for your review and feedback, we look forward to welcoming you back next season!
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mocapeSep 17, 2017
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Great time!!! Staff was very helpful!!!!

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for your kind review!
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alex48Sep 07, 2017
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Nice marina in the middle of the town. I could live with the 7.50 a foot but paying $57.00 per 50A is highway robbery. My boat takes two 50's so $114.00 per night takes all the fun away. Wonder if we could run the generator all night?

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stgo60Sep 04, 2017
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Unfortunately I had to camel due to storm. I got a courtesy call to check on our arrival. I hope to go soon and get credit for the reservation i paid for

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mcintireSep 04, 2017
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We had a lovely stay. We were on Straight Wharf which is convenient, but a bit noisy and the showers are far away. Next time, I would prefer to stay on Old South Wharf. The showers are on this wharf and there are no restaurants or ferries arriving -- just quiet stores.

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boston_boaterAug 25, 2017

My family and I just returned from a week on Nantucket staying at the Boat Basin. While this was out first stay at the Basin, we have been to the island a number of times. Nantucket as an island never disappoints. Its a great place to visit with beautiful beaches. As for the Boat Basin it is fine as a marina but comes up well short for value. I have been to all the surrounding islands and ports and no one charges 7.50 a foot. This is very high given that the accommodation is just average. The docks a fine, the staff is very nice , the showers, at least on our dock, are just ok. On the plus side, the location is great and the wifi was very strong. Oh, and gas was$5.25 /gal. On my return from Nantucket, I stopped at Martha's Vineyard and paid $3.25, competitive with mainland prices. Being run by the same organization that runs the premium hotels on the island, I can only guess that they are not interested in boaters in the 30-40 ft range and believe owners of large yachts can pay their premium price. Being the only marina on Nantucket with transient docks makes this an issue. Perhaps the town should offer space on their large dock. I plan on visiting the island again but not with out boat. It just is not worth it.

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alittlejohnAug 22, 2017
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Very nice and protected facility. However, dock attendant was not particularly helpful and skilled

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jjsiegelAug 18, 2017
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NBB has been a five star destination for as long as I can recall. No so anymore. Maybe it's the change in management or maybe they just decided they didn't need to be so great, being the only game in town. Don't get me wrong, they are still top notch, just not what they used to be. And that's disappointing to long time customers like us.

Marina Response:
Good afternoon Mr. Siegel, Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback. Do you mind elaborating on what you found lacking or disappointing? Any information you have will help us improve and strive to meet our guest standards. Thank you Mr. Siegel. Kind regards, Christy Bassett Baker Assistant Dockmaster [email protected]
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ski4hunterAug 14, 2017

Beautiful island terrible marina. After paying so much money for a slip I was put right smack in the middle of all the fishing boats the smell all night and day was horrendous. Bathrooms they are beyond outdated and dirty. Also my power was disconnected for my slip mid night because a fisherman wanted to charge his fishing equipment and all the marina said with out a care was "no worries we won't charge you for the power". Was never helped geting into my slip. Wasn't given the wifi password or map to find the amenities around the marina. I could not wait to just wake up and rush out of that marina. Next time will definitely stay away from NBB.

Marina Response:
Good Morning Mr. Demasi, We're sorry we missed the mark during your stay and we appreciate your feedback. This morning I called the fisherman who disconnected your power, to address his actions. I apologize sincerely for this occurrence. We hope everyone aboard the Fintastic has a safe trip today. If you do consider giving the Nantucket Boat Basin a second change in the future, please reach out to myself or the Dockmaster directly and we will do our best to provide you with a more positive experience. Kind regards, Christy Bassett Baker Assistant Dockmaster [email protected] (508) 325-1351
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curtstevensonJul 17, 2017
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I'm still a big Dockwa fan (and a big NBB fan), but something went wrong between Dockwa and NBB with this reservation. When I arrived Friday evening and hailed NBB on the VHF, they had no idea about my reservation. NBB did eventually find an email from Dockwa about my reservation, but said they never got whatever confirmation they usually get from Dockwa. Anyway - NBB found a great last minute slip for me and it was a great weekend, but not seamless from the reservation perspective. Also - we didn't get the 'swag' from NBB that they usually give us at checkin with a clean reservation. Thanks.

Marina Response:
Good Morning Mr. Stevenson, thank you for your recent visit. The error was on our part, the part of the Nantucket Boat Basin, as we failed to print your reservation from the Dockwa site. Dockwa held no responsibility in this error. We hope to make it up to you in the future and sincerely thank you for your business. Will you be returning to visit us this season Mr. Stevenson? Kind regards, Christy Bassett Baker, Assistant Dockmaster
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mentalflossJul 15, 2017

We just love NBB!! The staff is always so friendly and accommodating. The location is perfect, the grocery store is right there as well as so many places to eat, drink and shop steps away. Looking forward to coming back soon.

Marina Response:
Mr. & Mrs. Beard, thank you for your wonderful review. It's always a pleasure to welcome you both, as well as Frank and George. We look forward to your next visit to the Boat Basin!
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briantJul 13, 2017
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The Boat Basin did a great job as always. ACK is always a fun place to visit and The Boat Basin makes it so easy for boaters. Brian T

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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erikjdJul 12, 2017
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First-timers at Nantucket Boat Basin, and may give it five stars after we've had time to check out other marinas in the MA/CT/RI waters. Our experience was excellent - helpful guidance on the approach & docking, easy access to power & water, close proximity to public restrooms/showers & cocktail reception on our second day. Friendly staff and incredibly convenient access to the hustle & bustle of the island. We'll be back!

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waburpeeJul 11, 2017
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Always 1st class service from the Dock Master to the dock hands. Thanks again!

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us Mr. Burpee, we look forward to your next visit!
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michaelscohenJul 07, 2017

There is probably no finer marina on the east coast of the US. The docks are an extension of the main street in the town, services are plentiful and nearby and the staff is as welcoming as a 5 star hotel. Sure its expensive, but not as much as Newport, with which it shares the best megayacht viewing in the area. Make reservations easy for key weekends and be sure to save a few nickels for some of the great Nantucket restaurants,

Marina Response:
Good Afternoon Mr. Cohen, thank you very much for your kind review. Reviews provide us with valuable feedback which helps us continue to improve and grow. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Best wishes, Christy Bassett Baker, Assistant Dockmaster
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ptcummingsJun 13, 2017

Very expensive and not really worth it IMHO. Better to stay on a mourning if you can. Service is ok. Ridiculous price for electric as well ($50 a day I think for 50a). Bathrooms and showers ok but not great. Generally early/late in season pricing becomes reasonable - recommend staying then - less crowded on island overall too. Great location. Helpful staff.

Marina Response:
Good Afternoon, Thank you for your review, we're sorry to hear you weren't pleased with some of your experiences. Do you plan to return to visit the Nantucket Boat Basin in the fall when our rates lower? If you plan to return please let me know, as we hope to provide you with a more positive experience in the future. Thank you very much. Kind regards, Christy Bassett Baker, Assistant Dock Master [email protected]
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