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Nantucket Boat Basin

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Swains Wharf
Nantucket, MA 02554
41° 16' 58.08'', -70° 5' 35.88''
(508) 325-1350
VHF Ch. 9
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Nantucket Boat Basin
Drizzle tomorrow morning.
64℉ESE at 3 knots


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.


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

Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Cable TV on Slips:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
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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mocapeSep 17, 2017

Great time!!! Staff was very helpful!!!!

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cathyklimSep 17, 2017

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.

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schorertSep 10, 2017

Definitely one of the premiere harbors on the east coast. Top notch facilities, immaculately maintained. Everything looks newly upgraded. The uprights have every power, water and cable hookup you could want, and they all work! shopping within steps, a dog park, gift shop...a great spot.

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alex48Sep 07, 2017

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

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

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

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

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jjsiegelAug 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

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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