We have 125 moorings available in Nantucket Harbor and we can accommodate boats up to 85' in length. Call us (Channel 68 VHF) as you approach the Brant Point lighthouse and we will meet you and escort you to your reserved mooring. Advance reservations are encouraged, however transient visitors may be accommodated on a first come/first served basis. We offer nightly rates.
Please Note: July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th are all subject to 3-night minimums. All other dates for 2022 are subject to a 2-night minimum. This means that no matter if you select one night, the minimum night charge requirement will still apply.
Waypoint Marine Service: Nantucket¹s Harbor Launch
For Customers of Nantucket Moorings - Launch Details - Waypoint Marine offers launch services along with charters and tours. Please visit their site for details and accommodations www.waypointmarineservice.com
Lots of space between moorings. Great harbor location. We arrived after hours but had clear instructions via voicemail so we knew exactly where to go and where our mooring was located. Will use again
Have been sailing into Nantucket for 45 years and it always been a beautiful port. Unfortunately I have found the mooring prices of $150 per night for a 36 foot sailboat is high in comparison to other facilities in the New England area.
Great place, excellent mooings, very helpful. We will be back.
Well serviced moorings. Great ammenities along with the mooring. Exceptionally friendly young man at the fuel dock. ( curley blond headed young gentleman)
Great stay. Always very organized and efficient.
Always love being there!
Usual great service in 2022 , appreciate the team , great mooring , and support . Another great Nantucket experience , see you next summer
amazing staff and location
Beautiful place, helpful staff, access to shore via responsive and friendly launch service
Great spot and incredibly friendly and helpful staff. From first radio contact to escort to the mooring and the launch to the dock. Perfect. Thx.
Great stay, very friendly and helpful staff
Very helpful getting us to our mooring.
Great location and be dry friendly staff!
Good island to visit! I spent 25 summers on Nantucket through 2013, now come back every other year for a short visit. It can be a little intimidating to get a reservation as I suspect anxious boaters snap up every reservation available once booking opens in the spring. When I tried one month in advance, there were no moorings available for a 5 day stay arriving Monday, departing Friday. I just stayed in touch with the staff, and got myself on a waitlist. Sure enough, a slot opened up about three days before we arrived, and indeed there were plenty of empty moorings around us (not sure if transient moorings, or locally assigned moorings that were not in use.) On arrival, a work boat met us in the channel, guided us through a crowded mooring field and handed up the lines so that we didn't have to go fishing with a pole. Launch service runs 8AM-midnight, or you can dinghy in. Fuel and pump out service available on the fuel dock, water service available on the "town" dock. We elected to check-in to a hotel for 4 days, but sleeping on the mooring would have been fine - amazing views and no noise issues.
Great bunch of people. Very accommodating. I had several important business issues sent to their office by FedEx. Each was delivered to our boat the first thing the next morning. Highly recommended.
Wonderful visit. The harbor is spectacular and the mooring field is exceptionally well organized. It was an easy ride to the town pier in the tender and everyone worked well together to ensure access for others to tie up a tender and visit town. Convenient grocery within walking distance for provisions. We will continue to make Nantucket Moorings a key destination in our summer cruising schedule. Always a great visit.
Wonderful! Loved our mooring. Easy to pick up and great location. Thanks especially to Leigh for always being so helpful. We will see you soon!
Nantucket launch service great! Timeliness of service impressive. Also good ice. We had Emily, Will and Matt - they were friendly and efficient. Managed some challenging winds. Made the trips in and out easy for all. Thank you!
Mooring staff met us in their work boat when we entered the harbor and led us to our mooring which was very helpful. Expensive mooring but in good shape and close to town.
Great stay! Emily and Pat were great to deal with, always a smile on their faces!
Pleasantly greeted upon arrival and thanked for visiting upon departure. Harbor launch was always quick to pick up!
Nice mooring set up. Easy to secure. Nice harbor. The launch is outrageous at 7 dollars per person one way but very friendly operators. Town extremely crowded but a lot of conveniences
Great mooring on the front Helpful staff Will be back!
I have been using Nantucket Moorings two weeks per year, for over a decade. Leigh in the office is great and always greets me cheerfully at the start of every season when I call her in April. The team on the harbor is very helpful and really keeps an eye out for me and all their customers, always at the ready if anything is amiss. Thank you to all at NM, GALAVANT and her skipper.
Have stayed every year for many years at Nantucket Moorings, and Leigh and the on-water staff are the best! Very pleasant and easy to work with. Great views from the moorings which are easy to navigate. Thanks also to Steve for (multiple) water deliveries. Can't wait to go back!
Wonderful time! All marina staff were very helpful and accommodating
Great staff! We really appreciated their attentiveness and flexibility. We got a late start on the day of checkin. They preemptively called to confirm our plans and pass on our assignment. On departure, they allowed us to stay a few extra hours on the mooring to allow a better weather window for our transit. Great place!
Great service they help you find your mooring great place to be
Very helpful. But just left the boat. And had a house.
Wonderful first stay in Nantucket, thank you for having us!
Great experience at Nantucket Mooring. Helpful staff and very easy to locate moorings. Beautiful location just outside the boat basin. Convenient options with launch service or town dinghy dock. Excellent communication with the marina staff. We enjoyed our experience and thank the staff for their great support. Our third trip this summer - great crew and service. We returned mid June 2022 for another wonderful weekend on Nantucket. As always, the team did a great job, easy to find the mooring location - and great options for a tender or using the Harbor Launch. A+
Great moorings. Great Island.
The shore staff and on-water help from Nantucket Moorings were outstanding They were professional, responsive and friendly. We had a great stay at Nantucket Moorings.
Stayed 3 nights on mooring Q-2. One day at up to 25 kn of wind. Staff was very helpful. Used only the excellent launch service. As always, Nantucket is a great place to visit, especially in the after season. Look forward to my return next year.
Great stay as always. Great team of friendly people! Moorings kept in excellent conditions. Slept well on two different nights at 40+ knot wind gusts.
This is the ideal way to visit Nantucket. N. Moorings was even easier to use than ever before. We got our mooring assignment during the day, while we were enjoying a great sail. Efficient. Clean moorings. Looking forward to returning again next season.
Services offered on a Mooring are unmatched. From the mooring staff to the launch staff all are great.
Tim,Carl, and staff are very friendly and accommodating!!!
They met us as we were coming in and directed us to our mooring. Launch service was very timely. Everything was wonderful and the harbor couldn’t be more beautiful.
Nantucket Moorings is an awesome company. And Marshal and Steve on the launch are fantastic. Great stay.
Love this marina. Dave on staff was very helpful upon arrival. All staff very accommodating and helpful in dealing with Henri. Thank you all! See you next year!
There were 2 issues. The first mooring we were assigned to was still occupied. The second mooring had the lines all twisted underneath the ball.y husband hurt his shoulder trying to pull it up. The man on the service boat gave us no assistance. He said he had 2 other boats that he had to bring to their moorings. He never returned to find out if we were ok We were then assigned a 3 rd mooring. I would say we would only say 3 stars.
Staff was responsive to communications ... Thank you. Launch Service guys were great too. Look forward to next visit. Thank you.
Pleasant, professional support; well maintained morning balls; beautiful harbour.
Incredibly well run organization. Most accommodating and friendly folks. Thank you for a great stay! m/y GRACE
Nantucket Moorings' mooring buoys were large and well labeled. On arrival, a Nantucket Moorings dockmaster met us by boat, led us to our mooring buoy & stood by while we, awkwardly with our limited mooring experience, picked up the mooring. Call Nantucket Moorings on VHF 68 as you pass Brant Point light entering the Harbor, and they will meet you. After we were moored, the dockmaster came alongside and pointed the way to the Town Pier and gave us a couple of tips on local restaurants, etc. The mooring buoy had two pennants, one with a pick-up buoy with a mast. All components were in good shape. Each pennant was heavy (1-inch?) floating (polypropylene?) line and had a large eye (18 inches?). There being two pennants, and we were able to belay one each to our port & starboard bow cleats. (Most of our mooring experience has been in the Exuma Land and Sea Park in the Bahamas, where moorings typically have no pick-up buoy or mast and only a single pennant, through which one must feed a dock line belayed to bow cleats--sometimes a painful process.) Nantucket Moorings does not provide shore-side services, but in the Harbor there is a Town Pier with a dinghy dock (usually pretty crowded), trash receptacles, bathrooms & showers. The Town Pier also offers short-term docking for larger vessels at floating docks, for drop-offs & pick-ups. We were told that one may get free water there, but we didn't do so. Although we put our dinghy in the water, we used Nantucket Harbor Launch service for most of our trips between boat & shore ($6 per person each way). The Launch service runs 7AM to midnight in summer. We were picked every time within 10-15 minutes of calling for a pick-up (also VHF68). The ride to shore takes about 5 minutes, but the Launch may stop to pick up other people on the way. The Launch service's shore-side landing is on Straight Wharf, pretty much in the center of the waterfront area. (The Town Pier is a quarter of a mile farther south.) To return to your boat, just go to the landing; a Launch will show up in a few minutes. A sign in the Launch said that they will provide fresh-water wash-down service at one's mooring. We were told that the Launch service will also deliver ice. We didn't try either of these services & don't know their cost. There are very few slips available in Nantucket in summer. Moorings are also scarce but seem to be more available than slips. When we were there, a mooring was the only available option. We cruise in a power boat and prefer to be secured to a pier with shore power & water. Thus, the prospect of taking a mooring was daunting. Nantucket Moorings made the experience as painless as possible.
Great! Lee and Julie went to great lengths to accommodate my ever-changing schedule. Mooring field is well organized, moorings are in perfect condition and… everyone is REALLY nice (despite the over-crowded and super-busy nature of Nantucket in August).
The team is great! Always professional and willing to help out!
Great venue. Continuous support in the mooring field by NM staff during the day
Great launch service and peaceful harbor. Town itself was crowded with lots of traffic.
You don't ask for much when you are on a mooring. However, the service was excellent. I was traveling alone and it was windy. They put one of their guys on board to help me pick up the mooring. c
Always a great place to stay!! Our Happy Place!!
We had a wonderful two nights at Nantucket moorings. This was our first time there so David helped us find our mooring. He was very helpful in giving suggestions for places to go on the island. Also, the pump out and launch service were prompt, which added to our experience. Thank you and we will be back! Joie de Vivre
Nantucket moorings were very good to work with.
Super easy & Great Service!!
The harbormasters were great. Help with finding are morning and stop and said goodbye on the morning that we were leaving. Thanks
Lovely harbor, of course! Good double pennants on moorings. Adequate dinghy dock. Very nice harbormaster! Only criticism is that the launch drivers drive at excessive speed in the mooring field. Several times, when they came close by our boat, they could plainly see us boarding our dinghy and yet still waked us badly.
The mooring are very nice to stay on. The boat launch is quick.
We have been visiting for the past 10 years. Nantucket moorings is a well run business and we have appreciated their service. We plan to continue making plans to visit Nantucket every summer.
Awesome crew in the mooring assist boats, vhf radio and office. Couldn’t be happier with the service we received. We will be back! Thank you!
The staff are always super friendly and helpful, the grid layout of the field is super easy to follow, and the pickup penants & Y-bridles on every ball are awesome.
Beautiful! Great service!
Great folks! Well run and very helpful!
Awesome mooring ball!
Always top-notch! Prompt and Professional! Strong hawsers with good, long leads. We came in with a 25 knot NE wind and the Nantucket Moorings tender was standing g by with directions and assistance if needed.
We had an awesome stay. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Thanks
Great stay! Helpful messages via the app
Great time .. very responsive .. launch service prompt and friendly
It was a wonderful Father's Day weekend. We plan on making it an annual trip to Nantucket!! It's such a magical place!!
Nantucket harbor has a lot of moorings and Nantucket mooring co was super helpful vectoring me right to my spot. Launch was clean and timely too. All good.
Great location, welcoming staff
Beautiful harbor but disappointed that the showers were not open and the launch was not available.
My first time to Nantucket. Staff were super helpful.
If there's a lower score than 1 I would have chosen that zero is a better score. I made a 2 day reservation and when I got to Nantucket no one answered Ch68 after hailing them multiple times. There were multiple boats doing the same. There was no launch service as stated on their web page. I did not bring my dinghy as the launch was scheduled to run until 12:00PM.
Great moorings. Well kept. Great location. Great town. Launch service always there and very responsive.
Everyone was very helpful.
Good mooring service
The team at Nantucket Moorings was awesome and we loved our mooring spot. Launch was great. Town pumpout service could not be easier. Would not change a thing. We can’t wait to be back. Thank you!
Mooring held well in 30 knot winds.
Excellent staff. Very well operated!
The people at Nantucket Moorings are always SO helpful! Beginning with Lee on the phone, who is so willing to accommodate us and work with us in the height of an incredibly busy season--to everyone who guides us out to our mooring, checks up on us, even asking if they can bring us some ice-- always stellar service!! They are the most active company we experience on our New England sails, but they have it down to a science--incredibly professional, organized, understanding, friendly and courteous. We look forward to staying with them every year. Thank You Nantucket Moorings!! See you next season!!
Very helpful service - they knew who i was and where my reservation was and gave great directions to get there. Had I wanted it, they were willing to escort me. We had a minor issue - the prior renter hadn't vacated yet and we had to circle while waiting; a little challenging in a 46' boat with a lot of traffic. We weren't too from the fuel or dinghy dock, nor from the beaches. Now for the locale: in one week we went to Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, Vineyard Haven, and Nantucket. ACK was the best! Easy, clean beaches to go to in the harbor or right outside, great shopping, yet not too pretentious. Great restaurants.
Nantucket Moorings is great because the people who run the operation provide first class customer service. Thank You!
Pilot boat right there to guide you to your mooring without waiting. The crew is absolutely generous and a pleasure for services. Great time we will be back
Great stay and great service
Very comfortable and staff were very friendly .
I was there for Hurricane/TS Isaias. The moorings are reportedly 4500lb and I felt very secure. The taco's at the dock were outstanding too.
Helpful staff, nice launch, close to town, all in a well protected harbor.
Very nice but launch service too expensive.
Cancellation policy if harsh but clearly stated. Refused to allow a different boat to use reservation even though it was allowed in the past. Manager refused to budge and said they had never done it in the past. I offered to forward them proof that it had but they refused to respond to any more messages. Never again. Just remember if you make a reservation and don't go or try to modify it they will pretty much deny even the smallest change and then sell the mooring for the summer rate. Keeping most of your money too.
Great besides the $6.00 per person shuttle launch from the boat to land each way.
Would not stay again unless there is no choice: we were initially offered a mooring beside the fuel and pump-out stations and the... pump-out material is literally floating around (our friends stayed there for two days and observed the same both days). After some arguing I was offered another, remote, mooring. Launch service is insanely expensive: $6 per person per ride.
Great place to stay, as always. Staff is friendly and helpful. We had to depart early for a threatened tropical storm, where the moorings must be vacated. They refunded unused time, for a weather departure. The town dinghy dock gets more crowded every year and there is ample room to expand. Needs to be done.
Friendly service and great mooring field equipment.
TOO TIGHT. was asked to move twice in two days. moved once. Aside from that, Nantucket was generally rude and their mask law while walking outdoors was insane. You can sit 4 feet from someone in a restaurant with no mask but God forbid you want to walk down the street alone some arrogant 'old fart' will approach you to yell about the stupid mask. Happened three times. WILL NEVER GO BACK. Bad experience started with the mooring and ended when we left early.
Great Staff and excellent services. All public areas were spotless.
Perfect as always. Friendly, responsive, quick launch service.
Great place to visit!
Very nice helpful staff. Pricey but it’s Nantucket. Mooring lines very new Great 3 night stay
Nantucket moorings was great Met us in the harbor Showed us to out mooring.. etc Great visit
As always Nantucket Moorings provides excellent service. They Call to confirm that we will be there before 5 when they close. Offering to show us to our mooring as we enter the harbor. Easy to pick up mooring with the attached stick, no boat hooks or threading with your own line. Mooring line barnacle free.
Incredibly friendly and calling before we arrived to let us know when the office closed was very thoughtful.
Great place, great customer service from the moorings
Great mooring, easy dinghy ride or call the launch to the island
Love staying in Nantucket. Nantucket Moorings and Harbor Launch are always willing to help out and are a great crew to deal with.
As I hailed Nantucket Moorings when entering the harbor, they immediately responded with, 'We see here that you have a reservation with us.' I was then escorted directly to my mooring. After, I was briefed in person about the amenities of the mooring field and any questions I had. Great service.
No problems once there, but when we arrived on 8/24 they said we had no reservation. But they found us a mooring and we had a good stay. Then on 8/31, they called us to ask if we were going to keep our mooring reservation for that day. Explained that the reservation had been for the prior week (I have the PDF receipt that confirms the date), and they had no explanation for why this had happened. Do not know whether the problem was at Nantucket Moorings or at Dockwa.
Cancellation policy is harsh. Requirement of two night minimum and full deposit is forfeited when weather prevents a stay.
Very responsive and helpful service, an organized group that has its act together. Separately run launch service was good.
There was a mistake in our reservation arrival date that was probably our fault and they were so kind to move reservations around to accommodate us even though they were completely full for our arrival dates. it would have been a terrible inconvenience if we were turned away after coming from East Hampton NY. These guys are great!!!!!
Good clean mooring tackle. Facilities however are pretty disgusting.
Fantastic! Spent ten days on a mooring. Service was great, and the mooring tackle was in tip top shape. My mooring was ready for me and I loved the fact that I was shown to my spot rather than milling around the mooring field looking for it and, when I was having an issue with my rigging, the owners helped me find someone to assist with a fix. Looking forward to coming back next year!
Excellent stay! Highly advised.
Nantucket Moorings, along with Nantucket Launch Svc runs a first class business. Staff are fun, helpful and respectful. We were able to extend our stay on our primo located mooring with a simple phone call. Such a pleasant change after the former operators. On another note, we are finding that having an account with Dockwa is somewhat akin to having a private membership. Reservations are a breeze. Thanks so much. Suzy Moore S/V Silver Girl
Great service, boat on hand to guide to the mooring.
Very nice, staff was friendly and accomadating.
First time our family of seven have ever stayed on a mooring. Let alone for 4 days! Nantucket is expensive! But, there are so many great restaurants to please any palate. Being on a boat, we tend to travel by foot. So, we spent too much time in the center. A rainy day island tour from Ana's Tours provided a good history and sights. We had rain or clouds for 2 days, but day 3 allowed us a beach day. Best Beach - Surfside. Best party venue - Ciscos brewery/distillery/winery!
Mooring was solid, office was responsive, launch was helpful, island is very interesting and well worth a visit.
Leigh was wonderful to work with - she called to confirm arrival time & provided mooring number in case we didn't arrive before the staff left for the day (5pm). Lovely location & launch service was fabulous! The Whaling Museum is a must see!
Great spot! And wonderful folks managing it!
Very helpful in leading us to our mooring.
Everything was well organized and everyone was so helpful. A great experience.
We felt very inferior. The beautiful people
Very reasonable rates. Nice service.
Nice staff and good Mooring equipment.
nantucket moorings were very friendly and attentive . Great equipment and gear too Couldn’t be happier
Late in the season, Nantucket Moorings isn't staffed on weekends, but the nightly rate is still high. The dinghy tie-up at the Harbormaster's town dock is still very crowded, and the restrooms are often locked. We had to call the town police to get the Harbormaster to come unlock the (old and poorly maintained) restrooms, or take the hike to the (new and well-maintained) public restrooms at Nantucket Boat Basin.
There is no nicer or more economical way to visit Nantucket than by mooring in the harbor. The mooring field is spacious and well organized. The view of the wharves and mega-yachts is magnificent, especially at night. My arrival was aided by very friendly and helpful Nantucket Moorings staff. My only criticism is that the shower facilities are deplorable. Besides being very worn they were the filthiest I’ve encountered in my years of cruising. The second evening that I showered there I made sure to bring my flip-flops. For $60 a night we cruisers deserve better facilities. I hope that there is renovation and a new cleaning staff before my next visit. Mitch Gilbert, s/v Pleiades
Enjoyed it completely Tim ( launch owner operator ) was awesome . Thank you for nice weekend
Warm welcome, great location, beautiful destination
Shower, toilets etc was at a level that had us disgusted. When calling for action, Nantucket Moorings said it is not there responsibility and that "what should we expect in August." "We should be so lucky to be in Nantucket" - kind of like - " How dare you call to complain." Arrogance was at a level that we decided to leave early.
The staff of Nantucket Moorings were helpful and responsive. As we came into the harbor, they met us and directed us to our mooring, making sure we had no difficulties picking it up and then chatting with info about the launch and other services. The harbor was full but still they were able to accommodate us coming in a day early. The only downside was that the harbor had a fair amount of chop, which is more the fault of nature and geography than the staff, but still, we did find sleeping difficult with the banging and clattering of our, and neighboring boats rocking so much.
beautiful harbor, very nice moorings. Launch service is extra cost. Town dinghy dock is always packed, very undersized.
Always greeted politely and service is perfect . They make you feel welcome as returning family
Nantucket Moorings allows Honda generators on the sterns and multiple barking dogs all night- all at a price 2X the going rate! Two required nights!
The island is beautiful. The moorings and facilities are excellent. The launch is $10 per person per ride, ridiculous. We used our dinghy to get to town. Would definitely return.
Moorings are perfectly maintained. Booking is well organized, and Nantucket Moorings boat was very helpful in finding the mooring and tying up. Really nice place to stay.
Great place to stay. Brought me directly to my mooring. Made sure we got on OK and then came by later to offer some information on our surroundings and let us know that if we needed anything to give them a call on the radio.
Sorry, I can’t recall his name, but the guy who showed us to our mooring was super nice and answered our questions. The condition of the mooring ball and painters were best we’ve ever seen. Our stay would have been better if we received a map of town, pamphlets, etc. when we picked up the mooring ball. The showers and bathrooms reminded me of ones at a well worn out public camp for kids... not what you’d expect when you pay so much for a mooring... $148 for one night? That was not the advertised Dockwa price, and we were not in the 2 night minimum time frame.
Leigh called to tell us where our mooring was because no one was available to show us to it. She went beyond good customer service even reassigning us a mooring closer to town. We'll rent for a week next year!
Stay was great. Helped me put the mooring line on in big wind and always responsive on the radio when I called. Launch guys super great also in the wind and rain. See you again! And thank you.
Location is beyond great, staff were super friendly and helpful. There is a pumpout boat and free pumpout and water at the end of the town dock. Supermarket is a 5 minute walk away from the dinghy dock. The only negatives: the dinghy dock was overcrowded (but there is launch service as an alternative) and the restroom facilities at the Harbormaster's office are very overdue for a good cleaning and repair. Despite this we will be back!
Staff were all gracious and accommodating ....can't wait until next season!
Good stay and prompt attention - launch service provided by someone else at $5 per head each way which ain’t cheap
Great service, friendly staff.
Very quiet mooring field, but of you want hustle and bustle, short dinghy ride or launch into town can get you to hustle and bustle.
Great service. Thanks for the great mooring location for Tango on I1!!!
Professional crew in the office and on the water with excellently maintained moorings at a very reasonable price in Nantucket. Love this harbor - Nantucket Moorings is my #1
Mooring was great, staff was friendly and helpful locating the mooring. But the showers & bathrooms were poor and dirty.
Very accommodating. Was met at entrance to the harbor and escorted to mooring with easy to grab pick-up buoy. Was then greeted alongside the boat with detailed harbor information.
It's great having the grocery store a short bike ride or walk from the dinghy dock!
Mooring staff are all spectacular in their skills and professionalism. The town is a delight and the scenery wonderful. Bring wads of cash and enjoy.
1. It was quick, easy and efficient to sign up through Dockwa. BUT, it is very hard to submit this review ! 2. we were given a mooring with a PERFECT location. 3. The harbormaster instantly approved us having 30 minutes of extra time
Our stay in Nantucket was delightful on the whole. Our mooring location, E5, however, wasn't ideal. The tide/wind conflict meant that about half the time we and the boats around us were bumping up against our mooring balls. There was an old wooden Hinckley next to us whose mooring ball would squeak loader than an Osprey in these circumstances. This part of the mooring field also seemed to be heavily trafficked by small motor boats and RIB's traveling over 5 knots and making wake. I'd hope for a mooring further up next time? The new guys running the launch (Waypoint Marine) seem happier than the old guys....
The Nantucket Moorings is a great place to stay. They are very helpful. They cruise the mooring field and make sure you have everything you need. We are already planning to go back.
Stern to bow swinging room... only inches to spare. Does not make for calm approach on arrival. And when the wind's up, not so restful nights...
Promptly directed to our mooring. Launch service ashore is good. The cost might catch some off guard although the price is not unfair at $5 per person per trip. Supplementary information about launch service and dinghy docks is necessary.