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Monomoy Charter's Critter Cruise

Monomoy Charter's Critter Cruise

Captain Josh has come up with one of the coolest things to hit the Nantucket waterfront in a long time — the Nantucket Critter Cruise. Nantucket's first critter cruise is a one hour trip for kids where they go out on the Monomoy, get to watch Captain Josh haul some fish traps and lobster gear, and then everybody gets a fishing pole to do some fishing. How cool is that? You never know what kind of critters will come up in the traps so it's exciting stuff for the whole crew. Once the haul is up on deck, the critters you catch go into a "touch tank" so everyone can see the catch up close and even pick the critters up if you want to. All of the kids get Critter Cruise tee-shirts to wear home to show everyone they made the cut and are members of the Monomoy Critter Cruise Crew. (Editor's note: We have not personally experienced this trip but these types of trips are usually very popular with the kids).

More info: Monomoy Critter Cruise
Reservations (508) 228-6867
Monomoy Charters — Captain Josh Eldridge
Straight Wharf, Nantucket Island

First Congregational Church

For a unique view of the island, visit the First Congregational church at 62 Centre Street. This old church has a steeple that is open to the public. For only a few dollars you can climb to the top of the steeple for a 360 degree view. On a clear day you can see a long way. The steeple (along with the church) is open to the public seasonally from mid June through mid October. The hours are 10 A.M. to 4 P.M Monday through Saturday. The First Congregational Church is also home to an annual Blueberry Festival that is held in early August.

First Congregational Church
Nantucket Congregational Church view from the top

This picture was taken from the top looking out over Nantucket Harbor. At the top you can look out all four sides of the steeple. There are maps designating points of interest and there is always someone from the church to provide additional information should anyone have questions. Click here to see inside the Nantucket Congregational Church and the steeple.

Nantucket's Old Mill

The Old Mill, located on Prospect Street was constructed in 1746. You can still see corn being milled during the summer season, however remember that this mill is very old so it does break down on occasion.

Nantucket Old Mill

Nantucket Whaling Museum

Whaling Musuem

The Nantucket Whaling Museum is a great place to visit and is located right in town on 15 Broad Street. This museum is too good to pass up. Don't wait for a rainy day because everyone else will be doing the same. There are lots of things to see. Be sure to sit through one of the sessions where a narrator will take you through some of the history of Nantucket and whaling. You will actully feel like you are on a whaling vessel.

Nantucket's Oldest House

Nantucket's Oldest House is shown on the right. It was built in 1686 and is open to the public. This house was struck by lightning several years ago and was almost totally destroyed. Tours are given during the summer season. If you want to see how people lived in difficult conditions, this house is a must see.

Oldest House

Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

Nantucket's Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum is located at 158 Polpis Road (on the saltmarsh). Even if you think this might not interest you, try it. There are a lot of interesting things to see and the people will walk you around and describe everything in detail. It is amazing how things were done in the old days. This place is well worth the visit.


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