Adventure

Kayak, SUP, and Surf on Nantucket

Guests of our two boutique Nantucket hotels visit the Grey Lady to enjoy the island's unique culture and its natural beauty. Getting out on the water is a great way to explore the island and see it from a different perspective. Grab a paddle and SUP or kayak around the island's protected waters or try your hand at catching a wave with surf lessons in Nantucket. Check out the shoreline, look for whales, seals, and birds, and soak up the Cape Cod sun as you kayak, SUP, and surf on Nantucket.

Sea Nantucket Paddle Sports | 76 Washington St, Nantucket | (508) 228-7499

This downtown paddle shop rents kayaks and SUPs. Its convenient location allows you to paddle right from the shore into Nantucket Harbor and explore the beaches of Coatue. These sand dunes form a barrier island that protects the mainland from the sound, making it an idyllic spot to paddle. Guided tours of the island's salt marsh creeks are available for an additional charge.

Paddle Nantucket | 99 Washington St Ext, Nantucket | (508) 332-2546

Check out this rental company for all your SUP needs. From rentals, lessons, group paddles, and yoga lessons, Paddle Nantucket has it all. Check the calendar of events to reserve your spot in a group paddle around the harbor, a yoga session, or a tour of the salt marsh creeks. With all equipment included, the rates are reasonable, and you'll meet some new friends on these group tours. Private lessons and rentals are also available.

Nantucket Island Surf School | 1 Dirt Road, Nantucket | (508) 560-1020

Head to the south side of the island to catch some waves with this surf school. Sign up for a 1-2 hour lesson, where wetsuits and surfboards are provided, to learn the basics. The surf school is committed to keeping lesson sizes small so students get plenty of attention from instructors. More experienced surfers can take private lessons or simply rent equipment as well.