Exploring Nantucket: Fun-filled Adventures for Kids!

Nantucket, with its picturesque landscapes and charming seaside ambiance, isn't just for adults seeking a peaceful retreat. It's also an incredible destination for families with kids, offering a plethora of exciting activities to keep the little ones entertained. Below are some of the kid-friendly adventures on this fun-filled island.

1. Critter Cruise Nantucket

Departing from Slip 1017 on Straight Wharf, Captain Josh and M/V Monomoy take you out to into the harbor to go fishing. Watch the captain and his crew pull up traps and the critters that are caught are placed into a touch tank for the kids. Cruises last about 1 hour.
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2. Beach Bonanza:

Nantucket boasts some of the most beautiful beaches, and your kids are in for a treat! Jetties Beach is perfect for families, with calm waters and a playground. Madaket Beach is another gem, known for its stunning sunsets. Pack a picnic, build sandcastles, and let the kids splash in the waves for an unforgettable day by the sea.

3. Whaling Museum Wonder:

Turn history into a thrilling adventure at the Nantucket Whaling Museum. Engage your kids with fascinating exhibits, including a colossal sperm whale skeleton. Interactive displays make learning about Nantucket's whaling past fun, and the rooftop observation deck provides a breathtaking view of the island.
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4. Lighthouse Exploration:

Nantucket's iconic lighthouses are sure to capture your children's imagination. Head to Sankaty Head Lighthouse for a scenic stroll and breathtaking views of the Atlantic. Closer to Town Brant Point Lighthouse is the small but iconic lighthouse offering stunning harbor views and boat watching. For those looking for an adventure, Great Point Lighthouse is a must-see. Getting there is half the fun as you will need to drive over several miles of sand in the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge (a 4x4 is an absolute must).
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5. Ice Cream Extravaganza:

Indulge your sweet tooth with a visit to The Juice Bar or The Nantucket Ice Cream Cone. Let your kids choose from a delightful array of flavors, and watch their eyes light up as they savor the island's tastiest treats. It's a perfect way to cool down after a day of exploration.

Nantucket is a dream destination for families, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, history, and fun-filled activities. Whether your kids are building sandcastles on the beach, exploring lighthouses, or hauling in the day's catch, Nantucket has something for adults and kids alike.

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