The exclusive ‘All American’ isle of Nantucket, located off the East Coast of the US and just a short hop from New York and Boston, is known as a discreet high-end hideaway that attracts a super-chic summer holiday crowd.
Cruising the Cape –White Elephant Hotel Launches New Yacht
Nantucket Island Resorts’ waterfront White Elephant hotel is partnering with members-only yacht service Barton & Gray to launch the White Elephant / Barton & Gray Hinckley Yacht. The 36-foot classic yacht takes interior design lead from the White Elephant hotel’s iconic navy, white and elephant printed fabrics. Barton & Gray is usually a members only service, but thanks to this partnership guests of Nantucket can now be able to book the White Elephant Hinkley yacht for half-day or full-day private charters to explore areas such as the beautiful Nantucket Harbor, the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge and the romantic Tuckernuck Island. The yacht will be available for charter from May to October and will cost $1850 for four hours for six guests.
Coastline & Cobblestones - Take to Two Wheels in Style in Nantucket
Only 14 miles in length and 4 miles in width, Nantucket has vast stretches of smoothly paved bike baths and is the perfect place to explore on two wheels. In addition to sensational beaches such as Surfside and Dionis which are accessible by bike, the island has one of the largest historic districts in America. With more than 800 buildings still standing from the 18th and 19th centuries there’s much to see from a historical perspective too.
Encouraging visitors to get active whilst discovering all that Nantucket has to offer, White Elephant Village, The Cottages & Lofts at the Boat Basin and the prestigious Wauwinet hotel have all introduced new bikes from the stylish Priority Bikes who specialise in easy-to-ride yet fabulously old-school and glamorous bicycles to ensure guests look chic whilst cycling Nantucket’s picturesque cobbled streets and beautiful coastline.
Fisherman’s Friend – Set up Base at The Boat Basin for The Big Game Battle, August
Nantucket has some of the finest offshore fishing on the East Coast, suitable for experienced anglers and first time casters. Throughout the summer visitors can try their hand at flats fishing, inshore and offshore fishing and charter private fishing boats at any hour of the day or night.
The surrounding ocean teems with prized Bluefin Tuna and August 2016 will see the 15th annual ‘Big Game Battle’ fishing tournament come to town. Those looking to get close to the action can stay at the wharfside Cottages & Lofts at Nantucket Boat Basin. Overlooking Nantucket’s busy harbour the cottages have front row views of the dock where the big hauls come in and competitive tournament weigh-ins take place. Fishing charter packages are available on request and perfect for groups is the mew Cottages & Lofts 2 for 1 which offers a two bedroom for the price of a one bedroom cottage and is available for May and June and starts from $175 per night.