Adventure on Nantucket Harbor!

Kids and parents alike will have a blast aboard the Monomoy learning about the critters that Captain Josh pulls up from the harbor.

Welcome Aboard

Captain Josh has come up with one of the coolest things to hit the Nantucket waterfront in a long time - the Nantucket Critter Cruise. Catch this, it’s 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. To top it all off, all 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.

Critter News

Tickets Can Now Be Purchased In Advance Online Tickets Can Now Be Purchased In Advance Online Saturday, 18 January 2014 Don't Miss the boat! Please remember that due to the trip's ... More detail
We Are Off to See Some Critters We Are Off to See Some Critters Saturday, 18 January 2014 We had a great time with the Wizard of Oz Cast More detail

Quick Facts

  • The cruise lasts about 1 Hour
  • We stay in the Harbor so no need to worry about weather or rough seas
  • We provide fishing poles and bait
  • All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult
  • The Monomoy is an inspected vessel which means the boat is inspected every year by the Coast Guard and the captain and crew are trained and tested to pass very strict safety standards.
  • We carry personal floatation devices on board for all passengers (children and adults). Children are not required to wear one during the trip, however, if you would like your child to wear one, we would suggest you bring yours - ours are not very comfortable.
  • We recommend bringing sunscreen, a camera, a towel and any beverages or snacks you might like. We have plenty of cooler space and ice on board..
  • Tickets are required for all passengers including infants (children under 12 months).

Slip 1017, Straight Wharf
Nantucket, MA

  • Phone: (508) 228-6867

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