Where should we park?

Parking in town is a challenge and all spots have a 2 hour limit so if you park in one, you will have a ticket waiting for you when you get back from your trip.

We recommend taking a taxi or the Wave, Nantucket's public shuttle bus. It’s easy, cheap and takes you right to Washington St – a 2 minute walk to our slip on Straight Wharf. For info, click here.

If you plan on riding a bike, there are lots of bike racks available in town so you can be sure to find a good spot to lock your bike.

If you absolutely have to drive and park, there are no guarantees that you will find a parking spot, but the safest bet is the Town Parking Lot (about a 5 minute walk to our slip on Straight Wharf). Please keep in mind; it is often full by 8am so unless you are on the 7am trip, plan accordingly to find a spot.

What time should I be at the boat for my trip?

AFTER YOU PARK YOUR CAR, please arrive at the boat about 10-15 minutes before our scheduled departure time. This gives you time to get your food, drinks and bags stowed on board so we can leave on time.


All bookings are non-refundable and non-changeable depending on availability. When you book with us, you are reserving the entire boat, the captain, the crew and the time slot. We do not overbook or keep a waiting list of people who can take your place. We will keep our commitment to you and expect you to keep your commitment to us.

What if the weather is bad?

The only exception to the cancellation policy will be due to severe weather, which will be the Captain’s decision. This decision will be made on the day of departure, no later than 30 minutes before the trip time. If the Captain deems it is unsafe to do the trip, you will have the opportunity to reschedule your trip or to receive a full refund.

The following conditions WILL NOT result in the Captain calling the trip:

  1. light rain,

  2. rain clouds in the sky,

  3. a forecast of a possible rain shower (we all know how reliable forecasts are),

  4. cool weather/ hot weather,

  5. you can’t get your kids/ husband/ wife/ mother or father-in-law out of bed,

  6. someone in your party is not feeling well, or

  7. you decide to do something different that day.

These might sound funny, but we hear these excuses year in and year out.

PLEASE NOTE: If it is raining outside of your house, hotel room or in town, it does not mean that it is raining on the water where we will be fishing. We monitor the radar and radios all the time and will make our decisions accordingly. Ten minutes of passing rain is not something to get upset about on a 2 to 6 hour charter. Don’t let it ruin your vacation.

What about life jackets?

We are required by the Coast Guard to keep life jackets on the boat however they are meant to be worn in the water - not on the boat. If you would like to wear a life jacket (or have your child wear one) on board, please bring your own.

Can you take more than 6 passengers?

YES! We are your best bet for large groups whether it’s a corporate get-together, wedding/bachelor party, company meeting, or family reunion. We can accommodate groups of up to 21 people. Our spacious cabin, deck, and fully enclosed restroom offer comfortable seating in the sun or shade. We can also help out if you would like to have your trip catered.

Seasickness and my charter?

Due to the size and stability of our boat, it is rare that our guests experience sea sickness; however, now and again it can happen to the best of us. Obviously, if you are prone to motion sickness, please take appropriate measures (i.e. Dramamine) prior to your trip.

Can I mount my fish?

Catch a trophy? Want to take it home? We offer artificial replica mounting that is second to none. And what's best yet is the fish lives on in the water and on your wall. Let your captain or mate know you are looking for a mount so that he gets the proper info from your catch.

What can I expect to catch out there?

Fishing varies from day to day and season to season. Our trips are time and species specific (see our Rates & Schedule page), however, if you have something special in mind, please don’t hesitate to ask when you book your trip. We can probably set something up for you.

What are the age limits on the boat?

There are no age restrictions, if you have young children, please keep in mind that they often do best on the shorter fishing trips or our Critter Cruise.

I’ve never fished before. What experience is necessary?

None. We will help you with everything from getting onto the boat, to landing your first trophy fish. Just relax and have fun – it’s not brain surgery!

Can I eat the fish I catch?

We highly encourage catch and release at Monomoy Charters, however, if you are planning on eating your catch, we are happy to clean your fish for you. The mates work for tips and are always happy to filet your fish for you.