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“sunset cruise”(3 reviews)
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

They lead several excursions and are it's a wonderful chance to see the marine wildlife of Nantucket.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

I booked a sunset cruise for the last night of vacation. Weather had been rainy for a few days so my sister and I were the only ones booked for that evening's sunset cruise. Shearwater could have easily cancelled since we were the only two...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GlobeTrotting750291
ShearwaterExcursions, Owner at Shearwater Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2018

Thank you for the shout out! We would love to have you onboard again!

Reviewed August 17, 2018

I recently booked an evening cruise to dinner with Shearwater. I scheduled for a 6pm pickup and Max was there by 5:30pm. After we enjoyed a cocktail we headed down to the boat. The boat ride itself was beautiful, relaxing, fun and incredibly scenic. Max...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LoJo121215
ShearwaterExcursions, Owner at Shearwater Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with our company and we look forward to having you back onboard in the future! Kind Regards, the Shearwater family

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We tried to go whale watching with this company a year ago and they told us that they’d inform us the night before if the boat wasn’t going to leave due to bad weather. We received no such email and arrived at the pier for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank alicia k
ShearwaterExcursions, Owner at Shearwater Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Dear Alicia, I'm sorry through our email exchange that you felt I was rude. That certainly was not my intent! As I had 30 passengers to call, I was trying to dispense the cancellation notice as quickly as I could. I can see how the...More

Reviewed July 31, 2018

Another wonderful vacation week in Nantucket - perfect weather, delicious food, friendly people! I treated myself once again to both the Seal Cruise and the Ice Cream Harbor Cruise offered by Shearwater Excursions. The superb weather on the Seal Cruise allowed us to see forever....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rose B
ShearwaterExcursions, Owner at Shearwater Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Hi Rose, Glad you had a great vacation week. What would summer be without seeing you on our Cruises! We will see you again soon. Captain Blair, Rachael, and family.

Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Myself and a few friends (young 20s) joined the Shearwater for a sunset cruise and it was wonderful! The boat was great as well as our captain! He was very knowledgeable about the island, answering all of our questions about different boats and landmarks. It...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Hannah K
ShearwaterExcursions, Owner at Shearwater Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Hi Hannah, Thank you for your response! We are glad to see our repeat customers every year! We hope to see you soon! -Rachael

Reviewed June 16, 2018

We enjoyed a beautiful tour of the harbor with a very knowledgeable Nantucket captain. In June the weather can be a little chilly, but with a good windbreaker you can still enjoy a beautiful sunset. The captain has been a regular in Nantucket for 30...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Great tour! Knowledgeable, personal and native Nantucket Captain. Family owned boat company with truly great people. Recommend this highly as an affordable way to see the island.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeannette H
ShearwaterExcursions, Owner at Shearwater Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your Sunset Cruise! We really like meeting all of our customers and getting people out on the water! Have a wonderful summer. Cheers, Captain Blair

Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

We had a fun time with Captain Blair on his seal watching expedition. He sure knows a lot about marine biology and is very passionate about it. We took a five-year-old and a two-year-old. he supplied lifejackets and if the kids are really good they...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

Decided to throw a friend a bridal shower at sea and Shearwater put it together so smoothly and beautifully. We booked a private sunset cruise for about 20 of us. Rachael made sure everything was very comfy and brought a cooler with ice, and we...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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