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Shearwater Excursions is the first family-run Eco-tour company that provides a memorable and educational experience for all ages. We have close ties with many nationally recognized research organizations which ensures our passengers are provided with exceptionally educational tours. Read more>>

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The Shearwater
Departing from the Town Pier

Shearwater is a US Coast Guard certified twin-hulled power catamaran with eco-friendly, clean-burning diesel engines. The double hulled design provides a very safe and stable platform from which one can easily observe and photograph the exciting Nantucket wildlife in and around the waters of Nantucket Island. Read more>>

Capt. Blair PerkinsCaptain Blair Perkins, certified by the United States Coast Guard, welcomes you aboard the vessel Shearwater. Having grown up on Nantucket, he brings 30 years of experience as a Nantucket naturalist, boat captain and commercial fisherman on Nantucket Island. He compliments each tour with extensive knowledge and his own brand of local Nantucket flavor. Read More >>

Minke
Departing from Straight Wharf, Slip #1011

The Minke is a United States Coast Guard inspected vessel licensed for 25 passengers. She is a 26' Classic Crosby Launch with a full canopy top. She is powered by a quiet, reliable 85 hp Perkins diesel engine. She has saftey netting around all the railing to provide a worry-free environment for parents of young children. Read more>>

Captain MaxCaptain Max Perkins is the son of Shearwater Excursions' founders, Rachael Perkins and Captain Blair Perkins. Having, literally, grown up crewing on the many boats that his father has owned/operated. Max has evolved into an exceptionally talented and responsible captain. Like his father, he has become fixated on his natural surroundings. Read More>>

Reviews for Shearwater Excursions on Nantucket Island

CNN Travel, June 25, 2013
Boston Globe, June 22, 2013
Boston Globe, 2012
The Inquirer & Mirror
September 2011
Nantucket Property News
August 2011
Gulfshore Life Magazine March 2011
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