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Dec 13 2016

Luxury Island Shopping You Can Find Year Round!

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There is always a reason to look for a gift, for a friend, a loved one, or even yourself! This holiday season you can relax and shop with ease. One of the best places to find a gift for everyone on your list? Harborview Nantucket! Reflect back on your favorite summer memories as you sip from a custom Tervis Tumbler (in either red, gray or navy blue) with the nautical Harborview logo reminding you of warm sailing days. Cozy up against the winter chill in one of our Patagonia fleeces, one for every member of your family! Enjoy your morning cup of coffee or tea in a Harborview mug, complete with the island map glazed on the inside rim. Pair the mug with one of our custom embroidered coaster sets. The coasters come in a set of four in all of your favorite island colors, in either the Harboview Nantucket initials or our logoed red sail boat. As for the people you can never find the perfect gift for? A Harborview baseball hat will compliment any ensemble, coming in white for the tennis courts or a striking navy blue that is perfect for the links!
Patagonia Women's White FleeceUmbrellaBaseball Caps - Back

Not on island to pick these amazing gifts up yourself? No problem! Visit our website at www.harborviewnantucket.com and click on our SHOP tab at the top right hand corner. Check out the online gift shop of Harborview Nantucket today, and remember your island vacations all year round.

Garnier - Thiebaut BathrobeRed Tervis TumblerSmathers & Branson Sailboat Coasters

Sep 09 2016

Nantucket Scalloping Season

 

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Nantucket scallops are a special delicacy for those who get the chance to enjoy them. They are known for their sweetness that has hints of the sea in its taste. They have been hailed as the tastiest scallops in the entire world, as well as the black truffle of the seafood world. They are unique to Nantucket and as that is the case, they must be fully appreciated. Luckily for anyone in Nantucket in October, you and anyone else, can participate in family scalloping.

November 1st marks the beginning of the commercial season for the harvest, sale, and purchase of scallops in Nantucket. This season continues on through the end of March. Generally, the commercial scalloping season starts a month earlier for other towns and islands who harvest northern bay scallops in the area, but in Nantucket this is not the case. Nantucket does this to honor the tradition of family scalloping by non-commercial residents during the month of October.

So what is family scalloping? It’s a unique to Nantucket tradition. First, you must obtain a recreational shellfish license from the Town. You’ll also need the proper equipment, which you can get from places such as Brant Point Marine at 32 Washington Street. There, purchase wader or a wet suit, push rakes, an inner tube and a bushel basket, plastic or wire, waterproof gloves (if your hands are sensitive), and an opening knife if you plan on opening them yourself.

There are some rules to recreational scalloping in order for anyone who wants to participate to have a good time. When you’re scalloping, you can only take ones that have a raised, well-defined growth ring on their shell or are .5 inches in height from the bottom of the shell to the top. You cannot take small scallops, as they’re still growing for next year’s season. Wardens will be out and checking if your catch is fair. Another rule is that you can only have one bushel per license per week. Scalloping is only permitted Wednesday to Sunday as well.

Happy Scalloping!

Jan 28 2016

Best Ways to Enjoy a Nantucket Sunset

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Nantucket is one of the top locations to enjoy gorgeous beaches, award winning restaurants, and high end shopping, and they are all within walking distance to one another! One of Nantucket’s best kept secrets that you cannot miss are the magnificent sunsets that grace the skies’ over Nantucket that are present all year round. From Madaket to Sconset, all across the island you cannot miss the spectacular views of the sun ending its day as you start your night. The top places to catch the sun as it descends from the sky are:

  • Madaket Beach
  • Cisco Beach
  • Eel Point
  • Smith’s Point
  • Madaket Millie’s Restaurant
  • The Galley
  • Dionis Beach

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Another great way to watch the sunset is by being directly on the water. Nantucket boasts some of the best charter boat services on the east coast, many of them offering sunset cruises around the harbor. Some of our favorite sunset cruises are:

A hand built wooden sailboat, The Endeavor, captained by her builder Captain Jim Genther. Feel free to sing along to sea chanties, assist with the rigging, or just sit back with a libation and enjoy the view!

Hop aboard the Minke and enjoy a cruise around the harbor. Sit back and relax with your favorite food and drink as you enjoy an hour and a half excursion around the harbor. Capacity is limited at 23 passengers, so bring your friends along for a gorgeous cruise around the historic harbor of Nantucket reflecting in the glow of the setting sun.

 

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Aboard the Endavor