Located 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the beautiful island of Nantucket is cherished for its picturesque beaches, ferries, lighthouses and historic homes. Situated right on Nantucket Harbor, White Elephant is within walking distance of downtown and the cobblestone walks and gas lamps of Petticoat Row. Take a stroll or bike ride to the island's boutiques, galleries, dining, historic sites and breathtaking beaches. Swim in the clear waters of Nantucket Sound or hit the Atlantic coast with a surfboard. Rent a bike and pedal around our charming island to explore local spots like Bartlett's Farm, Cisco Brewery and the Great Point Lighthouse. Or simply embrace the harbor views from your balcony or Brant Point Grill or kick back with a cocktail on the Harborside Lawn. Just off the mainland, the charming island of Nantucket is where the past flows gracefully into and energetic modern culture. Embrace it all at the White Elephant.
Getting to Nantucket by air and sea is a breeze. Many cities offer seasonal air travel to the island, including Boston, Providence, New York and Washington D.C.
Regular ferry service is offered from Hyannis, Massachusetts on the Hy-Line Ferry and the Steamship Authority. Both companies offer one-hour, high-speed ferry service and the Steamship Authority offers the car ferry. If you are arriving via high-speed ferry, we can arrange a complimentary van pick up. We generally discourage autos on island.
CapeFlyer Train from Boston to Hyannis
The CapeFlyer train service runs from South Station in Boston to the Hyannis Transportation Center, just a short walk to the ferry docks, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Trains depart from South Station on Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday mornings, and from Hyannis on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Travel time is two hours.
On Island Transportation
The island offers rental car companies, taxis and The Wave (island transit). We are minutes away from downtown Nantucket and an easy walk to the ferry landings.