The current crisis we are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting increasing challenges in the yacht charter market and the wider travel industry. Although our summer boating season is still a few months away, many guests want to plan ahead, and owners are wondering about bookings. The wellbeing and safety of our clients, crew and owners are of the utmost importance.
We are carefully monitoring the statements issued by WHO as well as local and national officials to ensure that the latest advice is closely followed. Everyone will want to decide what is best for them and their family with regards to travel during these times, and we are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have related to your trip. In the meantime, we have compiled a few helpful links and resources for you to check out and stay informed.
Please reach out to us for more information. Be well!
Nationwide, many towns have begun to cancel, and postpone public events planned for this spring including our home, Nantucket which issued a stay-at-home order starting March 22nd, 2020. With that, the Town of Nantucket has canceled the permits of all public events, including:
Nantucket Daffodil Festival, Figawi Race Weekend and the Nantucket Wine and Food Festival, through July 1.
The Nantucket Arts Council has postponed its 2020 Downtown Concert Series, most likely to the fall. Spring Arts Week, the May 1-10 statewide arts festival, has also been postponed on Nantucket until next year. Additional events impacted include:
- The May 13-17 Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has been postponed to a date to be determined.
- The May 23-25 2020 Figawi Race Weekend is canceled. It will not be rescheduled.
- The Nantucket Film Festival, scheduled for June 23-29, will be rescheduled to a date later in the summer or fall.
As of March 30th, 2020 Steamship Authority and Hy-Line Cruises ferry service remains operational. The Hy-Line, however, has cut capacity on its fast ferries and is strongly recommending that passengers make reservations for travel. It will also limit service to three round-trips daily.
The SSA has also suspended concession sales on all vessels and in its terminals, and eliminated its weekend freight trips to and from Nantucket. It is recommending those passengers with cars remain in their vehicles.
Nantucket Memorial Airport’s airfield and terminal remain open. Airport administration offices, however, are closed. The FBO building, including pilots lounge, passenger lounge, restrooms, and customer-service desk, are closed.
Cape Air continues to fly to and from Nantucket. It has, however, reduced its Nantucket-Boston route to four flights daily.
We will continue to bring you relevant cancellation information for our main ports of Nantucket, Marthas Vineyard, Hyannis, Sag Harbor, Boston, and Newport,
- Cleaning Tips for boaters from the USCG
- Towns Direct Islanders to Stay Home in Sweeping, Restrictive Order | Vineyard Gazette
- COVID-19 General Update and 2020 Cancellation Policies | Nantucket Boat Basin
- Airport Statement: Update on Community COVID Measures – FBO Closure | Nantucket Memorial Airport
- Coronavirus Update from Florida Marinas | Palm Beach Post
Click below for the most complete (updated daily) list of closures or policy changes at marinas nationwide: