Shearwater Excursion

Sail the sea on a Shearwater Excursion to see marine animals, or just to enjoy the beautiful scenery. On whale watching trips, campers can witness the beauty of the largest mammals on earth. On a seal tour, groups will see seals in their natural habitat. A Harbor Cruise, complete with ice cream, includes a narrated tour of historic Nantucket Harbor. For a truly local experience, try a clamming excursion or a kids fishing trip to learn the basics. For early rising groups, take a whaling history tour in the morning. 
 
Contact Info
Address: Slip 1011 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02584. Nantucket County. Tel: 508-228-7037. Web: www.shearwaterexcursions.com. Email: info@shearwaterexcursions.com. Hrs: 7AM-9PM daily. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Activities, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Cost: Fee. 

Boat Excursions Fun Facts

Did you know a boat can be built out of concrete and it will still float? As long as a boat is lighter than the water it displaces, it will stay above water.

What makes a boat move through the water? Throughout history, boats have been powered by wind, propellers, oars, motors, paddles, and ocean and river currents. Sailboats, which have been around for 5,000 years, can reach speeds of over 47 knots (about 54 mph) from wind power alone!

The next time you take your campers on a boat, ask the crew how the boat’s construction helps it transport people and things across bodies of water, and what power sources it uses.