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Address: 20 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-6112
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Take a ride in one of the air-conditioned coaches of Barrett's Tours. Relax...

Take a ride in one of the air-conditioned coaches of Barrett's Tours. Relax in comfort as you are guided through Nantucket's past. Barrett's guides will show you the island in full, and in comfort.

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This was our first visit and likely only visit to Nantucket so we wanted to make the most of it. Barrett's was a good choice as our driver/tour guide Betsy was excellent. There... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dan T
Georgetown, Delaware
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Georgetown, Delaware
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162 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit and likely only visit to Nantucket so we wanted to make the most of it. Barrett's was a good choice as our driver/tour guide Betsy was excellent. There were just four of us so there was lots of time for questions that often led to interesting stories. I highly recommend this tour.

Thank Dan T
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We didn't have long on Nantucket and we wanted to see as much of it as possible whilst learning something about the island. This tour is the perfect fit and you can walk straight onto the bus from the ferry - no reservation required. The native Natucketter lady who gave the tour was very entertaining as well as knowledgable and... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We took a day trip to Nantucket with my two 13 year old daughters and my in-laws who were visiting from NC. This was an extremely informative tour - the tour guide was great. We went on a Friday in October, so there weren't that many people on the bus, because they have to park on a side street during... More 

Thank Therese P
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Our tour guide, Betsy, is an 11th generation native Nantucketer, so she was was able to cram loads of interesting and fun facts into the tour, which includes the cranberry bogs, lighthouses, historic uildings and houses, ancient working grist mill and a drive out to the small communities including Siasconset. Absolutely fascinating and excellent value for money. You will enjoy... More 

Thank Dylanforpresident
Punta Gorda, Florida
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649 reviews
362 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We spent an afternoon in Nantucket. We weren't sure whether to take a tour. We we got off the ferry the Barrett's bus was there. We asked the driver if we could join. She said yes if we paid cash ($22 pp). The tour took about 1.5 hours and was a nice overview of the island and its history. We... More 

Thank Richard G
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The tour van was waiting outside the ferry. As people were climbing onto the tour bus, I ask the driver "how much"? When she said $20 bucks, I thought "why not". It was one of the highlights of our trip. Not only was she very informative, she was also funny and a native born. Her Facebook page also contains stunning... More 

Thank Cheryl G
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We wanted to tour the island, however, because of the tourists the island tours were booked. We walked off the ferry and proceeded to walk several blocks to the Visitor's Center on Federal Street. We inquired about a tour of the island and were told to go across the street to the bus stop for a 2:30 tour. A city... More 

Thank 2012DCB
Manlius, New York
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99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We booked through Steamship Authority without knowing that Barrett's was the operator This 1.5-2 hour informative tour on a comfortable tourist bus gave us a lot of info And since we did not have our own transportation... Was the only way to get 'out into the country' With but only a couple of stops for 'photoshoots' What is even more... More 

Thank vinooram
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We purchased our ticket for Barrett's Tour of Nantucket at Steamboat sales kiosk before we boarded the fast boat to Nantucket. As soon as we exited the boat the air conditioned bus & driver were waiting for us. The hour & half tour was interesting & informative about the island. We stopped 3 times for pics. Afterwards we ate lunch,... More 

Thank Z3723RYgaryg
Meriden, Connecticut
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359 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This fully guided tour is something that you should not miss. Our driver/guide explained everything that you need to know about Nantucket and gave us places to photo shoot

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