From dignitaries and politicians to world-class athletes and celebrity icons, some of the most notable people in the world escape to the beautiful shores of Nantucket each year. This Massachusetts destination is always a popular spot for private jet travelers, particularly during the summer months when visitors look to relax on the island’s sandy beaches. Before you visit this New England getaway, read our guide on how to fly privately to Nantucket.
Private Jet Traveler’s Guide to Nantucket
Popular Nantucket Private Jet Routes
As one of the country’s premier destinations, Nantucket has several popular routes that travelers frequent. Here are the top places Magellan Jets clients fly into the island from, as well as information on recommended aircraft, flight time estimates and more.
Boston to Nantucket
Popular FBOs and Private Terminals: Leaving Boston, many travelers fly out of Hanscom Field (BED) in Bedford, Mass., before arriving at Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK).
Flight Time Estimate: Aboard either aircraft, the estimated flight time is approximately 1 hour.
New York City to Nantucket
Popular FBOs and Private Terminals: For travelers leaving New York City, many fly out of Teterboro Airport (TEB) in Teterboro, N.J., before arriving at Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK).
Recommended Aircraft: For flights to Nantucket from New York City, a Hawker 400XP light jet or S-76 helicopter are recommended.
Flight Time Estimate: Aboard a Hawker 400XP, the estimated flight time is approximately 1 hour. Meanwhile, the estimated flight time to Nantucket aboard a S-76 is 1.5 hours.
West Palm Beach TO NANTUCKET
Popular FBOs and Private Terminals: When traveling from West Palm Beach, Florida, to Nantucket, travelers typically fly out of Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), before arriving at Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK).
Recommended Aircraft: For trips from West Palm Beach, a Hawker 800XP mid-size jet is recommended.
Flight Time Estimate: The estimated flight time aboard a Hakwer 800XP is approximately 3 hours.
Additional Transportation Needs
Should you need ground transportation while traveling to and from airport, Magellan Jets’ Guest Services team is happy to arrange it for you. Additionally, while you’re on Nantucket, take advantage of Magellan Jets’ exciting partnership with IYC and book a yacht for some fun at sea. Also, if you’re interested in island hopping to nearby Martha’s Vineyard, Magellan Jets is happy to help arrange yacht services through IYC or helicopter travel.
Where to Stay on Nantucket
Magellan Jets is proud to be the trusted private jet provider for Cliffside Beach Club guests. This historic property with breathtaking beach views offers visitors an intimate and luxurious resort experience. Featuring beach club rooms, suites, apartments and beach house residences, there are all kinds of accommodations available for you and your loved ones’ needs.
Where to Eat on Nantucket
As you can imagine, Nantucket is filled with fantastic restaurants for all kinds of foodies. Head to the Beachside Bistro at the Summer House for delicious seafood fare like lobster cocktails, fluke meuniére or the ‘Sconset clam bake. Meanwhile, the Brant Point Grill in the Harborside Hotel is another popular spot for fine dining experiences featuring New England cuisines, with the added bonus of fantastic harbor views. Other great restaurants on the island include Cru, Breeze and Nantucket Prime.
What to Do on Nantucket
Looking for that perfect summer dress or need a last-minute swimsuit? Make sure to stop by Salt Boutique for its amazing collection of fashionable items. For some family-friendly fun, head to the Nantucket Hotel to see its restored 1946 firetruck. You can even schedule a ride around town! Also, don’t forget to taste some of the island’s best ice cream over at Juice Bar. However, adults may find the treats and libations over at Cisco Brewery more their speed.