Outdoor Recreation

Nantucket Trustees Tours

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Natural History Tours

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Tours Join us on an over-sand vehicle (OSV) beach tour and learn about the fascinating flora and fauna at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. Experience beautiful and unique habitats including salt marshes, the barrier beach system, and the ocean.

Natural History Tours are a unique experience for you and we look forward to introducing you to the refuge. The Tour is conducted along Coskata Woods, Coskata Pond, the Atlantic Ocean, Nantucket Sound and the maritime red cedar forest along Coatue. This is a Natural History Tour of the barrier beach system. Tour may not include Great Point Lighthouse, depending ecological conditions at the time.

Wear appropriate clothes for the weather & for being on a beach both in and out of the vehicle. You are welcome to bring a snack and water; a camera; binoculars are provided. Porta potties are available along the tour. Bug spray and sunblock are important.

These habitats are home to a variety of bird species—including ospreys, northern harriers, American oystercatchers, piping plovers, and terns. And keep an eye out for seals!

Tours last approximately two hours, but the memories will last a lifetime. All tours take place in an OSV, and depart from the Wauwinet Gatehouse (111 Wauwinet Road, Nantucket). Parking is available on the street side only (transportation to the gatehouse is the responsibility of the group).

Cancellation Policy Up to 24 hours in advance of scheduled tour departure: 50% cancellation fee applies. Cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance of scheduled tour departure time and no-shows cannot be refunded. For more information, call 508.228.6799

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