Outdoor Recreation

Nantucket Trustees Tours

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Natural History Tours


Join our expert guides on an over-sand vehicle beach tour and learn about the fascinating flora and fauna at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. Private and group tours are available! Experience beautiful and unique habitats including salt marshes, the barrier beach system, and the ocean. 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.


Currently we have private Sunset Tours available departing the gatehouse at 6PM and returning by 8:30 PM, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This private tour is $350, seating a maximum of four guests. Single ticket tours are also available for Monday and Thursday mornings, for $100 per person (with a max group size of three people)—these group tour depart at 9:30am and return by noon. All tours take place in a Jeep, and depart from the Wauwinet Gatehouse, 111 Wauwinet Road, Nantucket. Parking is available on street side only. (Transportation to the gatehouse is the responsibility of the group).

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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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