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Great Point excursion

I live on Nantucket and my best friend is one of the tour guides. You can rent a Jeep and drive out... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
TheKey18
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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Most beautiful spot on the island

We loved out tour to Great Point Light house. It’s remote with seals on the beach to watch and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
EBx2
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Wolcott, Vermont
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Towering more than 60 feet, this historic lighthouse was established in 1784, destroyed in 1984 and rebuilt in 1986. Located on the Coskata Coatue Wildlife Refuge. You can get a tour of the lighthouse if you join one of the Trustees of Reservations...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, 111 Wauwinet Road, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I live on Nantucket and my best friend is one of the tour guides. You can rent a Jeep and drive out yourself but the tour is really the best way to go if you’re here for only a few days. Plus the guides are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved out tour to Great Point Light house. It’s remote with seals on the beach to watch and wild life on the trip out. We climbed to the top of the light house where the view was spectacular on a hot, humid windy day!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EBx2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lighthouse is the lighthouse. The rates charged to drive out to great point are insane. Don't waste your money.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank valerie-ack
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Great trip for all especially to watch the Opera Cup Race. We go all the time with family, to fish or just escape.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Beautiful Lighthouse perched on the high cliffs overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Parking is close the walk is easy.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ricb2014
DianeL2782, Manager at Great Point Light, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hi Ric B; I believe you have Great Point Lighthouse confused with Sankatay Light in Sconset. Great Point Lighthouse is a 5 mile trip on a beach which requires a hearty hiker or 4x4 vehicle. Sankatay is a fabulous lighthouse which does have parking very...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

Great Point is an incredible place to experience, but the trip out there is just as important as the destination. The drive out the beach and through the dunes is amazing. Most of the time you feel like you're at the end of the world,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank CarTRVLR
Reviewed 12 September 2018

I love how they frequently close this place to protect the birds from the Jeeps but have now littered the place with porta-potties. Ridiculous. The place is now crawling with ranger-nazis driving all over the place telling you to slow down. $45 just for the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank homebody12
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

A few points to note, including information I wish I had when my family set out to see this landmark. (We tried to plan ahead, but we didn’t come across much of this information in our research to begin with.) -Unless you have a 4WD...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank sachen4
Reviewed 7 August 2018

If you rent a 4- wheel drive vehicle, try to time your visit with the tours offered to the top. Fabulous

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank captfaustf
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Rent a jeep and drive out to the point where you can no longer drive. Walk to the lighthouse and look for seals. SO FUN.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Michelle1171
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Eva C
30 August 2018|
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Response from captfaustf | Reviewed this property |
The trip from the gatehouse to the light is nearly 6 miles. The route is almost all soft sand, so while not hilly, can be strenuous. Not being a hiker, I'd drive it, but if you stick to the beach and walk the shoreline where... More
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Response from Srini V | Reviewed this property |
We paid at the check point. I am guessing 25/- Thanks
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26 April 2016|
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No to take your own car you take a traditional ferry which is almost three hours each way instead of a hour in the high speed ferry. Thus take a high speed ferry. You can rent at affordable rental a short walk from ferry... More
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