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Welcome to the Jetties Sailing Center

Dates of Operation: June 25th - August 26th

Monday - Friday
10:00am - Noon (Members Only)
Noon - 5 pm

Saturday & Sunday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Our Location
Jetties Beach, off Bathing Beach Road
Click here for Google Maps Directions

The Jetties Sailing Center offers sailboat and water sport equipment rentals in a variety of sizes and models. The JSC also offers private sailing lessons 7 days/week. Lessons can be scheduled by calling 508-228-5358, by speaking with an employee at the customer service shack on location, or by booking online in the summer months. Please review our offerings and pricing below. Come use our brand new equipment!

To book private lessons call the beach - 508-228-5358

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Board Rentals

1/2 hr - $25
1 hr - $35
additional - $15/hr

Kayak Rentals

Single Kayak
1/2 hr - $20 1 hr - $25 additional - $15/hr

Double Kayak
1/2 hr - $25 1 hr - $35 additional - $15/hr


Windsurfer Rental
1 hr - $40 additional - $20/hr

Private Lesson
1 hr - $75 additional student - $50

Sailboat Rentals

Sunfish, Lasers, & O'Pen Bic
1 hr - $50
Additional - $75/hr

Hobie Cat Getaway & 420
1 hr - $75
Additional - $75/hr

Rhodes 19' & Marshall Cat 15'
2 hrs - $150
Additional - $75/hr

Additional hours may be available upon request. *Please note: Come 15 minutes early to allow time for paperwork*

Please Note: Passing our open sailing "check out" is required for all sailboat rentals.
NCS only allows children 5+ on equipment at JSC, for open use (sailboats, with parent; kayaks, SUPs, etc.)

Sailing Less

Reservations are strongly suggested for Sailing Lessons.
To book lessons call - 508-228-5358
*Please note: Come 15 minutes early to allow time for paperwork*

Jetties Private Sailing Lesson
Lesson times - 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm, 3:00pm-5:00pm
2 hrs - $200 Up to three sailors, ages 13+. If there is an adult also participating in the lesson, then ages 8 yrs+.
Learn-To-Sail Lesson Package!! Purchase a package of 3 lessons for $550, and save $50!

Polpis Youth or Parent Private Sailing Lesson
Lesson times - 10:00am-11:30am, 1:30pm-3:00pm, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Private lesson slots can be booked for either adults (up to 2 adults/caregivers) or youth (up to 3 students, ages 7-12), click here to register for Polpis private lessons.

Which private lesson is best for the age of my child?

  • Age 5-12, go for a lesson at Polpis - alone or with parent. Less breeze here, better for smaller children. If only available on Saturday or Sunday, you can do Jetties. Click here to book.
  • Ages 13+ go for a lesson at Jetties Beach. Book by calling the JSC - 508-228-5358 - Leave a message and we will call back 7 days/week.

Adult Big Boat (Keelboat) Sailing Lesson

3 hrs - $500 Space is limited to 6 sailors per lesson + NCS instructor (If there is an adult participating in the lesson, then ages 8 yrs+). Click here to register for Adult Big Boat lessons.

Group Rental Rates

We offer group rates for clubs, weddings, or conference recreation - please call the NCS Main Office directly at 508-228-6600 for more information.

Come join us at the beach!

Click the image above for Google Maps directions.

Directions from the Nantucket Whaling Museum:

  • Head east on Broad St toward Beach Street 108 ft
  • Broad St turns left and becomes S Beach St 0.6 miles
  • Turn right onto Bathing Beach Rd 0.2 miles
  • Take the sand path on your right before the playground
  • We're located on the bay side at Jetties

Photos by Rebecca Love Photography

P.O. Box 2424, Nantucket, MA 02584
NCS Office: 508-228-6600 | Jetties Sailing Center: 508-228-5358
© 2019 Nantucket Community Sailing, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization