Tours & Trips

Vernal Pool Tours

Join the Nantucket Land & Water Council each spring for an exploration of the vernal pools found on Nantucket.  On a discovery walk led by Nantucket Waterkeeper RJ Turcotte, you will learn about vernal pools – bodies of water that form during the spring and provide essential habitat to a variety of species.  Discover some of the unique animals that call these temporary bodies of water home! Tours are open to adults and children with a parent/caregiver.

Tours are free and open to the public; advance registration is required.  Registration is available at

Downtown Tree Tours

Downtown TreeLearn about the beautiful and historical species of trees that line our downtown streets.  These tours are led by Nantucket Waterkeeper RJ Turcotte.  RJ’s combined biology and island history knowledge generates interesting conversations and surprising questions. Find out how our town’s trees have been preserved over the decades. Group size is limited, and masks are required – we welcome small group private tours by appointment.  Please email us for more information.

Registration for our 2023 Tree Tours is here.

Download our brochure(PDF) if you would like to take a self-guided tour.

Monarch Tagging Day

Join the Nantucket Land & Water Council and our Nantucket Waterkeeper RJ Turcotte for a public monarch tagging program, typically scheduled for late summer. We’ll bring nets and tags, so you just need to bring yourself and a sense of adventure. We also recommend wearing long pants and closed-toed shoes. Please email to find out the meeting location. All ages are welcome to this free event!