The Fisher Real Estate team is especially excited to celebrate Father’s Day this year. Dad’s been holding it down at home the last few months and deserves a little bit of adventure. Luckily, there’s more than enough to go around on the island and people who would love to make it happen. Give dad the day he deserves this year; he’ll never forget it!
There’s just something about dads and breakfast. While Nantucket has a bounty of great breakfast spots, go the extra mile this year and make it yourself. The iconic Fog Island Cafe wrote a cookbook full of their delicious breakfast staples after receiving daily requests for their secrets, available for purchase at their sister restaurant, Keeper’s Restaurant on Amelia Drive. Surprise him with his favorites and give the book as a gift; I bet he’ll whip up a full spread for you the next day! If dad is itching to go out for breakfast, the airfield dining patio at Crosswinds is open for an easy, breezy bite out.
Suit Up for Adventure
It’s not always easy to shop for the man who claims to have it all. That being said, he could probably use a new hat or bathing suit, especially as summer kicks into gear. Our friends at Vineyard Vines would love to help you out- just tell them Cam sent you!
The Haul Over is another dad-friendly option with a wide selection of adventure-ready clothing and gear to set him up for the summer. If your dad’s anything like ours, a Yeti cooler will be a big hit! And good news for you, today is their first day open since March! If you are in the Boston area, they also have a store in Newburyport.
While social distancing guidelines are still prohibiting fishing charters, nothing says you can’t do it yourself. Principal Cam and his twin Corey, owners of Bill Fisher Tackle, can set you and your dad up with the gear and local knowledge to get your lines wet.
We even have our own fishing report to set you up for success. As you might have assumed, we’re a little fish obsessed here at Fisher Real Estate and would love to hook you up.
Switch it Up
I’m sure your dad would be happy to go to his local beach, drink a few beers, play some bocce, and call it a day. There’s nothing wrong with sticking to the old standbys, but, after those months indoors, it might be fun to switch it up this father’s day.
The Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge (commonly referred to as Great Point) is likely the wildest beach on island, and is thus the perfect place to bring dad this year. Just make sure to grab a permit and check all the guidelines before driving in. Gina’s blog will fill you in on all the details you should know before driving out to the Point. It’s the closest thing we have to going on safari!
Fire Up the Grill (Nantucket Style)
Dads and grills might be an even more classic combo than dads and breakfast. This year, set your dad up with something a little more island-appropriate than burgers and dogs. Ideally at this point, you’ll have some keepers you can filet and grill — if not, head to 167. They’ll set you up with all the local seafood your heart desires and might even have some fisherman’s secrets to get the most out of the grill. Just don’t ask if it’s fresh!
Protip: put olive oil on the cut side of a halved onion and use that to coat the grates. There’s nothing worse than a beautiful piece of fish sticking and falling apart.
Nantucket Walkabout is the island’s only year-round guided hiking service. If your Dad loves to learn about the island, a tour with them might be the perfect gift. There are walks for birders, natural history buffs, and hikers alike, so there’s something for every dad out there. If your dad loves a good sunset (as most do), there’s a Smith’s Point sunset walk on Father’s Day — there’s no better way to cap off a special day with dear old dad!