Travel & Accommodations
Each participant is responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses. Please keep in mind that Nantucket is one of the country’s most popular summer vacation destinations for families and travelers of all ages, so travel and housing reservations should be made well in advance.
Getting to the island:
While there are a variety of high-speed passenger ferry options, automobile reservations on the Steamship Authority Ferry need to be booked well in advance:
- Freedom Cruise Line High-speed ferry from Harwich Port, MA
- Hy-Line Cruises High-speed ferry from Hyannis, MA
- Seastreak High-speed ferry from New York City, NY, Highlands, NJ, and New Bedford, MA
- Steamship Authority High-speed and traditional car ferry from Hyannis, MA
By Air (Nantucket Memorial Airport)
If flying is most convenient for you, numerous commercial airlines now provide year-round or seasonal service to the island, including but not limited to:
Staying on the island:
Each year, we secure a limited number of rooms at favorable rates at the Jared Coffin House* (1-800-ISLANDS), located in the very heart of town. Because summer on Nantucket is an extremely busy time for tourists and seasonal residents, meeting registrants are encouraged to be prepared to look into other lodging options, of which there are plenty: boutique hotels, charming inns, bed and breakfasts, and rental properties, including many affordable options through Airbnb and Vrbo.