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Welcome to Nantucket


When traveling, please remember that you are acting as ambassadors for MBGLL.





Jim Hurd, Girls' Team Manager, jdhurd44@icloud.com, 774.236.9850

Jamie Lower, Head Coach, , 508.228.9464


Trip Planning


Seven days prior to game day, e-mail Nantucket’s team Manager, Jim Hurd, jdhurd44@icloud.com, to confirm the game schedule. Please note that Nantucket is very flexible.  If you would like to adjust the start time of the game to accommodate your ferry schedule, then please feel free to ask if this is possible.  


Please inform Jamie of the following:


1) Confirmation of the game schedule

2) Number of players, coaches, and spectators who are planning to make the trip so that Nantucket parents may schedule the transfers accordingly

3) Number of spectators that have handicap disabilities



Please contact the Steamship Authority to confirm the details for your team’s travel arrangements and to obtain your group authorization voucher. YOU NEED A GROUP AUTHORIZATION VOUCHER IN ORDER TO TRAVEL AT THE DISCOUNTED RATE!


When your team arrives at the ferry, one team representative should present your group authorization voucher and pay for all of the discounted tickets at one time. The youth sports rates are as follows:


Nantucket FastFerry Rates 2016


Round Trip



Spectators (10 or more)

$50.00 (adults)

$24.50 (child 5-12 yrs.)

Note: Parking is typically $10 per car.


Driving directions and parking suggestions are found on the Steamship Authority’s website. Your team should plan to arrive and check in a minimum of 45 minutes prior to your ferry’s departure.


Steamship Authority


Contact Pat at group sales (508) 548-5011 x244


Conduct on the Ferry

Please remember that you and your team are ambassadors for Mass Bay Girls Lacrosse League. Ensure that the players are supervised by an adult at all times. Also, please leave the ferry in the same or better condition than when you arrived. Thank you for your cooperation.


Transfers to the field

Once you arrive on Nantucket, a representative of Nantucket Lax will meet you and lead to our courtesy bus to transfer to the field.  The busses hold 35 people.  If your group is larger, please allow the players and coaches to travel first and the bus will return to pick up the rest of you.  The field is at the Nantucket Park & Recreation Delta Fields on Nobadeer Farm Road.  Take Milestone Road from the rotary.  Nobadeer Farm Road is on the right heading toward the airport.  Delta Fields are on the left (at Nantucket Trading Post).  There is a parking lot on the lef, directly after the storage facility.



Nantucket will provide lunch for the team.  


Handicap Accessible

If you are traveling with someone who has special mobility requirements, please call Nantucket’s girls’ coach, Jamie Lower, at 508-228-9464, to coordinate the on-island logistics. Also, please note that the Steamship Authority’s ferries are handicap accessible.


Questionable weather?

For questionable weather inquiries, call the head coach. Also, please remember to call the Steamship Authority, (508) 771-4000, the morning of your departure to ensure that the ferry is running. The weather may seem fine on the mainland, but it could be rough and windy near Nantucket.


How should the team dress?

Please remember that temperatures on Nantucket are frequently cooler than on the mainland. Also, the weather can change quickly on the island. So, please make sure that parents and players bring multiple layers of clothing to be comfortable as the day and weather progresses.


Field Facilities

There is a bathroom facility at the field that is usually open. However, to be safe, you should try to use the facilities at the Steamship Authority before transferring to the field.


How should my team get reimbursed for expenses?

The head coach of each team may submit an expense reimbursement form and receipts to the Executive Director (MBGLL, P.O. Box 980, Groton MA 01450) for the cost of pre-arranged, group-rate ferry tickets. MBGLL will only reimburse travel expenses for team players and the coaches.  Fans must pay for their own travel expenses.  You can find a reimbursement request form on mbgll.org under "Documents" "2017-2018" "Reimbursement Request 2018."


How should an umpire submit for reimbursement?
MBGLL will reimburse umpires for round-trip travel to the island at our negotiated rate. In order to receive this rate, you must coordinate with the traveling team and travel round-trip with them. MBGLL will also reimburse for your parking expense (approximately $10). Please submit the reimbursement form and receipts to MBGLL, P.O. Box 980, Groton MA 01450.


Nantucket Contacts

Jamie Lower, Nantucket’s Girls’ Head Coach, at  (508.228.9464)  

Jim Hurd (team manager) at jdhurd@icloud.com (774.236.9850)


If some families would like to make a weekend of it, are discounted tickets available for the ferry?

All players, coaches, and spectators must travel together to obtain the discounted rates.


Where would you recommend that families stay if they want to stay on the island for the weekend?

Nantucket is a wonderful place to visit. For travel accommodations and island information, please contact Nantucket’s Chamber of Commerce at http://www.nantucketchamber.org/. MBGLL has not made any special accommodations for overnight stays.