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The Town is excited to announce that Nantucket has a new bag and luggage check service available in the downtown area.
This summer we are excited to announce Nantucket Island has a new bag and luggage check service available in town. Island visitors, who need a place to store their suitcases while they wait for their boat or store purchases from downtown shopping while they explore the island, are already taking advantage of the service. The service is being run by Valet Park of America at the parking lot located at 5 Candle Street. Conveniently located right next to The Wave bus terminal, folks can store their bags and jump on a bus to explore the island. The operating hours of the service are from 8:00 AM – Midnight, 7 days a week from June 15th until Labor Day.
After the September 11 attacks, storage lockers were removed for security purposes from both the Steamship Authority and the Hy-Line Cruise terminal areas. While necessary, this removal left a void that has not been adequately filled until now. The bag check service has already assisted several island visitors who were thrilled with the new service. Tim Graney, Valet Park of America’s Vice President of Operations, says “Anything we can do to help make people’s visit to the island a more enjoyable one is good for everyone. The service gives people making a day trip to the island the ability to enjoy some shopping in the morning, and still enjoy the rest of the day at the beach, or dining out at local restaurants without having to carry their bags around with them. We have also had guests who check out of their hotel at 11am and still want to enjoy the rest of the day, so they leave their luggage with us until they are ready to depart.”
Bag check pricing is $5.00 per day for a bag or suitcase, $12 for 3 bags or suitcases. Locking totes are also available for valuables. The area is staffed while the service is available and video surveillance is also used as an added security measure. Currently overnight bag storage is not available.
For more information about this new service and this press release, please contact:
Vice President of Operations - Valet Park of America
Director of Culture and Tourism - Town of Nantucket