Flying is the fastest, simplest way to get to Culebra. Three scheduled airlines service Culebra
from San Juan. They fly to/from SJ international (SJU) and also to/from the smaller local airport, Isla Grande. The fare is higher flying
to/from SJ International but saves you the taxi trip between airports. There is also a charter airline. The flight takes about 1/2 hour and is a wonderful
way to see the coastline of the main island and get a bird's-eye view approaching Culebra.
Isla Grande is a local airport about 15 minutes (if no traffic)
by taxi from SJ International Airport. Fare between airports is approx $25 (per ride, not per person). Airline options are
listed below. Flights vary from about $72-$150 each way (depending on airport, airline, demand, etc). They charge aditional per lb for overweight luggage (including carry-on). See websites for current
overweight limits and $/lb charges.
OR you can take a 1-hour taxi
ride (about $85) from the airport to the port of Fajardo where you board a ferry to Culebra. The ferry schedules can change without notice due to weather, repairs,
availability, holiday travel, etc. Fare is $2.25 each way. The ferry
ride is about 2 hours, depending on the boat. There are are a limited number of daily crossings in each direction. On holidays or long
weekends, there may be more passengers than space on the boat, so get to the ticket office a few hours ahead on these days. You cannot make advance reservations (except for resident vehicles). TripAdvisor forums about the ferry service are helpful. See info
You can now book and pay on line with all three airlines. Be sure to print out your boarding
pass or confirmation receipt and bring it with you. Check
airline websites for most up-to-date flight times.
AIR FLAMENCO http://airflamenco.net 877.535.2636 / 787.724.1818
VIEQUES AIR LINK (VAL) www.viequesairlink.com 888.901.9247
CAPE AIR https://www.capeair.com 800.CAPEAIR (800.227.3247)
CHARTER: AIR MARGARITA Sergio Molinas 787.724.4498
It's a good idea to call ahead to check the schedule if you plan to ferry over. They change without notice.
Information 787.494.0934 ext2727, 2728, 2729 /Fajardo 787.860.2005
can also travel on the cargo ferries. Rented vehicles are not permitted on cargo boats; car rentals must be booked on Culebra
(preferably in advance). Extreme weather or other conditions may affect departure/arrival
times. A good rule of thumb: On days you are late the ferry is likely to leave early, and on days you are early, it is likely
to leave late. Get to the terminal a few hours ahead to buy tickets. especially on holidays or heavy-traffic days (like shopping
before a holiday). Passenger boat takes about 1-1/2 hours, cargo boat about 2 hours.
FERRY SCHEDULE 2016
FAJARDO > CULEBRA
Passenger 9AM, 3PM, 7PM
4AM, 5PM (+ Wed & Fri 9AM)
CULEBRA > FAJARDO
Passenger 6:30AM, 1PM, 5PM
Cargo 7AM, 7PM
WEEKENDS / HOLIDAYS
Passenger ferries only, similar schedule (varies)