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The fleet includes a four-masted, 360ft (110m) ship dating from 1931 and a modern sibling. On both, the sails are set by hand. This German-American company operates luxury cruises in the Eastern Caribbean.
To travel between Port-au-Prince and Pétionville, hire the services of this radio-taxi firm, especially useful if you’re out late. It charges around US$10 between downtown and Pétionville, or US$15 per hour.
Barbuda Express runs bumpy 1¾-hour rides aboard a catamaran from Heritage Quay in St John’s. Call ahead to confirm departure times and to make reservations, and take precautions if you’re prone to seasickness.
Long-distance buses use the National Bus Station in the old train station on the corner of Calles 131 and 272 in Pueblo Nuevo south of the Río San Juan. Matanzas has good connections to the rest of the country.
Foreigners must buy tickets in Convertibles at La Coubre station. If it’s closed, try the Lista de Espera office adjacent, which sells tickets for trains leaving immediately. Kids under 12 travel half-price.
For direct services to Puerto Plata 210km to the west, El Canario buses (US$7, 3½ to four hours) are a good option. They leave at 10am beside the Banco Popular. Arrive 30 to 45 minutes early to reserve a seat.
Namesake Dick will pick you up at the airport or ferry in one of his battered but lovingly maintained open-air VW Things. He gives a good island tour to start your rental; easily the most fun way to get around.
When you land at V.C. Bird International Airport, travel in style to your hotel or villa by comfortable private limousine...
When you land at V.C. Bird International Airport, bypass the long taxi lines and travel to your Antigua hotel in a comfortable private vehicle waiting for you...
Owned by Carnival. Holland America offers a traditional cruising experience, generally to older passengers. It has limited sailings in the Caribbean during the Alaska winter (its summer market).
Offers the only first-class bus service to Jarabacoa. Four daily departures to Santo Domingo (US$5.40, three hours, at 7am, 10am, 1:30pm and 4:30pm) include a stop in La Vega (US$2.30, 1½ hours).
Expreso Santo Domingo Bávaro has direct first-class service between Bávaro and the capital (US$9, four hours), with a stop in La Romana. Departure times in both directions are 7am, 10am, 2pm and 4pm.
An ‘air taxi’ service offering on-demand charter flights for small groups going to Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio and Kingston. Fares start at US$66 per person between Negril and Montego Bay.
Private aircraft, charter services and some flights serving the islands of Culebra and Vieques use San Juan’s close-in Aeropuerto de Isla Grande, on the Bahía de San Juan in the city’s Miramar district.
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