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Getting there & away




Puerto Rican Port Authority ferries travel between Fajardo and Culebra thrice daily. The high-speed passenger ferry takes about an hour and a half. Round-trip passenger fares are $4.50. Boats leave Fajardo daily at 9am, 3pm and 7pm, and Culebra at 6:30am, 1pm and 5pm. The cargo ferry (small/large car $15/19) takes two hours.

To confirm the schedule and to make reservations (required for vehicles), call the Puerto Rican Port Authority Culebra office (787-742-3161; ferry dock, Dewey; 8-11am & 1-3pm Mon-Fri); Fajardo office 787-863-0705, car reservations 800-981-2005; 8-11am & 1-3pm Mon-Fri). Note that neither of these offices is great at answering their phones. So it goes.

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Boat charter

Captain Luis of Culebra Boats (787-360-9807) will often charter a boat for one to four people to St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Phone to enquire about availability and prices.

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Culebra gets excellent air service from San Juan and Fajardo on the commuter carriers that also serve Vieques: Isla Nena Air Service (787-812-5144; www.islanena.8m.com), Vieques Air Link (787-741-8331; www.vieques-island.com/val) and Air Flamenco (787-724-1818; www.airflamenco.net). There are at least five flights a day to/from San Juan’s Isla Grande and Luis Muñoz Marín (LMM) airports (from $95), and more flights a day to/from Fajardo (from $50). Isla Nena Air Service flies once a day between Culebra and Vieques ($35 one way).

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