Culebra Air and Ferry Transportation

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FLYING FROM THE UNITED STATES TO SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO: For people coming from abroad, the easiest way to reach Culebra is via San Juan, Puerto Rico. The flight from New York to San Juan takes 3 1/2 hours; from Miami to San Juan it's 1 1/2 hours. WE RECOMMEND OUR VISITORS TO FLY TO CULEBRA FROM THE MAINLAND PUERTO RICO. San Juan International Airport (SJU) is served from the U.S. Mainland by American Airlines, Delta, US Airways, Continental, Northwest, Spirit Air, and United. From the rest of the world, San Juan (SJU) Airport is served by Air Canada Vacations, Canadian Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa's partner Condor, Copa Airlines, and LACSA-Group Taca.

FLYING FROM SAN JUAN TO CULEBRA:  There are basically two ways of travelling from the 'Big Island' of Puerto Rico to Culebra. You can either take an airplane or take the passenger boat. Flying to Culebra is usually the most hassle free option, and in 35 minutes you can get from San Juan to Culebra.  Flying in from San Juan to Culebra is in most cases the only way to be able to check in into your hotel the same day of your flight from abroad.   There are several daily flights arriving in Culebra from San Juan Isla Grande Airport (SIG) on Vieques Air Link (787-722-3736) and Air Flamenco (787-724-6464). You may also consider chartering a plane to expedite your arrival. Below is a list of chartering operators.

Cost of boat vs. flying in: If you are coming to Culebra from San Juan, whether the boat or airplane is less expensive would depend on the number of people in your party. The boat between Fajardo to Culebra costs $2.25 each way, and the San Juan-Fajardo taxi costs about $80 each way. If you are a party of one person, flying in would be cheaper by about $22.25 ($60 for plane vs. $82.25 for the taxi + boat.) For a party of two people, the plane would cost $35.50 more ($120 for the plane less $84.50 for the taxi and boat.)

However, if you are flying in from abroad and want to take the passenger boat to Culebra to check-in at Tamarindo Estates that same day, you would need to land into San Juan not later than 12 Noon. This would normally allow sufficient time to get your luggage and then the taxi to the Fajardo ferry dock. The last boat you may take and still be able to check in at the hotel departs Fajardo at 3:00 PM.

The fare for the boat service between Fajardo and Culebra is very inexpensive, only $2.25 per person. The taxi fare between San Juan and Fajardo is about $80 each way. 

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Major Air Carriers Serving San Juan International Airport (SJU) from the U.S. and Abroad
American Airlines, phone 800-433-7300, flies from NYC, Newark, Boston, Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, and St. Louis

JetBlue Airways

Delta, phone 800-241-4141, offers service from Atlanta

United, phone 800-538-2929, flies from Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C.

Spirit Air, phone 800-756-7117, flies from Fort Lauderdale with connections from New York, Atlantic City, and Detroit

Virgin Atlantic


Air Tran

Air Sunshine

Lufthansa's partner, Condor, flies out of Germany

LACSA-Group Taca flies from San José, Costa Rica

Copa Airlines serves San Juan from Panama and major Central and South Amerca's cities
Continental, phone 800-231-0856 has daily service from Newark, Houston, and Cleveland

Northwest, phone 800-447-4747, flies from Detroit, Memphis, and Minneapolis

US Airways, phone 800-428-4322, flies from Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Charlotte

Air Canada Vacations, phone 800-774-8993,offers service from Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary

Canadian Airlines, phone 800-426-7000 serves San Juan from Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary

British Airways, phone 0845-7222-111 in the U.K. flies from London



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This airline offers flights to Culebra departing from San Juan Isla Grande Airport (SIG). (35 minutes) It also offers flights between Ceiba and Culebra (12 minutes).

SIG airport  is a 15-20 minute taxi drive from San Juan International Airport (SJU).
San Juan:  787-722-3736
Culebra:  787-742-0254
Ceiba: 787-863-3020
Reservations: 1-888-901-9247


6:30 AM Ceiba - Culebra
7:15 AM Culebra - Ceiba
12:00 AM Ceiba - Culebra
1:20 PM Culebra - Ceiba
3:00 PM Ceiba - Culebra
5:30 PM Culebra - Ceiba

8:00 AM Culebra - San Juan SIG*
8:45 AM San Juan SIG* - Culebra
  10:30 AM Culebra - San Juan SIG*
11:30 AM San Juan SIG* - Culebra

12:30 PM Culebra - San Juan SIG*
  2:30PM San Juan SIG* - Culebra

3:30 PM Culebra - San Juan SIG*
  4:45 PM San Juan SIG* - Culebra

* SIG denotes departure from and arrivals to Isla Grande Airport, not the Luis Muñoz Marín (International) Airport SJU.  Schedules are subject to change and should be verified ahead of time.

As you fly to Puerto Rico from the States you would typically land into San Juan International Airport (SJU).
Culebra:  787-742-1040
San Juan SIG:  787-724-6464
Ceiba:  787- 801-8256
Reservations SJU: 787-724-1818, 787-724-1105, 787-721-7332
Reservations by email: info@airflamenco.net
Toll free: 1-877-535-2636


10:00 AM Ceiba - Culebra

9:00 AM Culebra - Ceiba

11:30 AM Culebra - San Juan SIG*
3:30 PM Culebra - San Juan SIG
5:30 PM Culebra San Juan SIG
7:30 AM San Juan SIG* - Culebra
1:00 PM San Juan SIG - Culebra
4:30 PM San Juan SIG - Culebra

New schedule starting this December 1, 2012 out of the International Airport: Luis Muñoz Marin Airport (SJU) in San Juan.

San Juan (SJU) to Culebra (CPX)
Flight #    Departure    Frequency
5201        11:00 AM      Daily
5202        02:00 PM      Daily
5203        04:30 PM      Daily

Culebra (CPX) to San Juan (SJU)
Flight #   Departure    Frequency
2501       08:00 AM     X7 (except Sundays)
2502       12:30 PM     Daily
2503       03:00 PM     Daily

SIG airport  is a 15-20 minute taxi drive from SJU airport.

Each passenger is allowed 30 pounds. Additional luggage is ok, but air carrier could charge extra for it. They may fly the extra luggage on a later flight, depending on how full the flight is.

SAN JUAN (SIG) - CULEBRA $60-70 One Way

SAN JUAN (SJU) - CULEBRA $115 One Way (Taxes incl.)
SAN JUAN (SJU) - CULEBRA $230, R-Trip (Taxes incl.)

 Chartered flights, timed more
at your convenience, are another
option. If your group has 5 people,
the per person cost could be about
the same as in a scheduled flight.

MN Aviation Services
Tel. 787-791-7008 (Reservations)
Tel. 787-722-5980 (Charters)
Fax. 787-791-7095
Toll Free. 877-622-5566
Air Margarita
(787) 529-2336
(787) 550-4294
(787) 724-4498

Air America Caribbean
E-Mail: info@airamericacaribbean.com
Telephone: (787) 276-5669 - (787) 460-7558
Fax: (787) 752-5844


Passenger Ferry
Cargo Ferry
Every day
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
6:30 AM
9:00 AM
1:00 PM
3:00 PM 

5:00 PM
7:00 PM**
Culebra - Fajardo
Fajardo - Culebra
Culebra - Fajardo
Fajardo - Culebra
Culebra - Fajardo
Fajardo - Culebra **

 ** For guests checking in at Tamarindo Estates, the 7:00 PM passenger boat and the 5:00 PM cargo ferry boat from Fajardo are not viable for checking in at Tamarindo Estates before the 6:30 PM deadline. The cargo ferry is also usually late on the schedule.
4:00 AM
7:00 AM
5:00 PM**
7:00 PM
Fajardo - Culebra
Culebra - Fajardo
Fajardo - Culebra **
Culebra - Fajardo

Wednesday & Friday
4:00 AM
7:00 AM
9:30 AM
  1:00 PM
5:00 PM**
7:00 PM
Fajardo - Culebra
Culebra - Fajardo
Fajardo - Culebra
Culebra - Fajardo
Fajardo - Culebra**
Culebra - Fajardo

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Puerto Rico Maritime Authority

Phone Numbers --- Culebra (787) 742-3161
Fajardo (787) 863-0705,   (787) 863-0852 

Voyage between Fajardo and Culebra is about 1 1/2 hours. Schedules are subject to change and should be verified ahead of time. Passenger fare: $2.25 per person. For vehicle and cargo fares, call the Puerto Rico Maritime Authority. These schedules are subject to change and should be verified ahead of time with the proper authorities.
If you happen to miss the passenger ferry at Fajardo, an alternative is to fly from the Ceiba airport. Vieques Air Link and Air Flamenco fly between Ceiba and Culebra. It is a good idea to carry with you the local airlines' phone numbers.

Ticket reservation may be purchased in advance from the Maritime Authority. Call 800-981-2005, 787-863-0705 or 787-863-0852, or the Culebra office at 787-742-3161. They limit the time they answer the phone for reservations. Call after a ferry leaves and when they are not so busy.

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For passengers arriving at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) in San Juan, taking a taxi is the best way to Fajardo. Taxis are easily available as you exit the airport. Allow 2 hours in normal traffic (3 hours in rush hours) for the taxi drive from San Juan. The typical taxi charge is about $80.

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Culebra ferry docks
Approaching the Culebra ferry docks
The cargo ferry
One of the cargo ferries
Passenger boat docked
                  in Culebra
Passenger dock in Culebra.
Boat departing
Passenger boat departing Culebra
Vieques II boat
Another passenger ferry
Inside ferry boat
Inside the Culebra II ferry.

Boat underway


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