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Getting To Vieques
Even though Vieques feels like a lifetime away, there are many options to get you to and from the island depending upon your time commitment, budget, and sense of adventure. All commercial domestic and international flights arriving in Puerto Rico will do so through San Juan International Airport (SJU). The most convenient (and therefore most expensive) way to get to Vieques is to book flights directly from SJU to VQS. We recommend Vieques Air Link, www.viequesairlink.com , or Cape Air, www.capeair.com . Flight times are approximately 30 minutes and in the ballpark of $120 per person each way. If you have some extra time and want to save a few dollars, take a 20-minute taxi ride (cost is about $20 for up to 6 people) from SJU to Isla Grande’s Luis Munoz Marin Airport. Flight times are about the same as flying from SJU, but as a regional airport, rates tend to be $40-50 cheaper each way. Vieques Airlink, and Air Flamenco, www.airflamenco.com , service this airport. For those on a budget or large groups traveling together, you may want to venture by Taxi to Ceiba’s Jose Aponte de la Torre Airport. Getting to Ceiba by taxi can take up to one hour and typically costs about $80 for up to 8 people. Flights from Ceiba to Vieques are 7 minutes and cost around $34 each way. Remember that all planes are “puddle jumpers” and hold no more than 14 passengers, though some hold only 8. Airlines servicing Ceiba are Vieques Airlink and Air Flamenco. Lastly, for the budget conscious and most adventurous of our guests, you have the option to take the ferry. To take the ferry you will need to travel by taxi to La Lancha terminal in Fajardo and then catch the ferry to Vieques. The taxi ride is about 1 hour long and $80 for up to 8 people. The ferry is $2 per person and travel time can be anywhere from 1 to 2 hours depending on the boat. It is imperative that you check all flight and ferry times before arriving to ensure that you have enough of a window to arrive at your destination. Flight times can be found online with the individual airlines. Ferry schedules are subject to change with little to no notice.
El Blok Tip: If you can, fly, fly fly and avoid the ferry.
Getting to El Blok
Publicos–a semi-public form of a taxi service–are typically plentiful at both the airport and ferry terminals. El Blok is a short 15-minute drive across island from either place. More reliably we suggest you call (787) 741-TAXI prior to takeoff and organize a private taxi (a fleet of black Jeep Wranglers).