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 Fast Ferry
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Valerie (---.dia.static.qwest.net)
Date:   03-22-06 22:11

I just emailed the fast ferry. Looks like they willbeclosing down for the season on April 30th, but are discussing being year round. They will know in a few weeks.

So, if the ferry does not run to Culebra from San Juan....what is thenext best option besides a flight? I am assuming finding a way to get to Fajardo? What is the best way to get there.

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 Re: Fast Ferry
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: nestor cabrera (64.237.149.---)
Date:   03-23-06 01:38

Goverment owned ferrises work everyday 2-3 times from Culebra to Fajardo. The schedule is posted on this same site or anyother site about this small beautiful isalnd. From Fajardo then drive to San Juan. The ferry is quite inexpensive, get their schedule time ahead and be there before they depart to make sure you find a seat, specially on very busy days. Staff at the dock can orient you very well about how busy they can be that same day.

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 Re: Fast Ferry
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Jorge Flores (---.statestreet.com)
Date:   04-13-06 11:29

Valerie, whatever you do don't take the ferry from Fajardo. My previous experiences with the ferry were not good ones. It is very unreliable and constantly breaks down. If you are renting a car in Puerto Rico, drive to the Fajardo Airport and fly to Culebra for $50.00 round trip per person. You can also fly from Isla Grande airport in San Juan for about $95-$100.00 per person. Flight time from Fajardo is about 15 minutes, 30 minutes from Isla Grande airport.

Jorge Flores

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 Re: Fast Ferry
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Frank (---.gwi.NET)
Date:   04-13-06 15:43

Valerie-

Granted I don't use the ferry from Fajardo to Culebra every day, or even every month. But I have used it for the last eight years on every trip I have taken to Culebra. It is inexpensive, and nothing like Jorges Flores has suggested. I can't remember a time that it did not run when I needed it to. The staff are always friendly and helpful. Again, this is my experience only. For example, in February my friend needed to run to the big island to pick up some materials for his house on Culebra. He took the 630am ferry over to PR, then grabbed the 3pm ferry back to Culebra. Never once did he think "oh my goodness the ferry NEVER runs on time I will get stuck". If you read these message boards, you will see that sometimes the ferry doesn't run on time. Sometimes the airlines don't fly (or even pick up the phone to take a reservation). Sometimes the stores are out of milk. That's life on Culebra. Hey, I'm sure the airplane is a great way to get to Culebra, and if you want to get there quickly (20 minutes vs. 90 minutes) and pay more ($50-$100 vs $2.25), I'm sure that would be a great option. No prejudice against the airlines here! Just wanted to point out that the ferry is not as evil as Mr. Flores is suggesting.

Frank

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 Re: Fast Ferry
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: ginayac (---.hsd1.nj.comcast.net)
Date:   04-13-06 19:54


I took the ferry from OSJ to Catano to go to Bacardi and I know it is much shorter than going to Culebra but...I would like to think that most people who do take ferries should take a grain a salt with them. My husband and I ran tot he dock to catch the ferry but only to find ourselves waiting for it. This is life and I looked at it as a wonderful experience and besides you are on vacation so why not sit back and who cares if it is off schedule have a good time make the best of it isnt that why we go away on vacation to get away from the normal stress of being on time everywhere we go?

Frank I am glad you posted and made your comments because I couldn't agree with you more!!!

Happy Easter!
Gina

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 Re: Fast Ferry
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: wanderer (---.nycmny.east.verizon.net)
Date:   04-16-06 23:42

Our group took the ferry to culebra and returned on it from vieques - error and sick-free. :)

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 Re: Fast Ferry
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Jorge Flores (---.statestreet.com)
Date:   04-20-06 09:45

Frank, I wanted to clarify my previous statements regarding the ferry from Fajardo to Culebra. The busiest time of season to get from Fajardo to Culebra is the month of July because of all the holidays in Puerto Rico in July. My wife and I had 2 very bad experiences on this ferry on back to back years (2002, 2003). On both occasions we had tickets for the 2:00 pm ferry from Fajardo and the ferry did not show up until 7:30 pm & 8:00 pm respectively. So you can see the ferry has not been an enjoyable experience for us. There is nothing worse than sitting in that terminal or waiting outside in the heat for one of these ferries to show up for six hours. I understand that riding the ferry is an experience for tourists and a more economical option to get to Culebra. As for me, I have been to Culebra every year since 2004 via airplane from Fajardo and have never had an issue. Everyone is free to select their own mode of transportation to Culebra but I wanted the originator of this inquiry to know that the ferry can be problematic.

Jorge Flores

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 Re: Fast Ferry
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Melissa&Kyle (---.hsd1.nm.comcast.net)
Date:   04-23-06 13:09

Hi. My boyfriend and I were just in Culebra for Spring Break at the end of march! If you are going to San Juan from Culebra, I'd say take the ferry. The fare is cheap. I think it was like $2.25 oneway per person. Then in Fajardo take a taxi to San Juan for $60.00 (I can't remember exactly but it was no more than that!) Oh yeah, and that was for two people plus luggage. This was the cheapest way we found and it gives you a chance to see the beautiful country of Puerto Rico on the way. It should only be about a 45 minute drive, unless your in traffic like we were and it was 1 hr 20 minutes (rush hour). Flying is a good idea and saves time, but it's more expensive. But if you get the chance stay a night in Viequez and see the bioluminescents! It's amazing! No words can describe it! Good Luck and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

P.S. There is a fast ferry from San Juan to Culebra and Viequez. Check the times and docking locations. They run Thursday-Sunday!

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