Author: Mort (---.tampabay.res.rr.com)
Date: 07-05-08 09:28
I'm just posting this for anyone who does a search down the road and sees this and gets worried about the ferry...
There are certain times of the year when Culebra is very busy. June/July is one of them, especially during a major holiday week as in the posts above. Other bad times are New Years and Three Kings Day (Jan 6) and Easter week, etc. They're not hard to figure out.
A common theme of this insider board is that it's wise to avoid holidays. And if you go in the true off-season (especially Sept, Oct, Nov, and first part of Dec), you're in for a real treat.
My extended family went last January 8-19, and the ferries were maybe a third full.
It's extremely rare to hear on this board that the ferries were sold out, and when we do hear it, it's always at the traditional holiday periods.
Remember that most of the visitors to Culebra are from Puerto Rico for day trips or camping, especially during holidays and weekends. And virtually all of them take the ferry rather than planes. So just calculate what times of year the locals are likely to go to Culebra and work around it. The rest of the time, it's great!
If you can't avoid going during the busy times, consider booking Henry to pick you up at the airport (787-632-9600) and paying him extra to pick up your ferry tickets in advance. He lives in Fajardo.