Author: Phil Ryder (---.client.mchsi.com)
Date: 09-09-18 17:52
We have done both (just wrapped up our ninth trip to Culebra). While the flight gets you there quickly, and the landing is a rush (!), the ferry is truly the way to go. If you're interested, I can send you the contact info of the driver we always use. He charges 80 bucks each way, and can be split between multiple people in your party.
Two weeks ago (going there) and one week ago (coming back), the regular passenger ferry was not running, but the cargo ferry was. Ample seating for passengers, and the trip time was no different. There is plenty of space up on the top deck to sit and watch the scenery go by. And you cannot beat the price. Just get to the Fajardo ferry terminal early (John got us there at 5 am, which in retrospect was PLENTY early), I'd say by 6 am, to ensure your place in line. The cargo ferry will board 250 people plus whatever cargo is heading over. Do NOT let the "cargo" ferry dissuade you from taking the ferry.
If you've made reservations with one of the vehicle rentals on Culebra (we've always used Carlos Jeeps), they'll be waiting for you at the Culebra ferry terminal. If you fly in to Culebra, most vendors will meet you at the airport or are right across the street from the airport.
Have an awesome trip. We always do, and miss this special place the minute we are headed back to Puerto Rico and the mainland.