There are two ways to get to Culebra; by air or by sea. Our morning dive boat departs at 9:00AM so it is best to fly in, or arrive a day in advance, if you hope to catch our morning tour.  Getting here via ferry can be a real challenge even if you get in line several hours before departure and get tickets (it is nearly impossible to make secure advance reservations).  During high season, getting ferry tickets and getting on the ferry is even more challenging.  The flights to Culebra are on small airplanes and they book up fast, so make your flight reservations early. Please note that Culebra Divers does NOT provide transportation to/from the mainland or Vieques.

A note on flying and diving:  These are low altitude flights, and even though some customers do opt to fly from Culebra back to the main island prior to the expiration of the no-fly countdown on their computer, we recommend you adhere to the current DAN guidelines of at least 12 hours after a single dive and at least 18 hours after multiple dives or multiple days of diving.  An option our customers frequently choose is to fly over to Culebra to kick off their vacation as soon as possible, and then take their time getting back to the main island via ferry.

GETTING HERE

The first step to getting here is to book a commercial flight to San Juan International Airport (SJU). Many of the major airline hubs have non-stop service. From there, you have several options on what to do next. It is the age-old question of time versus money. How much is each hour of vacation time worth to you? Hopefully the information below will help you decide. Please note all times and fares are estimated, based on a single passenger, and subject to change without notice.

Option 1:  FLY from San Juan International (SJU)

Time = 30 minutes (direct flight)
Money = from $99

Option 2:  FLY from Isla Grande (SIG)

Time = 50 minutes (20 minute taxi ride + 30 minute flight)
Money = from $115 ($25 taxi fare + $90 flight)

Option 3:  FLY from Ceiba (FAJ/RVR)

Time = 1 hour 45 minutes (1.5 hour taxi ride + 15 minute flight)
Money = from $140 ($90 taxi fare + $50 flight)

Option 4:  FERRY out of Fajardo

Time = 2+ hours (1 hour taxi ride + 1 hour to 1.5 hour ocean voyage)
Money = $82.25 ($80 taxi fare + $2.25 ferry ticket)

If you decide to use the ferry system be prepared to arrive very early, get in line, and have a lot of patience. If anyone in your group gets sea sick; it may not be your best option.  Consider arriving by ferry the day before your tour to avoid any penalties for travel issues.

Due to our cancellation policy, we caution against same day ferry transportation plans. Flying, or arriving at least a day in advance, is recommended. The flights to Culebra (CPX) originate out of San Juan International (SJU), Isle Grande (SIG), Ceiba (FAJ/RVR) airports. The fares range from $50 to $150 each way depending on which airport you choose and get you here in literally minutes compared to potentially an hour or more by ferry.

VIEQUES – Unfortunately there are currently no direct flights from Vieques and there is no direct ferry from Vieques to Culebra.

LODGING

Culebra Divers has several recommended properties. TripAdvisor is another great resource.

Additionally, check these sites for property rentals. There is a wide selection:

CAR RENTAL

Renting a vehicle is the best option for getting around the island. Although small, Culebra has many steep hills and our our roads/sidewalks are not always “pedestrian friendly.” For multiple people or multiple days renting is more cost effective than using the Publicos (taxis) for island adventures & sightseeing. Here are links to the two local car rental agencies:

We highly recommend that you reserve your vehicles as soon as you book your flights/lodging as vehicle availability is limited and changes rapidly.

For further information on Puerto Rico tourism:

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