Isla Culebra is located about 17 miles east of mainland Puerto Rico. The island is home to the Culebra Wildlife Refuge and is a quiet destination for those looking to get away from the busier cities that plague Puerto Rico. Although flying to Culebra is a possibility, many visitors choose to take the ferry out of Fajardo to save a bit of money.
The ferry is run by Puerto Rico Fast Ferry, providing transportation between Fajardo and Culebra for $2.25(USD) per person each way. It takes an hour to cross, and you should plan to get to the pier one hour in advance of your departure time to ensure a seat. The ferry leaves from Fajardo daily at 9:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m., returning from Culebra at 6:30 a.m., 1:30 a.m., and 5:00 p.m.
Familiarize yourself with the choices for water transportation below.
|Culebra Pueblo||Isla de Culebra|
With direct access to Puerto Rico's main ferry terminal in Fajardo, guests to Culebra will be able to easily take a connecting ferry to additional locations. In addition to Culebra, the Fajardo terminal sees routine trips to Vieques and to Charlotte Amalie in the US Virgin Islands. Check the chart below for some more information.
|Locations Served||Dock A||Dock B||Company|
|Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas||Fajardo Ferry Dock||Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal||Transportation Services|
|Vieques||Fajardo Ferry Dock||Vieques Ferry Dock||Puerto Rican Fast Ferry|
A car barge is also available on a varying schedule, with the price of the trip depending on the size of the vehicle. This ferry leaves from Fajardo at 4:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and also at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday. The return trip from Culebra leaves at 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with an additional crossing at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday.
If you have questions, or would like to try and make reservations, you can call 787-860-2005 between the hours of 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. as well as 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Also, keep in mind that Fajardo is a small ferry hub of sorts, and you will find two additional routes once at the terminal; one option going to the island of Vieques, and another to Charlotte Amalie in the US Virgin Islands. Be sure to click here if you wish to find out more about these connecting services.
Whether you're planning to spend a few hours or several days on Culebra, keep the ferry leaving from Fajardo in mind as a very reliable source of transportation there and back.
|Location Served||Dock A||Dock B||Company||Frequency|
|Fajardo||Culebra Ferry Dock||Fajardo Ferry Dock||Puerto Rico Fast Ferry||several times per day|
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