Flying to Petite Martinique

A flight and a ferry ride will get you to Petite Martinique

As one of the smallest inhabited islands in the Caribbean, the last word you would use to describe Petite Martinique is “busy,” and the people who reside here want to keep it that way.  For that reason, and the lack of space, an airport does not exist here – not even a carved out tract of land for small charters.  Instead, it will take a flight to Petite Martinique's sister isles of Grenada or Carriacou and a boat ride to complete the journey to this destination. 

Flying to Grenada

For most travelers, the path of least resistance will be to fly to the Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND), which is located in Port Salines, Grenada.  The airport is busy enough and large enough to have two asphalt runways and five terminals, which helps to keep things from becoming too stressful and hectic.  In the terminals, visitors have access to several restaurants and shops.

Flights are available from a number of destinations from around the world.  Nonstop options include Miami, New York, Toronto, and London.  If you don't live near any of these locations, booking a flight that connects to one of them or another island in the Caribbean will be necessary.  

Maurice Bishop International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines
Maurice Bishop International Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
London, United Kingdom LGW Virgin Airlines

Flying to Carriacou

Unless you live on Grenada the likelihood of you flying direct to Carriacou is slim.  However, if you're planning to visit both Carriacou and Petite Martinique, you may find it easier to first fly here then take the ferry to Petite Martinique since the distance is shorter.  Carriacou's airport is the Lauriston Airport (CRU), which is located on the island's west coast in Hillsborough.  It is a very small airport that welcomes flights from SVG Air four times a day every day of the week except for Thursday.  The flights take about 15 minutes and cost just $50(USD) per person. 

Look below for a complete list of air service from regional airports. If you can't get a flight from a local airport, connecting through another regional airport might prove to be a fine option.

Lauriston Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Calliste, Grenada GND SVG Air
Union Island and nearby islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines UNI SVG Air
Maurice Bishop International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Barbados BGI LIAT
Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines BQU SVG Air
Canouan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines CIW SVG Air
Carriacou, Grenada CRU SVG Air
Dominica DOM LIAT
St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines SVD LIAT
Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago POS Caribbean Airlines, LIAT
Union Island and nearby islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines UNI SVG Air
Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia UVF British Airways, Virgin Airlines

View this table to help you reach the regional air charter operators.

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Abaco Air Charter (242) 367-2266 Marsh Harbour Tobago
Aviation Services Of Grenada (473) 439-0681 Maurice Bishop Intl Airport - Calliste Grenada
Monarch Air Group at BGI (877) 359-6732 Grantley Adams International Airport - Charnocks Barbados
SVG Main Office -- ET Joshua Airport - St. Vincent St. Vincent

Next Stop, Petite Martinique

After arriving in the island chain by plane, your next step will be to sail to Petite Martinique.  It is possible, of course, to hire a charter and either sail yourself to the island or have a local act as captain, but most people choose to ride the ferry.  The service is offered by Osprey Express, a luxury fast ferry service which can carry up to 100 passengers at once in the air conditioned cabin or on the sun deck. 

Ferries travel from Grenada to Carriacou every day of the week at 9:00 a.m. and costs $31 for adults, $19 for children ages five to 12, and $4(USD) for those five and under.  The return trip from Carriacou to Grenada is the same price and departs at 3:30 p.m.  

When you arrive on Carriacou you have the option of continuing on to Petite Martinique.  Departure time is 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, while the return trip from Petite Martinique is 7:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Adults pay $8 for this service, children between the age of five and 12 pay $4, and those under five cost $2(USD).

It may take a few steps to get to Petite Martinique, but a vacation that is truly allows you to getaway from your modern, busy life may just be worth the extra work. 


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