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Why visit one island paradise when you can visit three or more with Vieques Ferry? All you need is $2 and 20 minutes! The islands of Puerto Rico consist of the main island, Vieques, and Culebra and it couldn’t be easier, or cheaper, to navigate between them.

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Walking the plank

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Puerto Rico Fast Ferries
Ceiba to Vieques
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Hours: 6:30am – 5:30 pm
Price: $2 per Adult | $1 Children 3 – 11 & Adults 60-74 | Free 75+

Vieques Ferry Schoodic Explorer
Our ride for the afternoon

Why You Should Explore
the Beautiful Islands of Puerto Rico
with Vieques Ferry

Why You Should Explore the Beautiful Islands of Puerto Rico with Vieques Ferry
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Vieques is 52 square miles of untouched bliss, just seven miles from the mainland.

No airport, no high rises, no shopping malls, no smog. Just pure, unadulterated beauty with ocean water so clear you can watch your toes sinking into the sand.

Plus, it has the brightest bioluminescent bay in the entire world.

Mainland Ferry Terminal
Making friends at the ferry terminal

Where Islands Can you Travel to?

The ferry can you take you between all three of the inhabited islands that make up Puerto Rico.

  • Vieques
  • Culebra
  • Puerto Rico

You’ll need a private charter or boat to visit the other 143 islands, cays, islets, and atolls.

Puerto Rico Island of Vieques
Island paradise

How Much Does it Cost?

Just $2 per person, and $1 for kids. Persons under the age of 3 and over the age of 60 are free.

Accessibility from the Main Land

The ferry from the main land is located in Ceiba, the eastern most part of the island.

Luquillo or Fajardo will be your closest cities to the port. The capital city of San Juan is located on the opposite end. 

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Front row seats

Ferry Terminal in Ceiba

There is a lot of inaccurate information regarding the Vieques Ferry on the internet, and that is due to the fact that Hurricane Maria destroyed the existing ferry dock.

This is What You Need to Know

  • The ferry dock on the main island operates solely out of Ceiba
  • The ride is smooth on a super fast catamaran and takes about 20 minutes
  • The ferries have double decker seating, both indoor and outdoor
  • Depending on the season, there are multiple ferries a day and schedules change
  • You can pay in cash or credit
  • Advance reservations are no longer allowed
  • There is a designated cargo hold for baggage, or groceries as it were, for the locals
  • No snacking allowed onboard, however, water is acceptable
  • Some ferries also transport cars, though rental cars are not allowed
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The hardest decision is where to sit

For Kids: The short Vieques ferry ride in Puerto Rico is a treat for the little ones, especially if you sit outside. We sat on the upper deck on the way out, and the wind was so strong due to the speeds that they played a game of trying to catch it underneath them as they lifted themselves off their seats.

The ferry operators are super strict about standing or going near the rails, so keep an eye on your kids and make sure they are sitting at all times. On the way back to the mainland it was raining, so we had to stay indoors and our kids watched the windows the whole time to see if we the rain would stop so we could head outside. 


Have you traveled between the islands of paradise in Puerto Rico? 

Nap-Time Version: Traveling from the mainland of Puerto Rico to Vieques on Puerto Rico Fast Ferries for under $2 a person!

Vieques Ferry
I don’t know how I got my camera to do this cool effect, but man I look tired

We had so many amazing experiences during our stay on the island of Vieques! Our family played on a magnetic black sand beach, swam with underwater twinkling stars, and saw the aftermath of Hurricane Maria up close and personal! 

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