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TRAVEL TO BEQUIA

 
Local Travel Agents

Most visitors from outside the Caribbean region, including from the USA, approach Bequia via direct international flights into BARBADOS.  

International arrivals into Barbados are in the early afternoon, which (assuming no outbound delays) allows convenient onward connections to Bequia

     Barbados' Grantley Adams International Airport is served by the following major airlines: 

From US and Canada
American Airlines 
US Air (via Philadelphia) 
Air Canada 
Air Jamaica
From UK
British Airways 
Virgin 
Various UK charter airlines

(For alternative approaches from France and Germany, and from the USA via San Juan, click here)
 
 
BARBADOS TO BEQUIA
From Barbados, visitors can choose either to FLY DIRECT TO BEQUIA (55 minutes)
OR
FLY TO ST. VINCENT (35 minutes) then take the FERRY TO BEQUIA (1 hour) 

The following local airlines FLY DIRECT TO BEQUIA FROM BARBADOS:
 
 

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Bequia's J.F. Mitchell Airport

res@svgair.com (reservations and enquiries) 
www.svgair.com

St. Vincent Office: (784) 457 5124

  SVG Air offers scheduled daily flights from Barbados to Bequia, which are designed to connect with incoming international flights.
   Flying time is approximately 55 minutes, reaching Bequia in the late afternnoon.

  SVG Air also offer an extensive range of scheduled and private charter routes to other Grenadine islands, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Martinique. Well known for their courteous, efficent service, punctuality and excellent customer care.



Mustique Airways 
St. Vincent Office (784) 458 4380



Bequia Airport

  Bequia's J.F. Mitchell airport was opened in 1992, and services daily scheduled flights to and from Barbados. Private charters and scheduled flights to and from Grenada (SVG Air), Union Island, Canouan and St. Vincent are also available - contact the above local airlines for details. 

   Arrival: You will be expected to present a completed Immigration Form provided by your incoming airline. Visitors must also be able to show a return ticket out of St. Vincent & the Grenadines. 

  Hotels and apartments normally arrange for their guests to be collected by taxi from the airport - ask for details when you book. Otherwise there are always taxis to meet each arriving flight who will be happy to take you safely to your hotel, apartment, guest house or villa.

  Departure: There is a national departure tax of EC$50 (about US$20) for each passenger leaving St. Vincent & the Grenadines. 



TO BEQUIA VIA ST. VINCENT:

  As an alternative to flying direct into Bequia, visitors may choose to travel to St. Vincent, and then take the ferry onward to Bequia. The following regional airlines fly direct to St. Vincent's E.T. Joshua Airport from Barbados, as well as from other hubs such as St. Lucia, Grenada and Trinidad.

L.I.A.T. 
St. Vincent
Within select Local Markets Call Toll Free at: 1-888-844-LIAT (5428)
In U.S.V.I. and Puerto Rico call 866-549-5428
From Antigua call 480-5582
All others 1-268-480-5601/2 (Call Center Antigua W.I)

reservations@liatairline.com
www.liatairline.com 
Tel: (784) 784 4571821  / (784) 458 4841



BEQUIA FERRY FROM ST. VINCENT

  After arriving at the airport in St. Vincent, visitors should take a taxi (approx US$10) to the "Ferry Dock" (officially known as the Grenadines Wharf) in Kingstown to catch the ferry to Bequia - either the Admiral II (green and white) or the Bequia Express I or II (red and white). If your schedule is tight, tell your taxi driver!

  Once at the ferry dock, you must pass through the Grenadines Wharf terminal. Pay for your ferry ticket on board. Fares are EC$25 one way, and EC$45 return (any time - if you travel both ways with the same ferry company). US dollars will be accepted by both taxis and ferries at about 2.60 to the EC$.

  The ferries - all of which offer snack and drinks bar and a choice of interior air-conditioned seating, or outside benches for the best view - are frequent on weekdays but less frequent at the weekends. Cancellations may occasionally occur at short notice.

Schedules can also be subject to seasonal change, so it's sensible to check with the ferry companies or the Bequia Tourism Association before planning your journey. In the low season, the last weekday ferry to Bequia (Bequia Express) leaves St. Vincent at 6pm. The 5.30pm (Admiral) ferry to Bequia only runs on Saturdays and Sundays.

Please call the ferry companies for their up-to-date ferry schedule!
Phone contact: Admiralty Transport 784 458 3348 and Bequia Express 784 457 3539


ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO BEQUIA

From France
  Air France or French charter flight to Martinique and vice versa, then regional airline to St. Vincent, ferry to Bequia.
Air connections to St. Vincent from Martinique are invariably not direct, and may involve long stops in both St. Lucia and Barbados and or overnight stays to get to Bequia.
  (Or fly via London/Barbados)

From Germany
  CONDOR (charter) from Frankfurt to St. Lucia (Fridays only), overnight in St. Lucia, then regional airline to St. Vincent, ferry to Bequia.
   (Or fly via London /Barbados)

From USA via San Juan
LIAT: There is currently a daily direct flight from San Juan to St. Vincent, arriving at 7.0
5pm.
Take the ferry to Bequia the following day to complete your journey.


LOCAL TRAVEL AGENTS

Going Places Travel, Port Elizabeth


Tel: St. Vincent (784) 457 1841
Tel: Bequia (784) 458 3062

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