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CANADA ROUGE DIRECT TO ST VINCENT
Most visitors from outside the Caribbean region, including from the USA and Canada, still currently approach Bequia via direct international flights into BARBADOS or St. LUCIA. International arrivals into Barbados and St. Lucia 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:
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Air Antilles Express
BARBADOS or ST. LUCIA to BEQUIA
From Barbados or St. Lucia, visitors can choose to either:
FLY DIRECT TO BEQUIA (55 minutes)
FLY TO ST. VINCENT (35 minutes) then take a taxi to the Grenadines wharfOR
for the FERRY TO BEQUIA (1 hour)
Grenadine Air Alliance / Mustique Airways
St. Vincent Office (784) 458 4380
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$100 (about US$40) for each passenger leaving St. Vincent & the Grenadines. This tax will already be included in the ticket price for LIAT and other major airlines departing from AIA (Argyle International Airport), but must be paid on departure by persons travelling on SVG Air/GAA/Mustique Airways out of AIA, Bequia or any other Grenadine island airports.
TO BEQUIA VIA ST. VINCENT:
As an alternative to flying direct into Bequia, visitors may choose to travel to St. Vincent, and then take a taxi from the airport to the Grenadines wharf, (approx. EC$80 one way) and then the ferry onward to Bequia (EC$25 one way). The following regional airlines fly direct to St. Vincent's Argyle International Airport from Barbados, as well as from other hubs such as St. Lucia, Grenada and Trinidad.
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, III or IV(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
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