Getting to & from Vieques Island

Whether your destination is out on the town or out of the way beaches, our Cars, Jeeps, Golf Carts and SUVs will take you everywhere you want to go – in style!

Make what you drive a bigger part of your vacation with Vieques Car Rental.

More about Vieques Island, Puerto Rico.

About Planning your trip

  • There is no good reason to get here any earlier than 1pm on your first day.  Your car will not be ready until 1pm and your lodging will not let you in until late afternoon.  So don’t jump out of bed and push to get here…just relax.
  • The ferry is terrible.  If at all possible, fly.  I know there is a big price difference but trust me, you get what you pay for.  Also, the 4:45pm boat rarely makes in time to get your car.

About Renting a Car in Vieques

  • Damage to the vehicle is the responsibility of the renter regardless of fault just like if it is your own car. Some credit cards offer renters insurance as one of the benefits.  But is also wise to check with your insurance carrier to see if you are covered in a Puerto Rico rental car.
  • When you check in, you will be charged for the rental, Loss Damage Waiver, if selected and any other charges.   In the case of a golf cart, you will also be charged a deposit of $250 for damages.  When you return the cart with no damages, the deposit will be refunded.
  • We can take your debit card.   However, debit cards, even those with the Visa and Mastercard logos, do not provide coverage for damages to the vehicle.  Therefore, You will be charged a deposit of $500 and you must take our Loss Damage Waiver coverage.  When you return the vehicle with no damage, your deposit will be refunded.
  • Protect your key fob! If lost, the car must be taken to the main island so the fees to you are large.
  • There is no AAA on Vieques. We will do our best to provide roadside assistance in the event of trouble.
  • Not paying a ticket will catch up with you. We still have your card information and will charge as allowed by the contract you signed.

VIEQUES RULES OF THE ROAD

• Always wear your seatbelt – it’s the law

• Speed limit is 35 mph on the main roads

• Speed limit is 10-15mph on town and beach roads

• NO ESTACIONE means NO PARKING

• Yellow and blue curbs are NO PARKING ZONES

• Always stop at every intersection, many do not have signs

• If you are involved in an accident, call the police (787) 741-2020, get a report and then notify us

Please, do not drink and drive

  • Drive defensively – watch for pedestrians and animals in the road
  • Do not run out of gas – our Jeeps are delivered with a full tank of premium gas, you should refill at 1/2 tank because not all gauges are accurate and the stations sometimes run out of gas.There is a charge for vehicles returned with less than a full tank.
  • No smoking, drinking, or eating in the Jeep
  • Do not sit in the Jeep with wet clothing
  • Stay on regularly maintained roads – even a 4×4 can get stuck!
  • DO NOT drive on beaches
  • Some puddles are sink holes
  • Report mechanical problems or funny noises right away.
  • Flat tires happen. Each Jeep has a full-sized spare, and jack. Road service is available for a fee
  • Do not put kayaks or bicycles in or on the Jeep
  • Please don’t lose your key. Hiding it in the sand or swimming with it is not a good idea. There is a charge for lost keys and lockouts.
  • DO NOT LOCK YOUR CAR AT THE BEACH – leave a window open, and do not leave valuables in the car or unattended at the beach
  • DO LOCK YOUR CAR – in town, at restaurants, at your lodging
  • Respect the locals. Ask us if we speak English first. Most of us do and will if you are polite.
  • Never throw trash in the water and avoid bringing glass to the beach
  • Respect the environment, DO NOT LITTER.

From San Juan, Vieques is a scenic half-hour plane ride.

Please call each company to confirm their current rates and schedules.

The fares from Isla Grande are substantially lower than the international airport. It is a 20 minute/$20 cab ride from SJU.

Vieques Air Link

(888) 901-9247
(787) 741-8211 / 8331 / 3266 / 5861
valair@coqui.net

International (SJU) to Vieques

Leave Arrive Flight Frequency
12:45pm 1:15pm 702 7 days
2:45pm 3:15pm 706 7 days
5:30pm 6:30pm 710 7 days

Isla Grande (SIG, Miramar – near Old San Juan) to Vieques

Leave Arrive Flight Frequency
8:30am 9:00am 804 Mon-Sat
9:45am 10:15am 806 Sun only
1:00pm 1:30pm 810 Mon-Sat
5:00pm 5:30pm 814 7 days

Vieques to International (SJU)

Leave Arrive Flight Frequency
9:30am 10:00am 701 7 days
1:30pm 2:00pm 705 7 days
4:40pm 5:10pm 709 7 days

Cape Air

(800) 352-0714

San Juan to Vieques:

Leave Arrive Flight Frequency
7:00 AM 7:22 AM 1281 7 days
8:50 AM 9:12 AM 1283 7 days
11:00 AM 11:22 AM 1285 7 days
1:00 PM 1:22 PM 1287 7 days
2:45 PM 3:07PM 1289 7 days
4:45 PM 5:07 PM 1291 7 days
6:45 PM 7:07 PM 1293 6 Days

Vieques to San Juan:

Leave Arrive Flight Frequency
7:50 AM 8:12 AM 1282 7 days
9:45 AM 10:07 AM 1284 7 days
11:50 AM 12:12 PM 1286 7 days
1:45 PM 2:07 PM 1288 7 days
3:45 PM 4:07 PM 1290 7 days
5:30 PM 5:52 PM 1292 7 days
7:40 PM 8:02 PM 1294 7 days


Isla Nena Air Service

(888) 263-6213
(866) 417-0521
(787) 741-1577

Air Sunshine

(888) 879-8900

CALL FOR SCHEDULES

The ferry from Fajardo to Vieques is about one and a half hours long.

This is a passenger only boat, no cars are allowed.

Fajardo to Vieques

Leave Arrive
9:30am 11:00am monday – friday
1:00pm 2:30pm monday – friday
4:30pm 6:00pm monday – friday
8:00pm 9:30pm monday-friday
9:00am 10:30am saturday – sunday
3:00pm 4:30pm saturday – sunday
6:00pm 7:30pm saturday – sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vieques to Fajardo

Leave Arrive
6:30am 8:00am monday – friday
11:00am 12:30pm monday – friday
3:00pm 4:30pm monday – friday
6:00pm 7:30pm monday-friday
7:00am 8:30am saturday – sunday
1:00pm 2:30pm saturday – sunday
4:30pm 6:00pm saturday – sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting to your destination on Vieques-
Publico Service is available at the ferry or the airport.

Vieques Taxis

Anna
787-313-0599

 

 

The trip from the international airport to the ferry terminal in Fajardo is about one and a half hours. You can reserve a publico (taxi van) or rent a one-way car to Fajardo. If your schedule allows, you can take a side trip to Old San Juan, Luquillo beach, or the rain forest along the way.

One-way car rentals:

Leaseway Car Rental

(800) 468-2647, (787)-791-5900 international airport, (787) 860-5000 Fajardo

L&M Car Rental

(787) 791-1160 airport, (787) 860-6868 Fajardo, or (800) 666-0807 has friendly service and the one-way rate is about $70.

Reliable main island publico drivers–

Julian h – 787-887-5957
c – 787-385-7604
Mary h – 787-863-8224
c – 787-649-9155
c – 787-451-6697

Julian or Mary will meet you at the international airport in San Juan or at the ferry dock in Fajardo if you make arrangements in advance.

 

San Juan Hotels

If you should arrive in Puerto Rico too late to make the connection to Vieques, or need to stay over for an early departure, the following hotels are conveniently located in San Juan and are relatively inexpensive.

Canario Hotels
(800) 533-2649
(787) 722-3861

Rooms are about $80 per night.

The Caleta Guesthouse
(787) 725-5347 office
(787) 759-1255 beeper unit # 482-7204

Beautiful location on San Juan Bay, right across the street from the mayor’s mansion.

Olimpio Court Hotel
603 Miramar Ave
Isla Grande 787-724-0600
Close to both airports, Old San Juan and Condado. Not too fancy and only runs $79 a night.

Robin’s Cabins (El Junque rainforest)
Naguabo, about an hour and a half drive from San Juan. $35 per nite
(787) 874-2138
Email: phillips@east-net.com

Casa Cubuy Eco Lodge (El Junque rainforest)
Rio Blanco, about $85 per night.
(787) 874-6221
Email: cubuy@east-net.net

 

Fajardo Hotels

Fajardo Inn 787-860-6000
Ceiba Inn 787-885-0471

 

 

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