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 can be challenging. If at all possible, fly. I know there is a big price difference but trust me, you get what you pay for. Also, ferries are departing from Cieba now, and they sometimes run late, so it’s a bit unpredictable.
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. You may wish to pursue legal action seperately with someone similar to GJEL San Francisco should you feel optimistic about your chances in the courtroom. 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 $500 for damages. When you return the cart with no damages, the deposit will be refunded.
- Debit Cards are accepted, however, even those with the Visa and Mastercard logos do not provide coverage for damages to vehicles rentals. 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 or parking fine 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 100% accurate and the stations sometimes run out of gas. There is a charge of $10/gallon 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.
Something else important to consider is to have legal aid at hand just in case the worst were to happen. My friend recently had a car crash on the island so he decided to look into legal support similar to Beaufort SC Car wreck lawyer. In the end, they decided to go with a different legal representative because they were geographically closer. It is always a good idea to have a lawyer you can meet with in person with ease to assess your case.
Vieques Air Link
(787) 741-8211 / 8331 / 3266 / 5861
International (SJU) to Vieques
Isla Grande (SIG, Miramar – near Old San Juan) to Vieques
Vieques to International (SJU)
San Juan to Vieques:
|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:
|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
CALL FOR SCHEDULES
Standard Scheduled – 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
|9:30am||11:00am||monday – friday|
|1:00pm||2:30pm||monday – friday|
|4:30pm||6:00pm||monday – friday (we close at 5:30pm)|
|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
|6:30am||8:00am||monday – friday (we open at 9:00am)|
|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.
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.
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
Casa Cubuy Eco Lodge (El Junque rainforest)
Rio Blanco, about $85 per night.