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TRAVEL TO BEQUIA

Local Travel Agents

AIR CANADA ROUGE DIRECT TO ST VINCENT
Subject to government approvals, Air Canada Rouge will be flying direct from Toronto into St. Vincent's Argyle International Airport from Thursday 14 December 2017 to Thursday 12th April 2018. Flights are on Thursdays only, and are now bookable through www.aircanada.com Onward connection to Bequia will then be completed by ferry from the Grenadines Wharf in Kingstown, approx 40 minutes by taxi from AIA.


For travel from France, Switzerland and Germany click here

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: 

From US and Canada

American Airlines

jetBlue 

Delta

Caribbean Airlines

Air Canada


WestJet


From UK

British Airways
 
Virgin Atlantic
 
From other Locations

Avianca

Air Antilles Express

Air France

Condor

BARBADOS or ST. LUCIA to BEQUIA  
From Barbados or St. Lucia, visitors can choose to either:
FLY
DIRECT TO BEQUIA (55 minutes)
OR
FLY TO ST. VINCENT (35 minutes) then take a taxi to the Grenadines wharf
for the FERRY TO BEQUIA (1 hour)


The following local airlines fly direct to BEQUIA
from BARBADOS and ST. LUCIA:

Grenadine Air Alliance / SVG AIRsvg air flightsbta logo

bequia airport
Bequia's J.F. Mitchell Airport

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

St. Vincent Office: (784) 457 5124

SUMMER SPECIAL FROM BARBADOS 2017

SUMMER SCHEDULE 2017

SVG Air, part of the Grenadine Air Alliance (GA), 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 afternoon.

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.


Grenadine Air Alliance / 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$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. 

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, 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 schedule!
Phone contact: Admiralty Transport 784 458 3348 and Bequia Express 784 457 3539,
or check on line.


ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO BEQUIA

From France
Air France now flies to Barbados twice weekly, via Martinique. Connections can then be made as detailed above, either direct to Bequia, or to St. Vincent and then by ferry to Bequia.
Alternatively, fly direct to Martinique, connect via LIAT to St. Vincent, then take the ferry to Bequia.
Note that air connections to St. Vincent from Martinique are invariably not direct however, and may involve long stops in both St. Lucia and Barbados and or overnight stays to get to Bequia.
(Or fly via London to Barbados)

From Germany and Switzerland
CONDOR (charter) now flies direct to Barbados from a number of major German cities, and from Basel, Geneva and Brussels.
Connections can then be made as above, either direct to Bequia, or to St. Vincent and then by ferry to Bequia.
(Or fly via London to Barbados)


LOCAL TRAVEL AGENTS
Going Places Travel, Port Elizabeth


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

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