GETTING HERE                                                                            

 

I AM DOMINICA, NOT the Dominican Republic

 

A BIT HARD TO GET TO, BUT MADE SIMPLE & TOTALLY WORTH IT!

 

MULTIPLE WAYS TO TRAVEL TO DOMINICA

  1. Air: Commercial Airline or Private Airplane/Jet
  2. Sea: Fast Ferry, Cruise Ship or Sail/Yacht

 

BY AIR

Photos of:

Private jets at Douglas Charles Airport                                             Commercial plane at Canefield

 

Two Airports (no international airport):

  1. Douglas-Charles Airport (DOM): port for most commercial flights about 1 hour from the capital city.
  2. Canefield Airport (DCF): about 5 minutes from the capital.

 

International flights from North America & Europe connect through:

Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Martinique.             

 

 

 

Airlines Serving Dominica

  • The Caribbean Airline: LIAT offers direct flight connections between Antigua, Barbados, Puerto Rico and Douglas-Charles Airport daily. LIAT usually completes the Dominica leg of international flights & accommodates most intra-regional travel. Travelers from the US can book Dominica directly on JetBlue utilizing connections on LIAT in Antigua and Barbados.

                www.liat.com

 

  • Seaborne Airlines replaced the American Eagle flight and serves between Puerto Rico and Douglas-Charles Airport daily. A code-shared agreement allows direct booking on American Airlines to DominicaInterline agreements with other carriers for direct booking includes United, Delta and JetBlue.
      www.seaborneairlines.com      

 

Code Shared Agreement with:

      

    www.aa.com 

 

Interline agreement with Seaborne Airlines through Puerto Rico

   www.united.com          

 www.delta.com         

www.jetblue.com

 

 

  • Winair offers service between Guadeloupe, St. Maarten & Antigua into Douglas-Charles Airport and Canefield Airport daily.

www.fly-winair.sx

 

Affiliates of Winair for United States travel

                                       

www.united.com          
 www.delta.com                          

 

Other Airlines Serving Dominica

  • Air Sunshine: serves four times weekly between St. Thomas, Anguilla and Douglas-Charles Airport.
  • Hummingbird Air: serves three times weekly between St. Thomas, St. Croix and Douglas-Charles Airport.
  • Air Antilles: serves daily between Guadeloupe and twice weekly between Martinique and Douglas-Charles Airport.
  • Coastal Airways: serves twice weekly between St. Croix, USVI and Canefield Airport.
  • Express Carrier: serves three times weekly between St. Thomas and Canefield Airport.

 

Private Airplane/Jet

 

Fly in your comfort and convenience on private air craft from anywhere including the French islands to Dominica

 

 

 

BY SEA

                                                                    

Marine Travel Regulations:

Official Sea Ports for Immigration & Customs Check for Docking Pleasure Craft on Arrival  

  • Woodbridge Bay Port in Roseau (southwest): main trade port, accommodate cruise ships
  • Roseau Cruise Ship Berth (southwest): cruise ships
  • Roseau Ferry Terminal (southwest): ferry only
  • Longhouse Port in Portsmouth (northwest)
  • Cabrits Port in Portsmouth (northwest): accommodates cruise ships
  • Anse-De-Mai Port & Marigot Port (northeast): not suitable due to strong Atlantic Ocean currents

 

Sailing / Yachting  

  • Movement of vessel: special permit must be obtained at Customs on arrival at any official port.
  • Mooring: avoid legally protected areas Soufriere Scotts Head Marine Reserve & Cabrits National Park Marine Reserve.
  • Yacht Marina: none, but yacht moorings are available on the Caribbean Sea in calm water.
  • Calm anchorages at: Prince Rupert’s Bay (attracts 1500+ yachts) & Newtown/Castle Comfort
  • Service: private services are available by official companies and groups to meet all visitor needs

 

For more information, visit www.dominicamarinecentre.com, e. info@dominicamarinecentre.com  

 

 

Fast Ferry

L’Express des Iles 400 seat catamaran travels between the Roseau Ferry Terminal and

  • Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (2 hours travel)
  • Fort-de-France, Martinique (2 hours travel)
  • Port Castries, St. Lucia (4.5 hours travel includes stop-over in Martinique)

 

www.express-des-iles.com

 

Cruise into Dominica

 

Cruise Lines

 

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Costa Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, MSC Cruises, P & O Cruises, Aida Cruises, TUI Cruises

 

 

 

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS                                                                    

 

Important Information for the Traveler

Time Zone

Dominica Standard Time is 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-4) and is in the Atlantic Time Zone.

International Telephone Dialing Code

+1 767

Entry Requirement

Destination Brand

  • Tourism Pillars for: nature lovers, cultural explorers, adventure seekers.
  • Overall Theme for: wellness enthusiasts.
  • Other Themes: romance, cruise, yacht, education travel, ecotourism, film.

Accommodation

  • Local ownership.
  • Small quaint boutique style from luxury to rustic accommodation.
  • Construction of an international brand hotel commenced.

Clothing                   

  • Modern and conservative lightweight, casual clothing for warm tropical climate with light sweater/jacket for cooler temperature in high altitude.
  • Swimwear is not acceptable on the streets and includes men without shirts.
  • Nudity is prohibited in public.
  • Hiking boots and raincoats recommended.

Safety

  • Generally safe, but take precaution in public & store valuables.
  • Always take local advice regarding potential river flooding.

Ground Travel            

 

  • Driving is on the left side.
  • Rentals and taxis are available.

Currency Use

  • Official currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar XCD
  • Bank rate USD 1: XCD 2.7169, Street business rate USD 1: XCD 2.6
  • US dollars, Euro and UK Sterling generally accepted island wide
  • Major credit cards and travelers cheques accepted by most hotels, restaurants, car rental agencies and tour operators

Travel Expense

Departure tax and conservation fees for ecotourism sites, the Waitukubuli National Trail and the Kalinago Barana Autê are applicable.