How To Get To Bequia

The island of Bequia can be reached from several Caribbean gateways. The most popular are Barbados (BGI), Grenada (GND) and Trinidad (POS). Other possible gateways include Martinique (FDF), Antigua (ANU), St. Lucia (SLU) and San Juan Puerto Rico (SJU). Barbados provides more daily connecting flights to Bequia (BQU) and St. Vincent (SVD) than any other gateway airport.

By Plane

From Barbados you may choose an air connection with Grenadine Alliance Airways/SVG Air to Bequia. Flying time from Barbados to Bequia is approximately 35 minutes, or more depending if stops at other islands are scheduled. The last flight into Bequia Airport always leaves Barbados at 4:30 pm EST. Return flights depart Bequia at 10:50 am EST. Please plan your international flights accordingly.

Additionally, from Barbados, Antigua, Grenada or Trinidad, you may choose an air connection to St. Vincent on LIAT airlines from where you can travel by the local ferry to Bequia. Note: LIAT airlines has a flight that departs Grenada at 1:25 pm EST, stops in Port of Spain, Trinidad at 2:45 pm EST and arrives Kingstown, St. Vincent at 3:40 pm EST in time to catch the 6:00 pm EST ferry to Bequia. Many airlines from the US and Europe offer direct flights to both Grenada and Trinidad.

Below you will find a list of major airlines servicing Barbados and St. Lucia from the USA, UK, and Canada. No matter what country you are traveling to Spring House from, you may find websites such as very useful for finding the best rates and booking your flight itinerary.

Major Airlines servicing Barbados, Antigua, & St. Lucia:

Departure Country Airline Website Arrival Country
USA Jet Blue Barbados / St. Lucia
Delta St. Lucia / Antigua
US Airways Barbados / St. Lucia / Antigua
United Barbados / Antigua
American Airlines Barbados / St. Lucia / Antigua
Caribbean Airlines Barbados / Antigua
UK British Airways Barbados / St. Lucia / Antigua
Virgin Atlantic Barbados / St. Lucia / Antigua
Thomas Cook Airlines Barbados
Canada Air Canada Barbados / St. Lucia / Antigua
Caribbean Airlines Barbados / Antigua
WestJet Barbados / St. Lucia
Germany Condor Barbados / St. Lucia / Antigua

Airlines servicing Bequia from Barbados & St. Lucia:

Departure Country Airline Website Arrival Country
Barbados /  St. Lucia SVG Airways Bequia
Mustique Airways Bequia

Airlines servicing St. Vincent from Barbados & Antigua:

Departure Country Airline Website Arrival Country
Barbados /  Antigua LIAT St. Vincent

By Ferry

A ferry service operates between Kingstown, St. Vincent and Port Elizabeth, Bequia. Sailing time is about 1 hour and the ferries run several times per day. After arriving at the airport in St. Vincent, you will need to take a taxi to the ferry dock (about US$10).

There are three ferry companies that ferry into Bequia from St. Vincent; they are Admiralty Transport, Jaden Sun Fast Ferry, and Bequia Express. Fares for the ferry service are about US$7.50 one way and US$13 roundtrip. Roundtrip tickets are good for anytime if you travel both ways with the same company.

The last ferry departs for Bequia from St. Vincent at 6:00 pm EST. If you are traveling from San Juan, PR on LIAT airlines you will not get into St. Vincent until 8:25pm EST. Antigua flights arrive at 6:20 pm EST,  so you will need to stay overnight and depart for Bequia the following day. We also offer our own ferry service via private boat to groups whose flights get in after the departure of the last ferry for an additional charge (please contact the Spring House staff to schedule this option). Our boat comfortably seats 6-8 people and is available for US$250 per trip.

For more information and up-to-date ferry schedules, please contact the ferry companies by phone.

By Private Charter

Your other option after arriving at one of the Caribbean gateways is a private charter. We can provide a Spring House Private Charter from Barbados, St. Lucia, or Grenada. If you are interested in this service please contact us for more information.