Helpful Information for Parents



Flight Arrangements General

We suggest the TUI Moorings Travel Service (from North America) but you are not required to use them.
They may be reached at 800.535.7289, or Soun Saysonvang, our Tui Air Agent, direct number 866.649.2003.
The TUI Moorings Travel service works exclusively with charter boat guests and they are happy to give you a quote and can help arrange for students to travel together.

For British Virgin Islands Discovery and Advanced Adventure Voyages, students fly into either Tortola's Beef Island Airport (airport code EIS) or St. Thomas - USVI (airport code STT).

If flying into Tortola, you fly into San Juan, Puerto Rico via jet and catch a regional airline to Tortola - BVI (airport code EIS).
The current primary carriers into Tortola are Cape Air and Seaborne from San Juan and and LIAT from St. Martin and Antigua. It is a short 40 minute flight from each to Tortola's Beef Island Airport.
American, Delta, and Jet Blue make frequent flights to San Juan from most major hubs in the USA.

Beef Island Airport BVI  (CC BY-ND 2.0)

SEABORNE Airlines www.SeaborneAirlines.com and Cape Air Airlines www.capeair.com are code shared with the major airlines. The prices I have seen for the stand alone flight from San Juan range from $220 to $400 round trip.

Arrivals into Tortola:
  • Cape Air Flight 9K4471 departs San Juan 1:35pm
  • Cape Air Flight 9K4411 departs San Juan 2:01pm
  • Cape Air Flight 9K4511 departs San Juan 2:51pm
  • Cape Air Flight 9K4751 departs San Juan 5:39pm
  • Cape Air Flight 9K4551 departs San Juan 5:58pm
  • Cape Air Flight 9K4571 departs San Juan 6:45pm
  • Seaborne Flight BB4508 departs San Juan 9:30am
  • Seaborne Flight BB4510 departs San Juan 11:15am
  • Seaborne Flight BB4578 departs San Juan 2:15pm
  • Seaborne Flight BB4594 departs San Juan 6:35pm
Departures from Tortola:

Cape Air and Seaborne have multiple morning flights. Please consider leaving earlier rather than later as if there is a missed flight or delay (i.e. afternoon thunderstorms), having more time in the day is very beneficial to a smooth return home.

  • Cape Air Flight 9K4421 departs Tortola at 8:11am
  • Cape Air Flight 9K4461 departs Tortola at 10:18am
  • Cape Air Flight 9K4501 departs Tortola at 11:55pm
  • Seaborne Flight BB4509 departs Tortola at 8:00am
  • Seaborne Flight BB4511 departs Tortola at 10:45am
  • Seaborne Flight BB4515 departs Tortola at 12:30pm

Below are links to current Travelocity Air Searches:
Miami (MIA) to Tortola (EIS)
New York (JFK) to Tortola (EIS)

Alternatively, you can fly into St. Thomas - USVI (airport code STT), an Odyssey Expeditions staff member will meet you at the airport and escort you to the Charlotte Amalie ferry terminal ($12 taxi + $2 bag not included).
There are several ferry companies servicing Tortola.
The ferry ride is about 45 minutes and costs $40 each way (not included)
There is also a departure tax of $10 from the US and $20 from the BVI's (not included).

You MUST arrive in St. Thomas by 3:45 pm to catch the ferry.
Your flight departure home from St. Thomas - USVI should not be before 11:30 am, in order to allow for ferry transport time, US Customs and taxi from ferry dock to airport. This option is generally lower cost than flying to Tortola from San Juan and easier IF you can get there by 2:45 pm.

Fast Ferry to BVI
Click Here to view the BVI Ferry Schedule.
Below are links to current Travelocity Air Searches:
Miami (MIA) to St. Thomas-USVI (STT)
New York (JFK) to St. Thomas (STT)

Transfers

  • Transfers between the marina and the Tortola's Beef Island airport or Road Town's ferry terminal are escorted but not paid for (approx $10 each way) by Odyssey Expeditions with our transportation service.
  • An Odyssey Expeditions staff member will meet all arriving students at the respective airports, Tortola's Beef Island EIS or St Thomas' STT and assist with the transfer.

SEA Voyages Sample Flight Information Voyage 1

American Airlines
Mon, June 22, 2018 - New York (JFK) to St Lucia (UVF)
Depart: 06:20am - Arrive: 08:15am American Airlines Flight 461 - JFK to Charlotte(CLT)
Depart: 09:55am - Arrive: 02:30pm American Airlines Flight 823 - CLT to UVF
Travel Time: 8 hrs

American Airlines
Mon, June 22, 2018 - Miami (MIA) to St Lucia (UVF)
Depart: 11:07am - Arrive: 02:41pm American Airlines Flight 2295 - MIA to UVF
Travel Time: 3.5 hrs

American Airlines Sun, July 12, 2018 - Grenada (GND) to New York (JFK)
Depart: 03:13pm - Arrive: 06:56pm American Airlines Flight 982 - GND to Miami (MIA)
Depart: 09:59pm - Arrive: 12:59am American Airlines Flight 2605 - MIA to JFK
Travel Time: 10 hrs

JetBlue
Mon, June 22, 2018 - New York (JFK) to St Lucia (UVF)
Depart 07:55am - Arrive 12:37pm Jetblue Flight 881 - GND to JFK
Travel Time: 4.5 hrs

JetBlue
Sun, July 12, 2018 - Grenada (GND) to New York (JFK)
Depart 03:55pm - Arrive 08:56pm Jetblue Flight 950 - GND to JFK
Travel Time: 5 hrs

SEA Voyages Sample Flight Information Voyage 2

American Airlines
Tue, July 14, 2018 - New York (JFK) to Grenada (GND)
Depart: 06:30am - Arrive: 09:37am - American Airlines Flight 1568- JFK to MIA (Miami)
Depart: 10:45am - Arrive: 02:28pm - American Airlines Flight 1546 - MIA to GND
Total Travel Time: 7.5 hrs

American Airlines
Mon, August 3, 2018 - St Lucia (UVF) to New York (JFK)
Depart: 03:30pm - Arrive: 08:10pm - American Airlines Flight 2295 - UVF to Charlotte(CLT)
Depart 10:10pm - Arrive: 11:56pm - Americal Airlines Flight 1898 - CLT to JFK
Total Travel Time: 9 hrs 17 mins

Transfers

  • Transfers between the marina and the Grenada's are not included (approx $10).
  • Transfers between the marina and St Lucia's airport are not included (approx $30).
  • An Odyssey Expeditions staff member will meet all arriving students at the respective airports, and assist with the transfer.
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