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  • Joe
    Flagstaff, AZ6 contributions
    The expreso is a ten minute ride between Catano and Old San Juan. $1.00 round trip pp A bargain! Get the best of visiting Catano and all they have to offer...and enjoy Old San Juan and its history and beauty. Don't miss this oportunity.

    Written January 30, 2021
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  • Laine A
    Limerick, PA344 contributions
    Ah, where do we begin. Read the previous reviews AFTER booking a trip to Icacos via Mandibula Water Taxi. I had some pause for concern, but decided to go with their services. Not quite sure where people had an issue with this service, but it is wonderful. We simply needed a water taxi to Icacos, not a party boat, a drunken barge voyage, just transport to Icacos, Spoke with Sulie, one of the owners and she is a lovely human being. Her family has been providing this service for years, they were very communicative about departure times and what to expect. We also spoke about her experience dealing with drunken sea going revelers,...let's face it, people can be ugly, especially fueled by alcohol, privilege and too much sun. Speaking with Sulie, we shared in the PR experience as she lives and experiences it. It was not only drama free trip, but it felt like we got to know Puerto Rico a little better through her eyes. I felt like we met family. Should we make it back to PR, we will utilize Mandibula again and again. Much love Sulie to you and your family and thank you for your services.
    Written November 7, 2021
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  • gerymere2017
    Ceiba, Puerto Rico34 contributions
    The trip is a very nice one and the new facilities in Ceiba are much better and comfortable than the previous ones in Fajardo. They continue to improve them.
    Written August 12, 2019
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  • sanju_222323
    New Jersey12,813 contributions
    Let me tell you the imp tip first- Book a ticket in advance, especially on weekends, it's only $2.25 pp, so even if you have to cancel-no big deal, and reach there early.

    most of the time, you won't face any issue but few people have faced issues with " not leaving on time-waiting time- canceling due to weather and more". The thing is you won't find an easy answer in these situations -so hope for the best

    Ceiba's ferry terminal is located on the premises of the former Roosevelt Roads Naval Station on the east coast of the island, earlier it was in Fajardo but now shifted to Ceiba

    it is 50 minutes ride to Culebra island but while coming back, they boarded us on a cargo ferry which took almost 95 minutes and when we reached Ceiba (we had Airbnb in Fajardo), we could not find any open restaurant - so plan thing in advance.

    Priority is given to locals and elders then tourists, for boarding the ferry. The ride was not smooth, waves can be pretty rough so be prepared for that. basic amenities are there like washrooms.

    Parking: We had rented a car from San Juan, and we parked that at the Ceiba ferry terminal. It's a 5-7 min walk but it's a pain in the summertime, though the Shuttle is there to take you to the terminal. The parking fee is $10 as of March-2022.

    Pack some food, there are not many options in Culebra and nothing at Ceiba terminal.
    Written March 23, 2022
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  • Chrisoula K
    Dunedin, FL88 contributions
    The ferries are frequent and cheap but they often run late and not booking a reservation online is a mistake as we found out--a mistake that delayed us by four hours.
    The website states that only 10% of seats are sold in advance--I have a hard time believing that. Moral of the story: go to porferry.com and get your tickets. Be prepared for a wait if you are travelling on a ferry that transports vehicles. Choose the passenger only ferry if that will work for you.
    Written August 22, 2019
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  • RetiredTraveler4591
    9 contributions
    What a great, cheap way to see the bay. The ferry makes round trip rides from Old San Juan to Catano every half hour from 7 AM to 7PM. Great Puerto Rican sea food place just across the street from the terminal in Catano called Don Tello's. Just do not go to the place next door to Don Tello's called Casa Catano where the food and service is bad and they don't like Americans. There is a walkway along the ocean for a great view of Old San Juan and Fort Moro after a dinner at Don Tello's. You can also get a short Uber ride to the Bacardi Distillery from the terminal, too.
    Plus, you can't beat the price at $0.50 each way for adults and $0.25 for seniors. It's a real hidden gem just to ride the ferry for the view.
    Written May 28, 2021
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  • lltravelmel1
    st. louis416 contributions
    I heard many bad reviews about the ferry but we did not experience any of them. We bought tickets in advance online. We arrived at the ferry about 30 minutes before it took off (both times) and it left within 5-10 minutes of the scheduled time. When you arrive in Ceiba, pass the ferry entrance and the next right will be the parking lot. There is a shuttle that runs constantly and will take you to the ferry.
    Written March 14, 2020
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