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Visitors generally arrive in Dominica in one of two ways: by sea or by air. If arriving by air travelers will land Melville Hall Airport. This is the destination airport for most international flights from the US and Europe. Small private airlines and some regioanl shuttle airlines land at Canefield Airport. Connections generally must be made in Puerto Rico or Barbados to get there. Dominica's Tourist Board's Website has a listing of airlines servicing this airport. Contact your individual airline for more information.
The second way travelers arrive in Dominica is by sea. Cruise ships regularly berth at the island, allowing passengers a day to explore. Ferry Service is also available to Dominica from neighboring islands Martinique and Guadeloupe. A full schedule and fare information is available online.
Private yachts and sailboats are also frequent visitors to the island. Anchorages for private vessels are available on the western and southwestern coasts of island as well as in Portsmouth.