Helpful Information for Parents

Flight Arrangements General

We suggest The 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 Air Agent, her direct number is 866.649.2003.
Leave her a message if she is unavailable and she will return your call.
The Moorings and sister company Sunsail are part of Travelopia, a pioneer in the specialist travel sector. The 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.

Below are a of sample travel plans.

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

Traveling to the voyages in Tortola BVI info: BVI Transportation (pdf)

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 and Cape Air Airlines 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 from San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) into Beef Island, Tortola (EIS):
  • Cape Air Flight 9K4691 departs San Juan 1:10pm
  • Cape Air Flight 9K4511 departs San Juan 2:50pm
  • Cape Air Flight 9K4571 departs San Juan 6:13pm
  • Seaborne Flight BB4510 departs San Juan 10:00am
  • Seaborne Flight BB4514 departs San Juan 2:10pm
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 9K4401 departs Tortola at 7:30am
  • Cape Air Flight 9K4461 departs Tortola at 10:17am
  • Cape Air Flight 9K4541 departs Tortola at 2:30pm
  • Seaborne Flight BB4510 departs Tortola at 10:15am
  • Seaborne Flight BB4514 departs Tortola at 3:25pm

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 and a $10 BVI arrival Environmenal Fee (not included).

You MUST arrive in St. Thomas by 3:35 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 3:35 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 between the marina and Road Town's ferry terminal or the Tortola's Beef Island airport are escorted but not paid for (approx $10 and $25 each way respectively) 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.

For Advanced Adventure SEA Voyages in the Grenadines, these are one-way voyages. The first voyage goes south bound and the second north bound. The north island is Saint Lucia (airport code UVF) and the south island is Grenada (airport code GND).

Traveling to the voyages in Windward Islands and Grenadines info: Windward Transportation (pdf)

Below are links to current Travelocity Air Searches:

SEA Voyages Sample Flight Information Voyage 1 (South bound - starts in Saint Lucia (UVF) June 23rd, ends in Grenada(GND) July 13th)
SEA Voyages Sample Flight Information Voyage 2 (North bound - starts in Grenada (GND) July 14th, ends in Saint Lucia (UVF) Aug 03rd)


  • 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 shipmates at the respective airports, and assist with the transfer.

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