FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What time is sunset?
How do I get to Vieques?
How to I get to the ferry?
What is the ferry schedule?
What's there to do between San Juan &
What about the bombing protests?
What is the dress code?
How should I pack?
Will there be an open bar? (yes)
Do I need a passport?
What is there to do in Vieques?
Ideas for what to do in PR?
What is this "CatDuck" all about?
Q: The invitation says the ceremony is "at sunset". When is sunset?
Sunset on April 27, 2002 will be at 6:45 pm. The ceremony will start around 6:30 pm, followed immediately by dinner. Meeraow.
do I get to Vieques from San Juan?
A: Two options
Flying: You can hop a 20-minute flight. Contact Vieques Airlink
at 1-888-901-9247, or (787)741-8211 (or 8331), or by
email. Prices are $63 one way, $123 r/t with flights at 12:45 p.m.,
2:45 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.
Passenger ferry: Catch a ferry from Fajardo, Puerto Rico for $2
per person. Fajardo is about an hour from San Juan.
Q: OK so how do I get to the ferry?
We are in the process of arranging van transport from the airport to the ferry in Fajardo -- so the more a group of you come together, the better. Stay posted for more information as the date draws nearer.
There are taxis that run from the airport to Fajardo for $50 per car. Those of you who may be renting your own cars, overnight parking is available at the port and is free of charge. Stay tuned!
Q: What is the ferry schedule to and from Vieques?
A: The ferry runs 3 times a day everyday. Price is $2 each way.
Monday - Friday
Fajarado to Vieques
Monday - Friday
Vieques to Fajardo
|| 3:00 pm
|Sat - Sun
Fajardo to Vieques
|Sat - Sun
Vieques to Fajardo
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THIS SCHEDULE WHEN ARRANGING YOUR
TRAVEL SCHEDULES. If for whatever reason you miss the last ferry,
or have an extra day and want to spend the night in Fajardo, you can stay
at The Fajardo Inn. Click
here for the web site.
Q: I have some time before the next ferry.
What's there to do between San Juan and Fajardo?
A: El Yunque National Rain Forest! The only rain forest in the
Q: Why Vieques?
A: Why not. We vacationed in San Juan 3 years ago and decided to
do a little spur-of-the-moment "off roading." We somehow made
our way to the Inn on Blue Horizon and found a little piece of heaven.
When we became engaged later, we thought what a wondeful place it would
be to have fun, celebrate, relax, and just be together with our friends
Q: But what about the bombing protests on Vieques?
Are we going to be safe?
A: "Despite what you may be reading and hearing, things are
just as peaceful and wonderful down here as ever. Let us assure you, the
Navy & protest situation is much more noticeable in the media than
it is here...so, for any of you who might be worried about vacationing
in vieques let us just say, there is no need to." (from lafinca.com
Naval activities take place in the eastern-most part of the island, remote
and far away from hotels and beaches (in case you're wondering, the Inn
and the wedding is taking place on the West). You won't even know the
Visitors come "because so much of it is wildly, beautifully unspoiled.
The forests and beaches at each end of the island were never developed
because the Navy occupies them - an ironic twist to the controversy. Despite
fears that the Navy's withdrawal could lead to overdevelopment, locals
say the land will remain firmly under government control, meaning even
more beaches and forests to enjoy." (from boston.com
Q: What is the dress code?
A: Summer casual. Whatever you think is appropriate. No Bermuda
shorts though. The ceremony will take place around sunset. While daytime
temperatures can reach the upper 80's, nighttime temperatures can get
a tad chilly along the coast. You might want to bring a light sweater
Q: How should I pack?
A: As if you're going to the beach everyday. Which you will. Towels
will be provided at the hotels, but you might want to bring one of your
own. Bring your own snorkel gear too if you have them. To check the current
weather conditions in Vieques, click
Q: Just curious, will there be an open bar?
A: OF COURSE SILLY (we're talking at the ceremony, right?). The
hotels Inn on the Blue Horizon and Hacienda Tamarindo also have open honor
bars when there are no bartenders present. You can make your own drinks
24 hours a day/7 days a week!
Q: Do I need a passport?
A: No no no. Puerto Rico belongs to the United States. No passport
is needed, and no currency conversion is needed either. English is spoken
Q: What is there to do in Vieques?
A: Plenty. But first and foremost be aware the Vieques is known
for it's tranquility. There is no hustle and bustle, mostly relaxation
by the beach.
There are officially over 50 of them. Some are great for snorkeling,
some for body surfing and kayaking.
Wild horses roam the access roads and beach, and you can spend all day
snorkeling or lounging under a palm tree and see no one.
Sun Bay Beach
Best for walking - it's about a mile long and the sand is like cake flour.
It also has showers and picnic tables.
Home to the largest population of phosphorescent creatures in the Caribbean.
They glow. Light show in the water.
Blue Caribe Dive Center
La Dulce Vida Mt. Bike & Adventure Co.
$20/day, 10am - 6pm
Web site: www.bikevieques.com
Q: I'm planning on spending some time on the
main island of Puerto Rico as well. Do you have recommendations on
places to stay, things to do?
A: Yes. In particular, I'd stay at The Gallery Inn in historic
old San Juan.
This is a converted 17th century Spanish villa, art gallery and hotel
in one. Really unique and beautiful. Rooms start at $145/night.
The Gallery Inn at Galleria
SAN JUAN, 00901-1122 PR
Web site: www.thegalleryinn.com
Q: What is this "Cat/Duck" all about?
A: Those are our nicknames. Li = Cat. Dan = Duck. Now before you
gag because it is just too cute, we did not formulate these names for
each other. Indeed, Li got her nickname in college from her good friend
Anne Stowell (who just HAPPENS to be nicknamed "Kitty").
And Dan got his name from some dude at work because Dan used to do this
thing where he would quack like a duck at meetings and...well anyway,
as you can see, it is a long and potentially confusing story. But the
point is, somehow these names have stuck. I only use "Dan" when
he has left the toilet seat up, or something like that, ha ha.