How to get here
- SVG Air provides a shuttle service from Grenada to Lauriston Airport on Carriacou. Flight time is around 20 minutes. It’s a small plane so book your flight well in advance and be aware the baggage allowance is less than on your trans atlantic flight – SVG website.
- the Osprey ferry leaves St George’s in Grenada daily, Monday to Saturday at 9am (8am on Sundays) arriving into the new port facility in Tyrell Bay, and Carriacou to Grenada daily at 3.30pm (journey time around 2 hours)- Osprey Lines website No booking is required – pay at the quayside.*
- the Dolly C leaves Grenada on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:30pm and arrives into Tyrell Bay (journey time 3-3.5 hours) – https://www.facebook.com/mvdollyc/. No booking required – pay at the quayside.*
- the Amelia leaves Grenada on Wednesday and Saturday at 10am and arrives into Tyrell Bay (journey time 3-3.5 hours). No booking required – pay at the quayside.*
*if your visit coincides with one of the festivals the ferries will get very busy so it is advisable to arrive early to ensure you get on, or if you have the opportunity, visit the Osprey office on the Carenage in St George’s in advance to purchase a ticket.
Whilst car hire is not essential, it is recommended to enable you to fully explore the island. There are a number of car hire options – details can be found at http://caribya.com/carriacou/rental.cars/. A temporary driving licence is required and can be obtained from the police station in Hillsborough, although if you have already hired a car on Grenada the licence obtained there will also cover you for Carriacou. We are happy to assist you with these arrangements on request.
The local currency is Eastern Caribbean Dollars (EC$). This needs to be obtained on arrival in Grenada and an ATM is available at Maurice Bishop Airport or exchange money at one of the banks. US$ are also accepted in many places.