Getting to the festival
The Carriacou Maroon & String Band Music Festival is just a "quick hop" away from mainland Grenada either by air or boat. Local airline SVG Air and small ferry boat Osprey, runs between Carriacou and Grenada with ease. The short distances between the Grenadines enables travel between them by small boats and persons from within the Caribbean region can use Caribbean Airline LIAT for air travel. For those coming from further afield, any international airline travelling to Grenada can be used.
Travelling by Air
For those who wish to travel to the Festival by air, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Air Service (SVG Air) will operate daily flights between Grenada's Maurice Bishop International Airport and Carriacou's Lauriston Airport. The 20 minute flight is EC$124 one-way or EC$245 return. With 2 morning and 2 afternoon departures it is easy for visitors to experience the Carriacou Maroon and String Band Music Festival in its entirety. Ticket prices and schedules are subject to change so please contact SVG Air for more information:
St. Vincent Grendines (SVG) Air
Tel: 473 444-1475
Travel by Sea
For visitors on mainland Grenada wishing to go to the Festival, the Osprey ferry will be operating daily round-trip services between Grenada and Carriacou during that weekend. The 90-minute journey on this power-catamaran will travel along Grenada's scenic west coast from St. George's, passing the small islands between Grenada and Carriacou and later arriving in Hillsborough.
Passengers should get to the Queen's Jetty on the Carenage (opposite the Fire Station) by 08:30 to purchase tickets from the Osprey's ticket counter. In Carriacou tickets can be purchased from the Osprey's office on Main Street, Hillsborough. Contact Osprey Lines Ltd for more information:
Osprey Lines Ltd.
Tel: 1 (473) 440 8126
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