Updates - Flights to the British Virgin Islands
"School of The Year"
2010 / 2011 Schedule:
British Virgin Islands Adventures
Airfare Updates -
Flights to the British Virgin Islands
We are not travel
agents at Northern Breezes Sailing School. However,
we recognize that airfares are a critical part of
your planning process in order to join us in the
best cruising grounds in the world. We have been
appalled at some of the ridiculous fares and options
being quoted by clueless travel agents to our
customers and potential customers.
Do it yourself.
There are basically two routes into the British
Virgins from the Midwest. You will originate from
Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver, Detroit or Des Moines
for example. Then most people fly either to San
Juan, Puerto Rico or St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. There can
be any number of intermediate stops such as St.
Louis, Atlanta, Dallas, etc. We generally recommend
flying "anything with wings" to San Juan. Then fly
any of the four or five smaller airlines to Tortola,
BVI which is about a 45 minute flight from San Juan.
You can also fly into St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. and
either take a ferry or a ten minute flight to
Tortola. You actually will land on Beef Island
(EIS). Tortola and Beef Island are connected by a
bridge. If you use Expedia, Orbitz or Travelocity,
here are the codes you will most likely need: MSP
(Minneapolis / St Paul); CHI (Chicago); SJU San Juan
Puerto Rico; STT St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.; and, EIS
Rather than quote you
what we have recently found, the range you should be
seeing is from a spectacular $475 on the low end to
$750 or so on the higher end. When the travel agent
quotes you $1,000 to $1,300 or even more. Fire the
agent! They are either incompetent or worse.
We purposely schedule
our trips mid-week for the simple reason that you
are often able to use frequent flyer miles for all
or part of your trip and / or at least obtain
We will assist you via
phone if you're having difficulty at no charge!
From Mpls/St. Paul Airport,
don't forget to check Sun Country leaving from HHH
Terminal. If you go to St. Thomas, from St. Thomas
you would take a 10 minute taxi ride to the
Charlotte Amalie Harbor ferry dock. Buy a one way
ticket for about $30 to Road Town, Tortola. This is
about a 45 minute ferry ride. You will clear customs
into the BVI when you disembark at Road Town, Tortola
or West End, Tortola. See
The connectors from San Juan, PR: Prices range from
San Juan, Puerto Rico to Tortola International
Airport between a low of $170 to around $234
I NEED HELP!!!
Don't panic! I have booked numerous flights for
customers who have trouble with online booking,
computers or figuring this maze out! Relax, pick-up
the phone, have your credit card handy and we'll get
this done. Be happy, soon you'll be in the sun with
the wind in your face and the waves gently caressing
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