Travel By Air
Dominica is serviced by two airports: Douglas-Charles (DOM) and Canefield (DCF) Airports. Most visitors to Dominica will arrive through Douglas-Charles as it is the larger of the two airports and accommodates commercial airlines. Canefield Airport, 15 minutes from the capital city of Roseau, is only 3,100 ft long and currently serves primarily courier services. Douglas-Charles, located in the north-eastern side of the island, approximately one hour from the city, features a longer runway and updated terminal.
International flights from US and Europe are connected to the island through hubs in Antigua (ANU), Barbados (BGI), St. Maarten (SXM), Puerto Rico (SJU), Guadeloupe (PTP), and Martinique (FDF). Leeward Island Air Transport (LIAT) offers direct connections from ANU, BGI, SXM, SJU, and PTP as well as other connecting flights across their 22 island network. BVI Airways provides service from St. Maarten and Tortola (EIS).
As part of its regional expansion, Windward Islands Airways (WINAIR) began scheduled service operations between Guadeloupe (PTP) and Douglas-Charles Airport and onwards to St. Maarten (SXM) on February 15, 2014. The service operates 4 times weekly – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays depending on the season.
WINAIR has recently reminded us that for travel to and from the United States, they have full interline passenger and baggage agreements with Delta Airlines and United Airlines. Their interline agreement with US Airways (now merged with American Airlines to form the “New American Airlines”) is now not in force, because the two airlines are in the process of integration.
On April 1, 2013, Seaborne Airlines service replaced the American Eagle service from Puerto Rico. The airline has a code share agreement with American Airlines allowing travellers to book their flights to Dominica directly through American Airlines. Additionally, on April 4, 2013, LIAT began a non-stop service between Dominica and Puerto Rico.
There are various scheduled charter services serving Dominica, so check in often to see what other flights have been added to service Dominica.
A word about travel research and booking: Airlines with scheduled service to Dominica are listed on the GDS, and therefore you can book online or through a travel agent. However, not all options are listed and as a result you will need to book directly with them. Click here to determine the best way to get to Dominica from wherever you are.
Airlines Serving Dominica
TRAVEL BY SEA
300-seat and 400-seat catamarans operated by L’Express des Îles ferries passengers between Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Lucia.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors arrive on the island from cruise ships berthed at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth, Woodbridge Bay, and Cabrits Cruise Ship Berth.
Captains of yachts and sailboats can also anchor their private yacht at any of the island’s official ports, but they should check in with customs and immigration on arrival. Information on the clearing processes yachts and small pleasure vessels can be found here.
Mooring craft in what is designated a marine reserve or protected area is prohibited. The Scott’s Head/Soufrière Bay area in the south-west of the island is a marine reserve and is off limits for mooring of yachts and vessels. A special permit must be obtained for movement of craft from one location to the other.
Travel by Sea
Dominica sits midway along the Eastern Caribbean archipelago, just a few miles from Martinique to the south and Guadeloupe to the north. Learn more
Click on the map below for a larger view of Dominica’s location within the Caribbean.