Plenty of travel options to Dominica for Jazz N’ Creole, says DDA

Andie Ravariere

Destination Marketing Manager of Discover Dominica Authority (DDA), Andia Ravariere has assured the public that, “there is absolutely no shortage on how to get to Dominica,” as far as transportation via sea and air is concerned.

She was addressing the second press conference for the 13th Annual Jazz N’ Creole Festival on Wednesday.

The event is expected to take place on May 5 at the Fort Shirley Cabrits National Park in Portsmouth from 2 pm to 9 pm.

Visitors for the festival are being encouraged to book their flights on the various airlines and ferry services made available.

“If you are from the UK, InterCaribbean, our official airline sponsor of Dominica’s 13th Edition of Jazz N’ Creole they have our back,” she said. “They right now have this interline agreement with British Airways. So, if you are coming from the UK, you hop over to British Airways allowing for seamless same day, daily connections from Barbados to Dominica.”

Ravariere continued, “Once you get to Barbados InterCaribbean has seventeen weekly flights to Dominica, connecting from Barbados and St Lucia.”

According to her, there are also non-stop flights from Tortola.

“Visitors coming from the United States of America can travel via American Airlines,” she explained. “We have 3 flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.”

She went on to state that Silver Airways with its partnership with American Airline, Jet Blue, United and Delta provide services to San Juan and onto Dominica. “So, book your trip to Dominica via American Airlines, United, JetBlue or Delta,” Ravariere encouraged.

She indicated that Caribbean Airlines have scheduled connections to and from the tristate area, “so if you are coming from New York, Connecticut or New Jersey through JFK you can board one of the American Airline flights…”

“From the one stop in Trinidad we are going to welcome you with open arms either coming from New York, Connecticut or New Jersey via JFK, or you can come from Barbados,” Ravariere noted.

She mentioned that there is a flight from Trinidad and Tobago onwards to Barbados then down to Dominica.

“So, there is a straight onward flight, straight flight, non-stop to Trinidad to Dominica and then you can also have…and these are on Mondays,” she revealed.

Visitors coming from Canada via Toronto can also travel with Caribbean Airlines, “head down to Trinidad then onward using the many flights to Dominica.”

She said also that another available flight is via Winair which travels from St Maarten and caters to people living on the French Side and Dutch Side of the island, as well as Anguilla, St Kitts and Nevis to name a few.

L’Express Des Isles – Ferry Services Connecting the Caribbean

L’Express Des Isles, a prominent ferry service in the Caribbean, offers regular connections between several islands. The ferry operates five return services per week from Guadeloupe (PTP) to Dominica (DOM), scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Similarly, it maintains a five-day weekly schedule for services from Martinique (FDF) to Dominica (DOM) (Wednesday through Sunday) and return journeys from Dominica (DOM) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

In addition, L’Express Des Isles runs a four-day weekly service to Saint Lucia (SLU), with departures scheduled for Thursdays through Sundays. Return journeys from St. Lucia (SLU) occur on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

During peak travel periods such as Easter and public holidays, L’Express Des Isles may increase its frequency of services. Consequently, travelers are strongly advised to check the official L’Express des Isles website or contact their customer service for the most current and accurate schedules.

Meanwhile, the DDA has launched ‘My Crew’, a social media contest, open to everyone.

“All those who have been to Jazz N’ Creole over the years, normally you don’t come by yourself, you come with three to four people–your crew,” Ravariere revealed. “The photo of you with your crew.”

She added, “We would like you to post on Instagram and Facebook, tag your crew, tag Discover Dominica and tag Dominica Festivals.”

Ravariere pointed out that the photo with the most likes wins.

“You get four general entry tickets to share with you and your crew,” she noted.

She indicated that the competition ends at midnight on April 22.

Regular admission tickets for Jazz N’ Creole are EC$175 and can be purchased at Bullseye Pharmacy in Goodwill, Depex Color Lab in Roseau, and Waters Edge in Portsmouth. Upgrade to VIP at EC$325, available in Roseau at the DDA Office and HHV Whitchurch and Co Ltd, and in Portsmouth at Whitchurch Travel.

Gate price is EC$200 and Children 12-17 years pay EC$75.

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  1. Marcel
    April 12, 2024

    I think a class action lawsuit against the festival organisers ought to be considered by anyone travelling and incurring costs to attend what is misleadingly described and promoted as a jazz event. It’s tantamount to fraud.

  2. Flying Fish Airlines
    April 12, 2024

    “From the one stop in Trinidad we are going to welcome you with open arms either coming from New York, Connecticut or New Jersey via JFK, or you can come from Barbados,” Ravariere noted. …..Hello! I’m hollow in the brain so could you untie this knot for me, please? I don’t understand it.

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  3. Fred
    April 12, 2024

    it’s odscene that DDA promotes a jazz festival to people overseas in the full knowledge that it is not a jazz festival. the headline act is a reggae artist for goodness sake. ir’s disgusting.

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  4. Labour power
    April 12, 2024

    These people are continuing to hit the blue cabal in the head.Everything for and in the interest of Dominica is a blow to the brain of the blue cabal.CONGRATULATION to the hardworking DDA.UWP acolytes want to see Dominica fail.A country they reference to as OUR country,because the are all LOSERS.

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    • Ibo France
      April 14, 2024

      Lin Clown, you are true to form. You have changed your name but your senselessness still looms large. With you,n it’s like pouring the contents of a cracked, rotten egg into a new glass bottle.

  5. Concerned
    April 12, 2024

    I guess again no thought given to persons traveling from the US Virgin Islands. :cry: :cry: :cry:
    It is the biggest hassle trying to get from the US Virgin Islands to Dominica.

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