Transportation to Coche Island
There are several options for getting to Coche Island:
1. Motorboat from La Isleta: Motorboats with a high passanger capacity leave for Coche from La Isleta. These motorboats leave every hour starting at 8.30 am. through until about 4 pm. every day. You can get to the port and buy your ticket for the next motorboat ready to sail. There is also a phone number: 0424 803 78 74 and the contact is Senor Salazar. The cost of the ticket is Bs.15 (Updated July 2010).
Motorboat to Coche
2. Maria Libre: this ferry is run by Conferry. It departs from Punta de Piedras at 8.00 a.m. for Coche, and it returns at 4.00 p.m. to Punta de Piedras. Tickets can be purchased directly at the port, or at the Conferry office building in Playa El Anegl, or Porlamar. You can take your car with you on the ferry if you wish.
Maria Libre on the horizon arriving on Coche
3. Full day on a catamaran: there are different companies that offer all inclusive one-day-tours to Coche: for example, the Moondancer, and some other catamarans. Most of them depart from Marina del Concorde in Porlamar, or from La Isleta. Reservations can be made at any travel agency, or at these companies' tourist stands at Sambil Shopping Center. The price of these tours is approximately US$ 50. Catamaranes del Caribe
Moondancer arriving in Coche
Catamaran to Coche
4. Full day at one of Coche's hotels: most hotels on Coche (Punta Blanca, Coche Paradise, and Brisas del Mar Hotel) offer an all inclusive full day at the hotel (drinks, meals, and transport from Playa El Yaque on Margarita). You can book these all inclusive packages at any travel agency, or directly at the hotel. The prices vary according to the services, and the season. Nevertheless, the cost is usually about US$ 80 per person.
Hotel Coche Paradise in Coche
Some posadas in el Yaque, like La Iguana, have their own boats and offer transportation to Coche Island (mostly on weekends).