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Montserrat is most easily reached from Antigua. Gerald's Airport, a latter-day, postmillennium replacement for the one that was rendered unusable during the searing pyroclastic flows, opened in 2005 near a hamlet on the north side of the island. Winair (tel. 866/466- 0410; www.fly-winair.com) wings in several times daily on the 20-minute flight from Antigua, using 19-seat Twin Otters. There is also ferry service from Antigua's Heritage Quay; the hour-long trip runs twice daily, three times a week, for $90 roundtrip. For more information, contact Twin Islands Ferry Service (tel. 268/464-8474).

There is a departure tax of $21 per person leaving Montserrat.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.