Take flight and make your trip to or from San Felipe easy! Whether you’re flying in or out of our little town in the Baja, Seaport Airlines makes the trip a breeze.
There are four flights scheduled per week, on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and you can book your flight online easily using their booking engine. Flights are scheduled to leave San Diego at 11:15 AM and arrive in San Felipe at 12:35 PM, then leave San Felipe at 1:30 PM and arrive in San Diego at 2:50 PM, but make sure to check online to get the latest info on flight schedules and any changes.
For those looking to head up to the States, the flight cuts out a 4.5 hour long drive, and the wait in the border line, making it a fantastic option for heading north. Once you’ve reached the day of your trip, here’s what to expect!
Plan to arrive at the airport at least an hour before your flight departs. The San Felipe International Airport is an easy 15-minute drive from downtown.
Once you get to the airport, you’ll be able to check in at the Seaport desk just inside the front door. There are no bathrooms on the plane, so it can be a good idea to use the one at the airport before boarding.
Passengers are permitted one checked piece of baggage up to 50 lbs. for free (2 pieces for Full Flex fare passengers). Remember to bring your passport, as it is required for travel! Your name, weight, and baggage weight will be recorded, and then you can head to the immigration desk if you need to obtain a visitor’s visa (costs $25) or just to have your current immigration card checked (costs 32 pesos). This only takes a minute, and then you can head back to the Seaport desk, where your boarding pass will be printed and you can continue to the security check. Your bags will be X-rayed and you’ll pass through a metal detector. After this is done, there will be a roll call, and you’ll be able to head out to the tarmac to board the plane. The plane is a Cessna seating 9 passengers and 2 crew.
Both window seats and aisle seats are available. Once you’ve gotten to your seat and fastened your seatbelt, the crew will let you know the safety information, and pass out declaration forms for the US, which you can fill out en route.
You’re now ready to take flight and enjoy the view! Flights out of and into San Felipe offer particularly spectacular scenery of our beautiful seaside town, as you get a birds-eye view of downtown, with Machorro arcing out into the sea to create the bay. Further to the north, you can see the various campos and El Dorado Ranch.
The mountains and sea make for great vistas to take in as you make your way between San Diego and San Felipe, and the flight lasts about an hour and 20 minutes,.
Once you land in San Diego, you will disembark the plane, and head into immigration at San Diego airport’s international terminal. Passing through immigration does not take long, you will be able to use automated machines to make any declarations and obtain a printed slip, and then simply show this slip to the immigration officers along with your declaration form and passport. Once done with immigration, you can pick up your bags from the carousel in the terminal and enjoy the rest of your day in San Diego!
To find out even more about the flights in and out of San Felipe check our Flying Here page. To book a flight now, head over to Seaport Airlines’ website! Click here to check out available flights and book today!