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#23351 - 06/30/00 04:40 AM More Info on the Ferry
KatGold Offline
We will be arriving on July 4th and staying at Radisson Fort George the first night. I still want to inquire about the water ferry over to AC. I had heard from the travel agent that they do not recommend it because you can get rained on and all of your luggage will get wet. Is it rinky dink or can it be fun and how long will it take if we go on Caye Caulker? Will we get rum punch or am I dreaming? Still have a few days to decide on flying or boating.

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#23352 - 06/30/00 02:19 PM Re: More Info on the Ferry
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The times that I have used the watertaxi it was a blast, we did watch the weather though and the times that it rained, we flew to and from the municipal airport (which is just a short distance from where you are staying. Use your best judgement, if it looks rough, then fly if you wish. There are luggage compartments, but not enough for everything usually. One time we encountered rain while in transit, I took a garbage bag out of my backpack and covered our stuff. Luckily we had windbreakers or it could have been cold and miserable. Its part of the adventure!
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#23353 - 06/30/00 02:25 PM Re: More Info on the Ferry
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
I thought this already had been answered, but here it is again:

The Caye Caulker Water Taxi boats at the Marine Terminal are open boats, but your luggage may get put up in the bow and protected from the weather, or it may be placed in the middle of the open boat. A couple of the other ferries do have some cover, but if it's rainy and stormy you're likely to get wet anyway and maybe seasick. If the weather's bad you may want to fly. If the weather's sunny and calm it's a nice little ride. You'll get to see Caye Chapel and Caye Caulker as you pass by on the way to San Pedro, and you'll probably make a brief stop at Caulker.

These are working water taxis, used as much by locals as by tourists, not party boats, so there is no rum punch.

The trip takes an hour and a quarter. The Caye Caulker Water Taxi boats leave from the Marine Terminal near the Swing Bridge (you can walk from the Radisson but with luggage it would be better to take a taxi), and most of the other boats also leave from near the Swing Bridge.

Cost is US$12.50 per person one-way, kids half-price.

In theory you can call and make reservations, but in practice it's often first-come, first-served.

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#23354 - 07/01/00 12:04 AM Re: More Info on the Ferry
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