Thanks for that perspective, Tony (or Yvonne). I would jump at the chance to pay $10.00 for a boat ride to town. But when there are 3-4 of you in the family, that means $60.00 - $80.00 to get to town and back, and that is if you can get the Island Ferry to stop at your pier. When I call a private water taxi, it is more. I routinely paid $30.00US for just myself, one way. When there were three of us to pick up, they charged the same per person, even though it is one trip. Also, the price seemed to be "fluid" -- one time this, one time that.
But, like I said, if I could get a $10.00 boat ride to town, that'd be great! I do think that they should give some consideration when 2 or more people are being picked up and delivered to the same spots.
I think that it does take some time to figure the ins and outs of the water taxis, and next time I'm definitely checking into the Island Ferry, as I thought they were more than $10.00 a trip.
Again, thanks for the discussion.
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