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#459294 - 03/02/13 06:36 PM Flying from International vs. Municipal?
lkb740 Offline
I'm sure this topic has been beaten to death, but I'd appreciate any info you could give!

We're 4 adults and 2 kids (aged 4) arriving to BZE. Initially we had planned the water taxi for the cost, but we now see that flying to San Pedro from Municipal airport will save each family about $180 in airfare. I imagine the taxi ride will cost around $20 or so, and we'll likely have to split up (or do they have mini-vans that could hold all of us?).

My question: is it reasonable to expect a fairly hassle-free transfer to the other airport? We'll have luggage and young kids. I can't help but think the savings is worth it, but it will be shlepping, for sure.

We're so excited!!!!

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#459295 - 03/02/13 06:47 PM Re: Flying from International vs. Municipal? [Re: lkb740]
Lunita Offline
FLIGHTS
TROPIC AIR OR MAYA ISLAND AIR
International to San Pedro the cost of the ticket is US$78.65 one way or US$135.05 round trip.
Municipal to San Pedro the cost of the ticket is US$47.40 one way or US$81.30 round trip. To this you will need to add the US$45.00 (for up to 4 guests) taxi ride each way.

WATER TAXI
TROPIC FERRY
picks up at the international airport and drops off at your resort dock. US$85.00 one way and US$135.00 round trip.

The most cost effective option is to take a taxi from the International Airport to either the Caye Caulker Water Taxi Terminal or the San Pedro Water Taxi Terminal or Water Jet Xpress Terminal. The taxi ride takes about 30 minutes. Cost for a one way water taxi ticket is US$12.50 - $15.00 per person. Departure times from Belize City to San Pedro are 8am, 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm and 4:30pm (CCWT schedule) and 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm (SPWT schedule). Boat ride takes about 75 minutes. Please note that the boat ride can be long and bumpy if the wind is blowing hard.

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#459296 - 03/02/13 07:10 PM Re: Flying from International vs. Municipal? [Re: Lunita]
PSSunshinegal Offline
When did the taxi go up to $45 US. I paid $25 two weeks ago. As far as is this doable - Yes, I do it all the time and have had friends do it with children(as young as three months) and also our young grandchildren.

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#459306 - 03/03/13 01:00 AM Re: Flying from International vs. Municipal? [Re: Lunita]
joey2angels Offline
Are carry-on refreshments allowed on the Belize City to Caye Caulker water taxi? I thnk the last one leaves at 5PM instead of 4:30 PM.

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#459322 - 03/03/13 06:10 AM Re: Flying from International vs. Municipal? [Re: lkb740]
Naji Offline
I caught a taxi from the airport to the Caye Caulker water taxi yesterday and it was 25$

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#459350 - 03/03/13 07:56 PM Re: Flying from International vs. Municipal? [Re: Naji]
joey2angels Offline
Is that $25 belize dollars?

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#459351 - 03/03/13 08:06 PM Re: Flying from International vs. Municipal? [Re: lkb740]
MisterB266 Offline
BZ$50 or US$25

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#459463 - 03/05/13 03:46 AM Re: Flying from International vs. Municipal? [Re: lkb740]
lkb740 Offline
thanks for the replies, everyone! i think we'll do the flights from municipal. i'm a little worried about two 4 year olds on the water taxi; i hear it's pretty rough.

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#459487 - 03/05/13 05:53 AM Re: Flying from International vs. Municipal? [Re: lkb740]
cakelee Offline
Our 3 kids started doing the taxi-to-municipal route, starting at 2 years of age. Advice I would give: make sure the car has air conditioning and request to use it; if there is any indication of motion sickness, give medication beforehand; if you have time, get a drink at the municipal airport cafe (if not motion sick-wouldn't make for a good flight over-just sit in the air conditioned office). The food at the cafe is great, too, but at least get them a drink and let them stretch their legs. The ride from international to municipal is usually very easy, but it can be hard to get used to the tropical climate at first. The car may not have the best shocks, and the roads can be bumpy, but the traffic usually isn't bad, and it is a quick ride. If you chat up the driver, he will usually give you a short history lesson on the way, or tell you what has been going on lately, how the fish have been biting, what that building is, etc. Email me if you need more info.
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