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#464720 - 05/19/13 07:04 PM Is Boat from San Pedro that bad  
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Greg W Offline
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7 of us coming in a week so the price difference is around $700.00 to take the boat vs the plane. I know it takes over an hour more each way, but we could use the money to have more fun. We'll have suit cases too, so is that much of a pain to store on the boat and are they kept dry?

thx,
Greg

#464730 - 05/19/13 07:30 PM Re: Is Boat from San Pedro that bad [Re: Greg W]  
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Multiple reasons why the local water-taxi is false economy and a lousy way to spend your time.
This topic has been discussed many times on this forum - search the threads and see the advice there.



#464731 - 05/19/13 07:33 PM Re: Is Boat from San Pedro that bad [Re: Greg W]  
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one thing to keep in mind-if you're drinking beer there are no bathrooms on the boat-at least the last time we took it about 3 yrs ago

#464733 - 05/19/13 07:45 PM Re: Is Boat from San Pedro that bad [Re: Greg W]  
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Use the restroom before you leave the airport. Your bags will be fine. If 7 of you are taking the water taxi, you'll keep each other company. Go for it!

In truth, decide where you want to spend your money. I have taken the water taxi from San Pedro to Chetumal. No big deal. I happen to enjoy being on a boat and the scenery.

I have taken the ADO bus from Cancun to Belize City overnight. That extra few hundred dollars allowed us to choose to stay an extra night in San Pedro.

If you have spent the past 14 hours in transit, then it might feel better to spend the extra money and get to San Pedro 30 - 45 minutes earlier and feel less road weary.

Whatever you decide, you will love Ambergris Caye!

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#464735 - 05/19/13 07:48 PM Re: Is Boat from San Pedro that bad [Re: Greg W]  
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We just fly 2:45 direct from DFW to San Pedro so time is not that big a deal. I did do a search just on the AC forum and didn't see this discussed, but maybe it doesn't search back too far.

#464736 - 05/19/13 07:54 PM Re: Is Boat from San Pedro that bad [Re: Greg W]  
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It's just a lot of people saying the same thing we've all said here today.

You're flying DFW to BZE non stop. If you're flying to San Pedro, then this discussion is moot.

I say, get the full experience. Planes, taxis, boats. It will prepare you for all the little nuances that are Belize.


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#464737 - 05/19/13 08:55 PM Re: Is Boat from San Pedro that bad [Re: Greg W]  
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Crap, meant to say DFW to Belize City. My bad.

#464738 - 05/19/13 09:19 PM Re: Is Boat from San Pedro that bad [Re: Greg W]  
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2:30 arrival....after all is said and done you'll probably be getting into SP at almost zero dusk/dark thirty by the time youre settled...did you check Muni flights? I like the H20 taxi when we land late morning that way we have the afternoon to enjoy our arrival.

#464741 - 05/20/13 03:59 AM Re: Is Boat from San Pedro that bad [Re: Greg W]  
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Don't forget the international airport is in another city than where you will catch the ferry and you'll have an expensive taxi ride to Belize City .
This route is a pain in the ass and doesn't really save you money.


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#464754 - 05/20/13 06:44 AM Re: Is Boat from San Pedro that bad [Re: Greg W]  
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Water Taxi undoubtedly saves money on larger groups and OP has worked out it's $700. If a $700 saving is worth adding up to four hours more to an already long day of traveling go for it.

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