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Taxi’s are available at the airport and the water taxi docks. Fares are BZ$5.00 ($2.50 US) plus tip. Water taxi’s to major resorts not situated in town are supplied by their respective resorts or can be reached with the Island Ferry. One can also rent bicycles and battery powered golf carts to tour the town of San Pedro or to look north or south of town along the singe well traveled dirt road at resorts and real estate for sale or for secluded beach front retreats. At the north end of San Pedro there is a bridge to transport walkers, bikers and carts across the Boca del Rio river crossing to homes, resorts and restaurants on Ambergris Caye to the north of la Isla Bonita where San Pedro is situated. Auto travel is closed to north Ambergris Caye.
Barefoot walking on the sandy streets in the small village of San Pedro Town is the preferred mode of transportation by the vast majority of San Pedranos. A full time street cleaner keeps the street free of sharp debris specifically for that reason. Most other walkers prefer to wear light tennis shoes, deck shoes or sandals to protect tender feet from the occasional sharp shell fragment hidden in the sand, after discovering that hiking shoes are too hot for this latitude. The sandal is the most popular shoe style. If you opt for sandals while visiting San Pedro - we recommend the leather insole variety that allows ones soles to breath (and saves the rest of us from the strong odor that cheap rubber insole styles tend quickly to promote) at a minimum. Local apparel wear stores, while excellent, tend to have a limited supply of sandals, especially during the "high" season, so we recommend that you bring the style that suits your foot needs, such as instep support, high-heel, pronation damping or water sports oriented style, or whatever, with you. I have yet to find half-socks on Ambergris Caye, so bring those, too, if you use them with low-cut shoes or sandals when traveling about afoot.For water taxis to get around the island, there are two ferry companies, Island Ferry and the Coastal Xpress
Here is the schedule for the Island Ferry:
Fido’s North - Costa Maya South
On Wednesday, Friday and Saturday there are late night runs at 12:00 and 2:00 am.The Coastal Xpress is Ambergris Cayes premiere ferry and private water taxi service offering private water taxi and charter service to all coastal locations in northern Belize, and scheduled ferry service for the entire island of Ambergris Caye; serving the island coastline going North and South. We service private docks and all hotels and restaurants both north and south of San Pedro town.
We offer private charters to all nearby islands and the mainland. We also offer a door to door package delivery service.
No job is too big or too small. We go anywhere anytime. Hours of operation are from 6:00 A.M. until 2:00 A.M.
Here is the schedule for the Coastal Xpress:
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