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What is a good way to get around town?

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, Coastal Xpressis who you need!

The Coastal Xpressis 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:



1) Dear Costumers, we kindly ask that you be at the dock FIFTEEN MINUTES before the boats schedule.
Be advised that the XPRESS BOAT only makes stops at the docks shown on our schedule.



1) Runs after 10:00 PM are private only and must be booked 30 mins before the office closes.
2) Dear Costumers, we kindly ask that you be at the dock FIFTEEN MINUTES before the boats schedule.

There are no regularly scheduled boats or ferries from either Corozal, Chetumal, or Xcalak. Bet there were many a thousand years ago! Only slow sailing boats leave from Corozal bay loaded with fruits and vegetables for sale in San Pedro. The cruise on these boats is roughly 5-6 hours.

In the last 25 years, there hasn’t been a regular service between Chetumal and San Pedro. At least one fellow gave it a shot a couple years ago but the market was just not there... A charter is possible at any time nevertheless.

Pricing would vary, with group size also affecting pricing. A pickup at Chetumal would be even more expensive because of all the immigration paper work that has to be undertaken, etc. Thus the best pick-up point would be Corozal Town.

Boats may clear customs and entry at Belize City, Dangriga, Big Creek, Punta Gorda and San Pedro, on Ambergris Caye. There is no customs officer in San Pedro; boats wishing to enter must pay the cost of transport for the customs officer to and from San Pedro from Belize City.

For an inter island ferry, see http://www.cayecaulkerwatertaxi.com/ or www.sanpedrowatertaxi.com

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