What taxi services are available?
Water and land taxi service is available to and from destinations in San Pedro Town, as far north as the river and as far south as Victoria House, the hotel furthest to the south of Ambergris Caye. Most hotels and resorts provide transportation for guests to and from the airstrip and boat docks. Taxi fare is charged according to the number of persons and how far you wanted to be transported. Rates to locations on the island are about US$4 to $5. Water taxis are available to take you to or from San Pedro and North Ambergris Caye, typically for US$5-10, depending on how far north one needs to go. Some hotels offer free water shuttle service for guests.
There are several van taxi drivers in San Pedro now, here are a few of their phone numbers:
Cellular # Phone #
Jerry - 6283494
For water taxis to get around the island, see Coastal Xpress. (Used to be Island Ferry)
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:
REGULAR RUN SCHEDULE FROM SAN PEDRO TOWN TO NORTHERN SAN PEDRO
REGULAR RUN SCHEDULE FROM NORTHERN TO SAN PEDRO TOWN
EXPRESS BOAT SCHEDULE FROM SAN PEDRO TOWN TO NORTHERN SAN PEDRO
EXPRESS BOAT SCHEDULE FROM NORTHERN TO SAN PEDRO TOWN
There is more information, including a nice map, on Coastal Xpress water taxi/ ferry services on the Ambergris Caye Forums HERE.
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.
Websites for the water taxi companies operating between Belize City & the cayes:
a) Caye Caulker Water Taxi Association:
b) San Pedro Water Jets Express:
b) San Pedro Belize Express:
c) San Pedro Water Jets Express:
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