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Cruise Ship - Belize to San Pedro #325681
02/27/09 09:24 PM
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Hello,

I have family coming on a cruise ship for one day only - arriving in Bze city at 8am leaving at 5pm. My question - is this enough time to come over to San Pedro for the day? If it is, how would you suggest they do it? Apparently the boat "docks" at the water taxi - how far of a cab is that to municipal airport to fly here.

Also, second part to the question, if they can't make it over here - what can i show them in bze city for an entire day?!?!?!

Re: Cruise Ship - Belize to San Pedro [Re: canukgirl] #325686
02/27/09 10:23 PM
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Canukgirl,
My wife and I went to Belize for the first time on a cruise ship. We had the same amount of time, 8=5,. We made arrangements on the ship to go to San Pedro, (getting off the cruise ship on a early tender is the problem) as it turned out, because of rough seas and a front moving in , out excursion was canceled. After a heated discussion with the Purser, we boarded a tender...snokel gear in hand...
Upon arriving on shore, not sure what to do,,,
A local young man offered to take us on a snokel trip to corral caye, we stated we wanted to get to San Pedro and Shark-Ray alley...He said we would have to fly...It was what we did...We were taken to Municipal Airport, boarded a flight to San Pedro. Spent the day, snokeled, and had ceviche at Lilly's...Caught the 3:30 (I think) flight back...
So the only thing is getting off an early tender.
Hope it works out..
Be cool, Be careful and God Bless
Dale and Judy

Re: Cruise Ship - Belize to San Pedro [Re: canukgirl] #325687
02/27/09 10:24 PM
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Depends which ship: Norwegian starts tendering at around 8.30 which means if they get a 1st tender ticket and arrive on the dock at 8.50 there is time to run next door and get the 9.00am San Pedro Water Taxi for a $20us round trip ticket, arriving at around 10.20

They will have to be on the 3.30 back for the last tender to the ship at 5.00pm so around 5 hours in San Pedro, plenty of time to get a little local flavor


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Re: Cruise Ship - Belize to San Pedro [Re: pugwash] #325703
02/28/09 07:21 AM
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Yes, there is time. Just got to plan right.


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Re: Cruise Ship - Belize to San Pedro [Re: Chachacoconut] #325707
02/28/09 07:56 AM
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Have them take the flight. The boat trip will take two hours off their SP time.


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Re: Cruise Ship - Belize to San Pedro [Re: shuffles] #325714
02/28/09 09:07 AM
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The 9.30 from municipal arrives @ 9.55, and the flight back in order to get the last tender @ 5.00 is the 3.30 on Tropic, same as the ferry, or the 4.00 on Maya.

Savings of 25-55 minutes and a cost of $47us per person more, plus cabs to and from municipal.


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Re: Cruise Ship - Belize to San Pedro [Re: pugwash] #325717
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Thanks, yes they would have to take the airplane as my grandma is coming and at 86, i don't think the boat would be great for her back.

How long is the taxi ride from the boat to the municipal airport in bze city?

Re: Cruise Ship - Belize to San Pedro [Re: canukgirl] #325724
02/28/09 09:32 AM
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Maybe 20 minutes....just be sure to have them hustle up and get on the first tender boat off the cruise ship.


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Re: Cruise Ship - Belize to San Pedro [Re: shuffles] #325746
02/28/09 10:48 AM
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If we decided to just meet them in bze city - do you know of anything to do for the day?

Re: Cruise Ship - Belize to San Pedro [Re: canukgirl] #325752
02/28/09 11:03 AM
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You could go to the zoo, tourist village, have lunch at Riverside....depends on how much walking Grandma wants to do!


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