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Re: water taxi from Belize City #34684
02/13/01 12:12 PM
02/13/01 12:12 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
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Olathe Co
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Hi Becky.. Rode the Thunderbolt last week it was 25.00BZ ....12.50 US.. I think the others are about the same. Have a fun time!!

Re: water taxi from Belize City #34685
02/13/01 01:30 PM
02/13/01 01:30 PM
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 22
union, nj
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BIG FRANK:

SO YOURE TELLING ME THAT I CAN STAY ON THE PLAN AT THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IF THEY GO ON TO THE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT I CAN FLY OUT OF THERE FOR HALF THE PRICE? WOULD I CALL AMERICAN AIRLINES TO FIND OUT IF THEY GO ON TO THE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT? ID LIKE TO SAVE MY MONEY TO SPEND ON MORE RUM ON THE ISLAND!!!

Re: water taxi from Belize City #34686
02/13/01 01:34 PM
02/13/01 01:34 PM
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Posts: 683
Chicago, Illinois USA
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Hey Deano, did you get wet on the Thunderbolt and why did you take it instead of the puddle jumper?

Re: water taxi from Belize City #34687
02/13/01 09:14 PM
02/13/01 09:14 PM
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Posts: 105
Olathe Co
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Hi Becky.. Well Ive been traveling to san pedro for ten years in a row..Half of the fun in Belize is the people and you are more likley to find some one to chat with on the boat than another tourist on the puddle jump...thats a real fancy way to say Im a cheep skate..The "old thunderbolt" and its twin were both open mahogany skiffs about 40 ftlong quite deep and sea worthy.. They would run about 40 mph and was a dry ride so long as it wasnt raining...Sadly both were badly damaged during Keith. The new Thunderbolt is about the same size and speed but is fibreglas still fast and comfortable,but lost some of the "class" of the old one..Dont worry about getting wet.. just grab a "Mayan Raincoat" (trashbag) and blaze on...

Re: water taxi from Belize City #34688
02/13/01 09:46 PM
02/13/01 09:46 PM
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oregon, spr
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Plane is ok, Thunderbolt is much funner, for me anyway.
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Even if its just a trip to Caye Caulker, hop on and tour a bit!

Re: water taxi from Belize City #34689
02/14/01 09:35 AM
02/14/01 09:35 AM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,054
Asheville, NC USA
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To clarify about muncipal and international, NO AIRLINE flying internationally to Belize continues on to muncipal (when you see the little airstrip at municipal you will understand why). Some Maya Island and Tropic flights between San Pedro and Belize City stop at both, but what you pay depends on where you originate or terminate the flight. Only flights where you board originally at muncipal or where you disembark at municipal enjoy the lower rates. In other words, you can't fly from San Pedro to international with a stop at municipal without paying the San Pedro-international fare. The savings vary from around 15 to 45% depending on destination -- I believe they still are greatest to and from San Pedro, with less of a percentage savings if you are flying to PG or Placencia.

--Lan Sluder
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Re: water taxi from Belize City #34690
02/16/01 05:02 PM
02/16/01 05:02 PM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
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I just recently from my 3rd trip to A/C.
1st trip paid the high price & flew Tropic Air both ways from International. Since our return flight was because we were being evacuated for Mitch, they dropped us off at the Muni airport and vanned us to International. Unfortunately our plane was taking off from Int. as we were landing at Muni.
One must have a sense of humor when you travel.
Next trip, luggage did not arrive with us so we two women left the men and took the open boat and loved it. It was a little rough and we hit a few rain cells but they pulled out a big blue tarp that we tourists covered up with -- the 1st time. Locals just sat through it.
This last trip was a riot of confusion - ended up taking boat from swing bridge - about 1/3 covered. The locals were wonderful.
I like boating to the island and flying back, as after many days of diving I've had enough of boats.
Easiest is to fly from/to International - cheapest if more than one person - Muni.
Remember - you should be having an adventure.


Harriette
Take only pictures leave only bubbles
Re: water taxi from Belize City #34691
02/22/01 04:01 AM
02/22/01 04:01 AM
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walnut creek, ca, usa
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Ok, I have a question...How far is muni from the international airport and how much does it cost to get there. Is is worth making the trip to save a few bucks? I would prefer to fly to AC then to take the boat, but am trying to save some cash also. Thanks for your advice...

Re: water taxi from Belize City #34692
02/22/01 08:30 AM
02/22/01 08:30 AM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 1,205
Falls Church VA
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Casa, from what I've seen here and on the links at the top of the page (great maps)It's 49US each way from Muni Airport to The island...You must take a cab from the Main airport to muni. The water taxi is 1/2 as much but takes an hour. Depending when your getting in from the US it's a good bet you'll be tired and I KNOW I'll be flying just to there fast, catch the sunset, and grab a beer.
Be sure to look at all the older posts, as they have answered most of my questions.
I too am researching AC...just undecided as to when.
I'm torn between roughing it, or staying at a more equiped hotel.
Good Luck, and have a great adventure!!!!
Mark


Life May Be a Beach...I prefer Reefs...
Re: water taxi from Belize City #34693
02/22/01 02:17 PM
02/22/01 02:17 PM
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Posts: 7
san antonio, tx
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Becky - I was nervous about flying the puddle-jumper, too, & checked for barf bags when I got on but believe me, when you're up in the air looking down on that beautiful water,the last thing you'll think about is your stomach!

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