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#386060 - 08/20/10 10:35 PM Coastal Xpress price hike  
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#386069 - 08/21/10 06:00 AM Re: Coastal Xpress price hike [Re: Marty]  
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Don't get me wrong, I love Coastal Xpress, but that is one of the worst business letters I have ever read.


Should I call them with my comment???

#386277 - 08/24/10 01:47 PM Re: Coastal Xpress price hike [Re: Marty]  
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Looks like it was written in Spanish and then translated with google translate into English!!


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#386287 - 08/24/10 04:41 PM Re: Coastal Xpress price hike [Re: Marty]  
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not just that, but the saddest part is
Coastal Express came in, slashed prices so much and put others out of business, and now that they are basically the only game in town, they raise the prices.

bad form.

#386290 - 08/24/10 05:05 PM Re: Coastal Xpress price hike [Re: Marty]  
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Gee I was not going to comment on this and here I am.
50.cents Lemon Crush. The price from town to some place as far North like Journeys End went up 50.cents and for tourist it went up a dollar US.
Come on Its a first class operation the boats are clean, neat, run on time, run by professional staff and gas is $10. a gallon.
The other service cant be compared with Coastal.
The Coastal Express makes the island a better place to live.
I hope they raised the price enough to keep it as proficient as it is now.


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#387134 - 09/06/10 02:58 PM Re: Coastal Xpress price hike [Re: elbert]  
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They raised the fee to Palmero Point (9 miles north) $7 one way and $13 round trip. It is LESS expensive to go to Brightweaters which is 3/4 mile farther north. There is no local rate to Palmero Point anymore, either.

I think they are slipping in customer service and their professionalism. The drivers rarely wear a uniform shirt anymore and they failed to pick me up recently. I watched them leave Blue Reef's dock and go south instead of coming north for me, called and the ticket lady refused to call the captain to have him come back. When the captain picked me up on the next run he was very unhappy that she hadn't called on the radio or his cell. Until recently they had been really great!

#387137 - 09/06/10 03:38 PM Re: Coastal Xpress price hike [Re: Marty]  
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How far did Island ferry run North?


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#387138 - 09/06/10 03:46 PM Re: Coastal Xpress price hike [Re: elbert]  
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Salamander which is now El Secreto and is 2 miles north of Palmero Point.


#387144 - 09/06/10 05:06 PM Re: Coastal Xpress price hike [Re: Marty]  
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i do have to say, i do love them! they at least come get me south, which no one else did....and in their defense, from Carib Island to Palapa Bar costs me $8 bzd one way. A land taxi to town is $15....and then i'd still have to go north from there.

and yes, they are great and i love them.

just hate a price hike

#387191 - 09/07/10 08:49 AM Re: Coastal Xpress price hike [Re: Marty]  
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I suppose that I get defensive when people criticize Coastal because living for so many years up here without road or ferry service was a hardship and now life seems so much easier because I can simply go out on the dock and hop on like taking a bus to town.
Its really changed the way people on the North part of the island live. Its value to us is astronomical.
The Island Ferry had some friends and there are some hard feelings but I'm sure Island Ferry isn't coming back and Coastal is extremely better run.
Clean, well maintained boats and regular on time schedules are in my opinion Night and Day differences from The old Island Ferry...
and still cheap compared to the alternatives.
Having to buy a boat, pay for its mooring, maintain its engine and keep it in fuel in order to commute to work or just go to the grocery store is huge. After 15 years of that you'll have a greater respect.


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