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#401264 - 02/27/11 04:12 PM travel with baby to AC  
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Hi All,

We are arriving to Belize City around 11 30 am, and my husband will not take the children on those small planes to the island. (He has a fear of flying, though those planes are very safe, I'm sure)
What boat is best to travel on with a baby? The covered one, San Pedro Jets? We'd like to get out to the caye as soon as possible, but it looks like that boat doesnt leave til 2 30 pm.
Any other advice for travel with children to Belize?
Are Belize City taxis safe?
Thanks so much.

#401268 - 02/27/11 04:48 PM Re: travel with baby to AC [Re: stav69]  
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I think pretty much all the boats are covered these days. Taxi drivers from International are licensed and part of an association so your safety is fine.

#401275 - 02/27/11 05:42 PM Re: travel with baby to AC [Re: Phil]  
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Thanks Phil!

#401280 - 02/27/11 08:30 PM Re: travel with baby to AC [Re: stav69]  
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but mann... That will be one long day with the baby.. Just keep in mind that not going via plane could add about 3 hours to your trip.. (if you leave at 2:30) A long boat ride can be tortuous with a baby.

#401284 - 02/27/11 09:17 PM Re: travel with baby to AC [Re: stav69]  
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If your baby is exposed to the open air remember that you need to make sure his face isn't directly facing the wind - babies have a difficult time breathing when the wind is forceful.

Of course remember sunscreen and plenty of water too.

#401317 - 02/28/11 12:09 PM Re: travel with baby to AC [Re: Amanda Syme]  
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You are right, a long boat ride could be torturous with baby.
Perhaps my husband will reconsider the small planes.
He has a bit of a phobia about it. But it would just be so much easier and faster.
Thanks for the advice, everyone, much appreciated.

#401318 - 02/28/11 12:31 PM Re: travel with baby to AC [Re: stav69]  
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It's probably easier to give your hubby a valium and throw him on a plane than it is to put the baby through a long stressful travel day.

It will all be worth it! Enjoy your visit.

#401329 - 02/28/11 02:23 PM Re: travel with baby to AC [Re: stav69]  
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Have to agree with Amanda...

Plane = abt 15-20 min
Boat = abt 2 hour

And the view from the plane is amazing. I will never forget the thrill of seeing AC from the air.

A hug is the shortest distance between friends. ~ Author Unknown
#401331 - 02/28/11 02:28 PM Re: travel with baby to AC [Re: stav69]  
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Those particular planes, Cessna Caravans, have a terrific record. And, the pilots for Tropic Air are so well trained, with lots of air hours. I've heard, one of them is Jimmy Buffets pilot of choise. There was a recent post of him with Jimmy Buffets plane.

#401342 - 02/28/11 04:00 PM Re: travel with baby to AC [Re: GwenA]  
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ron Offline
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As I understand it neither Maya nor Tropic has ever left anybody up there. They all went with the plane.

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