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#405729 - 04/20/11 05:44 PM Travel times, help please...  
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Hi all,
I was just working out our travel arrangements for our first trip to Belize and I came up with a scenario I'd like to get some input on...

Our flight is scheduled to arrive in BZE at 3:55pm. We'd like to take a water taxi from Belize City to San Pedro (via but I read that it is about a 20 minute taxi ride from BZE to the water taxi (last water taxi leaves at 5:30pm). Considering we'll have to get our luggage and clear Customs before we can grab a taxi to take us to the water taxi, will we be cutting it too close for comfort?

Should we plan to grab the 4:40pm or 5:40pm flight (via instead?

Thanks for any help you can offer me in this situation.


#405731 - 04/20/11 05:59 PM Re: Travel times, help please... [Re: B & B]  
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Yes I would opt for the flight to San Pedro, you should be able to make the 4:40 flight ok.

Have a great trip and enjoy your stay.

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#405732 - 04/20/11 06:00 PM Re: Travel times, help please... [Re: B & B]  
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Ahh, scratch that. crazy I just found a flight that will get us to BZE at 1:45pm instead of my initial post's 3:55pm time. That should give us plenty of time no matter what option we decide to go with.

#405734 - 04/20/11 06:22 PM Re: Travel times, help please... [Re: B & B]  
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Thanks for the reply Tracker, would you agree that 1:45pm arrival time will give us plenty of time to get to the water taxi?

#405743 - 04/20/11 08:09 PM Re: Travel times, help please... [Re: B & B]  
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Regardless of what time you arrive at International, opt for a flight on either Tropic or's well worth the'll be on the Island in 15 minutes and will enjoy the scenary from 2,000 feet in the sky.

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#405744 - 04/20/11 08:14 PM Re: Travel times, help please... [Re: Loansum-Al K]  
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Nah, take the water taxi - it will totally relax you and get you in the mood for island life. The hour plus you spend getting from the mainland to San Pedro will be one of the best hours you will ever spend. smile We did our first trip and that, in itself, hooked us!

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#405745 - 04/20/11 08:16 PM Re: Travel times, help please... [Re: Nova]  
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Naw, Take Tropic. You will see all the sea you want as soon as you get to SP

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#405748 - 04/20/11 08:40 PM Re: Travel times, help please... [Re: B & B]  
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The water taxi is a great way start your vacation. You are on the water, you get to meet great people, isn't that what vacation is all about? My last few trips it hasn't been practical for me to take the boat and I do miss it.

#405749 - 04/20/11 08:45 PM Re: Travel times, help please... [Re: B & B]  
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Naa... Take them both. Figure on the plane one direction and taking the boat the other direction. For me, I like getting there asap and going back as slow as possible. I think the cab ride to/from the dock is $35 US + tip. You will need to have some cash set aside for that.

#405750 - 04/20/11 08:49 PM Re: Travel times, help please... [Re: Dawghed]  
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nope're cute as can be but I disagree. Slow boat in and plane out. Nothing worse than travelling 10 + hours covered in salt spray ... however, bar hopping with salt in your hair for the first day is so welcome!

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