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#427588 - 01/12/12 12:24 PM Port Fee When Going To Chetumal  
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On another forum, a couple of travellers reported that the water taxi company (not named) collected a port fee or a docking fee from all passengers on the water taxi to Chetumal.

Can anyone confirm if this is a valid fee or just another scam?

http://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic...mbergris_Caye_Belize_Cayes.html#37914582

#427629 - 01/12/12 09:39 PM Re: Port Fee When Going To Chetumal [Re: MisterB266]  
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I have never heard of this and dont believe it. To many locals on those boats that would speak up. Absolutly never have heard of the water taxis charging anything except the fee for the ticket. They will offer transit to Tulum and Playa, and do money exchanges but thats it.


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#427641 - 01/13/12 06:48 AM Re: Port Fee When Going To Chetumal [Re: Cooper]  
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I had to pay a departure tax to go to Chetumal a few weeks ago. I can't remember how much. Maybe 10bz each for the 2 of us. Then a week later I had to pay a departure tax plus a port fee?? to leave Chetumal. The departure tax I knew was coming and that was paid at a bank.

That is not counting $28 pesos (a little over $2 USD)cargo fee I paid to the port authority for a large but light object I brought back. I asked twice if the cargo was on board and they said yes. Finally when boarding I stopped and blocked traffic entering the ferry and asked again because I knew it wasn’t on board as it was nowhere in sight and was too large to put in a hole below. They had to send someone up to the head of the pier to get it before we left. I agreed to hold on to it in the aisle below and all turned out good.

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#427867 - 01/15/12 09:28 AM Re: Port Fee When Going To Chetumal [Re: MisterB266]  
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We travel this way several times through the year. Each time we have to pay a port fee going from Belize to Chetumal. It isn't that much, maybe $5bze during the week days and $15bze during the weekend. We also pay a port fee when we are in Chetumal and coming into Belize. Sometimes we've been charged this fee, and sometimes it's been overlooked. I may be wrong in calling it a port fee, but I think that's what they said when I was purchasing the ticket.

#427935 - 01/15/12 09:23 PM Re: Port Fee When Going To Chetumal [Re: MisterB266]  
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Have paid a port fee every time we've gone.




#427952 - 01/15/12 11:04 PM Re: Port Fee When Going To Chetumal [Re: MisterB266]  
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The poster stated the water taxi company collected fees, and thats not right. they never said it was immigration which can charge fees, so a bit confussing.


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