Tropic Ferry: A New Way to Travel From Belize International Airport to San Pedro
While sailing up north on the Rum Punch 2 a few days ago, I noticed a boat I've never seen before, the Tropic Ferry.
More investigation and I found out this: it is the newest way to travel to and from the International Airport outside of Belize City to Ambergris Caye. And they drop off customers all along the island. At your home or resort's dock
- When you arrive at the International Airport, you will be met by someone with a sign with your name on it. You will take a short 3-5 minute shuttle ride to a restaurant called The Oar House in Ladyville where you will board the boat on the river. The boats are 40 person water taxi type boats.
- On the trip, you enjoy free refreshments and rum punch and a little music.
- An hour and 15 minutes - 45 minutes later (depending on your location) you are dropped off on your dock.
- The price is $75USD one way or $125USD round trip.
According to management, the boat is getting more and more popular with people that are staying far south (maybe at a private house) or farther north. It would also be useful if you are travelling with a larger pet.
They are going 1-2 times a day right now and 5 days a week but it is all reservation driven.
For more information about the boat, check out Tropic Ferry. And if you have already tried it out (it's been up and running since July 2011), let me know how the trip was. This is definitely something I am going to have to test out.
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