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Re: Is Boat from San Pedro that bad [Re: Greg W] #464758
05/20/13 07:35 AM
05/20/13 07:35 AM
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Lets do the math..
R/T tropic from int to SP 135.usd- 15 min flight , leaves every hour just 100 yards from where you deplane at international.
R/T ferry from Belize city 50.usd
Taxi ride from airport to Belize city 45.usd one way
balance would be about 10.more for the water taxi and don't forget the misery of the 2 hr long boat ride packed with poor folks, their children and the chickens.


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Re: Is Boat from San Pedro that bad [Re: Greg W] #464759
05/20/13 07:42 AM
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Yes the luggage is stored safely in dry places (placed by staff at the water taxi). The boat may be crowded and the seating is not necessarily the most comfortable. This would be another adventure in your travels. As stated by others, you do have to get from the International airport to the water taxi but for a large group the savings make it worth it. It will depend on what time your flight arrives as to whether or not you have enough time to catch the boat. As another poster mentioned, flying from Municipal is also cheaper (almost half price) but it also involves a taxi. Not sure if you can make reservations on the water taxi from the states but it would be worth checking since they can be very busy. Good luck on your decision and keep us posted on what you decide.
Enjoy San Pedro cool

WOW Elbert the taxi fares must have doubled in two years. It cost me $25US.
Another option is Tropic Ferry. I have not used this service but friends swear by it. http://tropicferry.com/

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Re: Is Boat from San Pedro that bad [Re: Greg W] #464760
05/20/13 07:59 AM
05/20/13 07:59 AM
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San Pedro Belize
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I've heard good things about Tropic Ferry.


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Re: Is Boat from San Pedro that bad [Re: elbert] #464763
05/20/13 08:14 AM
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Yes, the taxi from the airport is $25 US. The water taxi is $15 US one-way. It's an hour and one half once the water taxi leaves. That's about $40 US vs about $75 for air.

Re: Is Boat from San Pedro that bad [Re: larrypied] #464764
05/20/13 08:15 AM
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Also, never seen any chickens but have seen a lot of drunk monkeys. (tourists)

Re: Is Boat from San Pedro that bad [Re: Greg W] #464772
05/20/13 10:54 AM
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After a long plane ride I found the water taxi a nice change of pace. Cab to the terminal and have a few cold ones while you wait for the boat. It'a a good way to kind of shift gears. I would not advise you to spend any more time in Belize City than you have to though. It mostly blows.

Re: Is Boat from San Pedro that bad [Re: Greg W] #464774
05/20/13 10:56 AM
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There's just nothing like the flight over. Look into the savings on flying in and out of municipal airport. Keep in mind that 7 travelers may require more than one taxi van.


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Re: Is Boat from San Pedro that bad [Re: Greg W] #464775
05/20/13 10:59 AM
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What's the price diff between flying in from international and the Tropic Ferry. For some reason I thought it was same price?

Last edited by seashell; 05/21/13 06:15 AM. Reason: typo

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Re: Is Boat from San Pedro that bad [Re: Greg W] #464777
05/20/13 11:07 AM
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I agree with seashell. Seeing San Pedro from the air is an amazing view. It really depends on what you have more of: money or time?

I personally want to get to the island as quickly as possible, so I've opted for the flight. $120 R/T (with TacoGirl's discount).

On my most recent visit, the flight from Houston landed at 10 am and I was in San Pedro by 11 am. I just love it when things fall into place like they did!!


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Re: Is Boat from San Pedro that bad [Re: seashell] #464778
05/20/13 11:08 AM
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Tropic Ferry vis flying works out about the same if your destination is north of the bridge. It is a very good option if you are traveling with a pet. I've used it for the last two years.


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