Water taxis, essentially small high-speed ferries, are a great way to travel from mainland Belize to the offshore islands, Ambergris Caye, the most visited spot in the country, and laid-back Caye Caulker to south. You can also travel to remote spots around Ambergris, between islands, and even as far as the town of Chetumal, in Mexico.

Travelers often fly in to the international airport in Belize City, take a cab to the ferry landing of one of the two major companies Caye Caulker Water Taxi and San Pedro Belize Express, and then motor over to the islands. There are about five to six ferries per day, with service starting early in the morning and cutting off at dusk.

The water taxi are on-time, safe, and reliable. And tickets are inexpensive, running around $22 to $32 round-trip, depending on where you’re going.