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water taxi from belize city to san pedro #67910
05/05/03 06:54 PM
05/05/03 06:54 PM
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lstyles Offline OP
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I am new to this board but I was wondering what it is like to take water taxi from Belize City to San Pedro and how much it costs. I know you can fly there too but my husband doesnt like small planes.

Re: water taxi from belize city to san pedro #67911
05/05/03 08:09 PM
05/05/03 08:09 PM
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The water taxi is very pleasant. $25BZ per person, one way. It takes about an hour to get to San Pedro. Also, you need to take a taxi from the Belize City airport to the water taxi terminal in the city wich runs about $35BZ. So, as a budget option it's not very practical but it does keep you out of the tiny planes.

Re: water taxi from belize city to san pedro #67912
05/05/03 08:14 PM
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You should also concern yourself with timing.

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Re: water taxi from belize city to san pedro #67913
05/05/03 08:48 PM
05/05/03 08:48 PM
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San Pedro& Indiana
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We did the water taxi. Saved about 1/2 the cost but not worth the hassle, to save so little. And when we got to the dock in San Pedro we had to haul our bags up to the street(bag don't wheel in the sand) find a taxi. If you fly in where ever you are staying will pick you up or a taxi is right there. The trip on the plane is so short & cheap.
On the other hand that is how the locals travel,to if the hubby is really opposed - take the boat and enjoy the adventure.

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.
Re: water taxi from belize city to san pedro #67914
05/06/03 09:48 AM
05/06/03 09:48 AM
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Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
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Water taxi and taxicab rates recently went up -- water taxi US$14 one-way and cab into town from international airport US$20.

Flying from the international airport costs more than either flying from the municipal airport or taking a water taxi, but it sure cuts down on the hassle and gets you to San Pedro a lot faster. And most people seem to actually enjoy the flight, even if they don't usually like small planes.

--Lan Sluder

Lan Sluder/Belize First
Re: water taxi from belize city to san pedro #67915
05/06/03 01:36 PM
05/06/03 01:36 PM
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San Pedro, Belize
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Lan's right. I don't really like small planes, but the view out the window (you're not very high up remember) is of that BEAUTIFUL blue ocean and I always imagine I see the shadow of a big shark/cuda/dolphin so the 15 minute ride goes by so fast. Besides you'll be so excited to finally be there...if you're one of the 1st ones on the plane, you get to sit in the co-capt's seat which is fun, but you can't see as much and you'll be the last one off!

Re: water taxi from belize city to san pedro #67916
05/06/03 07:00 PM
05/06/03 07:00 PM
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lstyles Offline OP
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Thanks for all the advice. There are five of us in our family so when you multiply the difference in costs times five it often makes it worth it. Actually it is not a matter of money but safety! We travel very light (only a small carry on bag for each person) so I am not sure having to carry our bags will be a big deal. How is the water taxi in terms of views? Also, do they run fairly frequently?
thanks again,

Re: water taxi from belize city to san pedro #67917
05/07/03 05:52 PM
05/07/03 05:52 PM
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Oklahoma, USA
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Advice: I didn't mess with sun screen thinking no problem, its just 1.5 hour ride and ended up with a sun sure to put on plenty of sun screen as you'll need it out there on the open sea.

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