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Posted By: spanky

boats from belize city to ambergris caye - 01/09/02 04:19 AM

Whats the fastest /cheapest way by boat from the belize city cruise dock to ambergris caye? Only have 8 hours to spend and want to make the most of it . Any Thoughts? Thanks folks !!
Posted By: Lan Sluder/Belize First

Re: boats from belize city to ambergris caye - 01/09/02 04:36 AM

All the boats take about the same time -- 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours each way. The most dependable are in my opinion the Caye Caulker Water Taxi Association boats which leave from the Marine Terminal (US$25 roundtrip).

It sounds like you are in Belize City on a cruise ship stop -- you are going to find it difficult to take a water taxi out and back in the time you have. You may want to do a tour that will in fact get to back to your ship before it leaves.

--Lan Sluder
Posted By: spanky

Re: boats from belize city to ambergris caye - 01/09/02 04:48 AM

Lan , any websites that show time of departure from the cruise dock? We have 8 hours and I think we can make it back in time if it all works out! We really want to see san pedro and ambergris caye for future travel plans. We should get a good feel for ambergris in about three hours or so wouldn't you think? Thanks again lan
Posted By: Richard Chambers

Re: boats from belize city to ambergris caye - 01/09/02 05:05 AM

I'd fly! It only takes 30 minutes or less. Stay in town and schedule a return trip that is appropriately timed.You may have to choose between Tropic and Maya Air to get the times you need.
Posted By: Lan Sluder/Belize First

Re: boats from belize city to ambergris caye - 01/09/02 05:07 AM

The Caye Caulker Water Taxi Association Boats leave Belize City for San Pedro at 9, noon and 3 and returning I think at 8, 11:30 and 2:30. Probably Marty (the owner of this site) has some ads for the other boats that make the trip.

Another option is to fly from the Municipal Airport. Flights about every hour or so, roughly Us$50 round-trip. You could boat over and fly back, or vice-versa.

--Lan Sluder

Belize books and publications by Lan Sluder:
Belize First Magazine http://www.belizefirst.com/
Fodor's Belize and Guatemala Guide
Belize First Guide to Mainland Belize
Adapter Kit: Belize
Fodor's UpClose Central America
Belize Book of Lists 2000
San Pedro Cool (coming soon)
Posted By: spanky

Re: boats from belize city to ambergris caye - 01/09/02 05:28 AM

thanks folks for your suggestions> We want ot spend a couple weeks next year in belize and roatan and want to get a feel for things on this trip. Good suggestion on taking the boat over and flying back Thanks!!
Posted By: spanky

Re: boats from belize city to ambergris caye - 01/09/02 05:41 AM

Which airport is closer to the cruise dock/ The municipal airport or the international airport at belize city?
Posted By: Sandshaker

Re: boats from belize city to ambergris caye - 01/09/02 03:48 PM

municipal
Posted By: cjd

Re: boats from belize city to ambergris caye - 01/10/02 07:32 PM

Municipal is a blast to fly in and out of. I think its less than 2000 feet long, and sand. Dip the tail wheel in the water, full throttle, pull up when the front wheels start to get wet!
Posted By: denverdan

Re: boats from belize city to ambergris caye - 01/10/02 07:55 PM

If you have the time I would certainly fly one way and ferry the other! Very cool scenery BOTH ways!
Posted By: Marty

Re: boats from belize city to ambergris caye - 01/10/02 11:02 PM

here's the Thinderbolt, a boat that does the trip
//AmbergrisCaye.com/thunderbolt

caye caulker taxi asso. schedule, the latest i have is at: http://CayeCaulker.org/help/
Posted By: spanky

Re: boats from belize city to ambergris caye - 01/11/02 03:50 AM

A big thanks to all that responded. People appreciate these type of boards and the friendly/ kind people that are on them. Thanks again.
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