Ambergris Cay Transportation

  • The Boat to and from Belize City
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    Island Ferry

    by Gypsystravels Updated Aug 8, 2013

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    If you stay at one of the resorts north (or sourth) of San Pedro town then Island Ferry is probably the best and fastest way to get from point A to point B. The Island Ferry runs on a scheduled stop (Belizan time, lol) at piers along the island. Get a listing of scheduled stops to make it simplier to make any restaurant reservations or to time your outing. Fido's is your pier location when arriving or leaving San Pedro.

    Please note that the Ferry is not cheap. The price from your hotel to any of the piers along San Pedro (whether north or south) is $8 US each way and can add up if you are on a budget. Factor in your rt total of $16 US and a few times out of our your resort you've spent a small fortune, but for us it was the only logical way to travel.

    You can pay either Belize dollars or US both are accepted.

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    Riding around in a bicycle

    by Gypsystravels Updated Aug 8, 2013

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    On a beautiful afternoon Miriam and I decided to rent some bicycles and drive along the beach for some wonderful exploring. We rode our bikes along the beach path for about 2 miles in each direction stopping to photograph the birds fishing, the new constuction of condos and for a quick drink at Palapa's Bar and Grille.

    The price to rent the bikes was about $6 per person for a few hours. Not bad and was a nice way to get to see a little of the island.

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    Pricy Water Taxi

    by Gypsystravels Updated Aug 8, 2013

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    We didn't take the pricey Water Taxi, but our friend Ann Marie mentioned to us that if we were ever stranded in San Pedro after missing the last Island Ferry going north that the Water Taxi would be the only other option.

    The price per pick up is about $26 US (give or take a few $$). So make sure to know the time of the last ferry out of San Pedro.

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    Golf Cart

    by Gypsystravels Updated Aug 8, 2013

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    Golf carts

    We wanted to rent a Golf Cart to drive into San Pedro but prior to our arrival Ambergris Cay experienced a lot of rain, making the roads very hard to navigate so we had no other option but to use the Island Ferry.

    Either way, Golf Carts are a good way of getting to and around San Pedro without having to worry about catching a ferry.

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    Arriving by Air - Tropic Air

    by Gypsystravels Updated Aug 8, 2013

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    We decided to arrive to Ambergris Cay from Belize City on Tropic Air. Although quite pricey, we were able to arrive at San Pedro much faster than taking a Ferry. We were actually quite happy we did, on the day of our arrival it was raining and a bit chilly which would have made the 1 hour ride on Ferry unpleasant.

    At Belize City you are given a ticket stub and board the plane on the runway with no set seating other than first on line moves all the way up. Miriam was treated to co-captaining with our pilot Gerald who pointed out a few things about flying. Was quite funny as Miriam had mentioned earlier to me that she wants to learn how to fly, so she received her first "unofficial" lesson on Tropic Air.

    The flight is about 15 to 20 minutes. We had our hotel arrange for our flights which included the taxi to the dock for another 15 minute ferry ride to the hotel, all for the price of $155 rt each.

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    M.V. ferry

    by kyoub Updated Feb 22, 2009

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    On the north part of San Pedro, next to Sweet Basil Restaurant there is a body of water, no road, no bridge. no walkway. Some clever native rigged up a ferry pulled along by 4-5 boys.
    It was just big enough to hold our golf cart but it worked.
    They charged us $1 each for the round trip. The ticket said toll $5.00B so I guess it is $2.50 per person without the golf cart.

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    Island ferry

    by kyoub Written Feb 21, 2009

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    Waiting for boat

    To get around from the north to the south part of the island there is a water taxi.
    It is located at the waters edge in the center of San Pedro.
    We just wanted to get to a restaurant. It was 5 minutes by boat away and they charged us $20 each way. What a rip off.
    The next time we went there we just drove the golf cart.

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    Ferry

    by kyoub Written Feb 21, 2009

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    Cruise

    You can also get to Ambergris Caye by boat. It is a one-hour cruise from Belize city.
    The boats leave from two locations, across from Bellevue Hotel at 5 Southern Foreshore and the southside of Haulover Creek, next to the swing bridge. The cost is about $25 per person each way.

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    Tropic Air

    by kyoub Written Feb 21, 2009

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    Time to go

    We flew on Tropic Air on our round trip flight to/from Ambergris Caye.
    It was a little 15 seater plane so we had very good views during our flight.
    It cost us $84 RT for our 20 minute flight. They didn't complain or charge us extra for our 14 pieces of baggage though.

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    Golf cart

    by kyoub Written Feb 21, 2009

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    You will have to get around San Pedro's sand streets by golf cart or by bicycle.
    Since the village is only seven blocks long and three blocks wide, getting around even on foot is not a problem except after a down pour.

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    The Boat to Ambergris Caye

    by Paul2001 Updated May 1, 2008

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    The Boat to and from Belize City

    Most people take the plane to Ambergris Caye but I opted for the boat. This was to save cost as the boat only costs $10US. A plane ride will set you back about considerably more. I actually stayed right by the Marine Terminal in Belize City so I need not be concerned about taxi fare either. The boats leave about every ninety minutes from the terminal and take 1 hour and 20 minutes. Just a warning that the ride can be bumpy and the seas can be choppy. It is best to sit in the back of the boat although this part of the boat is exposed to the elements. The boats dock at the wharf in front of the Town Hall in San Pedro.

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    Golf cart rental

    by Foundryman1 Updated Jan 23, 2008

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    Ultimate cart rental was the company I used last trip.Everyone was closed due to the hurricane but these guys came out to the airstrip and got us set up.They are located a quick walk from the air terminals .We had some problems with our cart and they swapped us out no questions asked.really nice folks.We got a gas powerered cart this trip which I think worked out better than an electric one.

    We just had the best time just driving around the island

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    Water Taxi - Nice Way to Go

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Jul 27, 2007

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    We really enjoyed both our water taxi rides while in Belize - the first being from Caye Caulker to San Pedro on Ambergris Cay and then the final voyage from there to Belize City. It is a fun way to travel, whether sheltered in the cabin or on the open rear part of the boat where the driver stands to run the controls (second photo). We were lucky in that it did not rain on either of our trips and the off-shore barrier reef kept the worst of the Caribbean Sea swells at bay while we cruised at high speed in the sheltered waters.

    On leaving Ambergris, after a 25-minute walk with our backpacks from our hotel to the downtown area, we grabbed some extra cash from an ATM machine in preparation for our mainland adventures. We had bought our water taxi tickets (US$14 each) the evening before at the San Pedro Water Taxi Terminal, pictured here, for our scheduled 9:30 AM departure. While waiting for the boat to be arrive and then be prepared, we grabbed some nice cinnamon buns and hot drinks at the busy little Ruby's Cafe in the nearby hotel and just sat back on the dock watching the town come alive.

    The incoming water taxi had quite a load of heavy sacks of vegetables and fruit that had to be off-loaded after the passengers had disembarked. We then climbed aboard, managing to find a spot just inside the sheltered cabin area, and were soon off on the ~70 minute run to Belize City, after a brief stop on Caye Caulker to pick up more passengers as we passed by. It was great to sit back and talk to the other travellers as the scenes of other small cayes and passing boats whizzed by. Soon, we could see three large cruise ships anchored off Belize City as we rounded the cape and entered it's harbour - soon to embark on the third stage of our Belize trip with a rental 4WD SUV!

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    Golf Carts

    by CaptainDan Written Oct 7, 2006

    Everyone gets around by golf cart. You really don't need one because the island is so small but they are so dam fun to drive when you're drinking. Make sure you book one right away right after you check in your hotel because these things sell out quick.

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    Maya Air

    by larsy Written Apr 14, 2006

    We were very satisfied with our Maya Air experience. The plane we took into San Pedro was a bit small so if the thought of being able to tap you pilot on is shoulder scares you, you might want to book a water taxi ride instead. Also be mindful when shopping that the plane in limited and you might not bea ble to take you purchases with you.

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