On Bequia you simply have to sail on the Friendship Rose. The schooner is magnificent and you can trip to Tabago Cays or as we did to Mustique. The snorkelling is super but beware the Sea Urchins!! You are wined, champagned and dined like royalty and the experience will never be forgotten. I even steered the schooner wow!! We had a marvellous long day and it was soo reasonable. The crew are great and treat everyone brilliantly.
The dollar buses are the local transport system. These minivans are quite plentiful, and you can hop on them at any of the bus stops. They have a flat fee of 50 cents (EC) which makes them a great deal. They run a route from Port Elizabeth, past the turnoff to Lower Bay and above Friendship Bay. The dollar buses have the additional charm of travelling with the local people, and they usually have fairly loud reggae or soca music playing. Many tourists miss this option, but it is the best way to get to Lower Bay Beach if you don't mind walking the last leg (10 minutes downhill). Going back up, however, is much more taxing and many people opt for a taxi back.
There are taxis who will take you anywhere on this little island just to the right off the ferry dock. It costs about 10.00 to get to most places outside of Port Elizabeth. Once you have your bearings, however, the local "dollar buses" are a much cheaper option as they are the local public transport.
Gideon was very helpful to us. They had taxi's available whenever you called and we rented a 4wd car from him which was great. They were very accomodating to our needs. I would recommend their services.
If you happen to need a ride from Lower Bay to the Jump Up at the Frangiapani, or if you just want to get to Princess Margaret Beach, you can easily wave down a water taxi. The guys that run the taxi's name their boats. There is many to choose from. I recommend African or Soul Jah. Both the names of the boats and the guys that run them. These two men also do landscaping, construction, etc. They are Rasta's and the sweetest guys around. They can take you to St. Vincent if you miss the ferry and aren't afraid for your life on the open waters in their small vessel. For a few EC. they will be glad to drop you off at your sailboat or one on the beaches on the caribbean side of the island.
When you get to Bequia, the first cab driver you meet will kindly let you know that he will be your designated driver for the stay. We basically stuck with our first guy (Curtis) out of respect for the unwritten law of the land. We met Kenny Simmons and when Curtis wasn't available, Kenny was always there. He is super nice and great to talk to. When we go back, I will stick with Kenny. His cab is red and he is everywhere. He is always working and is happy to help you out. Call him via VHF 68 or his cell - 784-532-7493.