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Getting around

Car & motorcycle


There are a few places to rent vehicles on Carriacou, with rates typically around US$50 per day. Quality Jeep Rental (443-8307; joseph_grenada@yahoo.com; rental per day US$40), in L’Esterre, southwest of the airport, has good prices. There is a gas station on Patterson St in Hillsborough.

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Bus & tram


Buses (privately owned minivans) charge EC$2.50 to go anywhere on the island, or EC$1 if the distance is less than a mile. The two main routes run from Hillsborough – one south to Tyrrel Bay, the other north to Windward. Minibuses start at around 7am and stop at around sunset.

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Local transport


Some minibuses double as taxis, and usually you can count on a couple of them swinging by the airport when a flight comes in or by the pier when the boat arrives.

You can hire a taxi for a 2½-hour island tour, costing EC$150 for up to five people, or you can tour just the northern half, which takes half as long and costs EC$75.

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