Trip Info: Water taxi Caye Caulker - Belize City - Puerto Cortes, Honduras
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Oct 26, 2012 11:45 AM Last Post By: eddystonelightk...
Oct 25, 2012 2:36 PM
The water taxi from Belize City to Puerto Cortes, Honduras, leaves every Saturday at 9:00 am.
So we wanted to start at Caye Caulker with the water taxi leaving at 6:30 am to make sure there's enough time in Belize for buying a ticket, customs etc. (although everything turned out to be much easier than we expected).
We ended up taking a different water taxi at 7:00 am from the pier at the basket ball field, because the one at 6:30 had a engine problem and didn't go that day. Refunding our tickets was easy and we just walked to the other pier. Tickets there were slightly more expensive (15 BZ). There were too many people for the boat but they assured everybody would be there in time because they'd have a second boat coming. Fortunately, we got on the first boat.
At Belize city dock of http://www.belizewatertaxi.com there's a ticket office right next to the bathrooms where we bought the tickets for the water taxi. They were 145 BZ. The guy from the office took us with him to the other pier. He was very friendly and helpful. You don't have to be there in advance because the boat stops in Dangria for customs. If you arrive with http://cayecaulkerwatertaxi.com/ you're right where you need to be. The boat to Honduras leaves from the same dock.
Although some (even official) websites and Lonelyplanet Guidebook Central America says you have to pay 30 BZ exit fee, this is not true if you leave the country by water taxi. We only had to pay 7,50 BZ. But we also had to pay for our 2 year old.
People at the boat were very friendly. We were initially a bit worried because they gave out sickness pills but you don't need them. The sea was fairly quiet. They also handed out candy, water and a small snack.
They collect passports and the 7,50 BZ exit fee in the beginning of the trip and take care of all the customs stuff in Dangria. We didn't have to do anything.
When getting of the boat (around 14:30 pm), they collected our passports. After leaving the boat and collecting the baggage, everybody goes to a small office to get their passports back. This took about 20-30 minutes.
Again, overall very easy - faster than the bus and cheaper than flying from Belize City to SPS.
Oct 25, 2012 3:28 PM
1Thanks for posting. Lots of great tips and sounds like a fun way to travel. Do they pick up passengers in Dangriga as well, and if so, do you have any info: what time, where and contact info?
Oct 25, 2012 4:28 PM
Oct 25, 2012 4:36 PM
Oct 26, 2012 2:02 AM
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Oct 26, 2012 8:48 AM
I trust the natives also think your a comidian eddy?
re: front first, the correct term is ahead, the derivative being the "heads" that are located at the front of the vessel, it could also be said the contents of your posts are similar to that of the heads, ill be happy to elaborate on this point if you just need a simple questions answered.
Oct 26, 2012 11:45 AM
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