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Some but not all of Jamaica's taxis are metered. If you accept a driver's offer of his services as a tour guide, be sure to agree on a price before the vehicle is put into gear. (Note that a one-day tour should run about $150 to $180, in U.S. dollars, depending on distance traveled.) All licensed taxis display red Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) plates. Your hotel concierge can call a taxi for you, or you can flag one down on the street. Rates are per car, not per passenger, and 25% is added to the rate between midnight and 5 am. Licensed minivans are also available and bear the red PPV plates. JUTA is the largest taxi franchise, with offices in most resort areas.
JCAL Tours (876/952–7574 or 876/952–8277. www.jcaltours.com.)
JUTA Montego Bay (876/952–0813. www.jutatoursltd.com.)
Pat's Taxi Service & Car Rental Co. (5 Lewis Street, Savannah-la-Mar. 876/918–0431 or 876/955-3335. www.patscarrentaljamaica.com.)
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