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You can travel from Belize City on fast boats that hold up to 50 or 100 passengers to San Pedro (Ambergris Caye) and Caye Caulker. The boats also connect San Pedro and Caye Caulker. Caye Caulker Water Taxi boats (which also go to San Pedro) depart from the Marine Terminal at 10 North Front Street near the Swing Bridge; San Pedro Belize Express boats (which also go to Caulker) leave from the nearby Brown Sugar dock at 111 North Front Street near the Tourism Village; Water Jets International boats, also confusingly known as San Pedro Water Jets Express, leave from the Marine Terminal at 10 North Front Street.
From Belize City it’s a 45-minute ride to Caye Caulker and a 75-minute trip to San Pedro. Going between Caye Caulker and San Pedro takes about 30 minutes. One-way fares between Belize City and Caye Caulker are BZ$20–BZ$24. Between Belize City and San Pedro, fares are BZ$30–BZ$35.
Each service has boats departing every couple of hours during daylight hours. Current schedules and prices are on the operators' websites, but are subject to frequent change.
The Tropic Ferry, a private service, picks you up at the international airport and transports you to a dock in Ladyville near the airport, and then on to your waterfront resort destination on Ambergris Caye. Fares are around BZ$170 per person one-way, and the whole trip takes about 90 minutes; advanced reservations required. There is no scheduled daily water-taxi service from Belize City to Placencia or other points south, nor to remote cayes. A weekly boat, Pride of Belize, stops at Dangriga enroute to Puerto Cortes, Honduras.
Caye Caulker Water Taxi Association (Marine Terminal, 10 N. Front St., Belize City. 223/5752. www.cayecaulkerwatertaxi.com.)
San Pedro Belize Express (Brown Sugar Terminal, 111 N. Front St., Belize City. 223/2225. www.belizewatertaxi.com.)
The Tropic Ferry (Oar House Bar Dock, 1659 Yellowtail Snapper Dr., Vista del Mar, Ladyville. 205/2100 Oar House phone – ferry has no business phone. email@example.com. www.tropicferry.com.)
Water Jets International (Marine Terminal, 10 N. Front St., Belize City. 226/2194. www.sanpedrowatertaxi.com.)