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Old Mar 12th, 2012, 05:02 PM
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Getting to San Pedro from Belize City - Tropic Ferry

We just came back from my first trip to Belize. We were not comfortable taking the small plane, so we opted for Tropic Ferry. I would like to report that it was EXCELLENT.

They were waiting for us at the airport, and took us in their van to their boat that was 5 min away. Their boat took us directly to our hotel. The service was exceptional in both directions. The cost was $125/RT PP. It was worth every penny.
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Old Mar 13th, 2012, 03:21 AM
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That seems very expensive compared to the ferries from the water terminal in Belize City, which cost $27.50 round trip. Even adding a $25 cab ride to the terminal.
Much more convenient, of course.
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Old Mar 13th, 2012, 07:31 AM
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Is this sort of a private ferry service?
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Old Mar 13th, 2012, 07:37 AM
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Yes, it is a private water taxi. A good option for those who can afford it, but, don't wish to fly.
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Old Mar 13th, 2012, 07:54 AM
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Thanks for the info. How long does the ferry trip take? We loved flying, but I can see this as an option for those who don't.
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I suppose it depends on the size of the motor(s) on the boat.

When I go to Lamanai with Tanisha, we head inland very close to the airport. With several very large engines, it takes about an hour to get from there to Ambergris.
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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 05:55 AM
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The ferry takes about 1 hr, 15 minutes from Belize City (longer in rough waters, or if there's a longer Caye Calker stop, etc).. http://ambergriscaye.com/download/ferryschedule.html
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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 06:06 AM
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BTW, it's about $135 R/T for the (20 minute) International terminal flight to Ambergris on Maya Island Air. If you fly from the Municipal airport, the R/T flight is $80.
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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 07:02 AM
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Website for Tropic Ferry...
http://www.tropicferry.com/
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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 09:09 AM
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The ferry from Belize to San Pedro sounds like a good idea but for $125 US I would much rather take the 15 minute flight on Tropic Air which would only cost me about $10 US more and will save me an hour and a half.
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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 09:11 AM
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I think the OP is afraid of flying in a small plane.
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Old Mar 19th, 2012, 06:51 AM
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As a warning to others, when waters are rough, a near 2 hr boat ride through large swells can make you quite sick if you're *at all* prone to motion sickness.

When waters are calm, i can see how this might be delightful if you don't like flying and if you don't have budget concerns.
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Old Mar 19th, 2012, 07:13 AM
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I loved the ferry ride from the town terminal to the caye, and I loved the plane ride back from San Pedro.
A good combination of experiences (and savings)!
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Old Mar 19th, 2012, 09:18 AM
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I took the Tropic Ferry both ways to San Pedro. I was extremely happy with the experience. The service was perfect and worth the cost. I do get seasick, but I had no problems because the movement was vertical not horizontal. I highly recommend this option to anyone considering it.
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Old Mar 19th, 2012, 11:21 AM
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And we've gone full circle...
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