Getting around Belize by water taxi: San Pedro Belize Express

by Vivian Roe

Booked your trip to the islands and want a hassle-free, scenic way to get there? A water taxi is one of the best modes of transport when in Belize. They are more cost-effective than flying and allow you to take in the sights of the sea and the coast whilst traveling. Whilst there are a number of water taxi companies to choose from, one stands out from the rest.
San Pedro Belize Express is a long-standing family-run company that provides reliable, regular, safe, and fast water taxi services.

Catch a water cab to the islands of Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye. Image via Hey Ciara

Their boats are relatively new which means they are comfortable and schedules are rarely disrupted by technical difficulties. In addition, the crew is friendly, professional, and accommodating. Their fleet of 14 boats offers 37 daily routes, with several to each destination a day. This means you don’t have to structure your day around travel and should you miss a ferry, it’s not the end of the world – you just get the next.


Their routes include Belize City, Caye Caulker, Ambergris Caye, and Chetumal and range from 30-minute trips between islands to 90-minute trips from Ambergris Caye to Chetumal, the border of Mexico and Belize.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online or can be bought on the day before travel at the ferry terminals. Single, return and island-hop tickets are all available. Single fares start from BZ$30 (Belize City to Caye Caulker).

To view the full schedule or buy tickets, visit their website here.

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