San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi

San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi

6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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We are the Lead provider of water transportation in Belize! Our transcendent service and impressive fleet will cater to your every travel need. We travel daily to Caye Caulker and San Pedro and we now travel to Chetumal, Mexico MX every other day. CLASS-COMFORT-RELIABILITY San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi... the only way to travel in Belize!
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Ann B
15 contributions
Oct 2022
Excellent ferry service. Runs on time. Luggage handling better than any airport. Taxi from airport or bus station in Belize City to the ferry port is cheap and payable in Belize or US dollars. The ferry takes less than an hour to reach Caye Caulker from Belize, then another 20 minutes to San Pedro on Ambergris. You can buy tickets (single or open return) online in advance or at the kiosk. Online ticket holders must still register at the kiosk before boarding. It's a lovely trip, with friendly, helpful staff. Highly recommended.
Written November 7, 2022
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andrea_roberts024
Baton Rouge, LA26 contributions
Jul 2021
We used this service to go from Belize City to spend 7 days on Ambergis Caye, and while we were there, we took a trip to Caye Caulker on the water taxi as well. The first boat we took was smaller than the other 3 we subsequently rode. The smaller one was a little crammed, but it was still perfectly fine, even with my husband on crutches. They allowed us to board first every time, and they handle luggage with no problem. We booked the round trip from the mainland on the internet prior to flying to Belize, but they charge an internet processing fee. Although we paid ahead of time (extra with the internet fee) they still required that we check in at the window when we arrived. Next time, we will just arrive an hour before the scheduled departure to purchase tickets like we did for our Caye Caulker trip with no issues. The ride from San Pedro to Caye Caulker is only about 30 minutes. The boat to bring us back to San Pedro was about 20 minutes late, but we hung out in the bar next door until we saw it arrive. I would take the water taxi every time over paying over $100 to fly to the island. Plus, the kids enjoyed the boat.
Written July 17, 2021
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maserk
Colorado Springs, CO1,664 contributions
Feb 2021
We took this water taxi from Belize City to Caye Caulker where we were going to stay a couple of nights. It goes to Caye Caulker first and then on to San Pedro/Ambergris Caye. They take your luggage and give you a luggage tag to claim it once you have arrived. We got our tickets online beforehand, but you still need to go to the window to pick up a physical ticket to board. There are two lines, one for Caye Caulker and the other for San Pedro. The ferry goes both places, to Caye Caulker first and then on to Ambergris Caye. But for some reason, they want you in two different lines (maybe to ensure that you paid the right fare?) The ferry to Caye Caulker is approx. 45 minutes and it's scheduled for an hour trip back (more into the wind, I guess.) The round trip fare was very reasonable, especially as compared to taking a flight out to the cayes. Everyone was wearing masks, and it wasn't overly crowded when we went. There were two different types of boats, and I preferred the one we had on the way over because it had windows that slid open so we could look out.
Written February 28, 2021
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Citlali
United States8 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
We were charged $51 USD for a round trip from Belize City to San Pedro. We asked around and locals told us this was ridiculous as the rate is $30 USD. The trip itself is long and crowded. You have to check in before boarding the ferry, so we recommend doing it as soon as you get there vs waiting until 20 minutes before departure like the majority of people. We were told there is another water taxi company that is cheaper and faster so I recommend looking into that option as well.
Written June 25, 2021
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YUKG
28 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
It’s the company who takes you across a border who has the responsibility to ensure all passengers on board will be safely delivered. This did not happen to us on the 14/03/2020. Instead, we spent 9 hours on board a boat with no food or water, waiting.

With the COVID-19 virus, I understand it’s a challenging time. But when a country blocks Italian nationals from entering and a boat company carry’s 2 of them to that country, causing an entire boat of people who should be able to get to the island, are denied entry, the company should take responsibility. Instead, we lost our accommodations, we weren’t allowed refunds on the boat tickets and quite frankly we arrived back into Mexico with dehydration and frustration.

This company took no responsibility for leaving us like this. The boss even insisted we stayed on the boat overnight in Belizian waters when all passengers wanted to return to Chetumal. News reports say we refused to leave waters, this was the decision of the manager of the company, not listening to the people on bird the boat. There was no responsibility taken, no refunds given and a total lack of customer service. In total we lost out on almost USD $500 *due to the lack of planning and consideration this company has.

*most travel insurance companies do not cover failed trips if you have departed from the first country and entered into international waters- which is what this company made us do.

Completely unreliable company. Should be ashamed of themselves.
Written March 15, 2020
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We truly apologize for the situation that took place on Mar 14-2020. Please note that our company did everything in our capacity to ensure your safety. You must understand that our borders were open and there was no travel ban therefore our trip was on schedule. Our vessel had already departed and we were not informed on time due to a lack of communication from the border officials in Belize. The border officials in Belize insisted that we could not dock, Our manager worked tirelessly to try to get the boats docked properly in San Pedro but to no avail. We were later informed that certain individuals on the vessels created concerns due to place of origin and nationality due to the growing concern for COVID -19 cases. Please Note we even requested another vessel to take water and food, and this request was also denied. Please Note, We as a company DID NOT refuse to Return to the port of call, however the delay on the water was because we had to make special arrangements to ensure the re-entry was LEGAL in Mexico. This situation was completely out of our control and like you, we are not happy with the decision that the border officials made that led up to the unfortunate turn of events. In lieu of all this, All of our passengers are qualified for a full refund.
Written March 16, 2020
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Jessica M
16 contributions
Mar 2022
Easy, less expensive way to get to Caye Caulker or San Pedro from the airport. Ferry from Belize City to Caye Caulker takes around 45min-1 hour. Staff will store luggage, so you don't have to carry it with you. Luggage service is very quick and efficient. Ticket lines can be a bit long, but I believe even if you purchase online, you still need to wait in line to pick the tickets up. Going to the island, ferry is prompt, but on the way back there does tend to be a slight delay - so plan an extra 20-30 minutes if going back to Belize City to make a flight.
Written May 3, 2022
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3,783 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We used this service twice, first from Chetumal to Cater Caulker and then to Belize City. We couldn't really fault the ride, what an amazing way to enter a new country. There are a number of blogs about the customs process at Chetumal and a fair bit of misinformation. There is a Mexican departure tax of $575 pesos and it is not a scam. It is actually customs that charge this and not the taxi service, so unfair in any case to blame the service, especially if you haven't done your homework on the process. You can book tickets online, however there appears to be an extra 10pc charge. So best to purchase them in person. For Chetumal, the Ferry leaves Sunday and every 2nd day thereafter at 3:30pm. We were fine with getting tickets that morning. The other thing worth noting is that while there is a toilet on board, there is a sign saying you can only do no 1s! There are free toilets at Chetumal, so make sure you make use of that. The ferry will stop at San Pedro, where everyone gets off and does their Belize custom paper work. We were hanging around for quite a bit and then left around 5:30pm to Caye Caulker. You buy get refreshments while you wait, so not all bad. As for the ferry to Belize City, there are frequent ferries throughout the day and they cost $22 BD. We managed to get a voucher from a touter for $17 BN, so worth looking our for that.
Written February 22, 2020
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We thank you and truly appreciate your fair feedback!! We are happy that you chose us!! Continue to enjoy Belize!
Written February 24, 2020
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Tayler
2 contributions
Jul 2021
Extremely disappointed in this service. Our boat ride from the airport to Ambergris Caye went as planned but we were told we couldn't take the boat back to the airport and would need to fly instead, due to rough water, upon flying out of Belize. Michele advised us she would book the plane for us, which we needed to pay for up front, and she would reimburse us after.

Since returning we have emailed, called and sent many messages to Michele with no reply or update on our reimbursement. She's gone completely MIA which has caused us to be an additional $600 out of pocket.

It's a shame because everyone else on the island was always very helpful and accommodating. I highly discourage anyone from using this business in Belize due to their dishonesty.
Written August 11, 2021
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Luci W
World14 contributions
Nov 2021
We had a great experience with the SPBE water taxi. We were a group of 12, so I booked via email in order to get the group discount. This was fine but there was some miscommunication at first when I was checking in (they thought I was at the wrong water taxi terminal). We sorted it out quickly and everything was good, just something to keep in mind if you book via email. It seems like it's a different system than their regular booking.
The ride to Caye Caulker was easy and quick; same with the return trip. We all rode on the top deck and were very comfortable. The terminal area is very large with lots of little shops (pretty much everyone had forgotten something, so this was very helpful!), food places, and a coffee shop and bar, so we were well entertained while waiting for the boat. The entire process was easy, not to mention MUCH cheaper than flying Tropic Air.
Traveled in November 2021, 12 people in group, water taxi to Caye Caulker and back three days later.
Written May 11, 2022
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CJ J
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
Where can I even start. The ferry was 45 minutes late causing me to lose my flight. They were loading luggage in slow motion, blaring loud and inappropriate music, and were incredibly rude. The icing on the cake was how this particular crew blatantly ignored anyone who was black in favor of others, even admitted by the taxi drivers! I took another water taxi to San Pedro and had a wonderful experience. This one I would not recommend to anybody. Don’t waste your time.
Written June 26, 2022
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