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Belize City - and more

We have already booked a B&B in Ladyville, which is right next to Belize City - we have a group of 8. Someone mentioned Ruggamuffin Tours, which has a great day snorkeling trip - my question is this - the schedule begins at 10:00 AM - is there a schedule of boats out of Belize City to Caye Caulker (which is where Rugganuffin is based. The people we are renting from are from the states and have recently moved to Ladyville; they suggested renting a car - after reading reviews on here, I'm a bit leary of doing so - any suggestions? Being as we're staying in Ladyville, we will have to drive or take a bus to different areas - we were told most anything is an easy day trip . . . do you agree? Any suggestions of things to do? We will do the Zoo, perhaps a ruins, not sure about zip line or caves . . . I'll appreciate any suggestions!

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Honestly, I've never been tempted to stay in Ladyville or BC so have no personal experience with transport options from there. You could look into the cost of renting a vehicle but it might be cheaper to hire shuttle drivers as needed. For some trips you could consider local buses; I'm fond of that form of travel in Belize though don't know about your B&B's location and access. Loads of transport details including shuttle driver suggestions and water taxi schedules on this website:


Here are 2 amazing caving tours to consider:



The zoo is a great choice. You could also consider visiting the Community Baboon Sanctuary and the Lamanai Maya site which typically includes a jungly boat trip up the New River from Orange Walk and back.

My photos with blog and travelogue links on the main page of each collection are below in case you're interested - all my recommendations are embedded there. Happy trails!


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You'll need a car to move around and driving is safe and you'll save $ on transport and mainland tours. You can take the water taxi to Caye Caulker and San Pedro. Or fly from Municipal, which will cost less than out of Intl. I live in Ladyville and love living on the canals and close to the sea.

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Boats travel between Belize City and Caye Caulker about every hour -- the boats are called water taxis here.

There are 2 water taxi terminals in Belize City -- both in the downtown area and only a few hundred metres apart.

Water taxi schedules & fares are on these sites...

a) Caye Caulker Water Taxi Association


b) San Pedro Water Jets Express


The abovementioned services operate from the Caye Caulker Water Taxi terminal on North Front Street beside the Swing Bridge. The schedules on each website currently show the combined schedules of the two services.

c) San Pedro – Belize Express Water Taxi


SP-Belize Express operates from the Brown Sugar Market at 111 North Front Street, a few hundred metres from the CCWT terminal.

If going to Belize City, you don't need to rent a car. Buses run along the highway at about 30 minute intevals. You should be able to walk from your house to the highway and wait for a bus. Buses will stop anywhere along the route -- just wave an arm when you see one approaching.

After arriving at the bus terminal in BC, the water taxi terminals are a 5 to 10 minute away, or you can go by taxi for about BZ$6.

Flying to CC is another option -- we have two airlines.

You can get to many places by bus, but renting a car might be a good idea for some trips. For example, if you want to go to Cayo by bus, you would have to get a bus to BC, and then change to a bus to Cayo. A car would save some time and allow you to visit the Burrell Boom area. You should have no problems driving.

If you want to visit Lamanai, I'd recommend the bus to get to the place where you join the boat tours along the river.

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Hi--I am hopping in on this thread. We are coming in on Carnival for a day and loved your helpful websites etc....are these water taxis and some of the other places/forms of transportation/places to visit close to the ship terminal? Any suggestions for "where the locals go?". Don't want to do ship sponsored excursions.

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Yes! There is a water taxi terminal located right next to the cruise line terminal. www.belizewatertaxi.com. They also have a page dedicated to Cruise Ship passengers. Have a great time in Belize!

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