Not every island in the Abaco Islands has taxis available to guests, but those that do like Great Abaco are known for their courteous nature, local knowledge, and reasonable fares. For the most part, the taxis you'll encounter in the Abaco Islands will be mini-vans, rather than the standard five-passenger sedan.
... a great choice for island tours...
Taxis are typically available in the most popular tourist areas, however, if you can't find one on the street, you can call the taxi stand or one of the local companies and have someone pick you up.
Be on the lookout for taxis with a “Bahamashost” decal posted in the front window. This means that driver has been through a hospitality and tourism course offered by the Ministry of Tourism. Aside from being especially courteous, these drivers are a great choice for island tours.
If you'd like to call ahead for a taxi to come get you at a reserved time and place, you can call one of these local taxi agencies.
|(242) 365-6048||Man of War Cay||Man of War Cay|
|(242) 365-0591||Great Abaco||Great Abaco|
|(242) 365-8397||Great Abaco||Great Abaco|
|(242) 365-8096||Great Abaco||Great Abaco|
|(242) 365-0161||Abaco - Great Abaco||Great Abaco|
|(242) 359-6270||Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
|(242) 357-6980||Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
|(242) 365-8572||Abaco - Great Abaco||Great Abaco|
|(242) 265-8661||Treasure Cay Airfield - 24.2 mi. (38.9 km) Northwest of Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
In the Bahamas, all taxis are required to have working meters despite the fact that rates are set by the government based upon departure and arrival points on a particular island. In Abaco, almost every driver uses the set rate system, so meters are pretty much obsolete. If a meter is in working order, you can expect to spend $3 base for two passengers, then an additional $0.40(USD) per mile driven. Each additional passenger will cost another $3(USD), except for children under the age of five who are accompanied by an adult.
Additional charges to be aware of include luggage fees, which cost between $0.75 and $1 per bag after the first two free bags, and $0.30(USD) for each minute a taxi has to wait on you to run an errand unless you have hired them by the hour.
If you'd like to hire a taxi to take you around and show you the sites, expect to spend $45(USD) an hour for five guests or less. Each additional half hour will be another $22.50(USD).
If you decide to skip renting a car during your stay in the Abacos, taxis can be a great way to fill the gaps between sailing, hotel provided shuttles, and hoofing it. Make sure to bring enough cash to pay your fare plus a little extra for a tip, and you should have no problems using this service regularly.
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