Belize Ferries

Ferries and boats take to the water to transport tourists in Belize

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Belize Ferries

The islands that line 200 miles of Belize's Caribbean coastline are some of the country's most popular tourist destinations. There are plenty of services ready to sail you between the islands and the mainland.

If you're looking for a way to change the pace of your vacation, consider taking a trip between the Cayes and the mainland. After all, both locations have different atmospheres.


When traveling between islands, consider how you want to get around. While the larger islands have small plane services, most people consider traveling by boat to be the more scenic way to go.

There are plenty of ferry services to choose from, but the largest offer routes to the following locations:

Between Cost Time
Belize City, Ambergris Caye,
Caye Caulker, and
Caye Chapel
Belize City to Ambergris Caye: $13(USD)
Belize City to Caye Caulker: $8(USD)
1 ¼ hours
45 minutes
Corozal Town and San Pedro From $9(USD) one way to $20(USD) for round trip on scheduled trips;
$18(USD) for non-scheduled one way services
1 ½ hours
Punta Gorda to Puerto Barrios and Livingston, Guatemala * $10(USD) to $13(USD) varies
South of Corozal Town to the road to Copper Bank, Cerros, and the Shipstern peninsula Free service from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily varies

*This is a water taxi service, not a regular ferry.



These are not the only companies available for such services, but are the largest and most well-respected companies in the area. However, there are plenty of other reputable ferry and water taxi services available in Belize.

  • Thunderbolt: 501-226-2217

  • Ocean Ferry: 501-223-0033

  • San Pedro Jet Express: 501-226-2194

  • Hokey Pokey Water Taxi: 501-523-2376

Specific policies concerning ferries can change from area to area in Belize. To find out more about the local ferries in your destination, see one of our local ferry guides for the nation.

Ferries Serving Specific Areas
Guide to Ambergris Caye Ferries
Guide to Belize City Ferries
Guide to Caye Caulker Ferries
Guide to Corozal Ferries
Guide to Dangriga Ferries
Guide to Placencia Ferries
Guide to San Pedro Ferries

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