The islands that line 200 miles of Belize's Caribbean coastline are some of the country's most popular tourist destinations. And 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:
|Belize City, Ambergris Caye,
Caye Caulker, and
|Belize City to Ambergris Caye: $13(USD)
Belize City to Caye Caulker: $8(USD)
|1 ¼ hours
|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.
Caye Caulker Water Taxi Association: 501-223-1969
Lady Lowe Ferry: 501-422-2691
Requena (water taxi): 501-722-2070
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.
|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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