Because of their high prices, few tourists rely on taxis as their main source of transportation, unless they plan to spend most of their time at their hotel. For most tourists staying in Blowing Point, it makes sense to rent a car for at least part of their vacation. Whether you use a taxi once or twice, or for every trip, there are a few things you should know in advance.
Despite the cost, most people will use a taxi at least once during their stay in Blowing Point, and that is typically to get from their port of entry to their hotel – where if they have rented a vehicle it will be delivered to them. Taxis can be found in abundance at the Clayton Lloyd International Airport (formerly Walblake Airport). Another location where taxis tend to congregate is the .
If you'd like to call for a cab to pick you up at a preset time and place, you may want to contact any one of these local taxi agencies.
|(264) 497-5054||Clayton Lloyd International Airport - The Valley|
|(264) 497-6089||Blowing Point Ferry Terminal - Blowing Point|
|(264) 497-2679||Stoney Ground|
|Premier Taxi & Tours||(264) 497-0515||The Valley|
Blowing Point's drivers are known for their courteous and friendly nature, making their riders feel welcome and even at home. For this reason, it is common for tourists to take their driver's name and cell phone number to call and ask for them specifically when they need their next ride. Taxi drivers on the island are also well-versed in local attractions and can be hired to take you and your travel companions on a tour. This is a great option because it gives you the chance to create your own list of sites you want to see, and your driver will take you there privately for a set fee, sharing with you his or her knowledge of the attraction.
Unlike in the United States, where most cabs are metered, here the rates are set annually, based upon zones. You'll find up-to-date fares listed at the Blowing Point Ferry Terminal, but your driver should also have a sheet on him or her as well.
...the rates are set...based upon zones...
Anguilla separates the island into Zones 1 through 10, and regulates how much it will cost to get from one zone to another. For example, to get from Zone 1, which is on the southwest tip of the island, to Zone 10, which is on the north east tip, it will cost $38(USD). Blowing Point is located in Zone 4. To get around the town is will cost $10(USD) one way, and prices go up from there as you drive to zones farther away. A trip from the airport to Blowing Point is $18(USD). The most you'll pay on a one way trip from Blowing Point is $30(USD) to get to Zone 10.
Check the chart below for a complete list of prices.
|Route - To or From Blowing Point||Fee|
In addition to the base rates, there are a few surcharges to keep in mind.
Fare is $4(USD) more expensive between 6:00 p.m. and midnight, and an extra $10(USD) between midnight and 6:00 a.m.
In Zones 7, 8, and 9, and additional $5(USD) is added to the rate when there are more than two passengers.
If you have more than two pieces of luggage, there will be a $2(USD) charge per bag.
Tours cost $55(USD) for two people for two hours, with an additional charge of $10 per person if there are three or more riders.
You can hire a taxi by the hour, for $28(USD) an hour.
Tipping is not required, but it is recommended. You may tip at your discretion, but 10 to 15 percent of your total fare is typical. Also keep in mind that you must pay in cash, but both United States and local currency are accepted.
If you feel more comfortable letting a knowledgeable driver get you from place to place, making a taxi your transportation of choice during your time in Blowing Point is a great option. With friendly drivers and transparent prices, there are definite merits to hailing a cab here.
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