Almost all of the major attractions on Cat Island revolve around Mother Nature, from Boiling Point to Big Blue Hole. Without large cities filled with endless shops and restaurants, taxis simply aren't as necessary as some of the other islands in the Bahamas. Fortunately for those are in need, they are still available, it just may take a little extra doing to get a ride.
Taxis can generally be found in the large settlements of Arthur's Town and Orange Creek where locals live and work, and many tourists stay in order to be near all of the amenities that prevent them from spending their getaway camping on the beach. When you're in these areas, you may get lucky and catch a taxi as you walk from place to place, but to be safe it is best to have the phone number of a few local operators on hand so you can call and have a driver pick you up when you're in need.
If you are somewhere where you can't seem to find a taxi, call one of the companies found below.
|(242) 342-3134||New Bight - Cat Island|
|(242) 342-3115||Cat Island|
|(242) 354-5088||Wilson Bay - Cat Island|
|(242) 342-8041||New Bight - Cat Island|
|(242) 354-2066||Arthurs Town|
Fares are not to be negotiated as they have been set in advance by the government. They are based on a two person occupancy and start at $3 plus $0.40(USD) per each quarter mile traveled. Every extra passenger is another $3(USD), and if you have more than two pieces of luggage to store in the trunk that will cost extra as well. Although tips are never required, plan to add an extra 15 percent of your total bill for the gratuity.
No, taxis are not the most recommended form of transportation on Cat Island, but those who prefer to avoid driving can find ways to make taxis work for them.
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