When you're visiting a foreign country, it can be nerve-racking to get behind the wheel; plus, there is something to be said for sitting back and enjoying the scenery as you drive by. For this reason, and many more, hiring taxi is an important option to consider.
Dominica's taxis can be found in a number of locations especially Roseau, the airports, and outside of many major hotels. If you're out and about and need to hail a cab, you shouldn't have trouble determining which cars on the road are private and which are for public use. Taxi drivers are typically uniformed and license plates of taxi vehicles should contain the letters “HA” or “H.”
Take a look at the following table for taxi companies serving Dominica.
|(767) 448-4260||131 Victoria Street - Dominica|
|(767) 448-6460||Croner of Corke & George Street - Roseau|
|(767) 448-4394||Louviere - Roseau|
|(767) 448-2349||24 Church Lane - Roseau|
|(767) 448-2891||17 Old Street - Roseau|
|(767) 440-0944||34 Cork Street - Downtown Roseau|
|(767) 448-4260||131 Victoria Street - Roseau|
|(767) 448-2558||33 Elmshall - Roseau|
|(767) 448-3114||64 Corke Street - Roseau|
|(767) 445-5299||Picard - Portsmouth|
|(767) 440-8126||43 King George 5th Street - Downtown Roseau|
|(767) 448-5170||Thirteenth Street and Johnson Avenue - Roseau|
|(767) 448-2470||60 King George V Street - Roseau|
Although taxis can be useful options for transportation around Dominica, there are several limitations to this service. Taxis can be difficult to find after around 6:00 p.m., which means travelers may have to arrange transportation for a set time beforehand. Additionally, the public minivan buses are typically more affordable than taxi fares, and rental cars may also often turn out to be more cost-efficient.
Taxis are readily available to transport passengers arriving at eitheror to their final destination on the island. Rates are fixed by the government, and your driver should have a rate card available so you know how much you'll spend before you begin driving.
The following chart provides typical taxi rates for this area.
|Typical Cost (USD)||Location A||Location B|
|$ 34.50 - $ 43.25||Gustavia||Grand Fond|
|$ 34.50 - $ 43.25||Gustaf Iii Airport||Grand Fond|
|$ 26.00 - $ 32.00||Douglas-Charles Airport||Portsmouth|
|$ 40.00 - $ 50.00||Douglas-Charles Airport||Salisbury|
|$ 26.00 - $ 32.00||Douglas-Charles Airport||Roseau|
|$ 15.00 - $ 20.00||Douglas-Charles Airport||Calibishie|
|$ 26.00 - $ 32.00||Douglas-Charles Airport||Newton|
|$ 23.75 - $ 32.00||Douglas-Charles Airport||Canefield|
|$ 25.50 - $ 34.00||Douglas-Charles Airport||Wall House|
|$ 25.00 - $ 40.00||Canefield Airport||Roseau|
|$ 40.00 - $ 50.00||Douglas-Charles Airport||Colihaut|
|$ 15.00 - $ 20.00||Douglas-Charles Airport||Northern Forest Reserve|
Special fares can be negotiated with taxi drivers to carry a number of passengers going to the same destination. You might also find that vehicles that are noticeably older or have no air conditioning will offer discounted rates. If you have special needs, you can contact the cab operator directly to ensure you get the type of vehicle necessary for your drive.
More than 300 miles of roads connect the various treasured sites and towns of Dominica. Allowing others to handle driving responsibilities while on the island gives travelers the opportunity to gaze at the beauty of the local environs as the scenery unfolds outside the window. Taxi drivers have a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to the local landscape and can be excellent tour guides for visitors on the island. Travelers can pay between $70(USD) to $90(USD) for tours lasting up to five hours. Tours can also be taken by the hour; taxi drivers will provide the rates which will typically be about $15(USD) per hour.
Travelers who will not be doing extensive traveling on the island may wish to take taxis where they need to go. Whether you are simply going to the airport or to the rainforest, taxi drivers can provide friendly transportation to most sites on Dominica.
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