Taxis on Dominica

Let others do the driving as you travel around this scenic tropical island

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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.

Taxi Companies

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.

Taxi Services
Name Phone Location
Alwin's Taxi (767) 448-4260 131 Victoria Street - Dominica
Antours (767) 448-6460 Croner of Corke & George Street - Roseau
Boyce Taxis (767) 448-4394 Louviere - Roseau
Cecil's Taxi Service (767) 448-2349 24 Church Lane - Roseau
Garraway Enterprises (767) 448-2891 17 Old Street - Roseau
Island Tours And Taxi Service (767) 440-0944 34 Cork Street - Downtown Roseau
Lewis Alwin (767) 448-4260 131 Victoria Street - Roseau
Linton's Taxi Service (767) 448-2558 33 Elmshall - Roseau
Mally's Taxi Service (767) 448-3114 64 Corke Street - Roseau
Mclean's Taxi Service (767) 445-5299 Picard - Portsmouth
Nature Island Taxi (767) 440-8126 43 King George 5th Street - Downtown Roseau
Oscar Taxi Service (767) 448-5170 Thirteenth Street and Johnson Avenue - Roseau
Younis Taxi Service (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.

Rates, Fares, and Fees

Taxis are readily available to transport passengers arriving at either Douglas-Charles Airport or Canefield Airport 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 Fares Around Dominica
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.


Taxi Tours

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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