Whether your ride in a taxi is a onetime thing, or you plan to make it your primary source of transportation, it is a good idea to be aware of how the service works in Falmouth Harbour on the island of Antigua. Most likely, you'll learn that there are a few things that are different than cabs in your home town.
Taxis are easy to come by in Falmouth Harbour at attractions, shopping areas, and hotels. If you can't seem to find one, get in touch with any of the taxi companies listed below, and they will send someone to pick you up. If you can't get to a phone, simply head to the nearest hotel where they will call you a cab, even if you aren't staying with them.
View this chart to get in touch with a local cab company when you are needing a ride.
|(268) 460-5353||West End Bus Station - St. John's|
|(268) 460-3612||Freeman's Village|
...some taxis will act as your local tour guide...
Taxis in Falmouth Bay are not metered. Instead, rates have been set in advance by the local taxi cab association and drivers should have a list of prices in the vehicle with them. If there is no rate card available, make sure to discuss the fare with your driver and decide upon a number before you leave. The rates are based upon a one to four passenger occupancy, and will not be more or less if there is just one person in the cab, or if there are up to four.
If you have more than four passengers traveling with you, expect to be charged an additional $6(USD) per extra person. All rates are listed as a one way trip, so if you need a ride back, expect the listed price to double. Know that if you ask your driver to make stops, you will be charged an extra fee of $5(USD) per half hour and if you need to store more than four pieces of luggage in the trunk, it will cost you an additional $2.50(USD) per bag.
Curious how much a taxi ride will set you back? See the following info.
|Typical Cost (USD)||Location A||Location B|
|$ 43.00||Falmouth Harbour||Dickenson Bay|
|$ 24.00||St. John's||Falmouth Harbour|
|$ 24.00||St. John's||Pigeon Point|
|$ 24.00||St. John's||Nelson's Dockyard National Park|
|$ 24.00||Heritage Quay Terminal||Nelson's Dockyard National Park|
|$ 31.00||V.C. Bird International Airport||Falmouth Harbour|
|$ 25.00||Deepwater Harbour||Falmouth Harbour|
|$ 24.00||Heritage Quay Terminal||Pigeon Point|
In addition to asking your driver if they will be willing to drive you around for an hourly fee of $24(USD), some taxis will act as your local tour guide. If this is something that interests you, ask your driver. He or she will let you know how much they'll charge and you can work together to determine which sites you'd like to see.
There are plenty of options when it comes to hailing a cab in Falmouth Harbour. You may be the type of person who prefers to utilize local drivers every time you need transportation, or you may be content only getting a ride to and from the airport. Whatever your style, the set rates and government regulations make taxis on Antigua a service you can trust.
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