Ferries to Placencia

Ferry services shouldn't be overlooked as you plan a stay in Placencia

When you're visiting Placencia, you have more than just ground transportation to look forward to as means of getting around. Not only is there a water taxi operating locally, but you can also travel to nearby Honduras aboard an international ferry.

Riding the Ferries

There are two water taxi services you should know about when you stay in Placencia. The Hokey Pokey Water Taxi and the Express Water Taxi. The Hokey Pokey Water Taxi serves only those staying within Belize borders and sails to Mango Creek every day at 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m., and costs $5(USD) per person each way. You can call 523-2376 for further details.

For local and international travel, there is the Express Water Taxi. They leave from Placencia on Friday at 9:30 a.m., arrive in Big Creek at 10:00 a.m. to drop off and pick up passengers, then sail on to Puerto Cortez, Honduras, arriving at 2:00 p.m. The return trip leaves Hoduras on Monday at 10:00 a.m., arrives in Big Creek at noon, then Placencia at 2:00 p.m. For further information, you can contact Hokey Pokey at 202-4506 or 523-4045.

Check the following chart for ferry details.

Ferry Docks
Name Location
Big Creek Ferry Dock 3.1 mi. (5.1 km) West-Southwest of Placencia
Placencia Ferry Docks 1.6 mi. (2.6 km) South of Placencia

Whether for a quick ride to Mango Cay or international travel for the opportunity to visit another country during your vacation, ferries and water taxis are an important form of transportation for tourists to take advantage of in Placencia.

Ferry Routes, Placencia
Location Served Dock A Dock B Company Frequency
Caribbean Big Creek Ferry Dock D-Express Ferry Dock Honduras D-Express 1 to 2 days per week
Caribbean Placencia Ferry Docks D-Express Ferry Dock Honduras D-Express 1 to 2 days per week
Placencia Big Creek Ferry Dock Placencia Ferry Docks D-Express 1 to 2 days per week
Placencia Independencia Ferry Docks Placencia Ferry Docks Hockey Pokey many times per day
Placencia Placencia Ferry Docks Big Creek Ferry Dock D-Express 1 to 2 days per week

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