Of all the transportation options available in Rodney Bay, hailing a cab is one of the most popular choices for a number of reasons from the bad reputation of the local infrastructure to the fact that you have to be over the age of 25 to rent a car. Whatever your reason for making taxis the way you get around, you'll find the experience to be a recommendable one.
Finding a taxi in Rodney Bay isn't difficult at all. Not only are they readily available on the streets of this town and at several taxi stands, but you can also call and have a driver pick you up from one of the local agencies.
Take a look at the chart that follows to find information on local taxis.
|(758) 458-0428||Rodney Bay|
|(758) 452-8562||- Rodney Bay|
|(758) 458-0392||Rodney Bay|
|St. Lucia Taxi||(758) 453-0483||Baywalk Mall - Muirton|
When you're out on the street, you'll be able to recognize taxis by their license plates first and foremost. When you see red lettering that begins with "TX" that is your indicator that you've discovered a legal and licensed taxi. The vehicle may also feature the word "TAXI" on either the side doors or windshield, and on occasion you'll even encounter a taxi with a dome on the roof that lights up when it is available for use.
...rate chart available for you to review...
The cost of a taxi to get you around Rodney Bay is not exactly cheap, but most would consider it to be affordable. Rates hike up when you leave town, and they can quickly add up if you utilize the service continually.
Taxis here do not have meters. As you see on the chart below, the rates are set in advance and determined by taking into account where you are traveling from and to. You can get the full chart of rates from the Board of Tourism when you first arrive on St. Lucia, but you driver will always have a rate chart available for you to review. Prices are typically listed in United States Dollars and quoted for up to four passengers. This does not necessarily mean that your driver will accept foreign currency, however, so it is always best to ask.
Drivers in Rodney Bay are also very good at giving guided tours, so if you find a driver you like, ask what their rate is. This price is negotiable, but you can expect to spend around $200(USD) for a full island tour for up to four passengers.
As with any service, although gratuities are welcome, they are not necessary. Still, a 15 percent tip is recommended.
Want to know what you'll pay to use a cab? Scan the following chart.
|Typical Cost (USD)||Location A||Location B|
|$ 10.00 - $ 11.50||Rodney Bay||Gros Islet|
|$ 25.00 - $ 29.00||Downtown Castries||Cap Estate|
|$ 10.00 - $ 12.00||Rodney Bay||Cap Estate|
|$ 10.00 - $ 11.50||Rodney Bay||Pigeon Island|
|$ 20.00 - $ 24.00||Downtown Castries||Rodney Bay|
|$ 30.00 - $ 35.00||George F.L. Charles Airport||Rodney Bay|
|$ 90.00 - $ 104.00||Hewanorra International Airport||Rodney Bay|
With all of the reasons to hail a cab in Rodney Bay, it is hard to imagine why anyone would choose to do otherwise. Now that you've taken the time to learn all there is to know about the service, you're ready to decide whether or not this options works best for you.
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