Thanks to poor road conditions and high rental costs, taxis are one of the preferred methods of transportation in Roseau. Many tourists appreciate the set rates and friendly drivers that make the experience of letting someone else take the wheel an enjoyable one.
From the time you fly into Roseau, you'll find taxis to be readily available to you, as drivers make the rounds at , Roseau Cruise Dock, popular attractions and the resort area. Although the fact that taxis are actually minibuses might throw you off, there are a number of ways to ensure when you hail a cab in town it is an officially licensed vehicle. First, the license plate will have the letters “HA” or “H” on them (for “hire”), the drivers wear uniforms, and their credentials are posted somewhere in the vehicle.
If you have questions regarding taxis in Roseau and anywhere in Dominica, you can contact the Dominica Taxi Association at 767-449-8533.
See the following chart for a list of taxi services serving Roseau.
|(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) 440-8126||43 King George 5th Street - Downtown Roseau|
|(767) 448-5170||Thirteenth Street and Johnson Avenue - Roseau|
|Tru Taxi Service||(767) 276-2228||Roseau|
|(767) 448-2470||60 King George V Street - Roseau|
You won't find meters in the taxis driving around Roseau. Instead, there are rates that have been preset by the government. This means you'll always know how much it will cost you to get from one place to another before you even get to your final destination. Even so, make sure you confirm with your driver to make sure there are no surprises.
This table shows some taxi rates for the area.
|Typical Cost (USD)||Location A||Location B|
|$ 26.00 - $ 32.00||Douglas-Charles Airport||Roseau|
|$ 25.50 - $ 34.00||Douglas-Charles Airport||Wall House|
|$ 23.75 - $ 32.00||Douglas-Charles Airport||Canefield|
|$ 25.00 - $ 40.00||Canefield Airport||Roseau|
Don't forget to tip your driver for a job well done. Consider adding between 15 and 20 percent to your final bill as a special reward.
One of the best ways to see the island is to have someone in-the-know take you around. Taxi drivers are great at giving tours, thanks to their great deal of experience driving around to all the most obscure places, plus the added bonus of having lived on the island for most of their lives. For anywhere between $70 and $90(USD) for up to five hours, you can have your favorite cab driver give you a tour of Dominica.
Whether you decide to utilize taxi services as a one off to get from your point of entry to your hotel, or make it your main mode of transportation, it helps to know the inns and outs of the trade. As you can see from above, fares can add up if you hail a cab with every move you make, but the knowledge that someone who knows their way around is in charge more than makes up for the cost for most tourists.
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