Transportation on South Caicos is hard to come by, and this includes taxis. Most tourists are busy participating in watersports or exploring on foot, so this isn't much of a problem. However, when you are absolutely in need of a ride, a taxi can be called upon.
If you arrive on South Caicos by plane, a taxi will most likely be there to greet you. This is one of the only times on the island that a cab will be readily available to take you from one place to another, as the drivers are kept abreast of arrivals in order to be there to take visitors to their accommodations.
What you will discover about taxis on this island is that the rates have been preset by the government, so as soon as you get in the cab, your driver should be able to tell you the cost based upon where you are traveling to. The chart below should give you an idea of what you can expect to spend.
If you are in need of a ride somewhere that you can't travel to on foot, have the concierge of your hotel arrange a ride for you. This is the most tried and true method of finding a taxi on the island.
This table shows some typical taxi fares for this area.
|Typical Cost (USD)||Location A||Location B|
|$ 11.10||South Caicos Airport||High Point North|
|$ 4.20||South Caicos Airport||South Caicos Ferry Dock|
|$ 8.40||South Caicos Airport||Long Cay Beach|
|$ 21.00||South Caicos Airport||South Caicos Northern Point|
Making arrangements for transportation on South Caicos can feel fruitless at times thanks to the lack of readily available vehicles, but it is possible. If you don't want to deal with the hassle of renting a car, taking a cab can be arranged.
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