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Ferry to Puerto Barrios

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Ferry to Puerto Barrios

Does anyone have any up-to-date information about the ferry service to PB? Information on this site is old, and I seem to get differing accounts of the service depending upon which website I view.

The majority of the sites seem to indicate that there is only one service a day, leaving PG at 9am. I know that numerous private boat operators will do the trip at other times, but I am travelling solo and I am therefore looking for the public option.

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1. Re: Ferry to Puerto Barrios

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Requena's Water Taxi departs daily at 9 am. BZ$40

Pichilingo departs daily at 2 pm. BZ$50

Marisol departs daily at 4 pm. BZ$50

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3. Re: Ferry to Puerto Barrios

None of the water taxi/boat services are "public" - all are owned and run by private families. The above info on times is correct however.

In addition, there is a less reliable service run by Memo's, which does runs from PG to Livingston, then onwards to Puerto Barrios. He is only guaranteed to run Tuesdays and Fridays, 12.30pm, but if there is demand, he runs other days also.

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4. Re: Ferry to Puerto Barrios

HI...Saw a pic of their "ferrys". They seem pretty small. Safe? Can you tell me how long the trip is from punta Gorda to Puerto Barrios. Thanks much!

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5. Re: Ferry to Puerto Barrios

1 to 1.5 hours

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I took the boat from Punta Gorda to Puerta Barrios. It was an epic journey of an hour or so in very rough seas. Some of thepassengers wanted to abandon the journey at Livingstone so be warned, the boatman told us it would be a choppy ride and this was an understatement. The boatman was an excellent seaman. To me, it was thrilling but for others it might be terrifying, holding on for your life. We were soaked to the skin! Our baggage was covered over and arrived dry and in tact. We were given plastic sheeting to hide under but no amount of covering could shelter us from the high seas.

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7. Re: Ferry to Puerto Barrios

Check out www.facebook.com/btia.toledo they have updated schedules for different transportations posted.

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TRANSPORTES EL CHATO Phone (502) 79485525 Cel (502) 54124007

e-mail: pichilingo2000@yahoo.com


LEAVING: Puerto Barrios 10:00 a.m.

LEAVING: Punta Gorda 02:00 p.m.

Will be a pleasure to serve you

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In one of my guide books it says to contact BTIA (Belizian Tourism something or another) for the most recent information regarding the boats to Puerto Barrios. So, I did, and this is the e-mail I got today. (Don't yet see this one listed; so I figured I'd share.)

I just got this e-mail today:

From: Placida Leonor Requena [mailto:watertaxipg@gmail.com]

Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2013 3:29 PM

To: Belize Tourism Industry Association

Subject: Re: FW: Ferry question

We leave daily from Punta Gorda at 9:30am. The rate is $25.00US per person one way. You have to get tickets at least half an hour ahead of departure time but you can make reservations beforehand to have your space. Have a great day. Leonor

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10. Re: Ferry to Puerto Barrios

hey there, expert!! haa..got any new info on puerto barrios ferry to punta gorda? times, days, price? yu gotta stamp out of guatemala with pasport first? where is that done? aand in punta gorda stamp in? thanks...jeeeebers, gettin info on this is hard! haa..

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