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Water taxi info

by MsP57 Online Now Aug 2, 2007 at 7:33 AM

Wondering about details of the water taxi boats: How many water taxi companies are there? Size of engines,etc. Are there many repair shops there? Seriously considering moving there and need to know if work will be available...propeller repairs.

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    Re: Water taxi info

    by Neb2489 Online Now Aug 20, 2007 at 1:58 PM

    I have no idea what the competition would be like in the repair business - however, there are many water taxis running back and forth between all of the numerous cayes and Belize City. I was on Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker, and on both islands, there would always be at least 2 (usually more) water taxis running at any given time. The same was true for the water taxi dock in Belize City.
    Most of the boats that I saw were using between 2 and 4 Yamaha 250 (four stroke I think) outboards.
    Hope that helps!
    (also, I don't know how well a job such as that would pay there - I know that in most job areas pay is lower there compared to say the United States or most of Europe...but I guess real-estate and such is cheaper too. Something to check into at least)

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    by Neb2489 Online Now Aug 20, 2007 at 2:01 PM

    I forgot to say, those figures were from when I was there in early August (the slow season) - so there may be even more boats running when tourism picks up in the winter, but Ive always went in the summer when tourism is slow and things are cheaper so I cant say for sure.

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