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GETTING AROUND 
Taxis
Car Rentals
Dollar Vans
Water Taxis
Inter-Island Ferries
 
TAXIS

land taxi

  Bequia's famous open-backed taxis are well known for their courteous and friendly operators. Taxis are widely used for getting around - to and from Port Elizabeth, to the beaches, to restaurants - and home again in the evening! 

   Rates are fixed and are listed in the Bequia Tourism Association Office, but it's always sensible to check the fare beforehand. Most fares will be quoted in EC$, but sometimes for longer trips, including Island Tours, you may be quoted in US$ - you can normally pay in either currency.

   All taxis monitor VHF CH 68 and any restaurant or bar will be happy to call a taxi for you. Alternatively find them gathered "Under the Almond Tree" in Port Elizabeth. Visitors often choose to use the same taxi driver throughout their stay - many lasting friendships have been built this way!

   A number of Bequia taxi drivers have formed their own group known as the "A Team". Look out for their smart "The A Team" polo shirts. 

 




Angus Taxi Services, La Pompe

Angus Car Rental Bequia

  We offer friendly reliable service and reasonable rates.    Airport, ferry or villa pick-ups.
Courteous service, wide island knowledge. We will arrange your trips with pleasure.

Tel: 1 (784) 455 2955 or 1 (784) 528 6474

angus_taxi_rental@hotmail.com




Challenger Taxis
Tel: (784) 458 3811 
challengertaxi@yahoo.com
www.bequia.net/Challenger.htm



Eagle Taxi

Eagle
                            Taxi Bequia
 Friendly, courteous service offers island tours, will take you to and from the ferry, beach, and anywhere you want to go at anytime. Please email or call for rates.
 
Julian Ollivierre
Eagle Taxi #2234
Paget Farm, Bequia
VHF: 68  Cell: 593 9639
eagletaxibequia@yahoo.com



Gideon's Taxi & Rentals

Tel: (784) 458 3760 
gideontaxi@vincysurf.com
www.bequiajeeprentals.com




Gunno Taxi Services

Gunno Taxi Service Bequia

  Well clean and well kept taxi vehicles. We provide prompt and professional service in elegant ride whenever, where-ever on Bequia.
 
Our Bequia taxi Service include:
  Airport & Ferry pickup
  Shopping, Beaches
  To & from the Turtle Sanctuary
  To & from Restaurants
  To & from the Whaling Museum

 With Gunno Taxi Services, you can be assured of
reliable and efficient excellent service. Thank you for using Gunno Taxi!

Gunsalvo Leach, Hamilton, Bequia
gunsalvo@hotmail.com
Tel: (784) 497 5659 / 784 491 3407




Humble Servant Taxi Service
Humble Servant
                          Taxi Service

  Ever thought about relaxing in air condition comfort while viewing beautiful Bequia, or using just the sun roof? Well you can just do that by calling your HUMBLE SERVANT Thaddaeus anytime.
  Just feel like touring around the island at your very own pace - jeep rentals are available also.

dhumbleservant@hotmail.com
Tel: 1 (784) 495 3629 / 5291583




CAR RENTALS

   Several car and jeep rental companies operate on the island, offering both daily and weekly rates. If you want to have the freedom to explore at your own pace and in your own time, renting a car or jeep is the choice for you. Some vehicles are open topped, some are air-conditioned. 

Car rentals can usually also be arranged through your hotel, apartment, or villa.


Affordable Jeep RentalsBTA Member
Affordable Jeep Rentals Bequia

  Discover Bequia in comfort and style by renting a jeep from Affordable Jeep Rentals whose main goal is to provide comfortable and reliable rental jeeps for exploring our lovely island.
  We offer unbeatable rates and we also arrange your local license at no additional cost.
Book your jeep now!!
 
Contact Info:
Tel: 1 (784) 431 8760
dk.sons@hotmail.com
www.affordablejeeprentals.com



B&G (Gideon) Jeep Rental
Tel/Fax: (784) 458 3760 
gideontaxi@vincysurf.com
www.bequiajeeprentals.com


Challenger Car Rentals
Tel: (784) 458 3811 
challengertaxi@yahoo.com
www.Bequia.net/challenger.htm



Handy Andy Rentals

Handy Andy Rentals Bequia

  Make seeing the sights of the beautiful island a whole lot easier and more comfortable, or are you adventureous, into fitness or just rather see the island in fine style. 

  We have available jeeps, scooters and bicycles. All economiclly priced to make sure you see all the attractions of beautiful Bequia.

Telephones:
1 (784) 458 3116
1 (784) 458 3722
Cell: 1 (784) 533 0677
Fax: 1 (784) 457 3457  
mitchell1@vincysurf.com
bequialandandhome@vincysurf.com
skype: handyandyam
skype: bequialandandhome




KMG Rental ServicesBTA
KMG Rental Services Bequia

  Renting a jeep is the best way you experience the breathtaking scenery of our Island. 
  Whether you are planning your visit for a day, week or long term, we ensure quality and reliable service.
 
Tel: 784 454 9163 / 784 532 4821
kmgrentalservice@gmail.com
kmgrentals.weebly.com




DOLLAR VANS

  Often crowded, never dull, these closed vehicles are the cheapest way to get around to most parts of the island. Pick them up in Port Elizabeth (enquire at the Tourism Office for the regular routes and stop-offs) or simply hail one as it approaches and ask them if they are going you way! 

   Fares vary from EC$1 to EC$4 per person (payable once on board) depending on the length of journey.


WATER TAXIS

  
water
                        taxis

  A popular way to get from Admiralty Bay to Princess Margaret or Lower Bay beaches, or even just across Admiralty Bay.

   You will normally find a water taxi operator on the dock at the Frangipani or Gingerbread docks, or if there are none in sight just stand at the end of the dock and one will soon appear!

  
Cost about EC$15 one way, to the beaches, less for a trip across the harbour. Make a note of the name of the water taxi so you can ask for him again. 

All water taxis stand by on VHF CH 68. 



INTER-ISLAND FERRIES

  Bequia to St. Vincent
  Bequia has always relied on ferries to bring supplies and of course passengers to and from St. Vincent. Up until about fifteen years ago, the Friendship Rose, a Bequia built inter-island schooner was the only lifeline for Bequians to "the mainland". This handsome vessel, still with its same skipper Captain Lewis, now operates memorable day trips to the Tobago Cays.
Friendship Rose Bequia

 Today a regular and efficient ferry service operates between Bequia and Kingstown, St. Vincent, with two Bequia based companies - Admiralty Transport (784 458 3348) and Bequia Express (784 457 3539) - operating four boats between them. Together the two ferries lines offer seven sailings a day on weekdays, five on Saturdays, with morning and evening sailings only on Sundays. Each ferry has an air-conditioned saloon, bar and snack bar, or you can choose to sit up on deck and enjoy the sea air.

  The boats carry passengers and cargo, trucks and supplies from "the mainland" to Bequia and the arrival and departure of each ferry in Port Elizabeth is a lively buzz of activity even at 6.30am in the morning! 

One-way fares on all ferries are EC$25 per person, and EC$45 per person return (any time - with the same ferry company). 
 

Please call the ferry companies for the up-to-date ferry schedule!

Phone contact: Admiralty Transport 784 458 3348 and Bequia Express 784 457 3539

Schedules can be subject to change at short notice, so its sensible to check with the ferry companies or the Bequia Tourism Association before planning your journey - especially if you have a plane to catch!

Arriving in Bequia by ferry


  Ferries to other Grenadine Islands

Please Note:
There will be NO SATURDAY or TUESDAY sailings by the Jaden Sun Fast Ferry until further notice!
(as of December 2012)

M/V JADEN SUN
- Fast Ferry to Canouan and Union

  Introduced in August 2010, The M/V Jaden Sun is a high-speed passenger ferry operating a service between the islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

  Embarkation and debarkation points are Kingstown, Bequia, Canouan and Union Island, with stops in Mayreau on request.

Return fare Kingstown Union - Kingstown is EC$200,
(EC$180 from Bequia). One way is $100 ($90 from Bequia).
Sailing time Kingstown to Union is around 2 hours, including stops. Sailing time Kingstown to Bequia is around 25 minutes
   
The current schedule (as of December 2012) offers return day trips Union - Kingstown Union via Bequia and Canouan on Mondays and return day trips Kingstown - Union Kingstown via Bequia and Canouan on Thursdays and Fridays, with one-way trips only on Sunday afternoons (Kingstown to Union via Bequia and Canouan) and Wednesday mornings (Union to Kingstown via Canouan and Bequia).
 
Please note that this schedule is subject to frequent change according to demand and season so always check the website for latest sailing times and fares.

www.jadeninc.com
jadeninc@vincysurf.com
Tel: 784 451 2192

MV BARRACUDA

  The vessel MV Barracuda, also known as the "Mail Boat", operates a twice-weekly (mainly cargo) run from Kingstown, St. Vincent through the Grenadines to Union Island, stopping Canouan and Mayreau and sometimes also in Bequia, although this stop is not fixed in the current schedule.

  This is an interesting, adventurous and inexpensive way to see the Grenadines, but the schedule, and Bequia stops in particular, are subject to change. Check at the Tourism Office when in Bequia for up-to-date details. 


  Connections to Carriacou and Grenada

   M.V. Jasper leaves Union Island for Carriacou at 6:00 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. It leaves Carriacou on the same day at 12:00 noon. The fee is EC$20.00. In addition various fishing boats leave Union at 7:30 and will drop passengers in Carriacou for the same price.

  From Carriacou you can get to Grenada via the Osprey Lines. See their ferry schedule at www.ospreylines.com/schedule.htm

 



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