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!
Tel: (784) 458
Curtice Taxi Service
Curtice Taxi Service is
definitely the most reliable on the
island; We offer very polite and down to
at all times.
We would be delighted to take you
around the island whether itís an island
tour or just a short trip to the beaches.
Relax as our comfortable Taxi Service
offers you the Best views around Bequia
and provides transportation to
wherever your heart desires.
Please contact us at;
Cellular: 1784 5325073 or 1784 5326691
Gideon's Taxi & Rentals
Gunno Taxi Services
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
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!
Tel: (784) 497 5659 / 784 433 6866
Humble Servant Taxi Service
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.
Tel: 1 (784) 497 6446
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
Car rentals can usually also be arranged
through your hotel, apartment, or villa.
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
Book your jeep now!!
Tel: 1 (784) 431 8760
B&G (Gideon) Jeep Rental
your get away trip to Bequia? We provide you
with quality Polaris and 5 doors 4x4 jeeps
with automatic transmission and fully air
condition comfort, if requested - plus the
best rates on the island!
Here at Big J Rentals we also provide
you with destination drop-off and pick-up
anytime and anywhere.
Thank you for making Big J Rentals your
Number 1 choice!
Tel: (784) 527 8173 or
(784) 432 4838
Challenger Car Rentals
Tel: (784) 458
KMG Rental Services
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
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!
vary from EC$1 to EC$4 per person (payable once on
board) depending on the length of journey.
A popular way to get from
Admiralty Bay to Princess Margaret or Lower
Bay beaches, or even just across Admiralty
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
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
All water taxis stand by on VHF CH
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.
to St. Vincent
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.
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!
fares on all ferries are EC$25 per person, and EC$45 per person return (any time -
with the same ferry company).
call the ferry companies for the up-to-date ferry
contact: Admiralty Transport 784 458 3348 and
Bequia Express 784 457 3539
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
other Grenadine Islands
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.
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
Carriacou and Grenada
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.
Carriacou you can get to Grenada via the Osprey Lines.
See their ferry schedule at: www.ospreylines.com/schedule.htm