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
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
A number of Bequia taxi drivers
have formed their own group known as the "A
Team". Look out for their smart "The A Team"
Angus Taxi Services, La Pompe
friendly reliable service and reasonable
rates. Airport, ferry or villa
Courteous service, wide island knowledge. We
will arrange your trips with pleasure.
Tel: 1 (784) 455
2955 or 1 (784) 528 6474
Tel: (784) 458
Tel: (784) 458
| 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.
Eagle Taxi #2234
Paget Farm, Bequia
VHF: 68 Cell: 593 9639
Gunno Taxi Services
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 / 784 491 3407
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
Tel: 1 (784) 495 3629 / 5291583
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
Car rentals can usually also be arranged
through your hotel, apartment, or villa.
Tel/Fax: (784) 458
Tel: (784) 458
Handy Andy Rentals
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.
available jeeps, scooters and bicycles. All
economiclly priced to make sure you see all the
attractions of beautiful Bequia.
1 (784) 458 3116
1 (784) 458 3722
Cell: 1 (784) 533 0677
Fax: 1 (784) 457 3457
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
Tel: 784 454 9163 / 784 532 4821
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
Fares 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 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
All water taxis stand by on VHF
Call "African" water taxi on CH 68 and he
will find you a mooring for a reasonable fee (at your
own risk), provide a water taxi, or simply give you
good and useful advice about the harbour and its
facilities. African (real name Winston Simmons, but
known to everyone as African) is a mine of information,
and knows how to make visitors, especially those on
yachts, feel really welcome.
Bequia to St.
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.
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
call the ferry companies for the up-to-date ferry
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!
Bequia by ferry
Ferries to other Grenadine
There will be NO SATURDAY or TUESDAY
sailings by the Jaden Sun Fast Ferry until
(as of December 2012)
M/V JADEN SUN - Fast Ferry to Canouan
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
Embarkation and debarkation points
are Kingstown, Bequia, Canouan and Union Island,
with stops in Mayreau on request.
Return fare Kingstown – Union - Kingstown
(EC$180 from Bequia). One way is $100 ($90 from
Sailing time Kingstown to Union is around 2 ¼ 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
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.
Carriacou and Grenada
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.
Lines. See their ferry schedule at www.ospreylines.com/schedule.htm