Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Destinations > Caribbean & Panama Canal
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 27th, 2008, 03:26 AM
bhf108's Avatar
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: New York City
Posts: 42
Default Taxi rates throughout Bahamas?

I'll be on an 8/17 NCL Spirit cruise that will be making a port call at Nassau, Bahamas. How much can I expect to pay for a taxi from the Nassau cruise port (is it usually the same port that all cruise ships dock at?) to Atlantis Paradise Island for 6 people? Do Bahamian taxis go by the mileage or do they count heads?

Thank you!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 27th, 2008, 09:19 AM
Trip's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 20,200
Send a message via ICQ to Trip
Default

Hope this helps.

By Taxi

The government sets the taxi rates, and the cabs are metered (or should be). Metered rates are $3 (£1.60) for the first .3km (quarter-mile) and 40¢ each additional 1.6km (1 mile). Additional passengers over the age of 2 are $3 each. If there's no meter, agree on the price with the driver in advance.

You can call for a taxi, although most taxis wait at the major hotels or the cruise-ship dock to pick up passengers. One major taxi company is Freeport Taxi Company, Logwood Road (tel. 242/352-6666), open 24 hours. Another is Grand Bahama Taxi Union, at the Freeport International Airport, Old Airport Road (tel. 242/352-7101), also open 24 hours. Note:

Typical taxi rates are as follows. From the Cruise Ship Harbour to: Xanadu Beach Hotel, $17 (£9); Port Lucaya Marketplace, $24 (£13); Flamingo Beach Resort/The Ritz, $24 (£13); Viva Fortuna Beach, $29 (£15). From the airport to: anywhere in Port Lucaya or Our Lucaya, $19 (£10); Viva Fortuna, $20 (£11); Royal Oasis, $11 (£5.85); Xanadu $14 (£7.40).
__________________


Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator


Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old June 5th, 2008, 04:02 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 139
Default

I think the water taxi to Paradise Island is $3 per person. Not sure which would be cheaper for you.
__________________
Empress of the Seas...May 2002
Enchantment of the Seas...April 2004
Sovereign of the Seas...April 2005
Explorer of the Seas...June 2006
Majesty of the Seas...July 2008
Majesty of the Seas...July 2009
Explorer of the Seas...August 2009
Majesty of the Seas...May 2010
Explorer of the Seas...July 2011
Enchantment of the Seas...August 2012
Grandeur of the Seas...August 2013


Oasis of the Seas... 4-18-15
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
beach, cruise, fares, fortuna, harbor, port, taxi, viva, xanadu

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
taxi rates ronnie Royal Caribbean International 6 June 13th, 2010 07:59 PM
Taxi rates in Bahamas? bhf108 Shore Excursions 2 May 28th, 2008 12:13 PM
[b]Cabo san lucas water taxi vs. land taxi [/b]????? monika Mexico 0 June 14th, 2006 09:38 AM
tampa taxi rates to port spoogy1 Ask CruiseMates Staff 3 January 24th, 2006 04:45 PM
TO TAXI OR NOT TO TAXI in Boston vail Royal Caribbean International 5 August 25th, 2004 06:45 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:58 AM.
design by: Themes by Design



Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1