We were there in July and took the water taxi over. NEVER AGAIN! They packed us in there like sardines, and just when you thought not one more person could fit in... they let 10 more on.
To the point where people were standing on the stairs inside the ferry and the ferry was rocking. It almost got scary. Not to mention it was over 100 degrees... Everyone was miserable!!
Some taxi guy had offered to take the 3 of us in a taxi for $4 each. But we turned him down and took the water taxi. You can bet that we took the regular taxi back to the ship!!
Explorer in August!!! yayyyy!!!