Whether you need a rental
car or jeep, or a taxi to meet your arrival or take you to market, you
will find what you need here.
The covered pickup
truck is a common taxi in Bequia and very practical. You benefit from
the cooling breezes as you make your way around the island and are
provided with an excellent view to take in the island beauty. Taxi
rates are set by the government, it's always wise to agree on the rate
prior to departing. Rates should be quoted in EC dollars but it's best
to clarify this as sometimes rates may be quoted in US dollars,
especially for an island tour. Mini Buses (vans) are also available
for those wishing a more traditional ride. There are also
dollar vans that run set routes at certain times of the day. Check with
the Tourism Authority, at the pier in town, for rates and latest
information. Taxis can also be contact on VHF Ch 68 for those on
Take an island tour
with one of the taxi drivers waiting your arrival under the trees near
the jetty. They will fill you in on all the scenic sites, island
history and happenings.
For a trip to the
beach a ride in a water taxi can't be beat for a little local color.
Watch your step when you get out! Did you arrive by yacht? Call a
water taxi on Ch 68 to deliver you to town and leave the dingy aboard. Let your
taxi driver know when you'll need pick-up and he'll be there to meet
you. You can usually find a water taxi at the dinghy docks along the
Belmont walkway or flag one down from the beaches of Lower Bay or
Princess Margaret. Many restaurants will also call one for you.