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How to Get from Belize City to Caye Caulker

If you’re planning to head from Belize City to Caye Caulker—I got you!

Along the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, Caye Caulker stands as a paradisiacal gem of Belize, beckoning travelers with its laid-back charm and epic reef snorkeling.

The journey from the bustling mainland to the shores of Caye Caulker is EASY. Here’s your guide on how!

How to Get from Belize City to Caye Caulker

Ready to just book your ferry ticket and not think about it anymore? Trust me, I did the homework. This is the easiest and cheapest way!


Need more info and tips? No worries, I got you!

Dockside Belize City to Caye Caulker
Dockside in Belize City on the way to Caye Caulker

Ferry From Belize City’s Pier to Caye Caulker

Opting for online ferry ticket booking is a smart move that not only saves you time and minimizes stress but also offers a view of schedules and costs so you can plan better.

To reach the water taxi terminal from the airport, allocate approximately $25 for a cab fare, or consider prebooking a shuttle service, allowing a 30-45 minute travel window.

Docked boats at jetty going from Belize City to Caye Caulker
Boats chillin’ in Caye Caulker

Here is the info for the piers: (where you’ll be picked up and dropped off)

The ferry ticket to Caye Caulker is less expensive than the one to San Pedro, as it is closer. You can expect to spend only about 45 minutes to Caye Caulker as you will be the first stop.

Ferry ride from Belize City to Caye Caulker
Ferry ride from Belize City to Caye Caulker

Don’t be concerned if you see people staying back on the boat when you dock at Caye Caulker, they are heading to San Pedro, which is stop #2 on the boat trip.


Why Visit Caye Caulker?

Caye Caulker is undoubtedly the inspiration for the picture-perfect paradise you get on the front of travel magazines. The waters surrounding the Caye are vibrant and a rich turquoise color, and the laid-back way of life, colorful buildings, and beautiful beaches often cause people to stay longer than they originally planned.

trees and bike in Caye Caulker, Belize
Caye Caulker couldn’t be cuter.

The Caye has a very choice motto of ‘Go Slow,’ and this is something you can’t help but do. The main forms of transport are golf carts or bikes.

The town is just so chill, and there is nothing more relaxing than sitting with a cold beer in one of the bars and watching the world go by or heading out for some prime snorkeling and diving that is just a short boat ride away.

Nina in a hammock at Caye Cauker Beach
You go slow here…

Be sure to check out Lazy Lizard for one of the best bars on the island, or head to Sip N Dip for some drinks out on their tables in the water!

READ MORE: 11 Things To Do in Caye Caulker, Belize: Your Guide to The Island

Tips For Going From Belize City to Caye Caulker

  • The water taxis are regular and well-run. If one ferry is too full, there will be another not too far behind. They are almost hourly boat rides going back and forth.
  • If you’re prone to seasickness, nabbing a back seat on the boat, where the ride is smoother, is best. Don’t forget to bring along seasickness tablets.
  • If you want to reserve your ticket but are still a bit unsure of the time, buy it anyway, as they are flexible with the times. As long as there’s room, they will put you on a ferry that day, even if it’s for a different time than on your ticket.
  • If you have luggage with you, drop this off at the terminal in exchange for a luggage tag. You can then collect your luggage when you reach your final destination. They load and offload all your big pieces of luggage on and off the boat, which is nice and convenient.
  • If you don’t want to take a boat, you can take a flight. But this will definitely take longer overall and certainly be more expensive.
  • Heading to San Pedro next? EASY! You can get your cheap boat ticket here to get from Caye Caulker to San Pedro.
  • Don’t forget to read my guide on the best things to do in Belize!


Hope this helps you plan your trip from Belize City to Caye Caulker! I have tons more information for your visit here too…

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