The taxi boats between Jaco and Montezuma, which are extremely quick speedboats holding 10-29 people, depending upon the boat and the business, are a great way to receive from the southern Nicoya Peninsula to the mainland, given that you can avoid the journey to the ferry and the ferryboat journey. If you don’t want to fly, it’s also the fastest way from Montezuma or Santa Teresa to San Jose, due to the fact that you can take the taxi boat over to the Jaco location and then catch a bus or taxi to San Jose or the global airport. In basic, I ‘d recommend taking the taxi boat if you can. It’s worth the $40 not simply for the time you conserve however for the super-fun boat trip itself. Each time I do it I’m advised how I require to get out on a boat more frequently. The last time I did it we saw tons of dolphins and a flying fish that flew for a number of hundred meters … it was in the air for at least 20 seconds and everyone was as amazed with that as with the dolphins. The boat captain also caught a lovely fish (picture below) and then launched it, since it was so little.
Water Taxi Business: There are 2 business that have taxi boats: Cocozuma and Zumatours. Direct links to their information are here:
- Grownups: Both business charge US$ 40
Kids 4-10 are half price.Children as much as age 3 are totally free. Schedule/Time: Depart from Montezuma: 9:30 am Depart from Jaco/Herradura: 11: am Afternoon or custom-made departures are possible if you have a group. Contact the
- companies straight for pricing/availability. The time to cross to the opposite is around 1 hour. And, be aware that from the Montezuma side the boat originates from the little beach/cove in the center of town
. But in Jaco, it goes to Playa Herradura, which is north of Jaco next to Los Suenos Resort. So if you’re going to Jaco, then from there you’ll require to take a taxi or shuttle bus to town. Shuttle from Jaco to Herradura: With Zumatours, the shuttle bus leaves at 10:30 am from Musmanni Bakeshop and coffee shop, beside the Mas X Menos supermarket. Other Frequently asked questions for the Taxi Boat
- Journey What’s it like: The journey can be extremely interesting due to the fact that you’re most likely to see dolphins, manta rays, flying fish, whales, sea turtles, etc, and the boat captain will normally stop or navigate the boat closer for you to take a look and get photo/videos, etc(see video below from my last taxi boat crossing.) Reservation: Advanced bookings are required so that the companies can prepare which boat to utilize. Contact them directly to make a booking. Weather Issues: The boats have shade in the back and sun in the front. Lots of people can get extremely sunburned in the 60 minute journey so if you’re delicate to the sun then try to get a seat in the back where it’s dubious, and take note of which side the sun
will be on. If the sea is choppy, then the flight will be more bumpy, and the front of the boat goes up and down a lot more, so it’s a much smoother journey being in the back. If the waves are too huge, it’s possible that the boats will be unable to launch from the beach, so if you remain in doubt about the wave size, call them to verify that it hasn’t been cancelled. Baggage: As Much As 20Kg (45 pounds)per individual is enabled.$ 10 extra for surfboards. Your travel luggage will be taken into plastic bags so it will not get damp if the waves splash into the boat or it’s drizzling. No bicycles or pets are enabled. More Transport: You can set up with the taxi boat companies for a shuttle bus to take you to Santa Teresa, Cabuya, or Tambor, from Montezuma upon arrival. From the Jaco/Herradura side, shuttle bus pick-up can be organized beforehand to Manuel Antonio, Dominical/Uvita, San Jose Airport, Arenal, and so on. Video of Dolphins Seen from the Taxi Boat Source