Anguilla — Transportation
Anguilla Taxis and Car Rental
Visitors can easy hop into taxis at the Blowing Point ferry stop or Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport, but individual taxi drivers outnumber taxi companies with fleets in Anguilla. Two of Anguilla’s most highly rated taxi drivers are Frank’s Anguilla Taxi Service (+1-264-497-4238) and Wendell Connor’s Taxi Service (+1-264-497-6894). Although Anguilla taxis have set rates which are clearly posted in most vehicles, the vehicles picking up from Blowing Point ferry and Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport are unmetered. High fuel prices and an extra surcharge between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. make taxi fares surprisingly expensive, but many drivers double as Anguilla tour guides, which can help justify the cost.
Those preferring to get their own vehicle can easily do so, but most international car rental chains are represented by local companies, such as Apex for Avis and Triple A for Hertz. Although car rental in Anguilla can be expensive, all companies can arrange for vehicles to be delivered to your hotel at no extra charge, offer slight discounts for rentals longer than a week, and supply the Anguillan driver’s license required to drive on the island. Badly paved roads are the biggest danger motorists will encounter on this small island where driving is on the left as in the United Kingdom. Speed limits range between 20 and 30 miles per hour.
Anguilla Water Taxis
Blowing Point is Anguilla’s main ferry depot, where vessels depart once every half hour to the St Martin port of Marigot, a journey which only takes about 20 minutes. Visitors prone to seasickness should take anti-nausea medication before boarding the ferry, and those wishing to stay dry during the voyage should sit in seats facing the wind. Charter ferries are also readily available to St Martin’s Princess Juliana Airport and several of Anguilla’s smaller islands.
Anguilla Trains and Buses
Anguilla has no passenger rail service, and Harry’s Taxi and Tour Bus Service is this tiny island’s only bus company. The brightly colored red and white vehicles are geared toward fairly large groups of 15 to 45 passengers who come to Anguilla on day tours.