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Taxi Van rental for the day #136084
07/19/2017 09:06 AM
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Perth Ontario Canada
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We are taking 2 first timer family members to SXM for a week in Oct. We are also meeting a ship where two more family first timers will join us for the day. This will be our fourteenth trip, so we have no shortage of ideas on how to spend the one day that the ship is in.
Can someone tell me of a taxi and driver who is personable and has a big enough vehicle to comfortably take us wherever we decide to go, from pickup first thing in a.m. to delivery of our guests back to the ship and us back to La Plage in late afternoon. Does anyone know what this is likely to cost. Thanks for any info.

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Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: BarMer] #136085
07/19/2017 09:14 AM
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You can start with TTOl sponsor, Wilfred Brooks. Wilfred Brooks


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Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: BarMer] #136086
07/19/2017 09:16 AM
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Contact TTOL sponsor Wilfred Brooks He is a very nice man, a very safe driver, and can highly recommend him! I honestly don't know on the price, maybe a wild a$$ guess of $120?? I have no idea on that.. Wilfred has a US phone number, so you can call him to get a price and make all the arrangements.


Carol Hill
Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: BarMer] #136087
07/19/2017 09:18 AM
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I did the same thing last year, as I picked up a family of 5 at the dock. I rented a van for a day, and we went off when we wanted and where without relying on anyone else. The van rental was less than a $100/day. JMHO



Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: SXMSAMMY] #136088
07/19/2017 10:05 AM
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More power to you! I personally would be afraid to rent a van and figure out where to park it, even for a day!


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Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: SXMSAMMY] #136089
07/19/2017 10:06 AM
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Perth Ontario Canada
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I always rent a car and will be again this year from Leslie, but in this case we will be drinking at a few stops during the day, so I don't want to drive.

Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: Carol_Hill] #136090
07/19/2017 10:07 AM
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Agreed!

Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: BarMer] #136091
07/19/2017 10:41 AM
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...another good reason! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Smile.gif" alt="" /> Enjoy your day!


Carol Hill
Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: BarMer] #136092
07/19/2017 10:42 AM
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Wilfred Brooks is a great suggestion. Also Bernard Tours is highly recommended.Both will see you all have a great day.



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Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: islandgem] #136093
07/19/2017 10:58 AM
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Another top vote from us for Wilfred Brooks...great service, great personality, fair prices. Enjoy!


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Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: Kamehameha] #136094
07/19/2017 11:12 AM
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<img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />Thanks all I have sent Wilfred an email.

Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: BarMer] #136095
07/19/2017 01:09 PM
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I also recommend Mr. Brooks.

Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: BarMer] #136096
07/19/2017 02:46 PM
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Again, he has a US number. Best bet is to call him.


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Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: Carol_Hill] #136097
07/20/2017 08:16 AM
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I tried to call...no answer or voice mail.

Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: BarMer] #136098
07/20/2017 08:21 AM
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If you don't get an answer to the email, I'd try to call again.


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Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: Carol_Hill] #136099
07/22/2017 06:50 AM
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I did get an answer and have booked him for the day. Thanks all!

Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: BarMer] #136100
07/22/2017 09:32 AM
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I'm sure you will enjoy it. Wilfred is a very nice guy!


Carol Hill
Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: Carol_Hill] #136101
07/24/2017 10:21 AM
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Well, on your original post you did not state that you wanted to inbibe, hence to rent and drive yourself would be out of the question, and I would have given you a different answer, the one that you really wanted to have.



Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: Carol_Hill] #136102
07/24/2017 10:24 AM
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Driving is no more dangerous on the island than it is in an large US city, as you need to remember the key words defensive driving. Parking is not a problem as if you have a full size vehicle, parking a van is much easier.



Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: SXMSAMMY] #136103
07/24/2017 11:40 AM
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Parking a van is easier than parking a full size vehicle? That one you will have to explain to me. As far as driving a van on island, that would make me nervous, because so many streets feel so narrow to me. Actually there is plenty of room if you are used to it, I guess, but I wouldn't want to either drive or park a van on island. As I said, good for you, that you feel that comfortable driving on island.


Carol Hill
Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: Carol_Hill] #136104
07/24/2017 01:57 PM
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With a full size you can't easily judge the front ( where the engine is) and rear of the vehicle (where the trunk is), with a van, you are at the front of the vehicle and when looking thru your rear view mirror, you can see the rear of your vehicle, making it very easy to park.



Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: SXMSAMMY] #136105
07/24/2017 02:26 PM
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OK, I'll agree to disagree with you on that one..


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Re: Taxi Van rental for the day [Re: Carol_Hill] #136106
07/24/2017 03:01 PM
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Not arguing on either side here, but many years ago when we'd travel with our girls and a friend each we used to rent vans and we often had a hard time finding places to park in areas we wanted to go. The island was less developed then and side roads were overgrown. Today they're just over-vehicled so I would think that might still be a problem? We could rent a minimoke these days (if they still had them....) for just the two of us....... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />


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