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Water taxis to Maho / Large vans rentals #57137
06/05/2015 09:45 AM
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The Daily Herald has a story about the taxi and bus drivers being upset about water taxis going to Maho and car rental companies renting large vans. I can't say I have ever seen a water taxi going to Maho. Where would they get dropped off? Anyone ever seen a water taxi letting people off in Maho?

Also, don't know why they are upset about vans being available from car rental companies. I don't see anything wrong with that. Someone willing to pay $40-$50 a day for a van rental is not going to take a taxi or bus.

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Re: Water taxis to Maho / Large vans rentals [Re: wilsonck] #57138
06/05/2015 10:16 AM
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The water taxis I GUESS are related to cruise ship traffic, although I don't recall ever seeing a water taxi going to Maho either. Perhaps they drop people off at Maho for Sunset? No idea. As far as larger vans, can't say why that would be an issue, unless they're saying that the car rental guys need a different type of a license to rent a van?? Dunno.


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Re: Water taxis to Maho / Large vans rentals [Re: Carol_Hill] #57139
06/05/2015 11:37 AM
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there is a new boat tour, catering mostly to cruise ship passengers

http://www.airportadventuresxm.com/

Re: Water taxis to Maho / Large vans rentals [Re: Barbara] #57140
06/05/2015 11:48 AM
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But in my mind, the new boat tour doesn't equate to a 'water taxi'. It's not like they are dropping you off at Maho....you only sit out on the water. JMO

Re: Water taxis to Maho / Large vans rentals [Re: Barbara] #57141
06/05/2015 11:50 AM
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Pretty amazing!!!


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Re: Water taxis to Maho / Large vans rentals [Re: LONGISLANDSHARON] #57142
06/05/2015 11:54 AM
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I can see why the taxi drivers are p*ssed off though, as they will get less people taking a taxi to Sunset, since this is available.


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Re: Water taxis to Maho / Large vans rentals [Re: Carol_Hill] #57143
06/05/2015 02:35 PM
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Agree, 100%!!

Re: Water taxis to Maho / Large vans rentals [Re: Carol_Hill] #57144
06/05/2015 02:42 PM
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There will be a lot less taxis to Sunset if and when Alegria's plans for a dock complex culminate. Of course, they may be replaced by people going to Alegria from the airport.

Re: Water taxis to Maho / Large vans rentals [Re: RI Bob C] #57145
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There is a water taxi from Aquamarina (Maho area) to Marigot, etc,,,

Re: Water taxis to Maho / Large vans rentals [Re: RI Bob C] #57146
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I'm confused as to how that would affect it. They can't build directly in front of the runway, which is where everyone hangs out.


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Re: Water taxis to Maho / Large vans rentals [Re: Carol_Hill] #57147
06/05/2015 06:59 PM
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I am guessing because Sunset B&G will be no longer there should the plan play out. Unlikely in my opinion but who knows.


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Re: Water taxis to Maho / Large vans rentals [Re: Cwermuthjr] #57148
06/05/2015 08:31 PM
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When we looked at apartments in AquaMarina last year around this time, we were told that the water taxi service from there no longer existed. Is your information more recent?


My wife and I live in St. Maarten during the winter and in the Boston area the rest of the year.
Re: Water taxis to Maho / Large vans rentals [Re: ravi] #57149
06/05/2015 09:26 PM
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Wife did it with a guest two weeks ago to Marigot through Aqua Mania. Also last year in May.

Re: Water taxis to Maho / Large vans rentals [Re: Todd] #57150
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OK, well, who knows if Sunset has an enforceable lease with those people..


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Re: Water taxis to Maho / Large vans rentals [Re: Carol_Hill] #57151
06/05/2015 09:53 PM
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Taxi parking area would be gone. SSBB is under contract to Alegria and that would not be renewed.


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