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Car Rentals or Taxis

Hi we will be staying for 1 night on the island next week (Friday) arriving around 11:30 and flying out the next day around 3:30.

Is it even worth to rent a car for that time or best to take taxis?

I went online to the car rentals and they are all requesting a deposit of almost $500 for a rental. To me seems a bit much for a rental for 1 1/2 days.

Will a taxi be able to drive us around the island for the day perhaps?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

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1. Re: Car Rentals or Taxis

No Taxis. Publicos (Shared ride vans) you can use them between the North and south. Heading out west to the preserves and beaches you have to do on your own. Honestly, rent a car.

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2. Re: Car Rentals or Taxis

Don't all rental companies put that kind of a hold on your card? I think normally they only explain it in the fine print. A car will give you the most freedom to explore (and best of all, to linger) at your own pace.

There is taxi service on the island these days: You could enquire with Vieques Taxi. We've used them for evenings out, but we're not certain they'd have the resources to do full day excursions. You could possibly do a tour for an hour or two and get dropped at a beach with a pre-arranged pick up.

787 741 8294

Still best to rent a car, though, IOHO.

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3. Re: Car Rentals or Taxis

I still think you should rent a car, it is just more convenient However there are now actual TAXIS available in Vieques, maybe just 2 or 3, I haven't counted them. they are Black And yellow jeeps and can be reached at 787-741-TAXI . They do often meet the ferrys but with so few of them I would call ahead.

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