One way to get across the river is this hand cranked ferry. When we were out the other day with Tom and June they took us to experience the ride from Spanish Lookout over to San Ignacio. The wait and the ride across were an adventure I am so grateful we were able to have!
our first traffic jam in Belize... we had to wait in line for our turn across the river
there was a bar and grill there in case the wait gets to be overwhelming
looking across to the other side you can see that there is a wait on both sides
the hand crank
only the driver is allowed to stay in the car...
passengers chatting with one another
|This passenger decided that the guy cranking was going to slow... so he took over||!|
view from the ferry
the passengers get off before the vehicles are allowed to drive off.
We stood out of the way of the other cars and waited for Tom...
We were fortunate in the timing of our little trip. The guy who cranks the ferry will not go from one side to the without taking a load of people across. According to Tom & June the same guy has been working on the ferry for 12 years. And though it is supposed to be available for people to cross 24 hours a day... the guy goes home to sleep and will take the crank with him. So unless you have your own crank you are out of luck!