Taxis are the fastest and easiest way to get around the island; unfortunately, they are also the most costly and can take a long time to arrive. Four-seater taxis charge $7.90 for the first mile and $2.75 for each subsequent mile. Between midnight and 6 am, and on Sunday and holidays, a 25%–50% surcharge is added to the fare. There's a $1 charge for each piece of luggage stored in the trunk or on the roof. Taxi drivers accept only American or Bermudian cash, but not bills larger than $50, and they expect a 15% tip. You can phone for taxi pickup, but you may wait while the cab navigates Bermuda's heavy traffic. Don't hesitate to hail a taxi on the street.
For a personalized taxi tour of the island, the minimum duration is three hours, at $40 per hour for one to four people and $55.50 an hour for five or six, excluding tip.
BTA Dispatching Ltd.. 441/296–2121.
First Step Taxi Service. 441/735–7151.
Island Taxi Services. 441/295–4141; www.bermudaislandtaxi.com.