How it works:
- There may be “good” unlicensed taxis, but there is a good chance of being overcharged and there is rarely any insurance cover when taking one.
Places to beware:
- Please refer to the location tags above: (e.g. tourist attractions – e.g. Montego Bay: Hip Street; hotels; airports; transportation hubs)
What to do:
- Situation: some may be fine and are even cheaper, but you have to accept the risks (overcharging, no insurance coverage, beaten down car, potentially being robbed).
- Photo: if you engage, take a photo of the car plate and the driver’s license.
- Official taxis: taxis that are Jamaica Union of Travellers Association (JUTA) approved – they have a JUTA sticker displayed on the windscreen and a red license number plate .
- Alternatives: taxi booking apps (e.g. Get There, Cool Ryds, Ride Jamaica ) or day tour platforms like GetYourGuide (leading globally) with 9 transport options.