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Ultramar proposes water taxi service for Cozumel

Cozumel, Q.R. — The president of the Aquaworld-Ultramar group has met with the Federal Secretary of Tourism to present a water taxi service that would allow cruise passengers to access the central area of Cozumel.

Germán Orozco Sarro of Ultramar presented a mobility system plan to the Federal Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Márques for launch in Cozumel.

“I received Germán Orozco who presented me with a modern mobility system for cities or destinations that have a lagoon or sea,” said Torruco Márques.

The new water taxi service is planned to begin in the first week of December, which Orozco Sarro says, would help tourists arriving at the cruise terminals to reach to the center of Cozumel by sea. According to the company, the transportation alternative would also ease vehicular traffic in addition to revitalizing Rafael E. Melgar Avenue by increasing the number of pedestrians.

Taxi drivers on the island, however, are against the competition and have already placed protest signs in their units.

The water taxi service has also been proposed for Cancun, once appearing in the 2013 Urban Development Plan between Tajamar and Plaza La Isla, also as a way to reduce the vehicle load on the Kukulcán Boulevard.

In the middle of the year, Ultramar revived the project, but with a new starting point on a site adjacent to Tajamar that is set to launch in early 2020 with six vessels.