A taxi ride at Lake Toba is not using an ordinary taxi just like in the cities. It uses a special taxi – a double decker taxi, and the lane is on water … And it looks like this photo below:
Every time you want to cross the lake to Samosir Island from Parapat in Nort Sumatra, Indonesia; you either can use this boat taxi, or my friend, Dewi, said you can use car, but you need to go quite far to a part on the mainland that connected with the Samosir Island.
This boat taxi can stop at just in front of any hotels that located beside the Lake Toba, and the fare is very cheap. The last boat from Parapat will depart at 7PM, so manage your trip wisely.
If you want to go back to Parapat from your hotel in Samosir Island, you can just wait beside the lake and wave to the boat if you see the boat taxi is coming.
During the ride of this boat taxi, I managed to snap some photos along the ride, from interesting resort places, and the beautiful view of the surrounding – the view that rarely can be seen on a ride of regular taxi ;-). Hopefully these photos will help you on deciding the place that you are going to stay on Samosir Island. As always, you could check my Flickr page for more photos 🙂