Transportation by ship is also available. Field trip ships travel throughout the islands, typically to pick up copra and deliver supplies; they usually provide passenger service as well.
To give a sense of scale, the ride from Majuro to Jaluit is approximately 40 minutes by plane and 24 hours by boat.
On MajuroThere is a plethora of taxis available on the main road that travels the length of Majuro Atoll. Seventy-five cents will buy a trip to anywhere in the Majuro city area. To get to Laura, on the other end of the island, there is a bus that leaves about once an hour from Robert Reimers Hotel; if it arrives at all very infrequent.
To reach the outer atolls such as Arno, go to Uliga dock one of two docks in Majuro and pay for a ticket in the fish-processing plant. A small cargo boat goes to Arno twice a week usually Monday and Wednesday - weather dependent. You are, in theory, only paying for your luggage, not yourself. It is approximately $3 per bag.The boat to outer islands leaves when it is ready. Get there from 9am and wait to be safe. Make sure you are at the correct dock. There are two docks right alongside each other, and it can be confusing.
You can also organise a private charter with one of the "yachties" that moor their yachts in the lagoon, alongside the docks. They can organise day/overnight trips to close-by islands. Ask the Tourism Office for their contact details.