Passionkite Belize
Passionkite Belize
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Michael B
Saint Louis, MO10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
My wife and I visited San Pedro for the third time in July 2017. We've taken a handful of kiting vacations, and the three excursions we took with PassionKite were the best kiting experiences we've ever had. The sandbar where they take you out is a quick boat ride away. It is ~1.5 miles long of gorgeous blue, waist deep water and every time we were there we had it all to ourselves! It is by-far the best location we’ve seen thus far!

Between the two of us, we’ve had about 10 instructors and have kited in:
- Roatan, Honduras - side-on shore winds in deep water
- Aruba 2x - beautiful location but very gusty and offshore winds
- Los Barriles, Mexico - side-on shore, deep water and quite choppy
- San Pedro/Caye Caulker – 4 sessions previously.

There was another kiteboarding company on the island that is no longer in business. We had great difficulty getting them to take us out kiting in the past. There were probably 5 days where they said they would call us to confirm but didn't. We would stop by because they stopped picking up the phone or they would be waiting to hear back from someone else. It was difficult to schedule to say the least.

PassionKite is really a breath of fresh air! MJ was always in the agreed upon spot (right outside our hotel) at the right time. We went out kiting with Mitch and Louis who were both extremely professional, helpful, and fun. The gear was always on the boat ready to go. When we got to the sandbar, Mitch and Louis would do all the work and have me up and riding within 10 minutes at the most and my wife up and riding within 15. They really maximized our time out on the water!

After one session, I left my sandals on their boat. MJ emailed me about it within a couple hours and ended up dropping them off at the front desk of our hotel. Talk about service! ☺

MJ was extremely responsive and easy to communicate with via email. The whole experience was really just amazing! When we come back we will definitely (and only) go out with PassionKite!
Written July 9, 2017
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Tim F
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
Had an exciting morning kiting with MJ and his team. They were nice enough not to cancel me with it blowing in the low 30's. MJ was great in correspondence over the previous few days leading up to the wind in San Pedro. We all rode in the boat together and had a nice session on the north side. MJ is very knowledgeable of the area and where to put the boat. That day it was super punchy wind, choppy waves just part of the conditions that day. MJ picked me up at my hotel and then took us by boat to the launch about 10 minutes away. It was fun to watch MJ also teaching the younger High School Kiters and future guides not only about kiting, but power boat operation, navigation and rescue planning. I was very impressed and can tell he's a guy who is paying it forward to those coming along behind him. MJ - If you make it to Charleston, come out for Fort 2 Battery in April! Thanks again.
Written December 20, 2017
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David8327
Malvern, PA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
My kids and I decided to try Kite Surfing while in Belize. We found MJ and Passionkite Belize and decided to give it a try. I can't think of a better place to learn. A mile off shore, on a mile long sandbar with NOBODY around. The instruction was top notch (MJ and Mitchell) and very much focused on Safety. Great fun for the whole family, although the kids were much better at it than I! Will definitely be back.
Written June 23, 2017
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Charles T
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
They have ignored my voicemails and emails for a week. I drove out to where they are located and there is nothing there and no one in the area has heard of them. They have wasted hours of my time by not even having the decency to call me back.
Written May 25, 2018
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patrick j r
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
My wife Kathy and myself visited San Pedro Belize in May 2017. We contacted M.J. from Passionkite Belize about kiteboarding while we were there. We initially went to Caye Caulker, but were both disappointed with our experience there, so we got in touch of M.J. and set up lessons for Kathy and solo kiteboarding for myself. Let me preface this by explaining that we are both newcomers to this sport and are both over the age of 60, so we were looking for a near perfect place to learn and develop our limited skills at this sport. WE FOUND IT HERE! This place darn near has it all; clear and clean water, waist deep for a half mile in any direction, pure sandy bottom, warm water, no current, no big tide variation, no dangerous sea critters ( urchins, jellyfish, etc.) and great instruction from M.J., Louis, and the rest of their crew. They were honest,prompt, and most of all passionate about kiteboarding. If you are newer to this sport, I cannot think of a better place to learn and develop your kiteboarding skills. Thank you M.J. and crew. As they said in the movie Terminator.." I'll be back"
Written June 22, 2017
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Adam S
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
Great time with MJ and Tessa. Beginner experience was great. MJ brings a great local vibe to kite surfing. Tessa was a great instructor. The sand bar is a great place to learn vs the beach. Yhe group I went put with was a the full spectrum of skill levels from beginners like me to people pulling 20 foot airs and everything in between. I would recommend Passionkite vs any other option in San Pedro. Looking forward to many more sessions with Passionkite.
Written February 23, 2018
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Susan W
Berkeley Springs12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
I had the great privilege to be on the maiden trip of MJs newest addition of hobie cats to his business. Soon to be called Wind Sports. It was definitely one of the best times I have had on the island. We sailed out along the reef, which was amazing, I snorkeled where I had never snorkeled before. MJ's passion for sailing and his love of what he does made this a very magical day. Sad to think I must wait another year before I can go out with MJ on a sail along the reef. As he said on our trip, why would you want to be anywhere else. The sounds of the waves breaking over the reef was enchanting. I will definitely make these trips with MJ a large part of my vacation next year. Thank you MJ for a magical last day of vacation. Susan West
Written February 23, 2018
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anthwind
Salem, OR7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
As an experienced kiteboarder, I have to say he has a great location. I rented a board and took the trip to the sandbar. MJ is a local(born and raised in San Pedro) and knows where to kite and how to do it safely. It was a great experience, it is not very often I can kite in warm hip high water.
Written January 31, 2018
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Mark G
Boston, MA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
All other 5 star review comment apply, MJ is great. Excellent communication, teaching skills, attitude and spot. Only wish his quiver included a big man's kite =>17m. He tries hard to please. Highly recommend him. Also, beware of Kitexplorer and Contour, they don't return emails or v.m.
Written January 6, 2018
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Michael B
Saint Louis, MO10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
This is our fourth trip to San Pedro and our second experience with Passionkite. We went kiting two times this trip, and both sessions were absolutely amazing. Great wind, beautiful location, excellent gear, amazing service.

The sandbar that they take you to is a perfect spot to learn the sport. If you fall, just stand up, gather your board and go again.

Our instructors made it very clear that you should not feel bad about making them come pick you up. No kiteboarder wants to get a boat rescue, but it's nice to know that the boat is there if you need it.

Passionkite makes San Pedro a perfect destination for anyone interested in kiteboarding.
Written December 29, 2017
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