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Awesome Experience - Flying Motorcycles
I've used Tripadvisor for a while for travel recommendations and I've never been moved to write a review before. But this experience ranks as one of the top adventure experiences of my life. We saw the machines flying around San Pedro like colorful birds and out of curiosity tracked them back to their hangar at the San Pedro airport. They looked exactly like flying motorcycles and I knew I had to go up in one as soon as I saw them. Karen and I immediately booked a trip to lamanai the next day. The next morning all flights were canceled because of rain so we rescheduled for the day after. When we showed up, Matt and Neil - our pilots - had the machines out and ready to go. Helmets and headphones were handed out and after a brief safety intro and instructions on how to get in and out of the seat, how to secure our cameras and what to touch and not touch (don't touch anything) we were hurtling down the runway. I've never experienced anything like it - a rush like no other. As soon as we left the ground I understood what it must be like to be a bird. The excursion was beyond belief. The planes are open air and there is nothing around or under you except for the seat you're sitting on. My stomach was in my throat for the first few minutes but after a while I settled down and enjoyed the graceful swooping motion of the plane as Neil flitted back and forth like a butterfly from a few feet from the ground to just beneath the low clouds. The trip to Lamamai crossed the Bay of Chetumal and the river studded Savannah and took about 45 minutes (I wanted it to never end). When we arrived at Lamanai a bus met us and took us to the lovely Lamanai Lodge where we had a late lunch and then back to the flying motorcycles. The trip back was as awesome as the first flight and we were both sad that it was over when we arrived. The only negative was the flight cancellation due to weather. Since the planes are fully open to the weather, scheduled flights are dependent on co-operative conditions. It did cause us some inconvenience. Price is another issue. Flights start at $150 and go up from there depending on where you want to go and what you want to do. But for me, it was the best money I've spent in a long time.

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JoanneG3
Thunder Bay, Canada192 contributions
No Longer In San Pedro!
Feb 2011
Well I had emailed several times before going to San Pedro to arrange to try this, and nobody ever answered. I assumed that perhaps they were too busy. So when I arrived I went to book my ultralight flight and was informed that they are no longer in San Pedro but that I could fly to the mainland (Belize City) and go to Lamanai where they are now located. (I was not interested in paying an extra $90 US plus paying for a tour to get to Lamanai. I was very disappointed they were not in San Pedro. Apparently the Ultralight flights were interferring with the small planes that are constantly flying in. (there is only 1 small runway)
Written March 6, 2011
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

williams155
Honolulu, HI3 contributions
Awesome Experience - Flying Motorcycles
I've used Tripadvisor for a while for travel recommendations and I've never been moved to write a review before. But this experience ranks as one of the top adventure experiences of my life. We saw the machines flying around San Pedro like colorful birds and out of curiosity tracked them back to their hangar at the San Pedro airport. They looked exactly like flying motorcycles and I knew I had to go up in one as soon as I saw them. Karen and I immediately booked a trip to lamanai the next day. The next morning all flights were canceled because of rain so we rescheduled for the day after.

When we showed up, Matt and Neil - our pilots - had the machines out and ready to go. Helmets and headphones were handed out and after a brief safety intro and instructions on how to get in and out of the seat, how to secure our cameras and what to touch and not touch (don't touch anything) we were hurtling down the runway. I've never experienced anything like it - a rush like no other. As soon as we left the ground I understood what it must be like to be a bird.

The excursion was beyond belief. The planes are open air and there is nothing around or under you except for the seat you're sitting on. My stomach was in my throat for the first few minutes but after a while I settled down and enjoyed the graceful swooping motion of the plane as Neil flitted back and forth like a butterfly from a few feet from the ground to just beneath the low clouds.

The trip to Lamamai crossed the Bay of Chetumal and the river studded Savannah and took about 45 minutes (I wanted it to never end). When we arrived at Lamanai a bus met us and took us to the lovely Lamanai Lodge where we had a late lunch and then back to the flying motorcycles. The trip back was as awesome as the first flight and we were both sad that it was over when we arrived.

The only negative was the flight cancellation due to weather. Since the planes are fully open to the weather, scheduled flights are dependent on co-operative conditions. It did cause us some inconvenience. Price is another issue. Flights start at $150 and go up from there depending on where you want to go and what you want to do. But for me, it was the best money I've spent in a long time.
Written March 1, 2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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