This was an incredible experience! I'm unbelievably scared of heights and wasn't sure I'd be able to do this, even until they called my name to do it. But I did it and it was incredible! I had confidence in the establishment (their pilots have a 'flawless safety record' and they really seemed more concerned about good flying conditions than generating business).
There are no reservations because it's all dependent on the winds. We called in the morning and they said they thought they'd be flying by lunch. So we went around 11:30am and they had just started flying. We filled out the necessary paperwork and were in cue to go. We were told it would be about a 30 minute wait. We wanted to be out there at the same time (two of us) and wanted our picture taken out there together (even though we were on two different gliders) and they worked hard to accommodate…and succeeded. (Note, though, that every time we asked how long it would be, we were told 'about 30 minutes.' We waited at least an hour and 30 minutes before we were called to go…so plan to do this when you really have time to wait.)
Our pilots were wonderful and worked it so we have some great pictures together. That also means the photographer was wonderful as he had to capture it once the pilots positioned us. After they accomplished the pictures (the pilots knew it by the thumbs up from the photog), they took us on a journey up and down the coast a bit, soaring like a bird. They pointed out things of interest on land and in the water (we saw porpoises, schools of fish, a shark!, and took in the beauty of the ocean from above). Overall, we spent about 25 minutes soaring in the wind and we loved every minute of it.
We didn't eat there so we can't comment on the food. But there were many people that came there just to eat and enjoy the amazing view during their lunch break (we were there on a weekday…so it seemed many folks that came to eat probably worked near there).
Did I say it was incredible?! Go for it…it's worth every penny!
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