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“Quite an experience”

JetLev at TradeWinds Island Resorts
Ranked #7 of 31 Tours in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Take your beach vacation to new heights at TradeWinds...The first resort on Florida's west coast to offer flights aboard these custom-designed packs. This exhilarating experience takes riders to new heights.
Reviewed August 2, 2012

My husband did the JetLev this week. We got a deal on Living Social for about half price. He said it was awesome, except that the bicycle type seat that's supporting all of your weight was very painful. He suggested wearing padded bicycle shorts - at least one pairs, maybe two! Overall a great experience and he would do it again!

2  Thank CrystalMullet
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Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

It was very expensive to take this jet lev, but it was worth it for the adventure and bragging rights.

You start by booking and making an appointment. Then you show up at the Tradewinds adventure center an hour before your appointment. They check you in, copy your driver's license and have you sign waivers. Then you head to the truck on the beach where they direct you to someone on a wave runner.

You take a three minute ride from the beach to a boat. The ride is wet so you may way to leave your valuables with someone else.

At the boat there are four people -- captain, photographer, director and chase.

The director spends about 5-10 minutes explaining how to use the device. It's fairly lightweight and simple to use.

Then you strap in and head to the water. The chase person connects you via a tube to a small boat. The boat follows you and is the power source for the water. The chase person follows you and gets you untangled if you need it.

The director controls the throttle with a remote control but you control steering and height with two control arms and body movement. Very easy but tiring.

It flys by shooting two water streams out the back. You can reach as high as 30 fert and even dive it under water a couple feet and take off again.

The ride is 30 minutes and it gets higher and faster as you build confidence.

There is a speaker in your helmet where the director give you instructions. And you can give him hand signals.

Great adventure using an innovative technology.

6  Thank angmohgao
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