We booked our tour directly through Tropic Air and were flown to Orange Walk at 7:30am. As a matter of fact, Tropic Air assigned us a small plane, seating 4, and two pilots that accompanied us thoughout the whole tour. We took a 1.5 hour boat ride to Lamanai ruins, stopping along the way to alligators, monkeys in the jungle, and all sorts of flora and fauna and then we toured the Lamanai site before lunch, only seeing an occasional tourist. Enjoyed a nice lunch at Lamanai before the whord of tourists from the cruise ships arrived. As a matter of fact, we met four boats loaded with cruise ship passengers on the way back down the river (about a 1 hour trip back down the river). We were back at our condo in San Pedro before 2:30 and enjoying a belikins on the porch! This is definitely the way to go. The alternative way, by boat, takes all day and you spend between 5 and 6 hours, crossing the bay and on the New River from Corazol to Orange Walk. Now this was a little more costly, but in my opinion, well worth the extra cost of about $40 each. You will enjoy the tour.