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#95288 - 01/06/05 04:53 AM Air tour over blue hole
Mona Lisa Offline
Headed to AC on 1/21 and was thinking about doing an air tour over blue hole and surrounding cayes... has anyone done this?

We will have plenty of snorkeling on the reef and don't see a need for the all day trip to BH just for the snorkeling... we won't be diving.

Curious how the air tour is... hoping to get some great pics.

BTW, we are in the midst of a great snowstorm at the moment here in "sweet home Chicago"! Looking forward to sinking my toes in the sand! ; wink

#95289 - 01/06/05 06:42 AM Re: Air tour over blue hole
cracked up Offline
Tropic Air does a tour starting from San Pedro covering Turniff Atoll, Light House Atoll(including a trip around the Blue Hole), St. Georges Caye, then up the reef back to San Pedro.
The acft is equiped with a recorded and timed commentary with music of what you are seeing.

#95290 - 01/06/05 04:56 PM Re: Air tour over blue hole
Sir Isaac Newton Offline
I enjoyed a private charter with Tropic a few years back.

We started in SP (6 seater) and flew out over Turneffe Atoll, Lighthouse Reef and the Blue Hole. We then headed west over Dangriga and the Cockscomb Basin, Victoria Peak, Baldy Beacon, Mountain Pine Ridge, Xunantunich and the Cayo District. After Cayo we flew straight east over the Belize River Valley, got a bird's eye view of Hattiville Ramada (prison), over the lagoon and back to SP.

Six passengers about three hours totalled $US600.

Tropic also does a tour, as noted above, which is a bit less but not private.

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#95291 - 01/07/05 05:13 AM Re: Air tour over blue hole
Mona Lisa Offline
Thanks Cracked & SIN!

Sir Isaac, did you book with a party of 5 to fill the plane? I'm curious with 4 of us if they'll take us up or req'r us to have a larger party.

Hmmmmmm... very interested. Your tour sounds much more "up our alley". Do you recall how many years ago it was?

Also, did you book prior to arriving in SP, or spur of the moment?

Funny, it doesn't appear that too many people are doing this.

Many thanks! cool

#95292 - 01/07/05 02:59 PM Re: Air tour over blue hole
NYgal Offline
I learned it's offered through cruise ships.

Not sure if all of them, but it's offered. The cost is much steeper than quoted on here.
Just a heads up wink

#95293 - 01/07/05 03:18 PM Re: Air tour over blue hole
tradewinds Offline
I contacted Tropic Air about it yesterday, and they told me that the tour is 1 hour long and costs $99/person + 9% tax, and they have to have at least 7 people to take the tour.

#95294 - 01/07/05 03:37 PM Re: Air tour over blue hole
Mona Lisa Offline
Looks like I might need to round up a few more folks for a tour... still thinking about a private charter too. Thanks.

#95295 - 01/07/05 04:47 PM Re: Air tour over blue hole
papashine Offline
You can charter a Cessna 172, three passenger, 476 Belize Dollars per hour. Call Tropic Air.
Reality..What a concept!

#95296 - 01/07/05 06:38 PM Re: Air tour over blue hole
Mona Lisa Offline
Thanks Papa, a 3 seater won't fit us... I contacted Tropic Air and they don't have the SP-6 seater anymore.

Like tradewinds & cracked shared we can do the 1 hour tour, but will need 2 more people to share the ride... they'll do the tour w/ 6 passengers.

We'd prefer the private charter in order to get over the mainland as well as blue hole & atolls, and I have a call in to Maya Island Air to get pricing... I'll post the results when I hear back from them. cool

#95297 - 01/07/05 09:18 PM Re: Air tour over blue hole
papashine Offline
Give Javiers Flying service a call, talk with Lydia or Daniel, 501-223-5360, Belize City, Municipal airport, they have reasonable prices, and an aircraft which will accomodate your needs. laugh
Reality..What a concept!

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