We are due to go to the Hurawalhi resort in July & I m worried about the seaplane journey. Does it feel safe?
Also, I m on the larger size, are seats standard size as per normal plane? Thank you
Hi there is nothing to worry about in terms of safety it seems much safer than a big jumbo probably because they fly low and have floats on the plane. I don’t think there are any reported deaths in the seaplanes.
The seats are tiny so it will be uncomfortable but to counter this it is a great experience with fantastic views and will be a very short flight.
It is noisy and cramped but I will be surprised if you don’t enjoy the overall experience.
Hi KittyKat, my husband is a large gentleman; he weighs around 150kg and although the seaplane is tight for space and the seats smaller than in a regular aircraft, he’a had no problems at all.
It is extremely noisy and warm in board so I’d strongly recommend changing into lighter “island attire” before boarding.
I too agree that the seaplanes are safe; the crew will do a safety briefing but hundreds of travellers use them each day and sure you’ll have a perfectly safe and pleasant trip.
I also recommend light clothing as well as earplugs as it is noisy. I take my own earplugs but the crew sometimes hand them out or you can ask for them. I also take a fan as it hot especially when on the ground and there may be one or two stops on the way.
IME it does feel safe (Even though I once had a hair raising experience on a plane and am still a little anxious in general). One of my teens has ASD and noisy, crowded situations like the seaplane trigger anxiety but ear plugs are really helpful - I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Thank you guys.
That’s very useful so really appreciate your replies.
The seaplane was my biggest worry being a 'larger lady' as it is very small! It is configured as a two seater seat which is fine if you sit by the window and squash up especially if you have a thin husband....thankfully I do 😀 then a single seat on the other side. This is easier to sit on (unless they tell you to move to redistribute weight!!😲 that is a bit embarrassing
But the staff are lovely and really nobody but you is taking any notice as there are some large blokes too!
Done it many times now and it is fine it is safe even when we flew in very inclement weather
And most importantly the seat belts are very long which depending on your shape can be an issue (longer than the airline ones )
Have a fantastic holiday 🌞
Thank you very much for your replies, very useful.