During the 1 hour 15 min journey we saw plenty of wildlife along the way.
Boat Billed Heron
We arrived at the lodge around 2pm where a tasty lunch was laid on and we spent some time looking at the activities on offer. Included in the price are two activities per person, per day, including a dawn birding walk, night safaris by foot or boat, spear fishing and a visit to the Mayan temples. Further activities could be also be done at extra cost.
Over lunch Rufus Tailed Hummingbirds buzzed around the feeders, occasionally joined by a stunning Long Tailed Hermit.
Long Tailed Hermit - this bird was a bugger to photograph, never staying still for long and almost always on the same feeder with bright light behind
Rufus Tailed Hummingbird
We spent two hours cruising the lagoon and inlets. A number of Moreletes Crocodiles were found as well as some cracking roosting birds.
(American) Pigmy Kingfisher - tiny, the size of a wren
Mexican Tree Frog
Grey Necked Wood Rail
Ringed Kinfisher - what a brute at 17 inches!
Many other birds were seen but not photographed at Lamanai on day 1 including of note a White Breasted Hawk, Keel Billed Tucan, Brrown Jays, a Northern Potoo in flight from the spot light safari, and on route from Mexico, by car my one and only Turquoise Browed Motmot.