Overall the tour was OK, but too much time was spent at the Butterfly park and Botanical gardens, and not enough time at the beach resort - West End Bay.
The Magohany Bay cruise terminal was excellent.
3 1/2 hour tour was actually about 2 hours. Saw very little of island. tour took us to top of a hill to see cruise harbor, where there were "shacks" put up to sell cheap trinkets by locals. went from there to a chocolate factory that was a retail store for chocolate bars. probably owned by the tour company. Waste of time and money
snorkeled with a large group with inexperienced snorkelers that kicked us and rammed us as we were supposed to stay close to the guide. the area we were taken was isolated with really no special fish. The iguanas were neat.
Took a private tour for $25 a person. Went to the monkey farm, toured the Island and went to Tabyana Beach. Great beach with exceptional snorkeling off the beach. Saw tons of beautiful fish. Went for a lunch a block away from the beach, which was awesome. $11 for a lobster dinner, which included 2 small lobsters, rice, beans and fried banana's. Excellent. The lobster was cooked perfectly, and was better than the lobster on the ship.
We ended up doing the Victor Bodden Fun and Sun private excursion in Roatan. This tour made this my favorite of all the ports. Dahlia was a wonderful guide who made the day special.
This tour gave you time for shopping, tour of the island, trip to see the monkeys and birds as well as a few hours at a great beach resort where you could order lunch.
Well worth the $26pp charge. Rained all day so it was good that we didn't select a tour that included being outside. Took us all over the island and explained the sites. Very depressed island for most of the residents but the rich sure have beautiful homes. Don't understand why they don't do more farming to improve their existence instead of importing most everything
Had a great day exploring the island of Roatan. Our family fell in love with this place. Our driver Hector took us all over, starting with the monkey and sloth preserver. We got to play with the animals. We drove to West Bay and drove through a resort and had a beer on the beach. We went to the cameo factory and my wife purchased a unique souvenir. We then went to Sandy Bay beach to see the local snorkling area and then to West End to see the boardwalk. Overall a wonderful day and we want to go back (maybe for good).
Roatan, it was ok they take you to see the mangrove in a little boat and to visit and see the dance of the native "Carifuna" first and last at least I got that experience, but is not worth the money paid. Not much to see in Roatan.
What a great day! We took a tour of the island and it was very informative and interesting! Then on to the Sloth sanctuary! We had a great time learning about the sloths & monkeys! and were able to hold them! Then on to a great lunch! I would highly recommend this excursion!
Hired a private taxi for the "Best of Roatan" tour. We were a little disappointed because there wasn't much for us to do (we aren't the most adventurous people and didn't want to zipline or snorkel), but we realize we should have researched the island a little better to know what we should have done there.
Used Victor Bodden’s BEST OF ROATAN EXCURSION. I highly recommend this tour. You can customize it to suit your desires. One thing that is a must do is Victor’s Monkey Business. Interacting with the monkey’s and birds was awesome!
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