This zip line was right off the dock. It went over the water across the other side (about 800 yards). We went three times (each time they gave us ride back to tower). About 60 steps to climb but it was fun getting only a foot above the bay.
This island is part of Honduras. It is known for diving. We opted not to get into the water on this one as we done so already in Cozumel. So we went for the "zip and dip" booked outside NCL. They had a booth near the dock, and whisked us away in a van to a series of 11 zip lines covering nearly half a mile. It was my first time, so the novelty was fun. I had hoped to see more of the view as I zipped, but didn't really see that much. But I enjoyed it anyway. The outfitters were very friendly, and took good care of us. Afterwards they took us to a beach resort to spend a couple of hours relaxing, swimming in the sea, or whatever. The water was very calm and clear, and it was nice.
We booked a 3rd party “Zip and Dip” excursion thru South Shore Zip-line. We’ve done the large zip-line in Labadee, but never a series. It was so much fun. Our two guides were great. Joking around with us, helping us get great photos with our own cameras. No nickel and dime attempts at all. Just a reminder that if you thought they did a good job, they’d be appreciative. Royal Caribbean docks in Coxen Hole, which is definitely one of the poorer areas I’ve ever docked in. Lots of run down buildings, trash in the water, etc. I was a little worried that the “Dip” part of the day wouldn’t pass muster, but thankfully the West End of the island is totally different. You’re dropped at a semi-private beach club, and given a free drink ticket. Beautiful water and nice loungers. Lot’s of people peddling their wares though. We were given just over 2 hours until our driver said he’d return. He showed up right on time. One of the other couples with us decided to hold us up though. Thankfully we had more than enough time to make it back to the ship. We came away feeling that this is one of the top 3 excursions we’ve ever done. Book with confidence!
Great small port with nice shops, we purchased our gifts here. After a short bumpy ride to our zip line tour, we dared an eleven platform zip line It was a lot of fun. If you are afraid, zip with a guide. Well worth it.
Awesome. Never thought I would zipline upside down. Lots of fun. Beautiful views. Knowledgeable staff. clean equipment. They let us play with their pet monkey and kitten. Bar, gift shop, snacks, lockers on site. Bring small currency-change was hard to come by.
We booked thought the internet not with the boat with Island Marketing LTD to go zip lining and snorkling. We went with an independent contractor of the Island Marketing LTD company. There was supposed to be a group but we were the only one's off the boat to book this excursion. So we basically had our own personal guide. He grew up on the Island and knew alot about America. It was amazing to see how poor the country was but this guy was really smart and you knew he was doing really well. He took us to a zip lining course that was awesome!!! While we zip lined our guide hung out close buy waiting for our return. One of the guys that was guiding us thought the Jungle on the zip lines knew i was apprehensive about going and went with me on 4 of the 10 zip lines. They took our pictures and let us video it. it was awesome! Then we left there, our guide brought us down off the mountain and went snorkeling. He took us in his boat about 100yards off the beach and his first mate showed us the reef. We saw some amazing coral. Then our guide showed us a local eatery and we had baleadase, basically the local burrito. I think the guy owned the place or knew the owner because he was very interested in our review. they were only $1.50 each and was half the size of the burritos at Chipotle.
After the zip line we had them take us to West Bay beach where we snorkeled for the remainder of our day. The snorkeling in Roatan was out of this world. The reef comes right up to the beach. We paid a local 10 bucks to take us to the "drop off". If you ever wanted to visit another planet, snorkeling here will be the closest thing. It was straight out of a movie with schools of barracudas, clown fish, sting ray, brain coral, everything you can imagine. After snorkeling we took a water taxi for 3 bucks per person over to West End and from there got a taxi to Coxen Hole for 4 bucks. Instead of doing a tour bus here I highly recommend trying out some of the local transportation in Roatan. It was cheap and fun.
The tour was amazing. We went zip lining and then you get to walk the suspend bridges and you get to go to a beach (where it included a drink). The tour guide was amazing telling us things about Roatan and the Island. Once we arrived at the zip lining, the tour guides assisted us with the zip lining. If you would like to go with someone, you can. I was allowed to go with my husband on the last zip lining. Amazing experience and amazing ppl for tour guides.
Book this directly with South Shore Zipline at their booth at the Roatan port for $45 vs. $95 via the ship. Transportation in an A/C bus is included. The guides are excellent, offer to take of you with your camera, and are entertaining.
We did zip lining in Roatan and it was truly awesome. My daughters were very daring during the zip lining and were zipping across the jungle upside down. I realized when we got home and were viewing the photos and video that none of us were wearing helmets. I stupidly didn't think about helmets during the excursion. The zip guides weren't wearing any either. This is the responsibility of the shore excursion company! There could have been a tragedy if any of us had fallen into the brush without wearing a helmet. The excursion included a beach day which was nice and a visit to a mini zoo where we got to hold monkeys and a sloth. The sloth was the highlight of the vacation for me and one of my daughters.
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