Mangrove Tunnel & Island Tour
Explore Mangrove Tunnel and Roatan Island
If you're looking for a comprehensive nature excursion in Roatan, look no further. A historical tour starts you off, driving through scenic Coxen Hole and French Harbour City. An animal farm with a variety of local species is next, followed by a stop at a photographic vantage point of the island. The highlight of this tour is the Mangrove Tunnel experience. A tropical paradise awaits your action. This Roatan excursion is ideal for nature lovers or anyone looking for a lush getaway.
Begin your tour with a comfortable air-conditioned ride to your first destination. Learn about Roatan's rich history as you travel through Coxen Hole, the bay island's capital city, and French Harbour City, home to the island's largest fishing industry. Your guide will share interesting anecdotes and facts about the island as you observe notable landmarks.
Arrive at a renowned Iguana Farm for the next part of your Roatan tour. Iguanas, birds, and monkeys can be observed going about their natural lives. A sea aquarium hosts many different species of marine life, such as tarpon fish, turtles, lobsters, and conch. After this delightful animal experience, continue to a scenic stop in the middle of the island. Step out of your car and into a beautiful setting for photographs. From where your professional guide parked, picturesque views of both sides of the island can be enjoyed.
Continue your drive through Garifuna Town, where you'll observe the local traditions and culture. The highlight of your tour is almost here. Arrive at Oak Ridge, a gorgeous water village. Constructed on stilts over the water, Oak Ridge provides insight into the real Roatan. Board a water taxi and drift through the scenic village on your way to the mangrove tunnel. Your guide will navigate through shaded mangrove tunnels just wide enough for the taxi. Observe natural wildlife as you relax in the lush world around you. After enjoying rejuvenating tropical surroundings, your guide returns you to port.
Book this Roatan tour today for an incredible Honduras experience in tropical paradise.
Reviewer: Samantha Schultz
We loved the mangrove tour! It was incredible to get into these forest tunnels and see the structure that nature had created, no construction had been done in the tunnels, just boat traffic through them keeps the mangroves from growing together. It was quite the sight to see, that along with egrets, cormorants, and pelicans, we also viewed herons, mangrove crabs, and tarpon.
Reviewer: Merle R. Eaton
We had no problem in connecting with our guide when.The directions that were provided easy to follow. He was friendly and very accommodating. We found the island tour enjoyable and an interesting. When we arrived at the location to take the Mangrove Tunnel tour I was a little worried. The boat was a large canoe that had obviously seen some heavy wear. It had a very basic framework over the top to provide some protection from the sun and was affixed with a small outboard motor. Painted on the side of the craft was it's name, "Trust Me"; so we did, and I am glad that we did. It was an excellent adventure. Captain Alex proved to be a solid guy who did everything to make sure that we had an enjoyable tour. He steered us along the shore line village giving us an excellent view of the houses, school and church. The trip through the Mangrove Tunnel was a special experience; very peaceful and interesting. I would definitely recommend bringing a camera for this part of the adventure
Reviewer: Mark Lewis
Very good tour. Only problem was the walk from the port to the start of the tour
Tour was a journey from one end of the island to the other, and a fascinating 'canoe' adventure thru the mangrove tunnel. Capt. Alex showed us many points of interest and was informative of the way of life still today.
Reviewer: Amber Krosel
Our boat captain was the best, navigating choppy waters at ease and getting us through a small rainstorm so we could get an up-close look at these fascinating mangrove tunnels. Also some of the clearest blue water I've ever seen, just getting a tour around the island by boat was wonderful.