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: Joram Seggev
A truly great tour' tiny motor bots going through narrow "tunnels" of mangroves that you can actually touch along with a good view of a big portion of the island. The iguanas are nice to feed as well, excellent guide, non-commercial.
Reviewer: Lisa Cooley
Kevin,our tour guide,was exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable,explained a lot of the culture of Roatan Island.He definitely went above and beyond.Kevin also took us to a local petting zoo to hold sloths and monkeys!Then took us where we would boat ride thru Mangrove Tree tunnels.Capt Alex boated us around his neighborhood where he lives.He showed us the school "boat", church "boat", and even the garbage "boat".He explained some of the living habits of area residents.That was a real treat seeing local houses that lived on the water coast and learn how they lived.Then the Mangrove Tree tunnels were awesome!So peaceful and unreal.Just naturally formed water tunnels with a canopy of Mangrove Trees all intertwined together above our heads.Beautiful.When we got back,Kevin took us to a scenic overlook view where he took a picture for us,great idea!!Kevin was the absolute best tour guide ever!He truly enjoyed his job and happy to suggest things to make our experience enjoyable.
Reviewer: Robyn Small
What an interesting sight to see , these mangroves! Tour Guide was very good with taking my phone to capture both pics of the water way as well as pics of our family. We all had a great time!
Reviewer: Asa Thureson-Klein
This is an interesting and fun tour shoving most of the island with visits to an Iguana Sanctuary where one can feed the animals before arriving at the Mangrove Tunnel launching site. The boat passes numerous docking sites with fishing boats before entering into the tunnel with the fantastic mangrove network. Not included in the price of the trip is a visit to the Daniel Johnson Park on the way to the harbor where one can get a hug from a sloth and visit with monkeys and birds. This extra stop is well worth it if you enjoy close encounters with wildlife even though it is in a "zoo setting". I truly enjoyed it and was glad my guide recommended this stop.
Reviewer: Maureen M.
This was an extensive look at Roatan. I believe we actually drove every passable road on the island. We stopped at an Iguana Preserve and Sloth/Monkey/Macaw House. The mangrove tunnels were definitely the highlight. We could have done without the stop at the tacky souvenir shop, but the rest of the island was beautiful. This was a lot of driving and the actual mangrove tunnel part was just the last little bit of the tour. But it was quite unique and we are glad we took this excursion.