This Roatan Triple Play is a highlight reel all by itself, combining Zipping, eco-walking and a beach break, all in one! Wow!
After meeting your driver at the pier, you will make your way to the island's West End, approximately a 30-minute drive, where your exciting, dual-cable Zip excursion awaits. Lockers are available for your beach bag ($1 US per locker. Lockers can hold more than one bag)
After suiting up for your Roatan excursion, your professional instructor will take you through Zip instruction and safety to make sure everyone is at ease before starting the adventure. Afraid of heights? Never Zipped before? This is not a problem. They will walk you through every step of the way until you are Zipping on your own.
Then it's time to Zip. On a course set out over more than 25 acres of lush Roatan scenery, you will Zip just under two miles of cable between numerous platforms. Zips range from a short 40 feet (it will surprise you) to more than 1250 feet at heights from 20 to more than 40 feet from the ground. Depending on the number in your group, your Zip time will last between 50 and 70 minutes. New or experienced, young or old, by the end, you will be wanting more. Local staff will be on hand to take pictures for those wanting to purchase "proof" they actually did it.
What goes down, must go back up. Setting out with your guide, you will set out on a walk through the raw Jungle habitat back to your starting point, walking over paved paths, wooden steps, and suspension bridges while keeping an eye out for tropical flowers, "Tarzan" vines, birds, lizards, iguanas, fruit and nut trees and amazing views. This is a great trip for photographers!
The suspension bridges have a width of four feet and a capacity for 10 people. They vary in length from 150 feet to 200 feet, making them the longest and strongest bridges in the Western Caribbean. They range in height from 20 to 85 feet above the ground. The walking portion of the tour lasts about 50 minutes and covers approximately one mile in distance, uphill.
Upon reaching the top, you will meet your driver and you will drive to the beach where you can splash in the sea at nearby West Bay. Here you will have approximately 1 1/2 hours to beach walk, swim, rent snorkel gear, or just zone out in a sunbeam under a palm tree or at the nearby beach bar and restaurant, where food and cold drinks can be purchased. Beach chairs are also available for rental. All too soon, it is time to return to reality. Your driver will meet you for the drive back to the cruise pier. Guests wishing to stay longer at the beach will be responsible for their own transportation back to the pier.
Reviewer: Heather Guilkey
We had so much fun ziplining! The lines were fast and gave some great views. We even got to go upside down. Our guides were fantastic! We really enjoyed the eco walk and learned a lot about the native vegetation. The beach break was also very nice. We dealt like we got a nice overview of the island with this combination.
Reviewer: Monica Bates
Lovely way to see a small slice of Roatan Island, Honduras.
Roatan was such a small island, but it was gorgeous! It was fun to meet our guide outside the cruise port gates and drive around to where the ZipLine company was. We got to see almost the entire island! The ZipLine itself was very fun. Our group was a bit large so it seemed like we were rushing through everyone, but overall it was amazing! Our guides were hilarious. The EcoWalk wasn't our favorite, but it was neat and very informative and beautiful. We were so sad we only got to enjoy the beach for about 30 minutes. It was a gorgeous beach and we wish we could have spent more time there to relax.
Overall this was an excellent experience. You go through several ziplines, some of them well over 1000 feet long, through jungle, and over deep canyons. Quite the thrill. The only downside I would mention is that we are a gay couple, and I think the staff picked up on that. They were a little bit hesitant or stand-off-ish with us, which made us feel "different" than the rest of our team of about 10 people. But, that said, I would do it again!
We went on 11/29/16. Guides were very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We did the zip line, Eco walk and the beach break. Zip lines were exciting with beautiful views. Eco walk was interesting with an easy walk. Beach was beautiful with great sand and the water is crystal clear. All in all it was worth the $$$.