Roatan: East End Mangrove Tour
$85 Pp Tax Included
This excursion costs $85 per person depending on the size of your group you can get special discount. The cost will therefore be $70 each for 10 persons and up. If you have kids under 5 years old the tour transportation service will be freely offered for the kids. Additionally, we’ll be sure to get you back to your ship’s terminal with plenty of time to spare before the cruise ship is scheduled to leave.
The mangrove canals on the east end of Roatan are considered by many as one of the most beautiful and exotic natural landmarks on the entire island. Their exact location is in the municipality of Santos Guardiola on Jonesville Point, on the south side of the island between Caribe Point and the seaside community of Jonesville, with the neighboring town of Oak Ridge further to the east.
Your tour starts as you are picked up by your smiling guides at your hotel or resort/ cruise ship terminal (Mahogany Bay or Roatan Village). You will first be given historical facts about the island and local gossip. You will proceed to pass French Harbour you will move through the dense jungles and through sparsely populated local fishing villages. When you arrive at Oak Ridge you will explore the large fishing village where all the houses are built on stilts in the water. Oak Ridge was an important source of oak masts for pirate and merchant ships in the 1700s. At one time the island had over 10,000 pirates!! After a briefing on the area, you will go by water taxi through the Mangrove Tunnels and see beautiful colorfully painted houses.
As you pass through the famous naturally occurring mangrove tunnels of Jonesville you can see local birds and animals. Once in Jonesville, if you wish to get in the water let your guide know it will be your choice to take a 15 to 30 min in the water on your way back you will make a stop for lunch at The Happy Landing Restaurant. Started Mr. Brown 2 years ago, ' Happy Landing ' is only accessible by boat and known for their Island seafood. From there you will proceed back towards the village of Punta Gorda, where you can stop for souvenirs before heading back to your hotel or resort/cruise terminal (Mahogany Bay or Roatan Village).
The tour typically takes around 5 hours and is private with just your family and friends.