This Roatan East End Island Sightseeing, Mangroves, Iguanas, and Reef Snorkel Excursion is available for cruise ship passengers arriving at the Port of Roatan Coxen Hole and Mahogany Bay.
Your transportation will be waiting right outside your cruise terminal - an open-air safari bus to give you that true island feels. Your guide will get you on board and the fun begins. You will head out to the East End of Roatan where you will see authentic Garifuna villages (native Roatan Indians), quaint fishing towns, and incredible views of the hills.
The bus will continue to the island's second-largest community, French Harbor, home to shrimp boat fleets. Then it is on to French Cay where Sherman Arch's Iguana Farm is located. This is not a typical farm but rather home to over 3,000 iguanas that walk the property freely. Admission to the iguana farm is included.
Next on the route is a stop at The View, a scenic outlook for a great photo op. Then it is on to a traditional Garifuna village where you will see and learn about the island's oldest inhabitants - culture, customs, and traditions.
A motorboat will be waiting at the Caribbean fishing village to take you for a guided ride through the mangroves that have grown into natural tunnels. Do not forget your cameras as there is much to capture. The mangrove tunnels open up to the Caribbean Sea and are one of the best coral reefs where you will enjoy some outstanding snorkeling. All of the gear is included. The amount of rainbow-colored tropical fish is seemingly endless!
After your snorkel, you will head to a local restaurant where you can try some of the local food and enjoy the monkeys, birds, and alligators on view - the cost of food and beverages is not included and is optional. Time allowing, there might be a stop at the famous Parrot Tree too.
At the end of this Roatan shore excursion, you will be taken back to your Roatan cruise ship terminal.
Adventure, nature, and sightseeing cruise shore excursion in Roatan - discover the island highlights, mangrove tunnels, visit the iguana farm, and a coral reef snorkel too!