Roatan Shore Excursion: Hanging Bridges Eco Tour and Beach Break - Reviews

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John W K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Rained most of the time .... making the wooden areas a little slippery .... gotta be careful, but the experience above the trees was exciting. Really neat to over look the trees to the depth below .... I recommend this excursion.

gibranger

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

We had 4 of us that booked this instead of getting paying exorbitant prices for a cruise ship excursion. The meeting point was basically right off the boat in port, and we were on our way within 10min. We had our own private guide for this excursion, and she was amazing! She took her time guiding us through the jungle showing us all the beautiful trees and plants, and the medicinal properties that the locals use them for. Absolutely fascinating! After that, we hopped on an open air truck back to the original starting location and grabbed a cold, local beer on top of the mountain while we waited for our driver. The 2nd part of the excursion dropped us off at a beautiful resort with a picture perfect beach, complementary lounge chairs, full use of their restrooms/showers, and a restaurant we enjoyed for lunch not included. Absolutely LOVED Roatan and can't wait to come back here for a proper vacation. Highly recommended!!!

Miranda United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

Our guide was very knowledgeable. She took her time as we walked through telling us about the different plant and wildlife located throughout the jungle. It wasn't a difficult walk. Zipliners were going overhead so she said that usually scares off some of the animals but not seeing snakes was ok with me anyway : If you had anyone in your party wanting to zipline but you didn't, they are located at the same place so easy to split a large party but yet still be together.

yheadford015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

I must admit i was nervous as i don't like heights and i have arthritis and i had read there was a lot of steps....no fear as the journey starts at the top and the steps going down are in stages with transport at the very end to bring us back up. As the eco forest is quite dense you can't tell how high you are .. good, so i was able to look at things our lovely, informative guide had to tell us, this is where experience counts as her eyes were all over pointing out things we would never have seen. The bridges were very supported and not bouncing all over like i expected, so we could all stand on together ...10 of us, and have a good look around. Our guide was very patient, didn't hurry us and answered our many questions, pointing out individually so we could all see things in trees etc. The directions were spot on from the cruise ship. The whole experience was relaxing and unrushed...thank you.

TÖYRYLÄ ILKKA M T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2017

A peaceful walk in the jungle with a duration of ca. one hour. There were several hanging bridges on the way.

bbp12

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2016

We had a great time walking the hanging bridges. Our guide was excellent....very friendly, knowledgeable, and paced the walk just right for my husband and myself... seniors who love to walk. There was only one other couple in our group. Nice!
The beach was gorgeous, food was great, reasonably pric

Pamela I C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

I enjoyed this tour. Small group makes the travel faster and personal. Guide was knowledgeable and attentive to all in the group. Observing rainforest from the walks was great and we were not hurried. Quite a few stairs going in and out but manageable even for two in our group who where challenged in this way. Would recommend, especially if some in your group are doing the zip line associated with this tour and you do not want to do the zip line.

Marian I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this excursion. However, know in advance that there are lots of steps. We were told that there were 197 steps going down and 187 going up. Of course, they are not all at once! We really liked having the time at the beach at a small resort afterwards. Just wish the excursion was longer, as we had such fun.

primepretty

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

The tour was what we expected, our tour guide was knowledgeable and thorough while being friendly and attentive, I wish I remembered her name. Alex our driver was excellent and made sure we were ok the whole time. The beach vendors were persistent but you could still tell them no or bargain if you wanted to. If you want something easy going and like to enjoy nature and learning homeopathic remedies then this might work for you.

DIANA MORRIS Puerto Rico

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Booked 3 excursions with Viator for our NCL Star vacation. I'm glad we did because with the cruise line was way too expensive and this one was definitely the best. I want to thank Charles and Ever, for
all their attentions through the whole day. The beach was the most beautiful of all the ports we visited clean and crystal clear. Would love to go back.

Merryl Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Alvin was the van driver and narrator of Roatan while he drove us to the Hanging Bridges site. He was very humorous and informative.
Ovania was the Hanging Bridges guide. She was an excellent guide and provided much information about the local flora and fauna. She had a lot of personal knowledge of the medicinal uses of the local flora. Overall, she was a very informative and enthusiastic guide in Roatan. The Hanging Bridges walk is only strenuous at the END of the tour when you walk up 80 steps to meet the transportation back to the Hanging Bridges/Zip-line center.
The Beach Break portion was to the West Bay Beach, a private club, ocean front. We were offered a complimentary beverage when we arrived. Use of lounge chairs on the beach was complimentary. The beach itself was very nice with clear waters and fine white sand. Easy to swim, no large waves.
There was a shaded bar and lounge if you didn't want to go to the sandy beach. Drinks at the bar were reasonable - 3 USD for beer and 6 USD for an exotic drink.

Butchie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Gr8 tour! Our guide was extremely knowledgable of all tropical plants, even those used for medicinal purposes, and so courteous! Excellent time!

Leonard L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The Hanging bridges in Roatan was one of our cruise highlights! The guides were knowledgeable and courteous. I recommend this excursion for everyone. The beach break was very nice and offered a variety of options. My friend and I paid 20 each for a snorkling boat ride with guide out to the barrier reef. This was FANTASTIC!

mpschull

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This tour was great. Our tour guide Lonnie was wonderful. He took time to make sure everyone heard what he was pointing out. He also would send each couple ahead of him and take pictures of us with our cameras. He has s great sense of humor and is really knowledgeable about the area. The beach club we were taken to was very nice. Don't miss this tour if you are going to Roatan.

T. G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Really enjoyed the walk. The tour guide told us about the various trees and what medical properties they had. Highly recommended.

paul w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2013

Exellent excursion very interesting and enjoyable , we had 1 guide to the 2 of us she just went through a bit fast.

Debbi P

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2018

Pick up booth was easily located, personnel helpful and informative. They have it down to a system. Enjoyed being taken care of and not worrying how to get around an island that had some political issues brewing for Saturdays protests. 87 steps on the way back up so participants need to be very mobile. Bus ride was along a potholed highway so those with back issues should not participate. The staff did inform us that due to the zip lining activity above the bridges the animals were no longer that visible and were in hiding. We did see 1 iguana high in a tree. Enjoyed the informative flaura and fauna information from the tour guide, leaves that seep milk, bat poop, poison and healing medicinal leaves and herbs. Buses brought us to beach for hours of beach fun that you can do at a separate cost to the beach vendors such as snorkeling, massages, etc and then back to ship in a timely fashion.

Kathleen M

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2017

Very knowledgeable friendly helpful guide! We enjoyed the stroll through the jungle. The only problem I personally had was with many steps. If you truly have problems with stairs this tour is probably not a good choice.

padaven3

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2017

The Bridges walk was fun and interesting. The bridges were not quite as high as I expected, but they were in the middle of the canopy. There were zip lines above us, so if you want to be above the canopy, you could buy that tour instead. After the bridge walk, we went to a private resort beach, and at the far end of that beach you could walk into the water and snorkel through some very close parts of the coral reef. We saw boats nearby that had brought groups a little further out to do a snorkeling excursion. Walking off the beach to snorkel was great, and the snorkeling was as good as another tour we paid for in Cozumel, since we were so close to the coral coming right off the beach. On the Cozumel boat snorkeling, the coral was sometimes 30 feet below us.

tmeshmesh1

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2017

The Beach Break is great.......wonderful location and facilities. The Bridge tour was interesting to do once.

Peter H

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2017

The hanging bridges tour was interesting, although relatively short - about 30 minutes. The guide was knowledgeable about most of the plants and trees we were seeing, and their potential uses, both medicinal and culinary. Majority of the people who came off the ship were doing the zip-lines at the site, which took somewhat longer, so the tour operators provided separate transportation for the four of us to the beach. The beach was clean, with plenty of lounge chairs available, and what looked like good food we did not have any from the restaurant. Sandy beach did not offer great snorkelling, but that is no what we came for. Refreshing dip after the tour was great.
The tour provided three separate departures for the ship for those that wanted to stay longer or less. We took the early van, since we wanted to walk the town a bit before boarding the ship.
The reason for 4 rather than 5 stars is that the Hanging Bridges tour could have been more in depth, with more thorough explanation of the jungle flora we were seeing, and more leisurely rather than the fast run through. There was plenty of time.

Bonnie M

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2017

This tour is well worth doing. I was told the zip lining was good too. We skipped the beach and went right back to our ship.
We love being on the ship while the majority are off doing their thing. Our guide spoke very fast and sometimes switched languages. The only part I didn't appreciate was at the end when she explained that she has to get up at 4:30 every morning and has 4 kids to feed and would appreciate a nice tip. On the other hand, there are probably people who think that they didn't need to tip I spose.

lfwolf

3 star rating: Worth doing
February 2017

Tour bus time from cruise pier, ona narrow rutted road took almost as long as the actual tour, about 45 minutes. Hard to hear the tour guide due to the zip line noise. The zip lines were only a few feet feet away. Beach break consisted of visiting a semi-run down beach resort with a 15 foot wide beach. The water was practically touching the restaurant/bar area.

Mike

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2016

We rode to the area where the tours start in a decent air conditioned minivan. Our guide was great. She was knowledgeable, took photos for everyone, and pointed out interesting plants and animals along the way. However, they packed all 15 of us plus the tour guide into a pickup truck for the ride back to the tour start point. We sat in the truck bed and there was not one inch of spare room. This was so uncomfortable, not to mention unsafe. It was a short ride, but I don't see why they couldn't have more than one truck or drive the minivan. We waited for a few others 10 minutes to ride over to the beach break portion. The beach is part of the Maya Princess resort property. It's a beautiful beach and was not crowded on the day we went. We were able to get beach chairs and enjoy the water. You get tickets for 2 drinks, which can be soda, water, imported or Honduran beers. The resort will not provide towels for you, so be sure to bring your own. There are no lockers, so try not to bring valuables or have someone to watch your things. We got back to the port with time to do some shopping. Overall, it was a good experience, although we wanted more time at the beach and will consider doing only the beach day if we return.

Richard K

3 star rating: Worth doing
May 2016

Nothing special....a taxi to some eco-site would be better

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