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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Gr8 tour! Our guide was extremely knowledgable of all tropical plants, even those used for medicinal purposes, and so courteous! Excellent time!
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!
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.
Really enjoyed the walk. The tour guide told us about the various trees and what medical properties they had. Highly recommended.
Exellent excursion very interesting and enjoyable , we had 1 guide to the 2 of us she just went through a bit fast.
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.
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.
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.
I chose this trip based on the other reviews....The bridges are in great shape and very safe. The hike is a decent one, not for the disabled or sedentary in any way. I was very excited to learn about the plants and animals...we got an understudy for our tour...had to drag the little information we got, out of him...he was very nice and took pictures for us though....It had rained the night before so most of the birds were in the top of the canopy not down in the middle where the bridges are...so if you can choose attendance based on weather.....The proximity of the zip lines and the noise that accompanies them may also be a deterrent for those looking for fauna. Our driver was super nice and very informative.
Roatan is crazy! The hawkers are on you immediately. We are not told which port we are at when docking so the directions are confusing. We eventually did find our way. The jungle walk was interesting. We learned quite a bit about the local flora and fauna but the bridges were just man made objects, put in to make money from the cruisers. The second stop was quite odd. The beach was packed. Hawkers strolled the beach, every chair was taken by the time we got there, and the worst thing was that we were given only one ticket for one drink, either a local beer or a bottle of water. No other water was offered on this trip and it was very hot on the jungle walk, bring your own
for sure. We were unsure of prices to purchase other drinks or food as they seemed to offer three packages only. 10.00 got you the use
of a beach chair, if you could find one, another package got you a bit more and for 65.00 you could get food and unlimited drinks, but for us arriving at 1:00 and leaving 3:00 that was not an option. Overall, we were not impressed, did not go into the water at all, no snorkelling gear provided. Would recommend another tour.
Zhuo Z United States of ...
Pro: The Hanging Bridge tour had a great guide and met my expectations.
1. Too long of a wait from after the hanging bridge tour to gather others who are finishing the zipline tour to get to the beach.
2. When arrived at the beach club of Maya Princess, not enough beach chairs for day guest. You think that the tour company would of notified the hotel of the of day guest that will be arriving. The hotel should of readied more chairs for day guest as I did not have a choice of beach club to be dropped of.
3. The worst part is that the tour only gave us less than 2 hours of beach time giving there are others on the tour are another cruise ship who are leaving the port 2 hours earlier than mine. The tour company should arrange multiple return to the port from the beach trips in order to accommodate for those parties who wish to stay longer on the beach. There are others in our group who wishes to stay longer on the beach, however, we would told by the tour company that they could not accommodate.
Overall, I felt that I spent a lot of time waiting around, and did not maximize my time in port. I understand that taking a group tour requires certain waiting around time for others, however, I felt that the tour company did not plan out the logistic to accommodate the group who are on two different ship, that depart the port two hours apart. I would not recommend this tour to others.
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