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Bodden's "Best of Roatan" Private Tour...

There are so many things to see and do in Roatan, Honduras. Tell us what you what interests you and we will treat you to a day exploring Roatan.

Look through the photos from recent tours and read our reviews to find fun things to see and do. We are "yours" for the day -- we strive to make your trip to Roatan memorable. There's lots to do, let us create a special tour just for you.

Each of our vehicles is air conditioned for your comfort -- our fleet has vehicles which can comfortably accommodate any size group...from 1 guest to up to 29 guests. Your safety is our number one priority, so each vehicle is equipped with seat belts and other emergency equipment. Tours of more than 29 can be accommodated, please contact us for details!

If you are travelling with an infant that requires a car seat, please feel free to bring it with you from the ship. Fold-up wheelchairs can be accomodated in most of our vehicles, please let us know if you will require the extra room when you request availability.

"Best of Roatan" Private Tour and a Private Guide/Vehicle for your entire day on Roatan:

  • Tour Duration: Up to You! But, rest assured, we'll get you back to your ship with plenty of time to spare.

  • 2 Guests - $40 per person
  • 3 Guests - $30 per person
  • 4 or more Guests -- $25 per person
  • Children UNDER age 5 are No Charge

  • There is no prepayment or deposit for your tour (payment will be in US CASH ONLY once you get to the island)
  • Confirmed Reservations are Required

Quick List of our "Best of Roatan" Private Tour Upgrades/Activities
Rates Shown are Per Person, unless indicated otherwise
Activity Upgrade prices effective Janury 1, 2014 and are subject to change without notice by their operators
[photos and descriptions are located BELOW]

If you are looking for a nice, basic "Highlights" tour of our sights, culture and a bit of time at the beach, with no Add-On activities, please check our Fun-n-Sun tour.

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"Best of Roatan" Tour Activities & Upgrades...

Entrance fees to several optional attractions are shown below. Bodden Tours will provide transportation to these locations as part of your Best of Roatan tour. However, entrance fees are in addition to your Best of Roatan fees and will be paid directly to these businesses, who are solely responsible for their optional activities shown below.


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Enjoying the Zipline experience at the Mayan Jungle Canopy

  • The Mayan Jungle Canopy Zipline -- $45 per person (in addition to your Best of Roatan tour rate.) The Mayan Jungle Canopy features 12 zips and 2 suspension bridges. Our zipline lengths range from 90 to 2000-feet, the height ranges from 15 to 300-feet! This zipline features the latest in safety equipment including a dual-pulley/dual-cable system (3/8" diameter galvanized aircraft cable) and brand new Petzl safety harnesses, helmets, carabiners and pulleys. Petzl is the leading supplier of zipline safety equipment throughout the world. You will zip from tree platform to tree platform through tall jungle trees, across meadows and from hillside to hillside. This zipline will not require riders to self-brake themselves to control their speed as others on the island do, and highly-trained guides will accompany each individual group down the course. (Some ziplines merely pass a group of zippers from guide-to-guide located at each station, at the Mayan...one guide will go with your group the whole way down the course.) Plus, get a free, unlimited access to visit the monkeys, sloths, parrots, etc. at Victor Bodden's Monkey Business with your Zipline tour purchase! This activity will take approximately 45 minutes.

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Suspension Bridges at the Mayan Jungle Canopy

Note: Ziplines, by their design, can be physically demanding -- Persons with neck, back, joint, or heart problems, or other serious illness are advised not to participate. It is the responsibility of each participant to discuss concerns with the various zipline operators before their tour. For more information, contact the zipline company operators directly.


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Snorkeling Off the Dock at Half Moon Bay
Photo from Stephanie & Brent (January 2008)

  • Half Moon Bay/West End -- Enjoy lots of shopping, dining opportunities and bars along this unique "diver's community". West End beach access, snorkeling, restrooms, chairs, etc. are available at no charge along the beach at West End Village.

    *If you'd rather, Day Passes at Halfmoon Bay Resort are $10 per person and include a beach lounger, restroom access, etc. on a small beach with No Beach Vendors!

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Sunset over Half Moon Bay in West End Village


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Our Snorkel Boat takes you to Blue Channel

  • Offshore Snorkeling by Boat -- $20 per person*. Travel by boat for one hour at the best snorkeling reef off the beaches of Roatan. You will truly be amazed by the trip to see Blue Channel! Enjoy your time snorkeling the reef, before returning to meet your Bodden Tours land tour guide. Expect to see Brain Coral, Pillar Coral, Elkhorn Coral, Staghorn Coral, Lettuce Coral, Yellowtail Snappers, Parrot Fish, and lots more at Blue Channel! This activity will take 1 hour.

    *Snorkeling equipment is NOT provided, so please feel free to bring your own (rental equipment is available for an additional $5 per person.)



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See the Roatan Reef a Whole New Way..
Roatan Parasail Adventure

  • Roatan Parasail Adventure -- Take flight off of the beach at West Bay for one of the best island and reef views available! Meet the parasail boat and head out for an amazing aventure -- for 12 minutes, you'll sail 1.5 miles off and 800-feet above the Roatan shoreline and reef complex! Using the latest in parasail and boating equipment, this short 30 minute excursion is truly for those seeking unbeatable views and adventure -- $65 per person. (Guests that wish to ride-along on the boat, but not parasail are $10 each.)

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It's Up, Up and Away with the Roatan Parasail Adventure...
800-feet up, a mile-and-a-half away!


  • Halfmoon Bay Glassbottom Boat -- explore the underwater beauty of Roatan's reef from 6-feet under the surface in the air-conditioned comfort of a semi-submersible -- $35 per person for this 40-minute experience

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Glassbottom Boat at Halfmoon Bay



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On the "Daytime Tour" from El Rancho Barrio Dorcas

  • El Rancho Barrio Dorcas -- This unforgettable and varied tour begins with a visit to the ironshore - the coral reef that emerged from the ocean centuries ago, which supports a unique eco-system of plants and trees. The ride continues with a stroll through the village of West End located right at the water's edge, and culminates with a walk or trot (depending on your riding ability) over a long stretch of secluded beach.

    The tour lasts between 1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on your gait. The price is $40 per person, and requires reservtions. Please Contact Roosmarie at El Rancho Barrio Dorcas or email roosmaten@gmail.com for Information/Availability/Reservations.

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Jungle Hiking Trails at Carambola Gardens

  • Carambola Botanical Gardens and Nature Trails -- an eco-friendly tour showcasing nature at it's finest! Meander the hiking trails to the summit of Carambola Summit and take in the breathtaking beauty from high above Roatan Island. Guided tours, or self-paced tours, Carambola Gardens is truly an unforgettable experience -- $10 per person (ages 7 and up) or $15 per person for a guided tour.

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Self-paced or Guided Tours at Carambola Gardens



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Take Lots of Photos with the Monkeys & Sloths

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  • Victor Bodden's Monkey Business -- A Unique Animal Interaction! Visit the Monkeys, Sloths, Scarlet Macaws and other animals (katamundi, anteater, turtles, parrots, toucans, parakeets, deer, etc.) at Victor's Business -- $5 per person. Named one of the Top Ten Places to Monkey Around by TripAdvisor.com! A great photo opportunity for children and adults, hold the capuchin monkey's and sloths yourself, let them climb on your head and shoulders. By having this stop as a "Bodden Tours Exclusive", you will be able to spend as much time as you like with the monkeys! A once in a lifetime photo opportunity. (Free unlimited access to Victor's monkeys, sloths, parrots, etc. if you sign up for The Mayan Jungle Canopy Zipline!)

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The low-energy sloths are a great balance after the high-energy monkeys!


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Mayan Hot Stone Massage at Ixora Spa at Anthony's Key!

  • Enjoy a Tropical Garden Escape at Ixora Spa at Anthony's Key -- Ixora Spa offers a place for visitors to relax, refresh and re-energize. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the resort and experience our open air treatment rooms, nestled within it's tropical foliage. Walled on three sides with floor to ceiling louver windows, they invite the soothing sounds of ocean waves and the refreshing sea breeze to flow through while offering breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. Treatments include resort access to Anthony's Key Resort (swimming pool, bars, restaurant, etc.)

    Replenish your soul in this tranquil Caribbean setting where the naturally restorative power of the islands allows you to bring your life into balance. Just let go and allow the highly skilled therapists at Ixora Spa deliver experiences that refresh the senses, rejuvenate the mind, and revive the body. Featuring quality products crafted with natural botanicals and anti-aging formulations, the experience of Ixora Spa will leave your mind peaceful, your muscles relaxed, and your skin beautiful.

    For Avaialable Ixora Spa Services & Pricing Click Here.
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    Ixora Spa at Anthony's Key!


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    The Orchin Family from Washington, DC loved the natural aquarium at the Iguana Farm!

  • Sherman Arch's Iguana and Marine Park -- $10 per person. In addition to iguanas, Sherman Arch's Iguana and Marine Park has a natural salt water aquarium which contains live lobster, barracuda, tarpon, sea turtles and other sea life. There are also cages with monkeys, parrots as well as turtles throughout the shady property.

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Sherman Arch's Iguana and Marine Park


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  • West Bay Beach -- The most beautiful beach on Roatan, featuring the whitest, softest sand you'll ever encounter! There is no sea grass or rocks and the waves are calm due to the reef just off the shore of the mile-long beach. This is the beach often referred to as "Tabayana Beach" in cruise line descriptions.

    West Bay Beach is lined with resorts, restaurants and bars. Water activity equipment, rentals of clear bottom kayaks, canoes and jet skis, beach umbrellas, beach loungers, etc. are all available on this beautiful beach. Free Beach Access if you just want to sit, relax and enjoy Island Time! The resorts rake the beach daily and spray an enviornmentally-friendly insect repellant nightly to help keep your visit bug/mosquito free! Even with these safeguards, it is best to spray a little insecticide during your visit...and don't forget the sunscreen!

    Some beach resorts on West Bay beach charge a day-use fee which includes use of their beach chairs, restrooms, showers, etc., if you are interested. Your driver will be able to inform you of the pricing, as it tends to change! These beach resorts are capacity-controlled to allow maximum enjoyment by all of their guests.

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The BananramaDive Eco-friendly Resort located on West Bay Beach


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The showroom at Stone Castle

  • Stone Castle Cameo Factory -- Visit the Stone Castle and watch owner Franco Tammaro and other carvers as they create intricate designs on shells from the sea. For the Tammaros, an Italian family of painters and sculptors, cameo carving has been a tradition since 1851. From small cameos, to large carved conch shells, this jewelry store in Gravel Bay is truly a unique treasure. There's no price for admission, but the experience of seeing the ancient art of cameo carving, and the works of art in progress will be priceless.

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Carved Conch Shell at Stone Castle Cameo Factory


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Our Standard Troll Fishing Boat
19' Single Outboard Motor

  • Offshore Fishing Experience -- $80 to 110 per hour (depending if you choose to fish from our small or large fishing boat.) Join our experienced Roatan fishing guides who have been fishing the waters off Roatan Island since childhood. They know the best spots to catch the biggest fish...Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Tuna, Marlin, Jacks, Grouper and Snapper. Our guides know when and where the fish are "running", so let us show you the hot spots!

    All fishing equipment, as well as transportation to and from your ship, will be provided. Due to boating regulations, we are limited to a maximum of 6 people on the small boat and 10 guests on our large boat for this tour. The large boat does have an onboard head. There is a 2 hour minimum fee for the offshore fishing.

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Troll the Reef in our New Larger Fishing Boat
32' Dual Outboard Motors, Onboard Head


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    Sol y Mar Private Beach Club

  • Sol y Mar Private Beach Club -- an eco-friendly private beach club with no independent beach vendors hawking their wares. A great alternative for those wishing for a quiet, uncrowded beach option. Bordering the Roatan Marine Park, the snorkling here is awesome, too! Your Beach Club fee includes beach loungers, resort & beach access, showers, restrooms, etc. Water activities, kayaks, paddle-boards, on-site restaurants and bars avaialable for an added fee once at the beach club -- $10 per person (ages 5 and up)
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    Sol y Mar Private Beach Club... Get away from it all!


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