This Highlight Mangrove Tour lets you admire the sheer beauty of Roatan’s natural ecosystems.
Mangrove forests are a biosystem of incredible biological diversity comprising hundreds of algae, mollusk, crustacean, fish, insect, reptile, bird, and mammal species. Explore the amazing mangrove ecosystem of Roatan from a traditional cayuco boat.
This mangrove adventure is ideal for ideal for families and couples and can be perfectly enjoyed by people of all ages.
Roatan Highlight Mangrove Tour Itinerary:
Your Roatan Highlight Mangrove Tour begins as you board your comfortable air conditioned transport for a drive towards the pristine East end of Roatan island.
On the way, the driver will take you the quaint Roatan village of French Harbour, telling you interesting details of our history and culture while making way to our main destination.
We will arrive to Oakridge, where we will catch a cayuco (motorized wooden canoe also called dory) towards Jonesville, where the mangrove tunnels are located.
The cayuco pilot will steer it through mangrove trees that grow forming a shaded archway so thick above you that you can’t see the sky and tunnels so narrow that are barely wide enough for the canoe to pass.
Numerous fish species use the shelter of the mangrove as a nursing ground before heading to the open ocean, to the extent that one third of all marine species were born and raised in mangrove forests around the world. As a result, the mangroves’ well being is central to the health of many more ecosystems.
Besides, mangrove roots act as a net retaining waste and trash, hence accumulating pollution and keeping the ocean clean.
This Roatan Highlight Mangrove Tour ends by heading back to your cruise ship terminal with enough time before your ship’s departure time.
Note: Should you wish to purchase some snacks or bring some beverages on your trip, there are food and drinks available on the stops, but those are not included in the tour price.
The Roatan Highlight Mangrove Tour includes:
- Pass for the mangrove tour boat
- Sightseeing tour
- Round trip Transportation