Roatan, East Side Far Away Island Tour
5 HoursEasy-ModerateSightseeing | Culture | Refreshments | Essentials Collection
Learn more about the history of this island and to see some of the most secluded areas where fishermen and Garifuna live. Your experienced guide will tell you tales of the island that include different dominations, pirates, fishing and Garifunas. Your first stop will be at a panoramic point to take some pictures of the views and the multi-colored ocean. Then, you will continue your journey up and down the hills, while admiring the amazing views of the coastline, stopping on the way at the Isery pirate boat building for a photo opportunity of the tropical hillside panorama. Then up and down the hills to reach the seaside Garifuna village of Punta Gorda where the majority of the Garifuna people, descendants of African slaves who settled here in 1797, live. You will hear their history and watch some Garifunas natives performing a demonstration of a traditional dance. You’ll be able to see how they prepare the crispy typical yucca bread, called “Kazabe,” and taste it. See how the Garifuna people used to build their homes with natural leaves, canes, bamboo, and mud. They still maintain some of their old traditions like the African similar language or their digestive herbs drinks. Garifunas are also looking for different ways to recycle used products to build various articles. Then proceed to a picturesque stilt-village, Oak Ridge, inhabited by pirates in the past and now the actual home of family owned fishing companies, the second biggest industry of the island. Stop at The Buccaneer that has been the center of life of the fishing village since opening its doors in 1967. It offers a History Center with a history walk that spans over 1,500 years of human presence in the archipelago. Visit some shops, a coffee gourmet, a beer and pizza bar, and relax along the beautiful promenade that transmits peace and tranquility under its flowered roof or jump in its Splash Lagoon that is a natural saltwater oasis extending in the Caribbean Sea where you can refresh in the sea or hang in the inviting hammocks at sea. So don’t forget your swim-suit under your cloths if you want take the chance to get wet! A jam tasting is offered on site. These jams and marmalade are all produced and distributed by Zamorano University located in Danly, Honduras, and buying them will help the education of young students without economical resources. Here you will also see a chef preparing a fresh ceviche to try before returning to the ship.
Please note: Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and bug spray. The order of the stops may change.