Roatan Island and Mangrove Tour

Your tour starts as you are picked up by your smiling guides Marco or Zenolla at your resort/ cruise ship terminal. You will first be given historical facts about the island, pirates and juicy local gossip. You will proceed to pass thorough about Coxen Hole, the largest settlement on the island. Your first stop is the Iguana Farm, a sanctuary for 3000 free Iguanas. 

As you pass French Harbour you will move through the dense jungles and through sparsely populated local fishing villages. When you arrive at Oak Ridge you will explore the large fishing village where all the houses are built on stilts in the water. Oak Ridge was an important source of oak masts for pirate and merchant ships in the 1700s. At one time the island had over 10,000 pirates!! After a briefing on the area you will go by water taxi through the Mangrove Tunnels and see beautiful colourfully painted houses (described as the Venice of the Caribbean).

As you pass through the famous naturally occurring mangrove tunnels of Jonesville you can see local birds and animals.  From there you will proceed back towards the West End of the island where you can stop for souvenirs. If you are on a cruise ship we will also take you to beautiful West Bay Beach, a perfect white sand beach with some of the best snorkelling in the world!! 

The tour typically takes 5 hours and is private with just your family and friends. Lunch and admissions are extra, group discounts available for more then 4 guests.

 About Marco & Zenolla Connors

Zenolla was born in Man of War Key (centre of the island) in Roatan 1970, the oldest of 5 siblings. She went to an english school from a young age and worked in her spare time in the fishing community and cashew farms. When tourism first began coming to the island Zenolla was part of the first group of  english speaking tour guide to give island tours 15 years ago. Marco was born in Coxen hole in 1966, he is the 3rd of 6 siblings. He went english school aswell and at the age of 24 went to work on Royal Carribbean cruise lines for 10 years as a waiter. From there Marco met Zenolla in Roatan and decided to get married and settle back down on the island where they had 2 kids Marco and Jordi. Marco has been doing  island tours for the past 10 years and in their spare time they volunteer with their church to help impoverished families and also with 'made in Roatan', a non profit which sells local art products to cruise ship guests.

Your payment is fully refundable if you cancel your reservation at least 3 days before your tour. You will also receive a full refund if weather conditions or other factors force us to cancel your reservation. 


Length: 5 hours

Min./Max. Capacity: 2-30 guests- 3 Days Advanced Notice.

What to Bring: Comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear, swimwear and sunscreen. 

Additional Information: Lunch, Mangrove water taxi ride ($8.00)  and Iguana Farm admissions are not included.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews
Mary-Ann Tweed
A Great Mix of Wildlife and History

I loved our island tour with Sam! he picked us up right on time and was so cheerful. The sloth park was my favorite, getting to hold a sloth and play with monkeys. The boat ride through the mangrove tunnels was beautiful and very relaxing.

Troy Evans
Great Tour for 5 families - Kids loved the iguanas!

I had an amazing time on the island tour with Marco. Pickup from the cruise ship port was so easy. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the island's history and kept us entertained with tales of pirates and local gossip. The visit to the sloth park was a highlight, seeing a sloth up close was a unique experience.

Jim Jones
Fun with Zenolla

We had a great time on this tour. Zenolla was a friendly and knowledgeable guide. The mangrove tunnels were beautiful, though the tour felt a bit rushed in places. Overall, a good experience.

Bill Fasken
This island tour was a fantastic way to see Roatan

Jordi picked us up with a big smile and shared so much about the island's history. The iguana sanctuary was impressive, and the water taxi ride through Oak Ridge's mangrove tunnels was unforgettable. Highly recommend it!

Janette Longer
Holding a Sloth was the highlight of my cruise

Zenolla was such a delightful guide! From the historical tidbits about Coxen Hole to the fascinating Oak Ridge stilt houses, the tour was filled with interesting stops. Holding a sloth at the sloth park was adorable. The mangrove tunnels were stunning, truly the Venice of the Caribbean.