Charlie’s Roatan Tours
We Offer the Best East , West Tours & Excursion in the Bay Islands of Roatan
“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My name is Charlie Miller Bodden. I welcome you to the island of Roatan, Bay Islands in Honduras and also invite you to book a tour with me.
We would be honored to provide unforgettable memories in each of the tours & activities in Roatan Island. We have a variety of tours & Excursions including: Sloth’s & Monkey Hangout,Horseback Riding Tours, Zip & Dip Tours,ATV Tours,Day Pass-Little French Key, Day Pass-Infinity Bay,Sol y Mar Resort-Day Pass,Mayan Jungle Canopy & Zip-line ,Manawaki Animal Park,Mangrove tunnel East End, West Bay beach, and other island excursions.
Roatán is an island in the Caribbean, about 65 kilometres off the Northern coast of Honduras. It is located between the islands of Útila and Guanaja, and is the largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras. The island was formerly known as Ruatan and Rattan its 36 miles in longitud & 8 miles latitud.
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We had a Wonderful experience and it was real pleasure to work personally with Charlie . Derick, one of his drivers took 6 of us on for a great day tour.
I'm a Florida Travel Advisor and highly recommend this Company. I'm sending and my clients to reach out to Charlie's Roatan Tours & know they'll have a terrific experience.
We Did the Daniel Johnson monkey's & sloths hangout and let me just say it was amazing I finally got to hold and take pictures with a sloth the park was great afterward Charlie took us on a city tour of Roatan we visited the rum & chocolate factory and also other amazing views of the island and also he stopped and took a picture of us by the Roatan sign. I must say Charlie service was first class he treated us grate gave us history and information of the beautiful island of Roatan we will surely book with him again and we highly recommend his services.
We did the Roatan island tour with Charlie last week and it was great he gave us the history of Roatan and answered all of our questions. We visited the rum & chocolate factory and other beautiful location of the island he even stopped at the Roatan sign so we could take some family fotos and we stopped and did some shopping at a nice souvenir store. Charlie was great he took good care of us and he made sure we was back to the ship on time we highly recommend anyone to book with his company.
We visited Roatan last week and we did the monkey's and sloths hangout tours along with a day at West Bay beach at it was great. Me and my family got to hold and take pictures with the animals and Charlie gave us a history of the island and he also took us to take pictures of some beautiful sites and views of the island we then visited west bay beach it's really a beautiful beach with clear blue waters and allot of water activities to choose from. Charlie stayed with us at West Bay making sure we were ok and taking care of. On our way back to the ship we stopped at the Roatan sign and took a family picture. Charlie was perfect kind and so nice and friendly we will definetly book a reservation with his company next time we plan to visit Roatan and we recommend his company to anyone.
We visited Roatan a few weeks back we book the monkyes & sloth hangout, zipline and city tour. And let me just say everything was perfect. We finally got to hold and take pictures with a sloth my kids were so happy and the zipline at Jungle Top was awesome after we took a city tour of the island we stop at a few souvenir stores and some beautiful views of the island to take pictures and we also stopped at the Roatan signed and took a family pictures. and we were back to the ship on time like Charlie promised we would be. Thanks Charlie you were great and we highly recommend your company.
We always book through Viator, & were excited to see the Manawakie Eco Park tour that Charlie offers! Our cruise was Carnival (7/13-20/2019), our group of four was age 18, 49, & 50 (X2). We were blessed to have Charlie as our guide for the day. Charlie is a life long resident, so he knows the island & the history exceptionally well, & he is a safe driver. Our tour included a tequila plantation tour (no additional cost to enter, included a great margarita, small, family operated, & you MUST buy a bottle of their amazing organic tequila!), then a tour/demo of how chocolate, honey, coffee, & tortillas were made by hand by the locals of years past (& present). While it was somewhat interesting, this part of the tour was a little too long in the intense heat (yes, there was shade), a little boring, & lots of standing. It also costs $5 US per person, the guide there is a little challenging to understand, & the "offer" to try the handmade goods is a little off-putting, considering there are no handwashing stations for guests or the presenters.
Our next stop was the Eco park, which is run by a terrific family! This admission is included in the tour price. The Capuchin Monkeys were so playful! Be careful to empty your pockets & leave purses/bags/backpacks outside of the enclosure because these are smart little guys & WILL reach into your pockets! Our guide in the park was Aaron, he was terrific, knowledgeable, & helped us get great photos to remember this trip. Over to the sloth enclosure & a lovely young woman helped us get to know Hope, a pregnant sloth. Aaron stayed with us here too, & he got great photos with Hope too.
After that adventure, we toured a little more of the island, then headed to a beach. Lunch was not included with the cost of the excursion, but the beach restaurant was adequate, & the cost of beach entry was included. The water was perfect! There were plenty of chairs in the sun or shade, whichever you preferred, & the changing rooms & restrooms were nearby as well. Our group wanted to have a little more beach time, so we did not visit all of the places Charlie could have taken us to.
Please remember, you are experiencing life on an island in a poor country. Expect to hand out single dollar bills (US currency is very welcome) for tips to tons of people during your visit, no matter what excursion you choose with any company. We showed Charlie our deep appreciation, as well as the tour guides in the eco park. All of those people kept us safe & showed us a great time, AND Charlie got us to our port in plenty of time!
Because this tour can be customized for any group, I would highly recommend this tour to families of mixed ages, all the way up to older travelers who want to experience some culture along with a little low/no impact adventure.
To be honest I was a little worried booking an excursion outside of the Norwegian Cruise Line umbrella, but Charlie at Charlie's Roatan Tours made the process so easy, it totally put my mind at ease. I came upon Charlie’s services in our cruise ships facebook page/his company website. He was extremely helpful and responsive while booking our tour with the company. We decided to do Monkey/Sloth exhibit with island tour as we have 2 little ones, one 5 and one almost 2, we thought something a little more low key would work:) Upon arriving at the Roatan cruise port exit, we were met with John from the tour company; with his welcoming smile, we instantly knew we were in good hands. For our first part of tour we decided to walk to the Monkey/Sloth exhibit. We took a short walk from port to exhibit, John handled all exhibit arrangements and we even had a private tour guide inside the exhibit. I do not do well with live animals, but John was great with my husband and kids who love animals, he was able to capture so many photo memories, while I relaxed:) Then off we went to see a tour of the island, he was great showing us the island, we got off at island tower, beach area and chocolate factory, all offered great views and John was the best at capturing all our memories:) We really enjoy the beach side drink place he took out too, we were able to cool down with the kids and enjoy great local music. We went all around the island and John was great with all our questions. I would highly recommend this tour for any family with little ones, John’s patient and happy nature worked well with my little ones; he even gave us a thank you gift of fresh fruit, which we really enjoyed. Big thank you again, to Charlie’s Roatan Tours for giving us the real island experience.
I was very nervous about booking a cruise outside of Carnival but Charlie did not disappoint. He was super easy to book with and very honest about what he thought would be best for our family as we had young children with us. We had a little walk outside of gate at port then met with Stanford, our driver. I can’t say enough about him! He was great! The Minivan that he picked us up in was very clean and had Cold Air Conditioning! He told us all about Roatan, the people and other interesting facts. He took us to the Monkey and Sloths which was super neat then we did a driving tour of the island. He even drove on the beach a little! We then went to Infinity Bay and he walked us out to find chairs by the beach. It was great! Very beautiful! Food and drinks were great too. Resort staff was nice. Stanford told them to take care of us and they sure did! After we left the resort, we needed to stop at the grocery and Stanford went into the store with us to make sure that we got what we needed and that they gave us correct change. He even took us around a little more of the city to show us some Of the schools and history. He was a very safe driver and I felt our family was safe with him the whole time. We loved our trip and because of Stanford, would love to vacation in Roatan again at a resort. Highly recommend!
I can’t say enough about how great our experience was! Charlie is super quick with responding to any questions and helped make our experience an enjoyable one! He met us right where he said he would to pick us up. His vehicle was clean and the A/C was nice and cold. He was very informative and answered all of our questions about the island. He took us right to our destination as we had previously discussed and he didn’t pressure us at all or try to take us to other places. We had a wonderful and smooth day! We will use him again when we come back and I’ve already recommended him to others in some cruise groups I’m in. Thanks again Charlie for taking wonderful care of my family!
Thanks Charlie for your wonderful service me and my family enjoyed every minute of our day in Roatan with you.